Skip to comments.Vanity: I'm in the market for a NEW assault rifle. Any suggestions?
Posted on 12/15/2012 10:39:03 PM PST by RC one
I already own 2 AR15s, an Uzi and an Armalite AR10 so this is nothing more than a big FU to the liberals really. I'm leaning towards a bushmaster varminter. any other suggestions.
Try to buy it from a private citizen so there are no records for the government to have.
If that’s legal where you live.
Wish I had an AK-47.
Better hope you’re not predisposed to being hypnotized.
Nope. It has to be brand new from the factory. I don’t care about records. I want to be responsible for the addition of one more firearm to the arsenal of democracy. that’s all this is.
yeah, that might work so long as it was freshly imported. Otherwise, it just recirculates a firearm that is already existence. whose importing AK47s these days?
Don’t do it! Guns kill people don’t’cha know? If you are foolish enough to ignore this advice then find the guns with the biggest clips that hold the most popular and most easily attainable ammunition.
I hear that guns and ammo were just flying out of our local sporting goods store today. I don’t know if its been that way every day, but it sure was today.
I had an AR-15 in 7.62x39 special order from Colt that was sorta nice, but I sold it to pay for school.
The Ruger 10-22 is hard to beat for just plain cheap fun, and can be tricked out to be a tack driver at 100 yards. Also good for kids to learn on.
I don't really care for Soviet Block style weapons, even though I can use them in a stupor, but a cheap (machined receiver, not stamped) SKS can be some cheap shooting fun at the range.
FYI, there's a big gun show in Louisville, Kentucky on December 28-30 at the Fair and Expo Center. Just get there early, because the lines are always extremely long and extremely slow.
I have no idea. Just saying.
An AR-15 at 7.62? Special order, I hear ya’. But otherwise they are 5.56.
How about a Thompson sub machine gun?
I bought an AK-47 on 11/7 as a 2nd vote...I chose it because it’s a favorite with liberals as far as banning goes. It’s kind of ironic that they drove me to buy one by their incessant harping on the issue.
More accurate than I thought, but man, it gets hot.
I can say that about most of my guns, too.
Chrck out Stag Arm’s.
I’ve got a DS Arms FAL sitting in my safe for a fella I know. It’s super sweet but I could buy two AR15s for the price of that sucker and I already have one 7.62 battle rifle-the AR10. It’s more of a sniper rifle though which gets me wondering if what I should get a carbine style upper for it and have a second AR10 for cheap? Might have to look into it. I really want a 5.56 tack driver though. My old man’s AR15 will shoot a 30 round magazine hole for hole at 100 yards. That’s what I’m thinking I really want. This may be the last assault rifle I ever buy, so I suppose it should be something that I’ve been wanting for a while now.
Ah, the classics. I almost bought one once. They’re sweet and super desirable, but, since this may be the last assault rifle I’m ever allowed to purchase, i think it should be a little more...useful.
I’m checking out their super varminter right now. the price beats the Bushmaster varminter. What experience do you have with this brand? How would you rate the manufacturing quality?
I got to shoot one with the Cutts compensator. I ran through all my 'daddy is playing' money in about a minute. That includes reloading the stick mag. Once.
Very fun. Not very practical.
If you’re looking for a carbine and this is the last rifle that you’re going to get, get your hands on a Springfield Armory Soccom II. You will rule the block. It is one nasty piece of hardware.
funny you recommendedd the two i was thinking about.
Sounds like you have a fine grouping already. I might suggest spending the money on some more ammo instead.
Ruger 10 / 22 and then spend the rest of the money on cheap ammo
components might be a good idea too.
Good luck with it. I think that it’s wise to go with a piston.
And yeah, 7.62 ammo can add up. I’m just kind of partial to it.
AR-15 is great but they need to be babied against dust and grime. Ruger Mini-14 or a Russian Saiga rifle chambered in .223 or .308. Loose fit parts and capable of operating when you have no time to clean it.
