GUN What to buy next?

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  1. bearsdidit

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    So right now I'm torn between picking up a Remington 1100 Tactical or piecing together an AR. My long term goal is 3 gun. I'm leaning towards the 1100 because it'll be cheap initially and a lot cheaper to shoot. Thoughts?
     
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    I have more fun shooting skeet/trap than anything else, so my vote is for the 1100.
     
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    Ya definitely man, I really want to give that a shot.
     
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    ZING!
     
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    Did you end up buying the Kaiser Defense lower from J&J Armory? Just curious cus I might go down and pick one up.
     
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    I haven't had the chance to head down there yet. Thats on my things to do list for the next week or so. I'm about to order the 1100 from buds right now. :naughty:
     
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    Do you already have an AR?

    If yes, buy the 1100. If no, build the AR.
     
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    No AR yet. Any particular reason I should build up the AR first?
     
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    Everyone needs an AR.

    Built it yourself and learn bout guns n shit
     
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    Good time to buy AR components, terrible time to buy AR ammo.

    I'd seriously consider buying the 5.45 AR upper receiver and buying 10K+ rounds of 5.45 because it's so cheap.

    However, if you are like most people are don't actually shoot your rifle that much, a high quality 5.56 upper from BCM/LMT or even a cheap AR will serve your needs just fine.

    The 5.45 AR upper is seriously tempting the hell outta me.
     
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    My only problem with putting together an AR is the cost of shooting. I'd like to get proficient with one but the cost is keeping me from doing so. Lol, I'm so torn.
     
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    get a .22LR BCG
     
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    I was thinking about that but I feel that it wouldn't offer the same level of "training" as shooting a full size load. Does that make sense or am I being irrational?
     
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    keeps your muscle memory up to par
     
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    You work up and practice fundamentals at a class, and polish whatever translates with a .22LR

    Magpul Dynamics is designing a class for this specific purpose, and I heard other trainers are following suit. It's just dealing with the reality that cheap ammo is over.

    5.45 * 39 is still cheap at 15 cents a pop, hence why i'm tempted to buy a 5.45 upper.

    The cost of that upper is the same as a Dillon reloading press though. Hmmm....
     
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    PM me if you are serious about buying a Dillon setup
     
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    I just may have to answer "no" in your Vegas SHOT show poll. :wtc:

    Dunnow, right now I can just roll to MG's place and crank out ammo on his press, doing all the brass prep at home.
     
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    Good stuff, so it would be beneficial to put together an AR, practice with it and eventually get a 22 upper to maintain form and muscle memory? Very cool stuff.
     
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    fuck a .22 upper
     
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    The manual of arms with .22 conversions is not the same though. Malfunction clearing techniques in particular, are very different.

    It's all up to you really. When you buy an AR, you have to factor in a lot extra costs. Training and practice is the big one that most people don't notice and it blindsides them.... or they just don't ever learn how to shoot, and just talk smack on the internet, haha
     
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    FML. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Damnit, now I want a 5.45 AR.
     
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