Skip to comments.Need Advice on Purchase of Automatic Weapon
Posted on 11/09/2012 4:41:12 PM PST by Tail Gunner John
I have now gotten religion on the need to purchase my first automatic rifle. I have very little personal experience to draw upon in making my selection. I'm looking for an economical but reliable weapon. My goal is to buy the rifle and lay in a reasonable supply of ammunition for less than $1000. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.
For this money, the closest thing you can do is get a “SlideFire” stock, which is a controlled way of doing the bump fire techniques, and having had one I know it works. Here is my brother shooting a semi-automatic AK74 with the Slidefire stock:
I can start with LOL.
You need to research this a little better. Class III license will eat up 2/3rds of your budget, then your DROS.
Then go to Gunbroker.com and see what you can get for around $2,500 that’s reliable.
You’re also going to need a tool kit to maintain your weapon.
There’s a bunch of other things you need to consider and a couple hundred rounds to practice will cost $.25 cents per round to $1.50 or more depending on what arm you eventually settle on.
I don’t know.
I have seen guys bump fire saiga 12’s but I bet its a bitch.
All of the above...
See post 38. The recoil almost pushes the guy out of frame.
Class III AR-15 full-auto, suppressed, will cost $5-7,000 easy, if you can find a good one. I have several, plus Class III AR-10s and won’t part with any.
PS - That was 2001 prices. They’ll be well-upwards of $13-15k, if you can even find one, in this day and time.
No, if he doesn’t have enough firearms experience to even get the get the terminology right, he needs to take a class on how to operate a firearm safely before someone gets hurt.
I bet it works better on an AK 74 than an Ak 47, but I think the short stock on the AK makes it difficult to use proficiently.
Yow, that looks like some fun w/12ga!
You don’t find it strange that the OP started a thread with a vague undefined term, no further elucidation on it and hasn’t replied once? I’m sure your superior brilliance will enlighten us all about that. ROFTLOL
Since you are starting out, I recommend a Ruger 10/22, available for under $250:
Then buy a lot of 22 ammo:
1000 rounds costs about $60. I’d suggest buying 5,000 rounds for a start. That puts your total cost at around $550.
When you run out of ammo, you will A) be a decent shot, but not great, and B) be ready to spend a bit more for a higher power gun. But the 22 is the basis for good shooting, because it is the only way to shoot enough cheap enough to get good at shooting.
And if I was a bad guy, I would NOT want to face 10 rounds of 22 ammo fired in about 5 seconds. And with very little practice, you could aim for the face...
You should have bought a semi-auto AR-15 about 6 months ago...prices will be jacked up from now until they ban them.I paid too much ($1100.00)in 2008 and I still have it and glad I did...Because right now I couldn’t afford it. You need to jump through a lot of hoops to get the license for full auto. So buy semi and convert if you feel the need when the SHTF. By then the law won’t matter.
For a first rifle of any caliber, a Ruger 10/22 is hard to beat, and it's a "semiauto". Probably fits the $1000 budget for rifle, scope, case, cleaning kit, tools, eye and ear protection, and gun club membership, (at least here in my hometown), and some money left over for maybe a couple, or maybe several, 500 round bricks of ammo.
Obviously you mean a semi-auto.
Tried my buddy’s recently...I was surprised how well it works.
I can still disassemble and reassemble an M-60 blindfolded. It’s been over 20 years.
I plan on getting a sig mosquito tomorrow. I’m gonna have fun with this one.