I'll stand by all I listed as having been owned by me, and enjoyed as accurate technical equipment. Whichever of the two you were thinking about.
Here’s a good deal on factory-new Yugo AK rifle. . .
649.00 plus shipping and your local FFL transfer fee. . .
I am not biting the AR fever one bit, though I have two. My choice is the M1A with its .308 cartridges. If I were to get something for close quarters I would check out the FAL and or a different round like the 6.8 anything but the .223 and its jam syndrome.
Sorry to say but I do NOT want a weapon that is prone to jam, though in some recent events I am glad they did. I can be smarter and can see designs that may look inferior tend to much more reliable.
You remind me of me (except for the cooking, but I still try)
You are now my favorite Freeper (sorry Laz)
The new Ruger Mini-30’s are far more accurate than before, extremely reliable, and ideal.....not too expensive either....scope mounts included.....throw a red-dot on there and you are in for some great shooting......
IF you can find one..........
In stainless, of course.........
I have a 10/22. It and the ruger .22 pistols are essentials IMO. I never really took to the AK/SKS platforms. I respect them but I never had the ambition to support the caliber or the platform. I like tack drivers-rifles that can shoot .2-.3 MOA out to around 400 yards. That kind of accuracy should be the standard we all strive for any more IMHO. The days of casually shooting a case of ammo up at the range are over. training needs to focus on cold bore accuracy and precision.
I don’t own an AR and have no desire to. I guess you could say I’m an AK snob for all the usual reasons. WASR10 works for me.
The manufacturer and dealer of the rifle used in the Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings agreed Wednesday to pay $2.5 million in a settlement with victims and victims' families.
The settlement with Bushmaster marks the first time a gun manufacturer has agreed to pay damages to settle claims of negligent distribution of weapons, said Jon Lowy, a lawyer with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. He helped argue the case. He said the settlement with Bull's Eye Shooter Supply is the largest against a gun dealer.
''These settlements send a loud and clear message that the gun industry cannot turn a blind eye to how criminals get their guns," Lowy said.
Bushmaster Firearms of Windham, Maine, agreed to pay $550,000 to eight plaintiffs. Bull's Eye Shooter Supply of Tacoma, where the snipers' Bushmaster rifle came from, agreed to pay $2 million.
Rigid stock or folding stock. Stamped or milled receiver. Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Romanian, Chicom or other variants.
Heck get one of each and start a collection.
I have a SCAR17 and would not trade it for any other rifle.
What’s an assault rifle?
I was in my favorite gun store yesterday 20 minutes after it opened. It's a very LARGE store with 20+ lanes for target practice.
I got one of the last two parking spots in the lot when I arrived. There was a LINE to have FOID pictures taken. Every gun shop employee was busy with customers looking at firearms. I waited almost 30 minutes to get help looking at a new compact 9mm for my wife.
The ammo shelves were already half-empty as I replenished my supply of 9mm and .308's. Picked up a bucket of .223, and three high capacity magazines for my HnK USP9.
Since Illinois now *HAS* to pass a conceal/carry law per a Federal Appeals Court last week, I was also looking for a holster for my HnK USP9 and a holster for my wife's 380, figuring it's best to pick those up NOW than after the law finally passes and everyone wants them.
Spent 2 hours total in the store, by the time I walked out cars were circling the lot looking for parking spaces. It was a MAD HOUSE. Every time these stupid Democrats start talking gun control, everyone seemingly heads for the gun shops.
That’s alot of AR-15 for $1145. I’d buy one (if I needed another....)
[ You are now my favorite Freeper (sorry Laz)]
Laz is laying low for awhile because of his post a few days ago identifying the wrong shooter in the school massacre.
It’s always good to have a backup fav.
Sig-Sauer SIG556, on sale at Cabelas for $999.98. Adjustable folding stock,gas piston design, easy to clean, tack driver.
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