Skip to comments.So you want to buy an AR-15, huh? (Vanity?)
Posted on 01/01/2011 10:02:58 PM PST by scott7278
Let me guess, you have seen a few models in your local store, you have seen some ads in the gun rags, and a "guy" you know thinks his rifle is "the best." And now you need some help separating the wheat from the chaff, and have come here to find out what is best for you. Am I close?
I am going to assume you plan to take this into harm's way, or at least want a rifle CAPABLE of being taken onto a "two-way" range. If you just want a recreational shooter, just pick up whatever fits your budget at your local gunshop. If it doesn't work as advertised, no one gets hurt. But for those whose lives depend on meeting evil in this present age with force, and lots of it, keep reading...
The first question you SHOULD ask yourself, is "what's allowed?" For sworn Law Enforcement Officers employed by a department/agency, this could be as simple as "quality rifle approved by the Range Master." Or, it could be as picky as "Colt or Rock River Arms" (Dallas PD.) So BE SURE you get something that FITS YOUR POLICY, as well as fits your needs. Let's keep going...
Secondly, you should assess your tactical parameters. Are you a lone deputy out in the sticks? Are you a member of a dedicated SWAT team in an urban setting? This will all play into what you should look into. We'll talk about that later, so let's move along for now...
In addition, we need to consider what options you will be needing, and what accessories you will be running. These can range from slings, to sights, to lights, etc...
Regardless, you will need a rifle that is DEAD NUTS RELIABLE, and made to a degree of quality assurance...
(Excerpt) Read more at forums.officer.com ...
Happy New Year!
Is that where the targets can shoot back?
Yep! Preferably not, though. ;)
I’ve never owned an AR, but would like to get one. I did carry an M16 back in the 60’s, early 70’s. I’m in CA so we’re also pretty restricted as to what we can have here.
I think Gov’t Profile is reasonable - but there’s no need to go heavier, IMO.
Actually, I'd prefer something chambered in .308 (or a Garand in 30-06).
Happy New Year to ALL,
as for the AR-15
I have looked into the semi auto history and mechanical issues of many semi auto’s and made my choice, this was not to go with the AR platform. I shall not mention my choice but suffice to say I am happy we still have a choice, not only as to what we buy, but being able to buy and own it in the first place.
I would love to get me a Mosin-Nagant. Is there anyplace from where you’ve had luck buying?
You can PM me if you’d like...I love guns in general and don’t fight over them. ;)
Go to a gun show. There are always a few. Sometimes Gander Mountain has them at a decent price (for retail).
Have you ever shot one of those old steel but plate, “ German Whackers:?????There are lots or reasons the Russians wore all of the clothes they could find besides the weather. Good Luck, go to Gun Dealer. Com.
I totally LOVE my AR. They are the sweetest shooting rifles ever made. A real pleasure to shoot.
Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! Hoo rah!
How’s the accuracy? Who made the upper and the lower, if you don’t mind me asking?
Oh yes. M44, M38, 91-30; several of each. Can't beat them for the price and until the past few years ammo was dirt cheap. Sealed containers with 400-500 rounds at $100 or less. Thankfully I always bought extra :-)
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