New Windam AR-15

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  1. Sharpie

    Sharpie XDTalk 100 Member

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    Just picked up my first ever AR-15 today on an impulse buy.

    It is a Windham WW-15 M4

    The only current accessory on the rifle is a Magpul front flip up sight as I opted for a front accessory rail.

    Price on the rifle was $810.00 / $770.00 cash from One Shot Cincinnati. Have always had great experiences with them!

    I also picked up 300 rounds of 55gr federal brass for $120.00 and will be attending the local range tomorrow to hopefully get the irons sighted in.

    I will post sometime Friday or Saturday night to let you all know how it went.

    **I am open to any advice or criticism regarding the firearm / ar-15 as I said above... I am ENTIRELY new to the platform.

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    Nice rifle, I just read an article about them yesterday in Guns & Weapons, it got a good review. I guess Windham, the factory, machinery, owner and most of the employees were formerly under the Bushmaster name, so it is probably very close to my Bushy.
     
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    Sharpie XDTalk 100 Member

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    One of the reasons I picked it up. I was initially looking at the M&P Sport but fell in love with this particular rifle after handling it. Was unfortunate to have to cough up extra mulah for it however.

    There are not many reviews / videos on this rifle from what it seems so hoping I didn't make a faulty investment.
     
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    Be sure you clean and lube it before shooting. I lube my firearms with Mobil 1, 15W50. The bolt carrier and bolt should be wet...not sloppy-wet...just wet. Might start looking for an aftermarket trigger.
     
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    The nice thing with AR's is the parts are plentiful and usually pretty easy to change.
     
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    The guys at the store told me the factory lube should be good for the first time out. I usually run all my new pistols wet via clp break free the first time out @ the range.

    I plan to VERY lightly apply clp break free to the various moving parts and fire between 50-100 rds the first time out. Is that going to over do it? Also am I looking at any sort of break in period for reliability?

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    good looking gun, i dont like the CAR handgaurds very much with all that barell showing, but it is still nice and probably a great shooter.
    Congrats!
     
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    Thanks! Still in the drooling phase... Case open on the coffee table, taking strolls by to casually stare.

    Once I get 300-500 rounds down range with iron sights I am going to look into picking up an optic.

    Does anyone know where to point me in regards to finding a low zoom / zero zoom illuminated sight for $100-250?

    Thanks again.
     
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    Looks good & congrats! No experience w/Windham though. So let us know how she does after the range trip.
     
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    Here is a good sight, Lucid HD7. It is a 1x zoom, but has a optional 3x magnifier you can screw on to it. Here is a review of it Lucid Review

    Or, I have heard a lot of good things on Primary Arms Optics, Primary Arms Micro Dot.
    I plan on buying this for my 300 Blackout once I get some extra cash.
     
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    I'll look into both.

    Thank you
     
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    The MagPul sight is a nice touch but I would swap it out for a metal front sight. With a polymer body sitting on the gas block I would be concerned about it deforming from the heat. I haven't see it personally but have heard rumors of it taking place.

    I use CLP on my PWS AR and it works great. Used it on a family member's DI gun in class with no issues. Nust keep the BCG wet. My Father has a Windham made Bushmaster. If the new Windham guns are of the same quality, it will serve you well for a long time.
     
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    I agree with this. Right on the instruction sheet for the MBus, it has a warning that reads:

    Due to the nature of materials used, this product is not to be
    installed on any front rail gas block.

    Not to mention, an MBus (of which I have several,) is designed for use on a top rail that is the same height as the upper receiver rail. It is too short to be used on a front gas block, even if it wouldn't melt. You will never be able to get the sights aligned properly.

    Hopefully, it is your local shop who is all screwed up, not Wyndham. Otherwise, it doesn't bode well for your AR experience.
     
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    Nice AR! I know how you feel, walking past it every so often. I keep looking at the parts I've been getting in the mail :) I'm in the process of building mine! Congrats man!
     
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    I also recently bought a Windham, love it!!
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