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Old 01-25-2009, 1:37 PM
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Default New Guy From Central Valley

Hello All,

Fairly new member here and from the Central Valley. I am also new to firearms and was looking to purchase an AR15 for home protection, but their price has gone through the roof, so now I am looking for an affordable alternative to the AR15. Any suggestions?

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Old 01-25-2009, 3:42 PM
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AK's are cheaper, but if you just want home protection, I'd get a cheap 9mm. A lot of people recommend shotguns, but they are a little more unwieldly than pistols and can get hung up in doorways and stuff. I prefer a pistol.

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Old 01-25-2009, 6:28 PM
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Second the suggestion for a shotgun or a handgun. An AR presents too much of a possibility of overpenetration should you need to use it in close quarters.

Oh, and welcome to Calguns!

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