The American counterpart

  • craigf1974
Posted: Tue, 01/13/2015 - 17:50

Got bored and took some pictures of the AR. I really want to like it and it shoots great when it works right. It's the most picky gun I've ever shot. Looks nice though and figured I'd show it off a little.

classic ar-15 picture

classic ar-15 picture

What vintage is this AR? And

  • Chris
  • 03/17/10
  • Fri, 01/16/2015 - 23:35

What vintage is this AR? And what is that furniture?

Again, kuddo's on the poster quality composition and picture quality!!:)

Funny you should say that about reliability. I shoot competition and I have seen AR's have issues all the time. The owner always "Can Explain"... But I have never had to "explain" anything about my Glock or AK Rifles.

My Saiga 12 unfortunately need explaining because I have not been able to get it to run right on slugs and shot with the same gas plug settings, which just makes it combat unready...:(

The ar is a preban eagle arms

  • craigf1974
  • 12/15/14
  • Sat, 01/17/2015 - 23:32

The ar is a preban eagle arms build, the furniture is all a1 surplus and it has a 3 prong flash hider. I did have to modify the front handguards because of the size of the barrel compared to the original m16 they came off of. I really like shooting the ar and the accuracy that it has but when you have 3 or 4 jams or failure to feed every mag it starts to get old quick. I bought this week a new buffer and spring and need to get some range time to see what it does now. And you are right, can't get much more reliable that a ak or glock. Have you had any experience with a ak chambered in 5.56? I looked at one the other day at a local shop but I've never heard from anyone that has one as to how it does, figure if the ar keeps acting up I'll need something to be able to use all of my 5.56 in.

Hmmm, so you want to buy a

  • Chris
  • 03/17/10
  • Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:16

Hmmm, so you want to buy a WASR-3 :)

They are rare. I have never shot one but the WASR-3 does not have a lot of good reviews.

I have an AK 74 that essentially shoots the Russian version of that round (5.45X39) so I know that an AK does not need more kick to function so I don't know what the problem would be with an AK in .223. I a lot of ways I think that getting an AK in .223 (while a novelty) would be going in the wrong direction. Like you move to a more expensive type of ammo... I would rather get an AR upper in 7.62X39 :-)

So what to do... I would suggest getting a higher quality AR where all the parts are meant to be together and it should not give you NEAR that many issues. While I don't think it will get your AR "AK reliable", if you have a quality AR that was put together as one whole (not a build) and you keep it clean it should run pretty good. 3 or 4 issues per mag is really an exception. Also, consider having someone who actually knows a lot about AR's check it out... (can't help you there:) ) Make sure its someone who can actually help because otherwise you will get a lot of "opinion" which is of course not helpful at all.:)

Or, sell the 5.56 ammo and buy whatever else you want:).