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Originally posted by LucidDreamer85
Is it better to have a 99.999% reliable gun that is older, or a newer gun ?
I'm talking like what are the best of the best old guns to use that still fire like they did back then? and are those better to have then some random new pos ?
Originally posted by Mortimer452
If you ever decide to buy an AR-15 stay away from Colt. Their tolerances are not mil-spec and some standard AR-15 parts will not work well with them, if they work at all. The fire control group on the Colt uses (or used to anyway) different size pins than a mil-spec AR-15. Other parts require adapters to get mil-spec parts to work on a Colt AR.
Originally posted by jacksmoke
Most eastern european ak aren't that bad, Chinese made AK's are much better 1.5mm thick recievers vs 1 mm thick Euro's. , Higher quality, etc..
Stay away from WASR 10's unless you know what you're doing when it comes to AK's. Front sights may or not be straight, rear sights may or may not be straight, gas tubes may or may not be sraight. recoil springs rusted, scope mounting brackets not on straight, barrels packed with grease, non-matching numbers not uncommon among Euro AK's but will reduce value, (figure that into price). If buying a WASR 10 face to face and it has been re-fanged, make sure its 922r compliant. Also, and most importantly, make ABSOLUTELY sure there is no third hole above the mag release. this hole will be riveted, it is in front of the trigger group rivet and under a convex rivet. This hole was for the auto sear pin. This is considered a MACHINE GUN. ATF no like.
If you do happen to find a clean WASR that is decently built and legal it will only shoot 4-6" groups at 100yds.
So, if all you want is a cheap zombie-killer accurate to about 50 yds. Go for it. Otherwise, spend another 200 bucks and get a Chinese AK
edit: it doesn't matter if hole is riveted or not, welded or not if it was ever there illegal. Fortunatly, most have been found and are rare
[edit on 13-12-2009 by jacksmoke]
Originally posted by MikeNice81
Also never buy a Davis P-32 or any of their guns. They were recalled for coming apart during firing. They were even sued for injuries that resulted during normal operation.
Originally posted by semperfortis
reply to post by mazzroth
If what you want is competition, you are correct in some minor points, but not for combat or survival.
The Glock Sights are "Drift" adjustable just like all decent combat weapons.
Glock makes a few varieties of "Target/Competition" weapons with very nice adjustable sights.
Para Ordnance makes some of the most accurate "out of the box" weapons one can buy.
You're mixing apples and oranges
You want a good Target/Competition weapon? Get it with Target/Competition sites. Want a good combat/survival weapon? Get it with good fixed sights.
No true professional will ever go into combat with Target Sights. Too fragile and too easy to "knock off"...
Several of the competitions I engage in, have a "Carry" competition. Target sights are not allowed.
Apples and Oranges.