Which assault rifle?

Which assault rifle?

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    Which assault rifle?

    I was thinking about getting one and was just getting preliminary info. The mods and extras seem to run the gamut.
    So here is my criteria. Rough budget $1,000. Please feel free to add suggestions, future add ons, must have features now(things you buy with the gun that cannot be easily added afterwards) or later , what works,what does'nt.
    Would also be interested in upkeep cost, ammo cost-availability, ease of use. Explanation of gas vs. piston. Web info. Reliability.
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    I'm a big fan of the AR platform. There are countless threads here and elsewhere on which one and why?
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    AR-15

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    So far thinking AR-15 or AK-47.
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    Who are you planning on assaulting??

    or are you looking for a magazine-fed, semi-automatic rifle?

    What is your purpose? plinking? Home defense? Long range (i.e. you want to reach out and touch someone >500m)? 3-gun?

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    I vote AR
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    Buy yourself a good quality but basic AR. Learn to shoot it bone stock, then start worrying about the crap hanging off of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Buy yourself a good quality but basic AR. Learn to shoot it bone stock, then start worrying about the crap hanging off of it.

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    AK-47 or AR-15? Get the best of both worlds - buy an AK-74.
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    Assault rifles are select fire and start around $14,000 for civilian ownership.

    If you are talking about a semi-automatic variation of an assault rifle the M16/M4 rains supreme. It is a semi-auto version of the current issue rifle for the US armed forces for the last 40+ years ........ the longest serving rifle platform in US history. This rifle has the largest supply chain of parts and ammunition on the market and can be had in any variation that fulfills your need.

    If you're looking for the best bang for your buck look to the S&W M&P 15 marketed to the LE community.
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    Colt 6920 is always a great starting point.
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    Thanks for the input. Just wanted a basic assault style rifle. Was not going to really attack anything other than targets. To be honest I just sold a business and wanted a new toy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by borglyn View Post
    Thanks for the input. Just wanted a basic assault style rifle. Was not going to really attack anything other than targets. To be honest I just sold a business and wanted a new toy.
    Don't worry about it. A few around here are pretty psycho about the term "Assault rifle" and how/when it's used.
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    I got an ak and an ar. Tough to choose which I would buy first if I had neither. I may actually sell my AK one day soon.

    Only real way to tell is to shoot them and see which works best, or buy both and problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonconsiglio View Post
    Colt 6920 is always a great starting point.
    Or a 6940 with the railed foreend already installed. And I agree learn to use it and shoot with irons, like our soldiers do then start buying doodads.
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