posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 09:41 AM
My personal opinion: You want a gun that you are familiar with. You need to know how it will function and how to fix any malfunctions in a jif. Why
learn a new one when you already know a dang good one?
This is all, of course, assuming that you are legally acquiring these, because an illegal machine gun is not one of those things that I would want to
have lying around. Too much risk. Too much prison time.
Edit: Oops, forgot to weigh in on the G3 vs new civilian alternatives. So the G3 is a fine rifle that I would feel confident carrying. You could go
with a SR-25 from Knights and have more accuracy and the same amount of 762 rounds, but you will go to semi-auto instead of full, mag prices are
significantly more, and there aren't as many spares lying around. Jamming, maintenance, accuracy is all about the same for a G3, M1, Ar10.
If you're looking at defending over a distance, say 50-500 yds, the G3A3 is fine. If you are thinking CQB, look for something a little more
maneuverable indoors, collapsible stock and a short barrel (11.5-12.5") if you want. so basically, make it a G3K.
[edit on 14-3-2009 by mkiii]