I don't know, maybe it's just because I've already
gone down the milsurp trail. Tastes are different,
and become jaded. After all the "Spikes" this, and
"DPMS" that, and etc(fill in the blank with your
favorite AR parts supplier) there is only one Colt.
My experience is that I have been lucky in the order
in which I have obtained firearms. If I had acquired a
beat-up, non-matching Mosin 91-30 for my first M/N,
I'd probably have a dozen of them, by now, in various
status of condition, and decay. But due to the fact that
I got a mint M44, for my first one, I was able to keep my
acquisitions down to 3 rifles, with no intentions to get any
Granted some of it is luck, but a lot of it is hard searching.
After acquiring my Colt AR, with that same luck, and hard
searching, I have the insight from experience, to limit
my search to a higher paradigm, for the next AR, be it a build,
or the purchase of a rifle in it's entirety.
Last edited by therewolf; 01-15-2014 at 03:29 PM.