“I’m considering the purchase of an improvable automatic rifle to augment my personal collection”
Unless you have a FFL, that “automatic” part is going to be tough, not to mention very illegal.
If you meant semi-auto, take a look at the CMMG gas piston M-4. Buddy just got one from CDNN sports for about $1k. Shoots great and runs clean.
Full-auto is legal in most states, you don’t need an FFL.
You just need to pass a local LEO and national FBI background check, and send $200 to the Treasury, you’ll get a tax stamp back, then you can go get the weapon.
I used to be a class III dealer.
take a look at the CMMG gas piston M-4. Buddy just got one from CDNN sports for about $1k. Shoots great and runs clean.
I was thinking about splurging for one of those, hows it working out? of course it doesn't matter now since I lost my guns in a mudslide .. yeah, that's it...a mudslide.
Not too many of those in Missouri, but they can be bad.
BTW, in case the original poster is interested, some videos from Brownells on building an AR