This thread has had my interest for quite a while; I have to admit, I know nothing about AR15's, never even shot one... though I did shoot the M16 a few times in the Navy. Never broken one down, cleaned it, or anything else though. Due to the way PE Obama is saying he wants to go regarding gun control I figured I better make an investment -- AND QUICK!
So I don't have a lot of time to educate, make decisions, acquire parts slowly, build, tweak, etc. I just need to get in quick and get the basics.
With that in mind, would a few of you give me your recommendation for the most basic (but easily upgradable and tweaked later on) platform that I can get my hands on *TODAY* so I can save some time and get one in my hands now before it's too late??? If your recommendation is one that I would have to assemble, I'm fine with that... so long as all the parts come in one and I don't have to spend time shopping. If it's a pre-built platform, that's fine too.
The key is that I want something basic enough that I can later add just about any option I'd want to but completed enough that I could do basic shooting with it tomorrow. Also, if you can make a decent guess at how much this would run me, that would be great too! And, as a last measure, it'd be great for recommendations on how much MINIMUM ammo I should buy at the same time and roughly how much that would run me.
I figure... buy the bare basics today to steer clear of any potential bans... I can learn to shoot it and tweak it as time permits!
EDIT: I'm slowly going back through this thread, re-reading everyone's posts and trying to put things through my head... by reading through them it is occurring to me that some may not know what to recommend b/c they will have questions remaining... I will add to this list as I go through the threads:
* This gun will be for 2 purposes: 1) general hobby-shooting... a few times a year, probably not very many rounds; 2) a crap-hits-the-fan scenario where I think the most likely use for it would be home-defense against mob activity (of any number) from a second-story window... relatively short distance.
* I've read all the talk about the 4 different models and not exactly sure what I should go for... as I understand it, the M3 seems the best b/c it gives you a detachable handle with iron sights... meaning, I assume, that it can serve the same function as all the others depending on how you configure it... is that correct??? If so, I'd think the pref. would be A3, would anyone agree/disagree for a particular reason???
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on Sun 09 Nov 2008 11:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
"Men cannot be enslaved politically until they have been disarmed ideologically. When they are so disarmed, it is the victims who take the lead in the process of their own destruction." -- Ayn Rand, Russian-American Philosopher (1905-1982).