GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-21-2009, 15:44   #1
pingi33pw
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 12
AR-15 Rock River Arms vs. Colt

AR-15
Rock River Arms vs. Colt
Witch would you buy and why?
Is price or quality the main factor in you selection?

Thank you for your thoughts.....
pingi33pw is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 16:01   #2
HogGlocker
Owner Since 88'
 
HogGlocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Firmly Planted in Dixie
Posts: 1,265
I have an older RRA...so I can not comment on current production quality. I don't know of any issues on the current runs and can tell you that my older RRA m4 is an axcellet weapon and that it has been 100% reliable and is very accurate....good trigger as well.

Colt is Colt....some drink the kool-aid too much and some drink it for very good reason. I have an older Colt A2....is also an excellent weapon.

I also have 2 MP15....they are excellent as well.

Money drives the choice many people make. There are many excellent AR platforms available:

Colt and RRA are but two.

S&W
CMMG
Stag
LMT
Bravo Co [in components]
Sabre
Daniels Defence
Charles Daly
Ruger
Noveske [very expensive]
Barret [also very expensive]

Handle and shoot both if you can. There is nothing at all wrong with RRA.
__________________
"OEF / OIF Vet"...still proudly serving. In memory of SGT Roger Dale Rowe...KIA Iraq, 9 JUL 2003...RIP brother.
HogGlocker is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 16:36   #3
pleaforwar
Senior Member
 
pleaforwar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Where the Snowbirds flock...
Posts: 803
In all honesty it depends on what you want the rifle for... if you plan on this gun being a plinker or recreational gun, I don't see a problem with the RRA. If you want to ever use it for HD, competition, or SHTF applications, I would go with the Colt in a heartbeat.
__________________
*FYI- I am not a GT Sponsor. I have consulted for a company who manufacture ARs. My opinion and comments belong to myself and do not represent any other entity*


pleaforwar is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 17:38   #4
jbremount
Senior Member
 
jbremount's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,529
Quote:
Originally Posted by pingi33pw View Post
AR-15
Rock River Arms vs. Colt
Witch would you buy and why?
Is price or quality the main factor in you selection?

Thank you for your thoughts.....

Most probably buy with price/needs in mind, but there are other reasons. For example, Rock River rifles can be had with the Wydle chambering for increased accuracy. Rock River also offers competition and varmint rifles that are quite accurate. Do a little homework and decide what you want in a rifle and go for it. Most manufactures are really trying to satisfy the customer these days with a good product.
__________________
There's gonna be a lot of slow singin'
and flower bringin'
if my burglar alarm starts ringin'
jbremount is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 20:39   #5
Twisted Steel
And Sex Appeal
 
Twisted Steel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Earth
Posts: 2,842
I really like my RRA, and don't have a Colt. But if you are willing to spend the money for a Colt, I would get it.
__________________
.

They nag us over leaving the seat up, but how many times do they have to fall in before they learn to look first? Look sweetie, when you fall in, hit the flush handle and consider it a redneck bidet.
Twisted Steel is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 21:12   #6
Kegel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 238
The RRA is considered by most to be a higher quality AR with better QC and reliablity than the Colt. They are less likely to blow up in your face as well. Something to consider.
Kegel is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 21:15   #7
pleaforwar
Senior Member
 
pleaforwar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Where the Snowbirds flock...
Posts: 803
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kegel View Post
The RRA is considered by most to be a higher quality AR with better QC and reliablity than the Colt. They are less likely to blow up in your face as well. Something to consider.
__________________
*FYI- I am not a GT Sponsor. I have consulted for a company who manufacture ARs. My opinion and comments belong to myself and do not represent any other entity*


pleaforwar is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 21:17   #8
12131
CLM Number 101
Monkeyboy
 
12131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: God's Country (Texas)
Posts: 11,081
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kegel View Post
The RRA is considered by most to be a higher quality AR with better QC and reliablity than the Colt. They are less likely to blow up in your face as well. Something to consider.
I don't care for Colt, don't own a Colt, but after reading this, I had to double check my calendar. I thought it was April 1st.
__________________
NRA Lifer, GOA Lifer, SAF Lifer
Commie libs, criminals, and sheeple love gun control. It's easier to blame inanimate objects than the killers themselves.
Andrew Cuomo & Michael Bloomberg = Friends of criminals

Politicians and judges who voted for, and supported, Obamacare are traitors to the country!
Con, the first 3 letters in Congress.
UN, the first 2 letters in UNnecessary.
12131 is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 21:17   #9
NeverMore1701
Platinum Membership
Fear no evil.
 
NeverMore1701's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Amarillo, Tx
Posts: 32,661
Ah, good old Kegel.
__________________
And if we should die tonight
We should all die together
Raise a glass of wine
For the last time
NeverMore1701 is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 21:18   #10
12131
CLM Number 101
Monkeyboy
 
12131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: God's Country (Texas)
Posts: 11,081
Hi ya, Dan.
__________________
NRA Lifer, GOA Lifer, SAF Lifer
Commie libs, criminals, and sheeple love gun control. It's easier to blame inanimate objects than the killers themselves.
Andrew Cuomo & Michael Bloomberg = Friends of criminals

