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#6315342 - 05/29/16 02:17 PM Larue ARs
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By the Grace of God we are finally getting rid of the Gov. issued M-16s. They were never IMO good carry LEO rifles. Anyhow we are now looking at Texas made Larue. We would shoulder the bill. Meaning each officer pays for their own rifle.

The one we are looking at is 2Gs per rifle. Are they that good and worth that price?? I know nothing about them and would think a lower price Sig, Rock or Smith would be ok.
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#6315350 - 05/29/16 02:30 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: 7mag]
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Imo no not really. They are kinda heavy and will even be more heavy rigged out. Even their light isn't that light.

If you're shopping I would look at

JP - they have a great leo program check it out and their rifles are usually very accurate.

BCM

Daniel Defense - they offered a pretty good package

I would not Rock or Smith. I'm not up to date on my sig knowledge.

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#6315352 - 05/29/16 02:31 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: 7mag]
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They are well made, accurate rifles. I've got a 5.56 predatAR with a 3-9x42 SWFA FFP scope on it that I like it a lot for longer range coyote hunting. That said they may be overkill from a cost standpoint for a police duty rifle unless Larue gives you a good break. Also depends on how they're going to be used and what sort of optics. If you're using backup sights and red dots, you might just as well save some money and look at daniel defense, colt, sig, etc. Noveske, Larue, JP, etc. are super nice but you're paying a lot for the name and aesthetics. If its a long ranch, sniper type rig needed then by all means look at the higher end stuff like Larue but for carry guns, might not be the best choice from a cost standpoint if everyone has to come out of their own pocket for it.
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#6315356 - 05/29/16 02:39 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: MDMORROW]
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The cost scares me. It's 2 Gs and my wallet. A buddy just purchased a Sig from Academy . It was 1000 but Academy gave him a discount of 20 percent. The rifle looks legit, but I have NEVER shot one either.

It is (the Sig AR) IMO a carry LEO rifle, short and sweet. I'm not sure on where to go with a carry rifle. We have to "vote" and pass to take on the Larue, the price may be the kicker.


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#6315358 - 05/29/16 02:45 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: 7mag]
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If you have to handle it in and out of your car all day along with your bag and donuts the billet aluminum and weight will add up. I think iliketohunt is going thru this now and is trying to lighten up

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#6315359 - 05/29/16 02:46 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: 7mag]
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Had more than one officer tell me of problems with LaRue rifles.
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#6315361 - 05/29/16 02:47 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: 7mag]
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I can only speak to what I currently own or have owned recently.

In .223/5.56; I've had DPMS, many PSA, DDM4v1, and a S&W sport. The only one I would really feel comfortable as a duty rifle would be the Daniel Defense. Don't get me wrong, I never had a problem with any of the others; and the PSA are all of high quality. It's just the DD has a reputation for being a reliable duty carbine.

In .308/7.62; I've had Armalite, Sig Patrol, DPMS Recon, and S&W M&P 10. This is a bit trickier as the Sig was an excellent performing rifle, but extremely heavy. The M&P 10 works well for my use, but the 18" barrel might not be ideal for patrol use. The AR10 had a 20" barrel, so even less handy. The DPMS performed well, but not sure I'd trust my life to it.

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#6315391 - 05/29/16 03:09 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: 7mag]
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For a duty rifle I'd go Daniel defense. They're extremely well made and will be less than the larue by a good bit. I own both. Colt is good too but for similar money Daniel defense is where it's at.
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#6315397 - 05/29/16 03:13 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: 7mag]
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I'd like to own one but for the price and its use there are probably better options out there.

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#6315401 - 05/29/16 03:15 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: 7mag]
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I wonder how "precision" ars with tighter tolerances do in less than ideal cases.

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#6315405 - 05/29/16 03:18 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: 7mag]
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Daniel Defense all the way. LaRue is not worth the money.

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#6315420 - 05/29/16 03:30 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
If you have to handle it in and out of your car all day along with your bag and donuts the billet aluminum and weight will add up. I think iliketohunt is going thru this now and is trying to lighten up



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#6315449 - 05/29/16 04:07 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: 7mag]
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#6315613 - 05/29/16 07:57 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: 7mag]
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+1 for JP Enterprise. Larue is not worth the cost.
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#6315679 - 05/29/16 08:51 PM Re: Larue ARs [Re: 7mag]
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I own a Larue and I wouldnt recommend for duty. Its very heavy and has very tight tolerances. It is stupid accurate for a gas gun but I could see it jamming if not kept clean, well lubed, and well fed. I keep mine squeaky clean and it only sees match grade ammo and handloads. If you're going for accuracy out of a gas gun then Id recommend. But if you're looking for reliability then Id go with something that other departments use.

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