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):
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....
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?
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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.
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.