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AR-15 Mil-Spec Vs After Market

 
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:40 PM
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Re: AR-15 Mil-Spec Vs After Market

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So you’re saying there is a difference between the Colt you get at the gun shop, and the one the mil issues beside the fire control group? I would like to know what it is. Milspec is not just about tolerances, the materials used and the certifications of the manufacturing facility are a factor as well. Colt and LMT for instance are ISO 9000 certified and hold government contracts.
lot me throw a little in on the subject,milspec is "built to a military standard" that is,they said thats how its gonna be like it or not.everything has a spec from coatings,lubes,springs,clips,pins ect. the company i work for is a aerospace company building parts for boeing, they use milspecs on some things. as for iso9000 and iso9100,goverment contracts, 99.99% of the aholes that say you get it or not have no freaking idea what you do,your paper work is just all in order. bottom line is if you buy from a good company you get good ****,if not they will make it right.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:16 AM
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Re: AR-15 Mil-Spec Vs After Market

This post has some really great info, as I am in the market for a new duty AR. I really like the DD and PWS at this point because they're right at 7lbs with the T-1 miro which I plan to run on the rifle.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:28 PM
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Re: AR-15 Mil-Spec Vs After Market

I trust my life to a mil spec gun, as it's tested to work at least X % of the time. I trust my sport shooting to what ever I can put togather that suits me best, and I test it to my own specs. These are two different creatures, and I treat them as such. But I find that most of the parts on my "sporting rig" end up being mil spec anyway.
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