Politicians and judges who voted for, and supported, Obamacare are traitors to the country!
Con, the first 3 letters in Congress.
UN, the first 2 letters in UNnecessary.
12131 is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 21:19   #11
pleaforwar
Senior Member
 
pleaforwar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Where the Snowbirds flock...
Posts: 803
Quote:
Originally Posted by 12131 View Post
Hi ya, Dan.
Hey Buddy, thanks for your response in the optics thread btw at TOS.
__________________
*FYI- I am not a GT Sponsor. I have consulted for a company who manufacture ARs. My opinion and comments belong to myself and do not represent any other entity*


pleaforwar is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 21:20   #12
12131
CLM Number 101
Monkeyboy
 
12131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: God's Country (Texas)
Posts: 11,081
Pleasure.
__________________
NRA Lifer, GOA Lifer, SAF Lifer
Commie libs, criminals, and sheeple love gun control. It's easier to blame inanimate objects than the killers themselves.
Andrew Cuomo & Michael Bloomberg = Friends of criminals

Politicians and judges who voted for, and supported, Obamacare are traitors to the country!
Con, the first 3 letters in Congress.
UN, the first 2 letters in UNnecessary.
12131 is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 23:33   #13
Alaskapopo
NRA ENDOWMENT
 
Alaskapopo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Alaska
Posts: 16,457


Quote:
Originally Posted by pingi33pw View Post
AR-15
Rock River Arms vs. Colt
Witch would you buy and why?
Is price or quality the main factor in you selection?

Thank you for your thoughts.....
Colt hands down is the far better choice. RRA is a middle tier company that takes short cuts to keep the cost down. That is why you pay less. Less is not more. RRA is not bad but given the choice go Colt.
pat
__________________
Colt M16/AR15/ 1911 & Glock Armorer.
Certified Firearms Instructor & Urban Rifle Instructor.
Completed SWAT Entry Team and SWAT Sniper courses.
NRA Endowment Member
USPSA B class
Alaskapopo is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 23:34   #14
Alaskapopo
NRA ENDOWMENT
 
Alaskapopo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Alaska
Posts: 16,457


Quote:
Originally Posted by Kegel View Post
The RRA is considered by most to be a higher quality AR with better QC and reliablity than the Colt. They are less likely to blow up in your face as well. Something to consider.

WTF man did the Colt CEO piss in your Cheerios or something. Colt is the yard stick by which all other AR's are judged. Most are not as good a few are equal but not many.
Pat
__________________
Colt M16/AR15/ 1911 & Glock Armorer.
Certified Firearms Instructor & Urban Rifle Instructor.
Completed SWAT Entry Team and SWAT Sniper courses.
NRA Endowment Member
USPSA B class

Last edited by Alaskapopo; 11-21-2009 at 23:45..
Alaskapopo is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 10:45   #15
fran m
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: drexel hill pa
Posts: 1,490
Kegel did have the wink at the end of his post. Sarcasim I suspect.
fran m is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 12:18   #16
deMontacute
NRA Member
 
deMontacute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,162
Send a message via Yahoo to deMontacute
Of those two, Colt hands down.

RRA builds their guns to be pretty on the outside, but they cut alot of corners on the internals.

If you'd like some further reading on the subject I suggest perusing these links

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...jFwPrgTA&hl=en

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.htm...f=118&t=360169 (Page 1-3 are the most important, really goes downhill in the teens...)

http://www.tacticalyellowvisor.net/8343/16001.html

ETA: Don't rule out BCM, LMT, or Noveske too. All are top notch ARs and will serve you well...
__________________
"...but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C. S. Lewis
"Don't you know there ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk." - Tom Waits
Kalashnikov Klub #723 Black Rifle Club #723

Last edited by deMontacute; 11-22-2009 at 13:24..
deMontacute is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 12:28   #17
MARSH1
Dealer
 
MARSH1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,028
Quote:
Originally Posted by pingi33pw View Post
AR-15
Rock River Arms vs. Colt
Witch would you buy and why?
Is price or quality the main factor in you selection?

Thank you for your thoughts.....
IMHO you need to do a lot of reading and decide what type of AR you want before asking what brand. It is a buyers market right now and if you want a basic M4 style AR the Colt 6920 is probably the best value going. They are going for under $1,000 at the Houston gun shows and in some cases less that a similar RRA. Less than a year ago they were pushing $2K. RRA makes a great Varmint AR, their National Match uppers are extremely accurate etc.
__________________
Marshall Lerner
CEO Primary Arms, LLC
Contact me at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Proud to be a Glock Talk site sponsor!
MARSH1 is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 19:47   #18
true believer
Moderator
 
true believer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: drexel hill pa
Posts: 20,363


Quote:
Originally Posted by fran m View Post
Kegel did have the wink at the end of his post. Sarcasim I suspect.
what you know about colts?? i bet you dont even own any guns...some people
__________________
... only the dead have "seen" the end of war...
** read and follow the rules its simple**
"i miss the good days when people were embarrassed about being ignorant.
now they cant wait to get on the net and proudly display their ignorance over and over again"-
Dragoon44.
true believer is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 19:54   #19
fran m
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: drexel hill pa
Posts: 1,490
Colt fan here Bob, Shoot more Colt long guns then anything else.
fran m is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 22:56   #20
Chuck TX
CLM Number 243
Charter Lifetime Member
 
Chuck TX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 6,654
Colt. The RRA is slightly cheaper for a reason, and that's the only thing it has over the Colt.
__________________
"Come and Take it!" - Texans, October 2, 1835
Chuck TX is offline  

 
  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:45.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 737
200 Members
537 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31