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JDPhx501
09-26-2011, 7:08 AM
So what is smarter or better to buy first to optimize my AR as a fun range gun? Iron sights are zeroed and the gun has been broken in at about 250 rounds. Especially if I have it in my to invite friends who don't shoot regularly or first time. Like I have it in mind to eventually ask this girl I'm talking to and seeing if she'd like to come out and share my hobby and make it cool and fun for her :) Not gonna try to train her to shoot well yet, just bring her out, make everything seem cool, fun, and interesting and not too hard or intimidating. I don't think she's ever done this before, so what do ya'll think will make it easier for her? More muzzle control with the compensator or simplify aiming with a red dot like the Burris?

Red dot sight or PWS FCS 556?

I will eventually have both but must control spending at this point in time. I should add that the first time I took her out just the two of us, I looked at the bill, smiled but thought "Wow, you must really like her because for the price you paid for dinner could have bought the red dot, rail mount, and compensator."

LovingTheYear1911
09-26-2011, 7:23 AM
Red dot. I am assuming you have some sort of break already as most ARs do. Red dot gives it a cool look and feel.

dieselpower
09-26-2011, 7:28 AM
get a Primary Arms red dot with mount. It will make it easy for her to aim, making it fun for her to shoot.

dascoyne
09-26-2011, 7:35 AM
get a quality red dot, if you can afford one.

evidens83
09-26-2011, 7:38 AM
Red dot

shark92651
09-26-2011, 7:46 AM
flash hiders aren't very fun. Being able to hit the targets more easily definitely is.

btaksier
09-26-2011, 7:53 AM
Also adding a brake will increase the noise level which might be intimidating to new shooters. My girl was hesitant to shoot my AR at first after she heard me shooting it. I would definitetely go for an optic.

HK Dave
09-26-2011, 8:09 AM
Red Dot first

Killawhale415
09-26-2011, 8:10 AM
Also adding a brake will increase the noise level which might be intimidating to new shooters. My girl was hesitant to shoot my AR at first after she heard me shooting it. I would definitetely go for an optic.

+1 while the blast from a muzzle brake may be cool to us its not neccessarily the most inviting things to a new shooter.

Most new shooters dont know what to expect sound wise when they shoot for the first time, so adding a comp might make it a little more initimidating.

xibunkrlilkidsx
09-26-2011, 8:49 AM
red dot.

muzzle breaks arent really necissary for range use. just makes things louder and more uncomfortable for everyone else.

CK_32
09-26-2011, 9:14 AM
Red dot for sure.

You'll forget you even bought a muzzle device after a week or 2 of shooting. That's one of the last things you buy on a range gun IMO.

JDPhx501
09-26-2011, 9:18 AM
Good point guys! I forgot that the compensator dramatically increases blast volume!

Red dot it is then. :)

The Virus
09-26-2011, 6:25 PM
Aimpoint T-1

223556
09-26-2011, 6:30 PM
Red Dot, should make it easier to shoot like others have said. Plus she will for sure think it looks cooler with a "scope" on it! :):30:

Peter.Steele
09-26-2011, 8:15 PM
+1 for Primary Arms. Good quality, low cost. It's not an Aimpoint, but it really doesn't pretend to be.

fmunk
09-26-2011, 8:20 PM
Can the question be more subjective? All depend on what you think is fun. Some would argue the challenge of shooting with iron sights is more fun.

Phireglass
09-26-2011, 8:29 PM
Ladies like ACOGs

peter95
09-26-2011, 10:14 PM
red dot without a doubt. Muzzle can always come later...

JoeGSX
09-27-2011, 6:30 AM
Red dot perferably aimpoint or eotech.

JDPhx501
09-27-2011, 6:36 AM
Ladies like ACOGs

I thought they liked Eotechs more? :)

HK35
09-27-2011, 7:01 AM
Red dot plus a Stag Muzzle Brake ($25) = win-win

dascoyne
09-27-2011, 7:38 AM
I thought they liked Eotechs more? :)Sure, but the HOT ladies like Aimpoint.

JDPhx501
09-27-2011, 1:52 PM
Aimpoint, Eotech, ACOGs is like LV, Coach, Gucci to hot girls. But its all good.

You simply cannot beat seeing your hot girl having fun, laughing, and making hits with the sexy AR15/M4/ACR/SCAR16 you built/bought. :)

AlliedArmory
09-27-2011, 3:38 PM
flash hiders aren't very fun. Being able to hit the targets more easily definitely is.

+1..

exzpl0sive
09-27-2011, 3:46 PM
Just got my EOtech EXPS 2-0 in the mail. I've never had an aimpoint, but this EOtech is pretty damn impressive.

lawaia
09-27-2011, 6:47 PM
Red dot.