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Your First Semi Auto Platform You Purchased?

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I am trying to determine how many people on this forum bought the ACR as their first semi auto Assault Rifle.
 

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ACR. Wanted something different. Something that didn't have a charging handle in the back.
 

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from first to last, sold a couple here and there

rra entry tactical ar15
sl8 g36k sbr
msg-91 (ptr 91)
ps-90
hk416 sbr
acr sbr
 

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Old AR15 SP1 new in the box for $365. But that was last century, almost 30 years ago.
 

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2001 - Colt HBAR AR15...I shot the barrel out and had it customized by Compass Lake Engineering who put a Krieger barrel 20" 1.7.7 twist.
 

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Bought a Colt 6601 back in the late 90's back when the words "pre ban" upped the price on something by a factor of 10. Turned her into an M4-gery for many years, now it's just a lower. Have been thinking of getting one of their monolithic uppers to keep it pure Colt though.
 

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Pre-ban Bushy back in 96' at the Market Hall gun show in Dallas. I sold the upper on GB, then accidently broke a buddy's DPMS receiver punching the roll pin out of the trigger guard. I gave him my BM receiver as compensation. Now my dad has the DPMS lower on the M4gery I built him and it works just fine.
 

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Well, you know now that I think about it, the first centerfire rifle I bought was an M1 Carbine. Inland Mfg, Sep '43 dated barrel, Blue Sky import from Israel for $150 at the local fun store when I was 16. Of course my pops signed for it but I was in awe of the piece of history it represented since growing up there were WWII vets all over back home. So while I would consider that Colt my first so-called "assault" rifle that little M1 Carbine did play a big part in assaulting Fortress Europe in its day. Pops still has it at the homestead for assaulting the groundhogs out in the veggie garden. I guess it rests with what the official definition would be. :)
 

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Yes, the M1 Carbine would qualify, in my opinion. It is light weight, semi and full auto in the M2 configuration and quick to handle. It was a fore runner of a sub powered cartridge (compared to a battle rifle) concept. I have a Rockola and a Winchester, but sadly, I've fired neither.
 

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First semi auto is a Ruger 10/22 that I have had since I was about 12. It now looks nothing like it did when I got it, but after over 10,000 rounds she still gets the job done plinking.
Since then I have owned and sold many, only kept a few of these:

GSG 5SD
Del-ton AR15
Plumbcrazy AR15
Bushmaster AR15
FN AR .308
MSAR STG 556

and lastly my baby, Black Beauty(my ACR)...I will post pics of her in a few weeks, once I get her set up the way I want her.
 

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I have a Rockola and a Winchester, but sadly, I've fired neither.
I can understand wanting to keep things in good condition, otherwise that piece of history won't be around. I gotta say though that I'm "that" guy and shoot everything I buy. But then again I go after a shooter grade rifle and leave the nice pieces for the folks that really appreciate such details.

That M1 Carbine is a neat shooter. No recoil at all really. Paper plate accurate to about 100yds. The round may not have a lot of stomp to it but I still wouldn't want to get hit with at any range. I wonder what would have happened if they had bottlenecked that case to something like 6mm back then?
 

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Colt AR-15 Sporter in 1981. Traded it 10 years later to my Sgt. for a Mini-14. NEVER should have done it. The Mini's a great rifle, but the AR was clean, original and didn't have many rounds through it.
 

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In the following order:
1 Cetme
2 PTR 91
3 Romy AKM (build)
4 STG 58 (FAL) (build)
5 Romy AKM #2 (build)
6 Bulgie AK 74 (build)
7 Polish UF AK (build)
8 S&W M&P 15 MOE
 
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