WTF is the matter with people!?!? Hey forget a 7.62, why not just get him a 308MAG or a .50cal??? Hell, no need to stop there - get him a .50cal AND
a grenade launcher. Maybe after that a few stinger missiles would be fun!
I'm sorry, but BIG guns are for people with little D*cks! I am a certified shooting instructor with over 30 years of experience. A few things
"mom"... Until your kid has completed a gun safety and shooting course with a .22, he has absolutely no business handling a 7.62. Heck, most
people I know that are experienced shooters have no business shouldering a 7.62!
Secondly, neither YOU nor he have ANY experience with guns. Why in God's name would you consider purchasing a Russian refuse franken-gun that is
either a.) comprised of spare parts, b.) on the brink of malfunctioning, c.) so severely mistreated or modified that it barely resembles itself or d.)
might sort-of be safe? What experience do you or your son have with weaponry to discern whether or not it's in safe, working order? What experience
do you or your son have have to deal with a potential mis-fire?
My biggest problem with the posters here are their collective ignorance regarding weaponry. Everyone loves to pile on about massive assault weapon
this, or super-magnum caliber that or super-cool hyper-advanced special forces weapon this - BS!
I can tell that most people posting have only
read about this stuff in magazines and have never held one - let alone fired one! Hell, it's obvious that most of these posters are wanna-be weapons
owners who have too many past issues of Guns and Ammo or Soldier of Fortune magazines stacked under the bed - instead of actual weapons!
Serious people who have ANY true knowledge regarding firearms know that a .22 can kill you just as effectively as a .50 cal! Guns are NOT an
extension of their manliness either! Nor do they make up for any deficiencies in said "Manliness".
Unless you're Russian Infantry, there's
no need for a 7.62 - oh, and have fun paying for the ammo!
Look, get real. Get your kid a .22 and enroll him in a reputable gun safety class. .22 ammo is real cheap and will allow your son to experience the
thrill of firing a weapon while learning how to effectively use it. Any jacka** can chamber a round and pull a trigger - very few can actually sight
in a target and hit it repeatedly - THAT is true marksmanship! If (and when) he has mastered the art of marksmanship and wants to engage in the
collecting of firearms, that is a different story. But to arm him with military surplus [possible] junk in a caliber that is too big for most
experienced shooters is both short-sighted and dangerous!
Get your kid a .22 and enroll him in a gun safety course