nice read............... what do you think?
"many ARs allow you change calibers by switching out the upper receiver and bolt carrier group."
Now, that's one feature I do like. One basic gun and several different calibers. A man has to be sure he is getting the correct basic gun first though, it looks like not all ARs have interchangeable uppers.
In reading this article and a few others I've decided buying a .223 is not such a good idea, 5.56 gives you the choice of using either cartridge. Getting the .223 limits you to that one only for safety reasons.
Sooo, an AR that can have switchable uppers for caliber change and basic gun in 5.56 looks like a deal to me.
Sheesh, some day I have to go to a gun store and ask if I can look at an AR, I've never even had one in my hands LOL!!
try a gun show but a big one.This weekend @ Tampa fair grounds Tampa Florida there is one and am trying to go.
Am liking the 1:7 twist 5.56 NOT the 45 as am thinking of 77 grain bullets ....................
I like the idea od iron sights on side and scope on top so scope can be at last yard of iron sight but have to learn to trick shoot................
Buddy @ work is nam vet got 37 COMFERM kills in 17 months he told me today but only take his AR to range to paper shoot........... I thank him and left it there.....................
the only confirmed kills I had were bottles of Budweiser.
You had beer in bottles in Nam? Wow. We had beer in those old steel cans that you had to punch holes in the top to drink, and rusty cans at that. pretty sure it wasn't Budweiser either. I drank it anyway.
the VC waitress could not pronounce Budweiser, it sounded like boodweir. One of the guys took the sponge from her serving try, she became quite angry, "I want my bunge!!" LOL
We left before she could pull her AK47 out of her black pajamas
for the best accuracy in the heaviest bullets. I doubt the loss of accuracy using lighter bullets would amount to much, but I do need AR shooters to confirm that.
I don't know anything about sight set ups, I'd just assumed you could have both iron sights and optics with no modifications. I was wrong huh? :)
Iron sights are good to have, no lenses or mirrors to be damaged or come loose, no fogging up with temperature change. Until just a few weeks ago I'd never had a 'scope mounted on my rifles unless you count my SKS which was a piss poor boat anchor LOL
Oh, I had a 'scope on my Colt King Cobra, gave the whole kit and caboodle to my son 10 years ago. So yes, I had 'scopes on two of my guns but did not use them but they did look Totally Bad Ass!! LOL!!!!