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shibby_shalaby
03-16-2009, 9:36 PM
Hi, my name is gabe, this is my first post on this forum. So anyway i'm turning 18 in 7 months so i'm gona get me a long gun. I was lookin at the bushmaster M4 post ban or a remington tactical. I'd like it for recreational/home defense and amybe some hunting. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Price is not a restriction because i have a while to save.
Thank You

shibby_shalaby
03-16-2009, 9:38 PM
also i'm really favoring AR-15s and tactical guns.

Jonathan Doe
03-16-2009, 10:00 PM
You will need to determine the main purpose of the rifle, primarily hunting? For what types of animals? For home defense? For me, M-1A Socom or Scout will fit the bill nicely. However, I like shooting SKS also. It will be okay to use for both purposes.

PorkLover
03-16-2009, 10:01 PM
sounds like you already know what you want......word of advice from an "old timer" who has made a lot of mistakes.......buy all of your firearms cash.......you don't want to end up broke and paying off credit cards.....lesson learned from yours truly......as for your first long gun....how about a "tacticool" shotgun....

shibby_shalaby
03-17-2009, 12:18 AM
thanks all, also do you know where i'd get a legal ar 15 type? Or anything of the like, like the bushmaster m4 post ban?

dexter9659
03-17-2009, 12:22 AM
Lots of us here are more than happy to point you in the direction of our favorite local dealer! Where are you? NorCal, SoCal, County?

shibby_shalaby
03-17-2009, 12:30 AM
sf bay area

old-trapper
03-17-2009, 12:36 AM
m14 ..all the way.. great all around get it done rifle..good battle rifle, scope it and hunt with it. Paddle your canoe with it, poke the bad guys in the gut with it. Heck you can tie a string to the end of it and go fishing....get one and dont look back is my 2 cent worth

shibby_shalaby
03-17-2009, 12:37 AM
m14 ..all the way.. great all around get it done rifle..good battle rifle, scope it and hunt with it. Paddle your canoe with it, poke the bad guys in the gut with it. Heck you can tie a string to the end of it and go fishing....get one and dont look back is my 2 cent worth

haha fsho yeah i think i'm gona go for one. now all i need to do is find where to get one and save til i can get one

old-trapper
03-17-2009, 12:39 AM
you get the money togather and well find you one...even if i got to build you one...LOL

old-trapper
03-17-2009, 12:43 AM
I bought one 2 weeks ago for my son (13) for 800.00 they are in here for 1000.00 to 1500.00 pretty regular.

dexter9659
03-17-2009, 12:45 AM
PM Sent

dexter9659
03-17-2009, 12:49 AM
Oh didnt know, you were interested in an M1A: one of the finest rifles in existence. If you can find one... BUY IT! Waccaville gets them every once in a while. That is where I got mine.

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Dr Rockso
03-17-2009, 12:49 AM
Bushmaster is a typically a no-go in CA, the XM-15 is considered a listed 'assault weapon'.

If you want to own a CA legal AR-15 you should learn why certain models are legal and others are not legal. Read the flow chart (http://www.calguns.net/caawid/flowchart.pdf) (both pages) and this Sacramento PD training bulletin (http://www.hoffmang.com/firearms/Sacramento-PD-OLL_Training_Bulletin-2008-11-18.pdf).

If you want to end up with a rifle similar to an M4 carbine there are a ton of options. AR-15 style rifles are like legos, they're easy to configure however you'd like. You can buy them completely assembled, partially assembled, or every single component separately.

shibby_shalaby
03-17-2009, 8:17 PM
thanks all. i think im gona save and go to a gun show near my birthday.

SJgunguy24
03-17-2009, 8:29 PM
I would say get a shotgun and an AK. AK's are beautiful simplicity, and very effective on critters 2 and 4 legged. Anyone says AK's arent accurate has never put one through it paces.

AR's will be more accurate by design, and should recoil less(depends on configuration) one thing that is cool is the ability to change calibers quickly and the abundence of parts.

Whatever you go with BUY A BUTT LOAD OF AMMO!!!!! Don't forget to have fun.:thumbsup:



P.S. Keep it legal.

Bizcuits
03-17-2009, 8:32 PM
Mini-14.