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Old 06-23-2016, 08:02 PM
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Last friday night the mrs joined me while I was surfing and watching tv in the basement. Completely outa the blue she turns to me and says...." we need to get some AR-15's".

...coulda knocked me over with a feather.

Well....when you snooze you lose....yesterday I looked for the rifles I had picked out....gone. So...after telling the mrs it was gonna be tonight...she reluctantly agreed to go see what I was gonna bring home. When I walked to the counter I found one of the two AR's that I'd wanted still there...but there were also others there that weren't listed on-line...for less. I went with a S&W M&P-15 with a red dot for just a bit more than what I'd been going to spend on the Armalite. The mrs at that time, at the counter, hit me with...I want something I can put in a saddle bag. (no wonder she'd been looking at AK-like pistols...heh. So she wanders down to look at pistols...and tells the guy...do you have anything...small? he starts to show her a Taurus when I spy...at the end of the display...a .45 Colt Defender in stainless. She see's the price and moves back down the counter looking for something...smaller. I lean over the counter and tell the guy.."show her the Colt...put it in her hand." Long story short... we went home with a coupla new additions. And (completely accidental) if she doesn't like her new pistol....I will.....heh.

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Old 06-23-2016, 08:15 PM
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Nice looking duo.......
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Old 06-25-2016, 02:05 AM
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Nice looking set of guns!

Is that an Aimpoint PRO?? Or just similar??

I have one on my M305 and I love it!!
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:04 AM
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Thanks, guys. Vortex Strikefire II.
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:32 PM
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VaRedneck,

Nice choice of guns. A man needs to be very, very careful when expressing opinions on a man's choice of wife, dog or gun. I do not own a .223 AR, but was issued one in July 1965. It was a woodchuck cartridge adapted to conscript troops who would never become riflemen. I laugh when the 'talking heads" on national news rail against the wicked "Powerful weapon of war" when referring to the AR. Powerful (?) is not a fact regarding the .223. Actually in many states the .223 cartridge is below minimum caliber required for big game hunting. Thus the "powerful" moniker is merely news media bias, once again.

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Old 06-26-2016, 01:55 PM
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Yeah, Adam. That recent story going around of some Chicago journalist getting his shoulder hurt because of the kick...getting ptsd afterward cause it was so loud....disoriented because of all the brass flying around....disgusting in it's patently false depiction.

Like you, Uncle Sam taught me it's do's and don'ts. I enjoy shooting these now almost as much as I enjoyed shooting a 16, 30yrs ago. Hard site...scope...red dot...don't matter, I love them all.
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:39 PM
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VaRedneck,

A few years ago I was privileged to buy a .222 Remington over 20 gauge Savage with a 4X scope for $100.00. I like the little stalking gun for farm use. I handload 55 grain bullets and it is a fine rifle/shotgun combo along with my .22 WMR over 20 gauge with iron sights.

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Old 06-27-2016, 12:44 PM
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Good choices. The AR platform serves many shooters very well. Shooters can handle it, hit with it and are not turned off by heavy recoil. At our monthly high power rifle matches, the ARs sweep the field and win the matches.

The Taurus in .45 ACP is a solid gun and will serve you well. Take care. All the best...
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