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    Need some advice?

    Recently I purchased a bushmaster Ar. Since my gut told me that in
    the future these type of long guns might be hard to get.Just thinking
    out loud what small upgrades could I do.ie Grips-sling-.Little things to
    improve the ergonomics of the gun.Since the price of entry to these
    types of rifles isn't cheap.

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    there are all kinds of upgrades you can do, and it's probably going to be a never ending project.

    Hogue grips are nice, trijicon night sights if you don't want to go scoped, adjustable stock if it doesn't have one, bipods, optics, foregrips, trigger jobs...

    I'd start out with hogue grips. I love them and they are cheap. Also, you could get a JP takedown pin. It eliminates any play between the upper and lower. It does take an allen key to remove though, so not a good option if you want to break it down a lot in the field. More mags is also something good to get. You can never have too many 30 rounders.
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    I used to shoot my beretta all the time.But my shooting partner moved and as
    time went by just stopped.I love the gun and would like to trick it somewhat.
    But for plinking and home defense,a socom rig isn't a neccesity.

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    I carried an M16A1 35 years ago. Today I still find the base model the easiest to shoot. They were built for ergonomics and simplicity. Many generous guys have shared their built-up AR's with me on the range and while they were fun, I still shoot best with a basic issued-style rifle. Light and basic, accurate out to 300 yards even with my old eyes.
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    +1 for changing the grip! Darn near anything is better than the stock pistol grip IMO. Especially if you're going to shoot your Bushmaster.

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    Get a good trigger and your groups will shrink.
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    If you're worried about parts to buy before a potential ban, I'd say:

    - Lower receivers
    - 30- and 20-rd mags

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    Be prepared to wait, AR companies are backed up like crazy. Larue Tactical is worth the wait (my personal favorite). Still waiting on my Christmas presents to come in.
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    Mags. At least 12. A basic 2 point sling will serve your needs, though Spec-Ops and BlackHawk make some nice alternatives. A good cleaning kit and ammo.

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    To be honest my first mods would be: (in this order)
    1) Free float hand guard
    2) Good optic (Acog, Aimpoint, Eotech)
    3) Trigger work
    4) Compensator

    All four of these will improve the accuracy of your rifle and the speed in which you can shoot it. Anything else is just for looks and in my opinion does not matter. Just my $.02

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    Thanks Everyone now another query? A sling is definately coming soon.What
    about changing the stock out to a retractable unit.I have seen all types of flash
    suppressors.Can they installed on a barrel that isn't threaded? What about the
    hand guards to something like a quad rail.Just wandering about the cost and
    difficulty of these things.Oh yeah ammo and a bunch of extra magazines.What
    did I start?

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