This is a discussion on OK, so who panicked and bought a AR... within the M16 AR15 forums, part of the Rifle Forum category; I bought three guns i had my eye on.. Got a DDM4v11 in brown that was on my list of must haves. Picked up a ...
I bought three guns i had my eye on.. Got a DDM4v11 in brown that was on my list of must haves. Picked up a BPM Patrolman for my son, and grabbed a R870 Police Mag that I couldn't pass up at $140. All were guns that were on my "to buy" list. Gonna have some real fun with that 870. Have been wanting to do a refurbish for a while.
I bought a cheap no name AR from Big 5 as a backup just in case months ago, it was only $599, I will just keep it for a backup as intended and maybe upgrade some parts as I go if I have the extra cash. No biggie.
Since this thread started I changed from wanting to get a ptr-32 to now wanting to build a retro 'commando' style carbine. That might take a awhile as it will involve the SBR forms through the ATF. I want to replicate the XM177E2. So I can't really rush out and do it, but now mentally money is getting earmarked away from the PTR.
Brianns, why? Unless it's a nostalgia thing, there are better options out there.
In Short: I think it is nostalgia for me.
I read a paperback when I was 12 or 13 that had one on the cover. I've liked the looks of them from way back. I got a bunch of other stuff so it's definitely 'collector/project oriented' for me. Although I'm looking forward to seeing how accurate it shoots with an 11.5 in barrel. I found a replica moderator(the muzzle device) and decided not to have it be a double NFA project with two tax stamp charges. I drew the line there when I saw an actual moderator was 325$. It seem not too practical to tie up almost 600$ in something that doesn't suppress sound all that well from what I've read. As an SBR I won't have to weld the brake on it so I won't be permanent.
I just did some correspondence with the ATF on the legal sequence to do the SBR paperwork. One thing that I was not expecting was the advice I got was to not acquire the barrel until the Form 1 was approved. I had thought that a loose barrel wasn't particularly wrong to have in my possession. I asked for clarification on it.
This sidelined my polymer 80 project I was getting around to.