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Well I bit the bullet so to speak and got me a new AR-15. Due to the rush on Ar's here in Va. I was unable to find the S&W AR-15 I originally wanted but I did manage to snag a DPMS Panther so I'm happy with that... Unfortunately it's still under lock and key at the local gun emporium due to the fact that I need to get an address change on my drivers license. ( We moved across the state about 5 weeks ago). The DMV's in Va. have finally opened up so I arrived at the local DMV only to discover 200+ people in the parking lot and not a place to park. So tomorrow I will go back 2 hrs. before opening and hope I'm the Gov's. first victim. They are supposed to be open from 9am. to 4:30pm but have been closing early due to the overload of customers. On line address change is not available on line.
 

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You'll like your DPMS AR-15. Congratulations.

As to the rest, it's helpful to remember that criminals acquiring firearms without background checks never have to wait on the DMV or other Virginia bureaucracy.

Your reward? Virginia bureaucracy.
 

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congratulations!! AR's are a hoot to shoot .. I dont own one and probably never will but I have shot the platform a ton and they are just fun for fun!!
 

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At least when I do manage to get the proper address change license I can get the rifle on that same day...
 
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Well the plot thickens...Went to the local DMV office very early so as to be at the front of the line...Got there at 7:30 AM and there were already 50+ in front of me. After waiting in line for about 45 mins. I overheard 2 folks talking. Found out this was a field office that only takes care of tag and title! They do not handle any Drivers Lic. or address change! So now it's back to square -1. Went on line and the main office/full service in Fredericksburg is not making any appointments until after July! At this point I guess I'll see if I can get a refund on the rifle and just wait for the wheels of a screwed up system to grind on...Did I fail to mention that I hate the Government...
 
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This is all just ridiculous! Hope something good happens soon. You will really enjoy the AR though.
 

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Activeshooter is dead on. If its reserved, paid for or in some other way bound to you ... wait it out if its something you want. The frenzy is reaching a fever pitch and will only get worse and you may not be able to just find another when you are ready. Let him hold it and just work through the DMV stuff.

You would think they would have squared away DMV by now. If this is the new normal then get working on it. My wife has wanted to schedule her MC permit test for some 3 months ... of course .. its not an emergency and we can certainly wait but .... pretty easy for all those government institutions to just fold up aint it. 18 managers for every working employee and they cant come to a way to so anything .. amazing
 

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I have calmed down now. I'll go thru the DMV hoops and wait it out...
 
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My doctor (she is a MD) bought a AR type sporting rifle this month. They are many different calibers and shapes and sizes.

I like my old lever action action rifles, This one is in .357 Magnum with two in 30/30.
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I bought them to hunt, but I am too old now to drag a deer out of the woods,

They are now to protect me, my family, and my property from looters and the gangbangers.
 

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Yup. I like my lever guns as well. Marlin 45-70 , Winchester 94 30-30 , Browning 1886 45-70. The Winny was a Birthday present from my folks in1961.
 

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WOO HOO! Picked up the AR today. After about 4 hrs. on hold and getting cut off 3 times from the DMV I finally got thru and got my ID and new address fixed! Since this DPMS is my first AR I'm taking it slow. Reading the owners manual tonight and it will get a good cleaning tomorrow. Opinions...Is it a good idea to run it "wet" on break in or just oil as directed in the manual. Taking it apart for cleaning I'm sure will have it's challenges, but I'll take my time. It's gonna be a good 4th.
 

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"You will have a blast"...I see what you did there.🤣
 
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Congrats on the new AR! Any pics? Are you going to modify it in any way? Have fun with it!
 

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For now I'll leave it just as it came from the factory. Learning how to disassemble and reassemble for general cleaning. This is a whole new platform for me so I'm in a new learning curve. Taking it slow and easy for now. Hope to get to the range next Monday.
 

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In reading the owners manual DPMS states to use CLAW oil???I have been using Hopes solvent to clean and Mobile-1 5W-30 or Lucas gun oil for years with great results. Is this something I need to get or should I just keep using what I have been using. Don't want to screw this thing up.:unsure:
 
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