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Thread: KAC SR15, worth it?

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    This is kinda funny to me as I have a 6920 and a SR15. I still need to put more money into my Colt to make it feel and shoot like the KAC. The Colt without a doubt is a great rifle, but believe me, just get the KAC. You won't look back.

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    Here is a good recent thread regarding the KAC SR15...

    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=52134

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    If I could only have one AR, it would be a SR15E3, by far the best out-of-the-box package currently on the market.

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    The SR15 is sexy kit. I'm not entirely sure about the price, but the buyer is getting one solid carbine at the end of it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by variablebinary View Post
    The SR15 is sexy kit. I'm not entirely sure about the price, but the buyer is getting one solid carbine at the end of it all.
    What's there not to be sure of?

    BCM BFH 16" Upper Receiver Group w/ Knight Armament Company URX II $1150
    BCM Bolt Carrier Group (MPI) - Auto $140
    BCM4 Lower Receiver Group $360
    LMT SOPMOD Stock $200
    KAC Trigger P/N 98032 $320
    KAC Flip-Up Rear Sight 200-600 Meter $200

    that's $2,370 without the E3 features.

    It can, be made similar (again without E3 or ambo) for less, quoting myself from here

    Finally, when pricing these things you need to make sure you're comparing apples:apples. You need to start with a BCM BFH 16" w/ DD Lite 12.0 at $949 (note that BCM does sell their uppers with the KAC URX but it's $300 more. From there you need to add a BCM BCG for $150, a charging handle for $20+/-, and a set of MBUS (since we're going on the cheap) for $100. That gets you to $1220 for a complete upper.

    Moving to the lower, you're going to start with a BCM at $330 without stock, add an Emod for $120 (going for that "same function, reduced cost, the SOPMOD is another $80), and a Geissele AR15 Super Semi-Automatic Trigger for $170. That brings you to $620 for the complete lower and up to $1840 for the complete gun. Bearing in mind that you still aren't getting the E3 features.

    I found a KAC SR15 listed on Gunsamerica for $2200, which is a $350 premium over the package above. What you're getting for that premium is the E3 bolt features, the ambi lower controls, and what is probably a lighter package overall. Put a set of Troy BUIS and the SOPMOD stock on the BCM and you narrow that gap even more.
    Last edited by rob_s; 05-09-10 at 07:49.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_s View Post
    What's there not to be sure of?
    The value is not the issue. It's the sticker shock and if I am willing to drop $2300 on an AR15

    I was just holding an SR15 the other day. I was instantly enamored with it. Since, I'm been evaluating firearms to ditch to help fund acquiring one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by variablebinary View Post
    The value is not the issue. It's the sticker shock and if I am willing to drop $2300 on an AR15

    I was just holding an SR15 the other day. I was instantly enamored with it. Since, I'm been evaluating firearms to ditch to help fund acquiring one.
    Well, like I said, it's only a good value if it combines features that you want. While I absolutely love the gun, I've gone back to a more minimalist approach on my personal guns and so the SR15 would only sit in the safe if I bought one.

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