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mesinge2 10-26-2010 11:44 PM

Blondie's Gun or an AR-15?
First, I am sorry I don't know where to post this (Rifle, Revolver, etc); so, this may need to be moved.

I am getting a new gun but I am looking at vastly different weapons and can't choose between them. In the long run I will probably eventually own both but for now it is one or the other. I can't decide between a .38 SPL Cimarron Arms 1851 Navy Conversion (Man with no name):

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or a Colt AR-15 Match Target Flattop with Detachable Carry Handle (I like this long barrel verison):

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On one hand I have always wanted an AR-15, but I would love to own Blondie's gun.

So, what's the consensus?

cpttango30 10-26-2010 11:55 PM

You can pick up a RRA predator Pursuit Rifle for less money and get the same or better accuracy.

Squirrel_Slayer 10-27-2010 12:01 AM

I agree with Tango in that you should get the AR first, and I don't have an opinion on either the RRA or Colt, but there are lots of "match" quality guns out there for relatively inexpensive prices. Which gives me a topic for a completely different thread....

dunerunner 10-27-2010 01:08 AM

Hands down, the AR! But, as mentioned, shop around!! :D

OldManMontgomery 10-28-2010 03:25 AM

The evil black plastic assaultish rifle is way cool, but you'll get more actual use and fun from the revolver.

Frankly, I did the M16 thing for a while and the no-name cowboy is a far better fantasy.

zero7one 10-28-2010 10:01 PM

I guess it all depends on what you are going to use your newly acquired gun for. Something to hang on the wall or something to take to the range and shoot or for home defense? Everyone has their preference, but the main question is, what do you want the gun for?

whtsmoke 10-28-2010 10:12 PM

Easy, the AR reason is you will have a gun that you can do anything you want with and when it comes to feed it the darn thing isnt real particular as long as you clean her. The 1851 would be nice but even with todays metals you are going to be limited to what you stick in the chambers as its not designed foor modern pressures. Easy AR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

mesinge2 10-28-2010 10:36 PM


Originally Posted by zero7one (Post 376386)
I guess it all depends on what you are going to use your newly acquired gun for [ ? ]

I don't have a need for either. I use a Mossberg 535 for home defense and I have my share of carry guns. With either weapon it would probably just be a range gun. I just really want both and can only afford one of them for the time being.

Wenonah 12-04-2010 08:03 PM

My personal feel is to get what you need first and then get what you want. Everyone needs a shotgun, and a reliable combat type pistol around the house and a key or combination lock on the bedroom or closet door if you have kids. If you live in the country add a repeating rifle to that list. After the needs are met, get what you want. Personally I'd like to have a good AR but I already have a cool SA. Ask yourself which one you are likly to shoot more and get that. If, on the other hand, you are going to pull it out to show friends the 1851 converted is a really interesting gun with history that everyone appreciates, even some anti-gun radicals.

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