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Old 09-29-2019, 12:40 PM
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I still have a stack of poverty pony lowers from the Hilary scare, I'm good for now with technically 25 ARs ($40 for 15 of them) so I'm not likely to add any more.
I keep hearing "poverty pony". Is that Anderson? I just built two rifles with their lowers and they fit together and run
perfectly.
Yeah it's a joke term people made up because there are some out there who lose their minds at the thought of people putting something like a SR-15 or LMT upper on a "unworthy" lower. So a bunch of people call Anderson that to kinda poke fun at the try hards
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Old 09-29-2019, 12:40 PM
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:51 PM
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I put one together back around 2012-2013. I decided I should get one because they didn't want me to have it. At the time everything was crazy expensive so I bought a blemished kit from PSA. When it came in the Parkerizing on the barrel was rubbed off in a little spot. I also bought a blemished lower from them (neither I or the FFL that did the transfer for me could find anything wrong with it). I put my AR together inexpensively but it works & works well.

Now I find myself interested in an AR9 pistol. Might be fun.

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Old 09-29-2019, 02:16 PM
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I bought my first AR last month, Saint Free Float. Then I bought a PSA 20" upper with an FN barrel. Nkw I'm thinking of an A2 carry handle and a lower for it.
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:13 PM
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I keep hearing "poverty pony". Is that Anderson? I just built two rifles with their lowers and they fit together and run perfectly.
That's the AR15.com term for Andersons. The 1st 2 I used after they first came out the fit and such sucked (people I know wanting a AR around Newtown and they provided the lowers with proof of FFL).

I avoided them for years but tried one in the spring on a cheap AR build I did for myself as a range plinker and had no issues with it.

I'd buy more but have 1/2 dozen lowers in the safe now with no plans on any more builds, I've more AR's than I really need
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:10 PM
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I purchased a Ruger AR556 when they came out, all of them since have been kits or put together from pieces, all of them on Anderson lowers, I have had NO! issues with the Anderson's?
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:35 PM
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Not I.

My purchases are based on my interests and what appeals to me and not based on anything else. I was in the military for 20 years and for the majority of that time the M16 of some flavor was my assigned weapon. However when it comes to my preference's are for something made from metal and wood. The better the grain on the wood the more enjoyable for me.
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:59 PM
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This man convinced me I should buy one back around 2012-2013.

Same story here. I bought 2 AR15's and one AR10. Last year I added an AR pistol in .300 blackout.
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:09 PM
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Not I.

My purchases are based on my interests and what appeals to me and not based on anything else. I was in the military for 20 years and for the majority of that time the M16 of some flavor was my assigned weapon. However when it comes to my preference's are for something made from metal and wood. The better the grain on the wood the more enjoyable for me.
My two favorite rifles are an M16A1 build and a Winchester 1873 replica. Two entirely different shootin' irons. One's ugly and flat black and the other is shiny blued steel and varnished wood. And both are loads of fun in their own way. A happy gun owner is someone who has and shoots what he likes, but at the same time it's even more fun when you can diversify. Some days my inner operator comes out, but sometimes instead it's my inner Alvin York or my inner Wyatt Earp who wants to hit the range. It's neat to have guns from all eras.
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:32 PM
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My two favorite rifles are an M16A1 build and a Winchester 1873 replica. Two entirely different shootin' irons. One's ugly and flat black and the other is shiny blued steel and varnished wood. And both are loads of fun in their own way. A happy gun owner is someone who has and shoots what he likes, but at the same time it's even more fun when you can diversify. Some days my inner operator comes out, but sometimes instead it's my inner Alvin York or my inner Wyatt Earp who wants to hit the range. It's neat to have guns from all eras.
Sounds like it works rather well for you. It's just something that doesn't appeal to me as I am sure there are some where my SAA clones would never appeal them. Not only is it aesthetics but aesthetics are generally something I pay attention to. Fugly and ugly generally speaking aren't something I look for or that appeals to me regardless of what it is.
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:38 PM
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I keep hearing "poverty pony". Is that Anderson? I just built two rifles with their lowers and they fit together and run perfectly.
The only other pony is Colt, so yes. Anderson lowers used to have some QC issues, but they're all worked out now.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:14 PM
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My first "AR" is a Eagle Arms/Armalite M15A-2 HBAR .223 with carry handle when our department OK'd them for patrol. Since that time I've built a Quarter Circle 10 M4 9mm PCC and a Areo Precision based M4 Carbine .223.

My patrol rifle was used extensively in training and rode in the trunk while on duty. What is peculiar is the length of time the department approved "opitcs" or "dots"! Most of the deputies installed "dots" anyway!

The 9mm is used in Action Pistol/Carbine games.

All are a hoot to shoot!
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:47 AM
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My first AR, the second rifle I bought ten years ago



Iíve added a few since , all Colts



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Old 09-30-2019, 09:43 AM
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My first AR, the second rifle I bought ten years ago



Iíve added a few since , all Colts





You have the most jealousy inducing collection of firearms Iíve ever seen on a forum.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:31 AM
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Learn how to build them. It's quite easy and a lot of fun.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:36 PM
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That XM4 at the top is a pretty rare bird. I don't know how you found that one but congratulations.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:33 PM
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Hillary running for President convinced me to purchase my first AR 15 before the last election.. A Ruger 556.. But I have owned a nifty Ruger Mini 14 for 40 years when I got this one new.. I like both rifles.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:20 PM
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:17 PM
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This man convinced me I should buy one back around 2012-2013.

and John Kerry convinced me I needed to buy an AK47
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:19 PM
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I wasn't even thinking of adding another as I already have five, but maybe just another because I can.
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:20 PM
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Bought my first AR-15 in 1980 when I was 21.
I've owned dozens over the years but just bought the bits and pieces to build my first AR-10. I have had a pair of original AR-10s built on semi-auto lowers, but those are vintage pieces and not "shooters." This will be my first AR rifle not in 5.56 NATO.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:41 PM
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I built my first two before the "94 AWB out of surplus parts kits.
I have three AR kits to put together, but I keep building 1911s instead.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:59 PM
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They are like Lays potato chips. Once you get one they accumulate.
that's what I told my wife is the reason I needed one more bahaha in 6.8 SPC
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:59 PM
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For years I was satisfied with my early 70’s Colt SP-1. About a year ago I got completely screwed over by CDNN. Their daily spam listed a Colt AR-15 dirt cheap and I was foolish enough to buy one. Turned out to be a mis-print being a Core brand AR-15. Numerous email and phone calls being ignored I threw in the towel, gave up and now keeping it new in the box as trading goods. I’m now waiting to prey on a young’un that has or wishes to master the art of rapid firing sideways that recently inherited dad or grandpa’s Colt or S&W. I had great success until the feds pulled down Backpage trading off Taurus and other brand wonder nines. Hopefully the AR-15 cool factor will bring me something sweet.

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Old 10-02-2019, 07:17 PM
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I bought my first one - a Colt Hbar Match when I was 23-24. I am 59 now. I now have them in many calibers from .22LR up to .458 SOCOM and lots in between. I am SURE I don't have enough! 😄
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