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Old 05-29-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Budget Semi auto defense rifle

I am a Vet with a couple disabilities - and I am looking for recommendations on a Budget semi auto defense rifle - somewhere in the $500 range - I have a Mosin Nagant - but it is long and a bolt action - currently my home defense rifle is a 10/22 with a BX 25 magazine shooting CCI Stingers

Any thoughts on guns - I had thought a M1 Carbine would be nice but wow have they gone WAY up in price -

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Old 05-29-2014, 08:09 PM   #2
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You can build an AR for close to that price. Have you looked around at some of the kits?

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Pametto state armory has a few deals like this right now http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/firearms/rifles/palmetto-state-armory/psa-16-stainless-mid-length-freedom-carbine-with-stevens-320-security-12-ga-19486.html two guns for just a little over your budget


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Buy the set; auction the shotgun; and you'll probably come real close to $500.

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For self defense I'd go with a large pistol caliber. If you don't mind a 45 ACP, the Beretta Storm carbine is as good as they get. Reliable, easy to shoot accurately, and simple inside. It used to be $900, in this market $500. If I didn't have it already, I'd grab one today.

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I've seen S&W M&P 15 Sport (AR based 5.56x45) in my area for $569.00. They were being sold at the Great Eastern Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA, back in Feb. for $549.00.

I just checked www.atlantictactical.com and they have the Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport listed for $555.00

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I've seen the older Ruger Mini's go for under $500.

If that's all you can afford then go for one.

Very similar to the M-1 Carbine.

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I'd say AR based with 5.56 capability also. Many options in the .223 and a few specialized ones for self defense. Low recoil and get a laser mounted and sighted in and you won't even have to aim. Just point and pull the trigger where the dot is.

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I would just keep the 10/22 before I bought another 22. You might want to save for a few more months for a vepr or something bigger than a 22. Right now, you can get a vepr for $880. By the time you save $880 the vepr will be $500 the way prices are dropping on guns. If you can stand a 223 the S&W 15 sport is a bargain. It is better than bits and pieces from different suppliers. You have to add $100 to the price of all the kits because none of them have sights. The gun is optics ready.

Here is a handy tool for finding bargain guns. http://gunwatcher.com/
Just enter the model of gun that you want in the text box and click search it will find the best deal;

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/firearms/rifles/dpms-sportical.html

Here is a good deal. It only takes 10 round magazines but you get 12 magazines with the rifle.
http://www.classicfirearms.com/paprifle-2

Planet of the apes ugly. cheap ammo and a lifetime warranty

http://www.gilbertsguns.com/Rifles/Hi+Point/Hi+Point+4095TS+40+S+W+Carbine

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Why not an SKS ? Cheap ammo, and hits hard and accurate.
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