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hookah
05-17-2012, 4:17 PM
Hi Everyone,

Just signed up today and figured I should stop here and introduce myself. Im 27 y/o and fairly limited on my firearm experience. Im looking to purchase a Spikes Tactical AR, but was looking for any advice before I make the jump. This will be my first gun, I have shot a few guns in the past, which include.

-HK usp.45
-.44 mag med barrel, forgot the brand
-.44 mag bolt action rifle, forgot the brand
- Colt 1911 long barrel
- 20 gauge shotgun, not sure which.
and a barret .50 cal which my uncle owns, shot it in the arizona desert (what a beast!)

I like handguns alot as well, but feel I would beable to grow more with the AR as I would like to do some longer range shooting in the future, And since Im looking to use this mainly for sport shooting, home defense and hunting are not a priority at this time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Oh and by the way, the AR Im looking at is in the 5.56 platform.

onegtalon
05-17-2012, 4:29 PM
Welcome from the Bay Area! Take a look at the firearms discussion section. There's tons of stuff! Enough to keep you busy reading for at least a month ! (that's what I did when I joined here - I'm building a AR .223/5.56 as well).... oh yea, watch yer wallet !

jonc
05-17-2012, 4:31 PM
Enjoy

bsg
05-17-2012, 4:34 PM
welcome to the forum.

socalpistolero
05-17-2012, 4:37 PM
welcome.

shooperman
05-17-2012, 4:46 PM
Welcome to calguns.

drifter001
05-17-2012, 4:52 PM
welcome!

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
05-17-2012, 6:16 PM
welcome

den888
05-17-2012, 6:37 PM
Welcome!

hookah
05-17-2012, 6:43 PM
Thanks guys.

.22guy
05-17-2012, 10:04 PM
Welcome to Calguns! :)

Sig Fan 55
05-17-2012, 10:13 PM
Welcome!

fighterpilot562
05-17-2012, 10:41 PM
Welcome

e46sc3
05-18-2012, 4:47 AM
Welcome to the forum!

While I have owned a pistol for over two decades, I too am just now getting into rifles. There is sooooo much to learn. I took the easy route first and bought my first AR (a 716) from Sig but I expect to learn more as I go and will probably build one in the future. If your in the north east bay I usually hook up with some friends once a month to shoot. your welcome to join us!

Santa Cruz Armory
05-18-2012, 5:00 AM
Welcome aboard!

Treb5
05-18-2012, 5:15 AM
Welcome to CalGuns.

Wicked Pete
05-18-2012, 6:52 AM
There is all this information on CGN, almost every kind; laws, AR builds, how to bathe your cat, what kind of coffee, can you touch your toes? There is ALWAYS a SHTF (acronym for something that hits the rotating blades), how much ammo, what the best for home defense?

You'll get the hang of it. Glad you could join.

frankDmole
05-18-2012, 8:17 AM
Welcome to CalGuns.

Sonny188
05-18-2012, 2:00 PM
Welcome!

xXx Sir Sik xXx
05-18-2012, 2:05 PM
Welcome

SouperMan
05-18-2012, 2:06 PM
Welcome aboard!

AlabamaBound
05-18-2012, 3:00 PM
Welcome

DeanW66
05-28-2012, 9:06 AM
Welcome aboard! For info on ARs look into the center-fire rifles area here, also some good info in the gunsmithing area.

SoCal Bob
05-28-2012, 10:48 AM
Welcome to Calguns.