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Old 11-28-2013, 11:04 AM
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My local outdoor store has a Black Friday deal on an Omni AR for $499. For the price I'm sure it isn't a quality gun, but would you consider it for just a fun gun and maybe hog gun?
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:09 PM
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My local outdoor store has a Black Friday deal on an Omni AR for $499. For the price I'm sure it isn't a quality gun, but would you consider it for just a fun gun and maybe hog gun?
Is that the one with a polymer lower receiver? I hear very bad things.
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I'm not sure, it doesn't say in the add. I'll be sure to take a look at that first.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:51 AM
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I'm not sure, it doesn't say in the add. I'll be sure to take a look at that first.
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The only AR15-style rifles that I know of that are made by ATI (Omni) have polymer lowers and they're all .22LR. If you're looking for an AR in .22LR, by far the best and most reliable model is the S&W M&P15-22, and that model is in that same price range...$499, usually less. I'd definitely go that route for a .22.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:56 AM
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I agree, I bought my girl a S&W M&P 22. Don't mess with the polymer.

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Old 11-29-2013, 11:15 AM
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I agree, I bought my girl a S&W M&P 22. Don't mess with the polymer.
The 15-22 is a fun little gun--but to be fair, it also uses a polymer reciever.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:48 AM
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The 15-22 is a fun little gun--but to be fair, it also uses a polymer reciever.
It's not the polymer receiver that I'd be concerned about in a .22, it's the brand and its track record. The 15-22 is highly regarded as a training tool. Omni...not so much. In the last year or two I've seen several of the 15-22's at high round-count training courses as a means of keeping ammo cost down. IMHO, any .22 semi-auto that can run 1500 rounds in two days is a great .22.
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The 15-22 is a fun little gun--but to be fair, it also uses a polymer reciever.
Ha, I did not believe you then I double checked, yes, but I would say quality is better being a S&W. I have been very happy with it or shall I say the woman has been. She has shot my LMT and POF as well. but like how quiet the .22 is.

I looked at an Omni built one. and was on a different/lower level I honestly had to look at the MP after you said it was polymer, being I did not buy for myself, I let my gun shop chose for her...I usually do more research buying
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:31 PM
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Ha, I did not believe you then I double checked, yes, but I would say quality is better being a S&W. I have been very happy with it or shall I say the woman has been. She has shot my LMT and POF as well. but like how quiet the .22 is.

I looked at an Omni built one. and was on a different/lower level I honestly had to look at the MP after you said it was polymer, being I did not buy for myself, I let my gun shop chose for her...I usually do more research buying
The only thing that really gives it away is the weight (or lack thereof). Nine times out of 10, if I'm shooting back in our woods, that's the "AR" of choice for cost and noise reasons. A Slide-fire would make it even more entertaining!
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