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« on: Jun 05, 2020, 02:13:43 AM »
Looking at at laser sights.  A rail with PR labeled I'm guessing it's Picaninnity?....(spell check not working?)
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Re: AR15
« Reply #1 on: Jun 05, 2020, 02:32:32 AM »
Looking at at laser sights.  A rail with PR labeled I'm guessing it's Picaninnity?....(spell check not working?)

Are you talking about this:

https://www.opticsplanet.com/barska-tactical-5mw-green-laser-sight-w-picatinny-rail-ring.html

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 05, 2020, 08:06:18 AM »
you mean laser sight like a red dot

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Re: AR15
« Reply #3 on: Jun 05, 2020, 10:31:53 AM »
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Re: AR15
« Reply #4 on: Jun 05, 2020, 11:21:14 AM »
you mean laser sight like a red dot

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I mean  a laser as in a "pointer" not a dot in the scope.  Something that shines a beam like a flashlight.  Hunting wild pigs in the dense trees of Hawaii a scope with adjustments are not very effective.  Pigs and dogs running=little time for a shot.  Need a laser dot on the target.  I have a blue laser that projects very far but no mount.  Im guessing the best option is to buy one made to mount.

Again, how do I know which mounting style?  "PR" on the rail are the only markings. 
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Re: AR15
« Reply #5 on: Jun 05, 2020, 04:52:46 PM »
Thank you Hickory Nut.

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Re: AR15
« Reply #6 on: Jun 07, 2020, 04:11:53 AM »
What are the advantages and disadvantages of:

AR-15 223
AR-15 556
AR-10

Which manufacturer has best reputation?

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Re: AR15
« Reply #7 on: Jun 07, 2020, 10:15:26 AM »
Wow.. HN...

That is very interesting information.  :yesnod:

Thank you.. that is exactly the kind of information I need.  :beerchug:

I just starting asking questions and gathering opinions and experiences.  I have a number of friends who are really into guns and I've begun picking their brains.

It's interesting to learn the different experiences and thoughts on ARs or hand guns.

I'm pretty mechanical and enjoy getting my hands on stuff, so building an AR would be fun.

I'm looking at choices based upon only one use - self defense.  I will not hunt with it and most likely not get involved in any kind of shooting competition.

The hand gun I have now is probably not the best for conceal carry which will also be my next consideration.

Here in AZ we do not have to have CCP Conceal Carry Permit - but I will sign up for a CCP class and learn the laws involved - and my friend said it's very important if I intend to CC.

And as most people know, Open Carry is permitted in Arizona.

Some of you who are very knowledgeable have commented and suggested that "building" an AR is better than buying one off the shelf - although I am told the "shelves are bare" right now.

I am taking notes and will decide what to do buy in the near future.

For CC hand gun I'm considering an FNX9 with 17 round clip, side hip holster.

For the AR - I'm considering a AR-15 Smith & Wesson 556 with a night scope.

Those are just considerations as I compile my list. :gap:

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Re: AR15
« Reply #8 on: Jun 07, 2020, 12:38:50 PM »
the 'best' is debatable. wilson combat and daniel defense make good stuff as dose bravo company machineing. noveske makes good stuff to.
i get my parts from palmetto state armory and it fits my needs mostly being inexpensive and i know they will function.
just so everyone is aware......i have no affiliation with ruger the firearm company. its been my offroad nickname fer a long time.

as fer finding a conceal carry pistol. fn makes good stuff but find something that fits you and what you are comfortable with. mines a glock 19 gen 2(9mm) and have carried it fer years. with my full size springfield xd 45 it prints to bad to carry. wife carries a ruger sp101 357 snubby(carrys 38s in it due to no benefit of the 357 or +p because to the short barrel). also think about carrying an extra mag/speed loader since bad guys usually have buddies.
i was thinking of getting something smaller like the sig 365 that would be more concealable. its just another excuse to buy another right haha. but having big hands dont know if a smaller pistol would be a right choice fer me.

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Re: AR15
« Reply #9 on: Jun 07, 2020, 12:46:39 PM »
What about round availability/cost?

Reload availability/cost?
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Re: AR15
« Reply #10 on: Jun 07, 2020, 01:32:32 PM »
dont ferget about shotguns. they are very versatile. you can shoot buckshot/slugs and birdshot. since you have no ambition to hunt they make some with a short barrel that hold more shells. if yer looking at having a target less then 50 yards this is good option. also the rack of a pump shotgun could be used as a deterrent as well.

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Re: AR15
« Reply #11 on: Jun 07, 2020, 05:18:09 PM »
fer ammo check out sgammo

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Re: AR15
« Reply #12 on: Jun 07, 2020, 07:29:25 PM »
Ammo...

You guys are talking good stuff and asking great questions!... Thank you.  :beerchug:

From what I've been told recently and my own attempt to purchase 22 caliber and 45 caliber a couple years ago, ammunition may be hard to get.

So... availability of the ammo is critical - at least for an initial purchase for preparedness.

Replacing ammo used while target practicing will be another issue.

Once I'm very comfortable with the gun(s), and understand it's capabilities, get myself to an acceptable level of "accauracy", I don't plan on doing a whole lot target practicing.  I may go out shooting or to a range once in awhile. 

Surprisingly its been about 6 years since I fired one of my guns.  :disturbed:

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Re: AR15
« Reply #13 on: Jun 07, 2020, 08:14:48 PM »
The Marine that made rifle said 223 Remington.  The barrel is labelled 5.56 however.  Does that mean the barrel can use 5.56 but possibly the lower is only milled for a 223?
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Re: AR15
« Reply #15 on: Jun 08, 2020, 05:35:05 AM »
https://blog.cheaperthandirt.com/223-vs-556-which-ammo-in-my-gun/

One of my AR-knowledgeable friends said if I buy (or build) AR, to buy an AR-15 that is a 556.  A 556 can shoot 223.  But an AR-15 223 cannot shoot 556 ammo.

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« Reply #16 on: Jun 08, 2020, 11:16:23 PM »
I have to ask the Marine.  My lower is custom made on a CNC
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« Reply #17 on: Jun 08, 2020, 11:17:12 PM »
So far only fired 223
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Re: AR15
« Reply #18 on: Jun 09, 2020, 01:34:56 PM »
the lower should not be caliber specific, only the upper. personally for the money look into the .223 wylde chamber. it will shoot 223 rem and 5.56 nato but more accurate than the nato chambering.

I personally love my bushmaster ORC 308 but it is a heavy gun and not the most fun to hike long distances.  the 308 AR platform is also not s standardized as the AR15 platform so if you plan on building a large frame AR make sure and do your research.  I have 2 stripped lowers to build at the moment and have had good luck with Palmento state armory rifle kits if cost is a factor for you.

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Re: AR15
« Reply #19 on: Jun 10, 2020, 07:27:56 PM »
I realize this thread is AR, but has anyone had any experience with the Saiga 12 gauge?


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Re: AR15
« Reply #20 on: Jun 10, 2020, 07:35:38 PM »
ive shot them but they can be picky on shells
theyre fun and effective. they break apart like an AK.

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Re: AR15
« Reply #21 on: Jun 11, 2020, 03:07:35 AM »
ive shot them but they can be picky on shells
theyre fun and effective. they break apart like an AK.

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I assume "picky" meaning the wrong shell can jam or cause other failures?

And, "break apart" meaning disassemble?

This brings up another question.... reliability and quality.  I don't intend to shoot many rounds through the gun I end up with, but reliability is critical and the quality is very important to me.

This site for example has a list.

https://thegunrights.com/best-ar-15/

It doesn't really go into detail on HOW and WHY the reliability and quality has made a top 10 list.

What "things" do I look for, or what experiences do you have regarding reliability, to make sure I choose the most reliable AR or other gun with a high level of quality?

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Re: AR15
« Reply #22 on: Jun 11, 2020, 06:03:25 AM »
Some Guns (pistols, Rifles, Shotguns) are finicky on what ammo they like.

If its a shotgun (Auto Loader/Semi Auto) and you are having issues it probably has something to do with the type of shell being used. Some auto loading shotguns like High Brass some like low brass, some are adjustable. It is my understanding the High Brass shells are usually a higher quality round (and Usually More Expensive). As far as shotguns go if you want reliability the Remington 870 Pump is inexpensive and I have fired thousands of rounds and never had a fail to fire fail to eject or any other issue. Doesn't matter high brass, low brass it just works. The design is simple and can be easily disassembled.

If you are talking pistols the actual bullet shape and size can play a role with feeding issues. Some hollow points don't feed well into some feed ramps going into the chamber. Also Grip can play a major role in functionality. On most pistols you need to hold them firmly or it will jam. They call this Limp Wrist Failure. This means the slide doesn't go back all the way and doesn't allow the next round to chamber properly.

The AR15 can have numerous issues. Misaligned Gas Block, Wrong Buffer Spring for Gas tube length, Cheap Ammo, if it is equipped with an adjustable gas block it needs to be tuned properly, Improper gas port size in the barrel, dirty unfinished chambers from the factory, improper extractor finish just to name all I can think of right now.

That's why it is important to purchase high quality parts if you plan to assemble yourself. The high end/ high reliability AR makers of the world take a lot of time and effort to remove tooling marks for a perfectly smooth finish which will help eliminate potential issues, they make sure everything is fitted perfectly, and function test every rifle that leaves their facilities. Some will even give you a accuracy guarantee, For instance Larue Tactical says it it doesn't shoot under 1" at 100 yards it doesn't get shipped to the customer. Their rifles and components are top notch but that comes with a higher price as well.

Sometimes you have to try different types of Ammo/bullets in order to see what your rifle or pistol likes. Joe Blow's rilfe may like/ shoot more reliably with Hornady Black ammo but mine may like or shoot the Hornady SST better. There are a lot of factors and you will probably have to experiment with several types before you pick one and start stock piling ammo. I know people that shoot very little and have literally thousands of rounds stockpiled, but if it wont function in your rifle or pistol you may as well have a sling shot ready!

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Re: AR15
« Reply #23 on: Jun 11, 2020, 10:02:01 AM »
couldnt of said it better myself hickory.

the 870 is a good shotgun as is the mossberg 500 or mav 88. the main diff between the 2 are the forend and safety. i prefer a crossbolt safety so i went with the mav instead of having a safety on top.

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Re: AR15
« Reply #24 on: Jun 11, 2020, 12:18:07 PM »
during the 'ammo shortage' a few years back shotgun shells were easy to find and in every flavor you wanted. i was able to get buck and slugs when other ammo was hard to get(even though warehouses had pallets of rounds that were 'not fer sale').
i picked up another 870 fer fairly cheap as well. i recommend the wingmaster since its the cadallac of the 870 with deep blueing and better finish, the standard 870 express is pecerised and it will rust just looking at it but they function great. i dont have a wingmaster buy my ex dose and it was nice.
the mav 88 came later which i bought as a combo(field barrel and shorty) it might not have a barrel long mag tube but it works fer home defense and also can swap the barrel and go hunt or trap/clay shoot. there is a company that makes a rubber ramp so you can cycle short shells(1 3/4") in the moss/mav to up yer firepower with less recoil.

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« Reply #25 on: Jun 11, 2020, 02:35:17 PM »
My father gave me a 20 Guage Wingmaster when I was 12. After I got older and wanted more firepower we traded it for a 12G Wingmaster. 20 years later I told him we should have never traded that 20 G for the 12. That Christmas he gave me another 20 G Wingmaster with the European stock that was in near perfect condition. Those are two of my favorite guns and I will Cherish them for life.

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« Reply #26 on: Jun 11, 2020, 05:46:37 PM »
The Marine friend of mine is deployed I can't bother him with my questions unless he calls me.  How do figure this:

What does all this mean to you? Quite simply, it means firing a 5.56mm NATO round through a gun not designed for that round is very dangerous. Your gun needs to have a NATO or MIL-SPEC chamber, which features a longer leade. For those interested, leade is the distance between the mouth of the cartridge and the point where the rifling touches the bullet.
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Re: AR15
« Reply #27 on: Jun 11, 2020, 08:55:59 PM »
the rifling also has lands and grooves.
i would stick with 223 fer now. a buddy sold me an ar chambered in 223 rem and he eventually bought it back. since yer usmc buddy built it fer you i would ask him if its 223 or 5.56 or 223 wylde. a gun shop should be able to tell you as well or post pics and we should be able to.
if its 223 rem then stick with 223 only.
if 5.56 it can handle 223 and 5.56
if 223 wylde it can handle 223 and 5.56

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Re: AR15
« Reply #28 on: Jun 11, 2020, 09:04:12 PM »
like I said before, had told me 223 Remington when I got.  The reason i was curious was because the barrel says 5.56

I don't want to make mistake.  I'll for him to get back and clarify the specs.
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Re: AR15
« Reply #29 on: Jun 11, 2020, 09:04:31 PM »
Thank you RUGER.
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