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Kirk_Ferentz
10-13-2011, 10:25 AM
I'm one of those guys who likes to ruminate about the best thing to buy, at least when it comes to cool stuff. I've been learning about Cal laws affecting auto rifles, that was easy enough. Now I need to decide on what route to take in getting a good assault rifle in my hands.

I'm leaning towards an AR, but haven't ruled out an AK instead. I'm sure eventually I will own both. But anyway, rather than throw a bunch of newbie questions out there, can someone direct me to a place or a few places where I can build a basic knowledge of what is on the market in 2011. What makes an AR (or AK) good and what is more incidental. What parts are important to worry about and which can you save money on? That sort of thing. Then I can come back here with more intelligent questions.

Of course, if it relates it to what is legal in California, that is a bonus.

Thanks in advance!

tomd1584
10-13-2011, 10:34 AM
Here's a couple good reads:

http://m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=82739

http://m4carbine.net/showpost.php?p=681343&postcount=1

http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=7376

NorCalK9.com
10-13-2011, 11:51 AM
Good luck!
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Go to the gunsmithing section!

CSACANNONEER
10-13-2011, 12:17 PM
The best resource is probably a website called calguns.net. Just go to it and start studying.

Kirk_Ferentz
10-13-2011, 11:20 PM
Thanks tomd, those are useful. Warrants a donation to wounded warrior.

MrPlink
10-14-2011, 12:04 AM
The best resource is probably a website called calguns.net. Just go to it and start studying.

if people actually read just a little on their own, I think this forum would practically be dead. If its not a legal question, its a build my first? or some variation of A vs. B

jgraham15
10-14-2011, 12:12 AM
This link might not be helpful to you yet but if and when you decide to build an AR this thread will definitely help you out!

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_4/226782_Assemble_your_own_LOWER__UPPER__FREE_FLOAT_ _TRIGGER__GAS_BLOCK___Step_by_step_instructions_.h tml

MrPlink
10-14-2011, 2:21 AM
This link might not be helpful to you yet but if and when you decide to build an AR this thread will definitely help you out!

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_4/226782_Assemble_your_own_LOWER__UPPER__FREE_FLOAT_ _TRIGGER__GAS_BLOCK___Step_by_step_instructions_.h tml

cool, but I wasnt asking for help...
not only do I know how to build my own, I even mill my own lowers

(Im guessing you hit quote instead of reply :D )

jgraham15
10-14-2011, 2:42 AM
cool, but I wasnt asking for help...
not only do I know how to build my own, I even mill my own lowers

(Im guessing you hit quote instead of reply :D )

:facepalm: You're right I guess I hit quote instead reply! Sorry about that :)

Fixed it now!

Seeker
10-14-2011, 2:57 AM
I'm one of those guys who likes to ruminate about the best thing to buy, at least when it comes to cool stuff. I've been learning about Cal laws affecting auto rifles, that was easy enough. Now I need to decide on what route to take in getting a good assault rifle in my hands.

I'm leaning towards an AR, but haven't ruled out an AK instead. I'm sure eventually I will own both. But anyway, rather than throw a bunch of newbie questions out there, can someone direct me to a place or a few places where I can build a basic knowledge of what is on the market in 2011. What makes an AR (or AK) good and what is more incidental. What parts are important to worry about and which can you save money on? That sort of thing. Then I can come back here with more intelligent questions.

Of course, if it relates it to what is legal in California, that is a bonus.

Thanks in advance!

Where in California do you reside? I may be able to help you out.

Kirk_Ferentz
10-14-2011, 9:46 AM
if people actually read just a little on their own, I think this forum would practically be dead. If its not a legal question, its a build my first? or some variation of A vs. B


Don't worry, I will have plenty of questions I'm sure. Some good background will just help me ask better ones, and ones that aren't already answered in other posts.

I'm in OC/LA.