Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 63
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Greensburg, Pennsylvania
    (Westmoreland County)
    Posts
    195
    Rep Power
    2469516

    Default Alternatives to AR's for shooting 5.56

    I've been interested in getting something in 5.56 other than an AR type rifle. There doesn't seem to be a lot of alternatives. I'm really considering a CZ 805 Bren as it seems to be the most affordable with the options I want--folding stock, side charging handle, optic rail, options for front rails. I'm a left handed shooter and like right side charging handles. I also like the option of folding a stock (for no real particular reason other than it's more compact). SCARs are too expensive. Tavors seem OK, but are $400 more than an 805 I found. I like the looks of the SIG 556's, but a new rifle is just a few hundred dollars more than the used SIGs. Same with the Bushmaster ACRs. I'm not real crazy about the stock on the Bren 805, but I like everything else. So, does anyone know of any other alternatives on the market under $1,500 (the Bren can be had for a little more than $1,300 shipped)? Image below taken from an online photo.
    CV-Bren-19.jpg

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Greensburg, Pennsylvania
    (Westmoreland County)
    Posts
    195
    Rep Power
    2469516

    Default Re: Alternatives to AR's for shooting 5.56

    Also, the SBR pistols with an ACR stock look great too (I really need to stay off the internet).
    acrbrenadapter_1 (1).jpg

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    On top of a hill, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    5,646
    Rep Power
    21474847

    Default Re: Alternatives to AR's for shooting 5.56

    The Beretta ARX, the Galil Ace, or you can look for a used quality Beryl Archer or another AK pattern in 5.56.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Ambridge, Pennsylvania
    (Beaver County)
    Posts
    1,684
    Rep Power
    14576475

    Default Re: Alternatives to AR's for shooting 5.56

    9mm AR

    Or a JR carbine.

    Drop the mic.


    You can always buy a Hi-Point in 10mm.
    Last edited by DucatiRon; February 12th, 2018 at 01:04 AM.
    www.Steelvalleycasting.com is your new home for coated bullets and custom ammo.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    (Allegheny County)
    Posts
    22,987
    Rep Power
    21474870

    Default Re: Alternatives to AR's for shooting 5.56

    I've always wanted a Daewoo (Korean)


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Ambridge, Pennsylvania
    (Beaver County)
    Posts
    1,684
    Rep Power
    14576475

    Default Re: Alternatives to AR's for shooting 5.56

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    I've always wanted a Daewoo (Korean)

    Shot one. Chambered in 5.56 and takes AR mags. Its a stamped steel AR. Kinda funny. Let.me know if your ever serious about buying one.
    www.Steelvalleycasting.com is your new home for coated bullets and custom ammo.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Delco, Pennsylvania
    (Delaware County)
    Posts
    937
    Rep Power
    16044077

    Default Re: Alternatives to AR's for shooting 5.56

    Ruger Mini 14

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    (Lancaster County)
    Posts
    4,623
    Rep Power
    21474851

    Default Re: Alternatives to AR's for shooting 5.56

    Quote Originally Posted by STBear View Post
    Ruger Mini 14
    Yes, but to shoot one properly requires a cigar, a black van with red spoiler and diagonal stripe, and a Godzilla suit.
    "You can't stop insane people from doing insane things by passing insane laws--that's insane!" -- Penn Jillette

    "To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic." -- Ted Nugent

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Delco, Pennsylvania
    (Delaware County)
    Posts
    937
    Rep Power
    16044077

    Default Re: Alternatives to AR's for shooting 5.56

    Quote Originally Posted by STBear View Post
    Ruger Mini 14
    With that set up no one is ever killed.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    On top of a hill, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    5,646
    Rep Power
    21474847

    Default Re: Alternatives to AR's for shooting 5.56

    Not sure how far away from the AR spectrum you want to be but there are the Wolf A1 piston uppers AKA the T91 which is the civilian version of the Taiwanese military rifle. Wolf is the importer on these as parts which are made by the same military contractor that produces the T91 for the Taiwanese military. They have a ton of cool features including a USA made CHF barrel and are priced right at $499.99 making for an affordable build at well under $1K for something different.

    They are also coming in 12", 14.5", a d 16" flavors now.

    https://www.aimsurplus.com/product.a...pper+Receivers

    Last edited by Hodgie; February 12th, 2018 at 03:23 AM.

Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Alternatives to Bluing?
    By OldKingKibitzer in forum Pistols
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: August 3rd, 2013, 07:19 AM
  2. 1911 Alternatives??
    By jaseman in forum Pistols
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: June 29th, 2012, 06:31 PM
  3. Airsoft alternatives?
    By FMJ in forum General
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: July 7th, 2009, 09:58 AM
  4. Ruger LCP alternatives...
    By typeshluder in forum General
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: September 11th, 2008, 09:30 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops