GUN Best Rifle for Law Enforcement Use

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  1. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Ok here is the deal. I'm a small town cop looking for a good duty rifle. My city is cheap and I have an 870 right now. My Chief is willing to sell me his AR-15 with extras for $750 but I'm wondering if the .223 is the best round for law enforcment use. Other options I have in mind are some AK variation or a Kel-Tec SU-16. I would like to spend less than $750 though... any suggestion?:hs:
     
  2. Paintballer

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    I would say the AR would be the most versatile.......

    if $$ were no big deal i'd say go MP5......no long range tho:(
     
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    An AR and some training...
     
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    A BASIC AR, and lots of training.
     
  5. shohan

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    JLD PTR-91 .308 :dunno:

    but you'd be able to get an M4 I take it being LEO so perhaps an M4 or Mforgery would be better suited to your needs.
     
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    AR and rifle course sounds good, with dept letterhead you could pickup an M4 too, I love AK's but I dont think the common cheap ones are best suited for LE work, the varients that would be ok for it will put you over your budget(valmet, Galil) If you want something bigger then 5.56, then I'de say a FAL.
     
  7. krott5333

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    whats with you fags always telling people to train? hes a cop.. he trains.. he asked what a good rifle is, not whether he should train or not.

    :ugh:
     
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    Krott, you're wrong, stop while you're not too far behind.
     
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    Just cause someone's a LEO doesn't mean they train, some cops only shoot when qualification time comes around.. I goto the range alot with a buddy whos NYPD once in awhile he brings along one of his buddies from work and after seeing some of them shoot :ugh: .. yeah training is always good.
     
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    I'm sure you know all about police training, right? Tell us more.
     
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  12. krott5333

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    no, honestly, he asked what kind of rifle he should get.. every thread I'm in.. someones gotta mention training..

    example:

    "hey ive got $500 to spend on a handgun, should I get a Glock or an XD?"

    "get a Ruger and use that extra $200 for training :riaa:"
     
  13. krott5333

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    no, I dont know anything about it..

    i can quote the first post though :hsugh:
     
  14. 7

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    Yeah, cops train all the time. I mean, look at how in-shape most of them are. :hsugh:
     
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    most of them are out of shape, and can't shoot half as good as most civilians can.

    but why add in 2 cents about training, when he asked about a rifle?

    i dunno.. im sure I do the same thing all the time, im just in a pissy mood or something.

    sorry guys
     
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    Because training is more important than what gun he buys.
     
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    I'm kind of agreeing with you...

    I've made posts in the past about stuff and people are like, "Don't worry about that and just take training"

    I mean, he never said he wasn't going to train... Answer the question if you know the answer. Reminding someone to get training is good but we don't need ever post to be stating that fact without answering his question or going into detail which rifle would be better to invest in... Getting a good, reliable, accurate rifle AND training is probably better than getting a shitty rifle ANd training. He should do it if he can afford it.

    Training is probably more important to him because he is a cop but if I ask a question if .40 or 9mm is inherently more accurate than the other, I want to know the answer, not whether or not I need training. Why not invest in the firearm that's more accurate and then train with it?

    Idk... I should be taking that Rangemaster combat pistol course so I"ll be able to see what all this training talk is about because I do want to learn.
     
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    AR15 would be my choice, versatility, ability to swap uppers from compact CQB 7", to accurate marksman barrels, the huge accessory market gives you lots of options to tailor the weapon to your preference and mission. Throw some heavier stuff like 68gr JHPs or Hornady TAP in there and you have plenty of lead on target.

    Plus, there is also the Ayoobian reasoning of "What would the jury think?" if you, as a cop, shot somebody with the world's de facto terrorist weapon. Face it, in most of the western world, the good guys use Colts not Kalashnikovs. If you're not confident with the .223, you can always get a 6.8 upper down the road. Don't forget to claim this on your taxes. :big grin:

    Your chief's deal could be good, depending on brand, condition, extras, etc. You oughta be able to come up with a decent AR and throw a Surefire G2 on there for $750, yes.
     
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