atctimmy isn't leading you wrong but...Colt 6920MP (magpul furniture) $1080.00
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If you get a Colt AR, make sure the pins are all milspec (hammer, trigger, retaining pins). Depends on date of manufacture. You want milspec pins so you can interchange with common parts.
My preference for a factory Colt is the 6721 with a heavy barrel. Here is a link to a thread Colt 6920 vs 6721 - M4Carbine.net Forums
There are also piston type AR's (vs. original direct impingement). For your purposes, a DI rifle is fine. I have always had DI rifles but getting a piston PWS soon. I drool over the HK MR556 but it's a little too rich for my blood.
But get one soon (or two ). If there is a re-election in November, there will probably be another shortage of ARs and ammo (and inflated prices). I was glad I already had a couple (and ammo) after seeing what was going on a couple of years ago. There was a period where not much was available or expensive. It's a good time right now but not sure what will happen with demand when November gets closer.
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Picked up the s&w m&p 15 sport nothing fancy but I think it will suit my needs
Good choice with the sport, if I had to buy one that would be the one I purchased.
I was in the EXACT same situation as you, AKA: Young child, no where to store a loaded long gun...I use a GunVault for my CCW when I sleep and keep one Ruger 10/22 rifle unloaded, bolt locked back, safety on, no magazine, cased, and all ammunition locked in MTM cases in a closet. I just don't have the space in my home for a long gun ready access safe or regular safe.
I also have a small home so I couldn't see myself using a rifle to clear it but I bought a Saiga in 5.45x39
It was a great rifle but unfortunately like you had mentioned, all it did was sit in the closet locked up with no ammunition readily even loaded into magazines. The only time it was even ready to fire was at the range.
I sold it and Bought a Glock G21 SF .45 ACP with the money to put in my GunVault for ready access. It will ALWAYS be ready to rock and roll
If the cost is prohibitive and you just want something long that you can attach lots of stuff to then try one of the carbines in a pistol caliber. They start at under $300 new, have 16 inch barrels and picitinny rails. With a 9mm or 40 cal you can shoot fairly well at out to 100 yards although you won't have much stank left on the bullet.
Just my 2 cents.
Stock up on ammo and good mags (i.e. pmags). I like to have some 20rd mags too. They're compact and useful for bench shooting at the range or prone shooting. Then maybe optics. Also get a spare parts kit that includes the small parts prone to breakage or wear (esp. extra gas rings). I'd also keep a spare gas tube (of the correct length) and roll pin too.
Great information! I just picked up the same AR myself a week ago. I like the idea of having the extra parts on hand should something go down. Also, the twenty round mag will come in handy at the range as you stated. The thirty rounders do make it difficult to use on the bench. Thanks for the tips.
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Did I need an AR-15? No
Did I want an AR-15? Yup
Did I buy and AR-15? Yup.
I bought a Bushmaster XM15 E2S for 700$ is plain Jane, but it does what I need I can trick it out later if I want.
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Not wanting to hijack thread BUT what do folks know and think about Knight's Armament Company. The Stoner SR15 ?? Thanks
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