After lots of research and great advice from this site, I finally bit the bullet and bought my first AR. Carried these for years in the military, never really wanted one until now. I decided on the Palmetto State Armory M4. Seemed to be the best value for the money and left me some cash to add an optic, magnifier and some furniture. Purchased from Classic Arms for $749.99 shipped plus FFL transfer. They shipped within three days and provided outstanding service. Here it is after I added some OD Green Magpul furniture and Aimpoint Pro and Primary Arms 6x magnifier.
Here is the first three rounds out of the box at the FFL's indoor range before adding the Aimpoint Pro and magnifier with Magpul Flip Up BUIS. Very accurate rifle.
After adding the Aimpoint Pro and Primary Arms 6X magnifier and zeroing at 50 yards.
My son is learning to shoot as best as I can teach him. At 12 he is showing himself to be a good marksman here is his target at 100 yards using only the iron sights
and this is at 50 after the Aimpoint Pro was zeroed. He emptied the whole 30 round mag and started spraying them a little at the end, glad its not full auto or he would keep me in the poor house on ammo costs!
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