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Looking to purchase a SBR in the 1000 dollar range

Discussion in 'Rifles Wanted' started by thekid, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. thekid

    thekid pdx Member

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    If you have a quality, tested, solid SBR you have been thinking of getting rid of I am in the market. I am a pilot traveling to west Africa to work for a mining consortium and want something I can keep in the plane with me in case I have to ditch. I worked in Iraq for 6 months in 2003 and so know what it feels like to be outside the protective walls of the good old USA. I don't normally need this type of weapon, a 40 cal XMD makes me sleep just fine at night. I have done a lions share of research, so I have these requirements.
    1) First of all, gun must be tested. I am not interested in any first time builds or new Bushmasters purchased at Wallmart.
    2) The caliber needs to be accurate up to 100 yards with a minimally trained person (me) firing it at most likely moving hostile targets armed with everything from PMK's to a machete.
    3) Gun must be rigid. The most likely situation of use will be after a forced landing, I need a fully operational weapon instead of 2 pieces of non-operational junk.
    3) Gun must need anything more then ammunition. If it has add-ons that require batteries I need them charged and ready.
    4) Gun is going to be declared through customs in South Africa. I would require full documentation of life of the firearm.
    Well that's it. I hope you guys out there have something special for me, I would sure appreciate it. I am in the PDX area and will be available Wendsday of this week to purchase. Would like to see a few offers so email me at Live3demo@gmail.com.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011
  2. glock.40

    glock.40 Orygun Active Member

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    I don't own one, but Colt makes a nice SBR AR. A store in Salem has a few, Blackwater Tactical - he is a vendor on here. But it will take much longer than 4 days to get one. You could try for an AK or AR pistol instead?
  3. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm! Check with this guy (orl-llc.com). Call him/email him. He knows his stuff. He can custom build something for you if you don't find anything in his inventory that meets. I hope you can get the "holy paper" processed out on time for your trip.

    A thought: SBR an AR yourself. Why? I've heard BATFE is moving Form 1s much quicker lately than Form 4s. That's how it has always been, more so since they re-assigned examiners. This is how I'd go about it:
    1. buy an AR pistol
    2. submit your Form 1
    3. Shoot the heck out of it to gain confidence in the rig, remove kinks, if any; test/practice with the chosen optics.
    4. Once you get the paperwork, have the receiver engraved and have a stock/buffer tube installed.

    I'd avoid BATFE and go for a Steyr Aug or a FN P90. Nevertheless, finding a decent bullpup for less than a $1k might prove difficult.

    Are you a fixed wing or a rotor pilot?

    I am thinking your 40cal should not stay behind. I'd get a confy, high quality shoulder holster for it, if you already don't have one.

  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So what he's looking for is more like a 16" barreled rifle then a SBR (which is a special category of rifle requiring a federal tax stamp that can take months to acquire)

    An AR-15 type would be suitable
  5. AnthonyNorfleet

    AnthonyNorfleet Oregon Active Member

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    Is there any reason a quality 16in AR wouldn't meet your needs? Its been my experience that the longer barreled ARs are more reliable and would be cheaper because of the lack of a $200 tax stamp.
  6. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Another thought, would a AK-47/74, an FN-FAL, or any other battle proven 16" rifle with a side folding stock meet your rigidity requirement? After all, we are talking a man sized target at 100yds! Even a crummy AMD65 SBR should be able to handle that.
  7. MinnesotaORnewbie

    MinnesotaORnewbie Oregon Active Member

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    pm sent, I have what you need, Noveske, ready to go! and everything else