It would be for target shooting at a range, mainly from a shooting benchARs in general and Colts' in particular are where you find them in this peculiar political climate. That said, $1200 seems a little dear. Concur with Six-gun's suggestion of shopping around, and make sure you compare apples to apples. It is my subjective impression that 20" HBars aren't the hot ticket right now, with more emphasis on M4gerys.
BTW, what purpose do you have for the rifle, Rebs? Personally don't care for the weight or balance of an HBar, but if you're shooting from rest it should be fine.
My question is a colt ar 15 match target Hbar flat top considered to be or not considered to be a "certain firearm" ?I certainly do not want to come across as being rude to the OP, but a forum is the last place I am going to ask if the price is right.
When I was ready to pull the trigger on a Colt AR deal I called my favorite 4 Gunshops and then I called their competion.
I also shop for customer service, so I add a little $ to that cause. When I am done calling around I jump on the net and start shopping for the exact model to see what it brings on the net, not that I would ever buy a firearm over the net that I can buy in a local GS, refering back to customer service if there is a problem.
The reasons I don't ask members on a forum are simple. Most don't live in My State as prices differ greatly from State to State. The forum members are also not there to see and touch the firearm.
Now if you are asking the Opinion of the forum on a certain firearm, well that is completely different.
I will side with McGroin as that style of AR at $1200.00 is a good deal. Noscratches, no blemishes, Box in good shape with all the paperwork and with a decent return policy if you don't like the accuarcy. A Very Good Price where I live.
Just my 2 cents.