Hopefully this is bringing some people away from the fringes and back towards the center. I also hope they are getting at least a very basic level of training.
I’ve added 3 to my collection since April. Needing a good AR15 though. It would be my first rifle. Suggestions?
@NickC. How about something like this buddy…
I am seriously thinking about a 458 socom in an AR platform. A mill spec lower and you have a tapered down 50 cal in a much smaller format. It would also allow me to quickly change calibers with just 2 pins and a different upper.
That’s bad ass! Lol
@Cobra I like your new profile snake there .
Come December when I get my bonus I will definitely be adding my first AR to the collection. Then after that most likely a Carbine and I’m researching right now.
I like it because it looks like it’s ready to strike brother. Like you.
@Johnnyq60 & @NickC Sign up for email notifications from Palmetto State Armory. In the past week or two they have had some really good ARs on “sale”. A few different varieties of complete S&W M&P Sports, Sig Tread, Springfield Armory Saint, Geiselle and of course their own line of PSA branded complete rifles OR parts/kits. I put “sale” in quotes because these prices are good for post-COVID, but not as good as pre-COVID prices. The good stuff sells quick.
I recommend PSA brand to anyone I know who is looking for “inexpensive” but not “cheap” (YES, there is a difference) solid rifles at good bang-for-the-buck prices.
You can easily save $50 or so by just by buying the upper and lower separately. All you need to do is literally mush them together and push 2 pins to complete the rifle. The upper can get delivered to your door, the lower needs to goto an FFL.
Another common approach that doesn’t require too much skill (I know, I’ve done it) is to buy the upper, a stripped lower, and a lower parts kit. You then assemble the lower from the lower parts kit and the stripped lower (it’s not hard) and you can save yourself even more money, but at the expense of your time.
Thanks for the info brother @Harvey I will check that out and been on their Website but just never signed up for their emails.
If you dont get the emails, you will never catch one of the ARs
They also have sometimes great pricing on other accessories too. I got a Geiselle SSA trigger, usual retail $240 for $160. Romeo5 red dot for $100, those are usually $150 and on sale around $120-130. The only downside is it will make you want to spend money
With the stimulus, I added a pistol and rifle .50 Beowulf and 200rds of 325gr JHP.
Haven’t been able to find ammo in months.
I hear you brother and I do know myself that I would upgrade it right away like throw a red dot on it. Maybe even changing the stock and sights. But eventually once I get experience with it build my own.
Thank you @Harvey, I will check it out. Much appreciated!
@NickC We had nothing when this started…got 4 now. Just added a Sig Emperor Scorpion Fastback carry yesterday. Picked up an AR last month. Sig M400 Tread. $899. Affordable, and ready to add accessories. I added a Romeo 5 Red Dot when I bought it. Waiting for Sig to deliver a forward vertical grip, and 2 mags. Then I’m all set…for now
I’d second PSA! I got my wife a great lightweight AR pistol from them a couple of months ago for about $850. Added a 1oz green laser, she very happy with it. I’m Getting used to my saint too😁
What I would like to know, is the count for people like me that never owned a gun before. I think that number would be surprising. I meet a lot of new shooters each week at our range.
Well, I guess I am here for 15 gun owning households. This means you have to do the Algebra on how many guns have been purchased, I need a bigger safe!