Originally Posted by slip
How do you guys feel about buying ARs at the gunshow? What are some things I should look for? What are some things I should avoid?
I'm looking to buy my first AR just to have one for shooting...and uhhh, the impending zombie apocalypse :P
Thanks for the help!
I keep zombies in mind with all my purchases.. laugh if you want, but when it hits the fan, that roving gang of bikers looking to take my food and water are as dead as any zombie
furthermore, research before hand bro, look at gun sites and gun sites and then check out some gun sites... read reviews, consider the options of the platform your buying and when you find the brands you want, make a list, in your head or on paper of the price ranges to expect... other than that, don't buy anything that looks as though its been used as a boat anchor.
also, I found out the hard way... A rail system on an M4 style rifle can bring the price up dramatically.. I later found systems I could have purchased and installed at half the price.. Like DrumJunkie, maybe start basic and build it up piece by piece as you find a use for it. I'm of the opinion that every M4 or AR shooter should master the good ol' iron sites before they dress it up with all the fixins.. know the weapons capabilities before you alter it. Who knows? You may even like it better bare.