Do I really need an AR right now


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3pairs12
August 31, 2009, 02:06 PM
I have found my pistol stash to be pretty low a the moment. 2 38 specials. I have about 10 or more long guns. I have an AR that I can trade for a glock plus cash, its a good deal for me. Its my only Ar right now and my only semi auto rifle not counting the 10/22. I do have a stripped lower though if that counts, it does with the ATF. Should I trade and use the cash to start my new build? Better yet would you?

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kwelz
August 31, 2009, 02:21 PM
Everyone should have an AR. Since your Pistol stash is a bit low, I suggest an AR pistol. :D

TRguy
August 31, 2009, 02:33 PM
trade it and you will wish you had it back. "Bird in the hand....."

DHJenkins
August 31, 2009, 02:34 PM
I have 2 5.56mm AR's & 1 6.8mm SPC AR's.

I wish I had more.

Blackbeard
August 31, 2009, 02:34 PM
It depends -- what kind of shooting do you do? I personally would never get rid of my AR, but that's jut me. If I wanted a Glock that bad I'd find something else to sell.

dom1104
August 31, 2009, 02:35 PM
I fully agree. if you have one pistol you have enough. Keep the AR, save up for the pistol.

sell those 38s, get a pistol with some firepower.


EDIT: not to mention, dont sell the gun Obama wants to ban. You will feel like a fool in 2 years.

3pairs12
August 31, 2009, 02:37 PM
I mostly hunt but I also have been known to spend some time at the range. Its not that I really want the glock its just I wouldn't mind the extra money and a pistol. I could definitely start my next build though. Is that a half of a bird in the hand?

Dravur
August 31, 2009, 05:02 PM
Here is a quirky question...

What do you want to do? Do YOU want an AR? Do YOU want a Glock and some cash?

Do YOU want it cuz its a good deal or because you want to shoot a Glock?

You do realize that your question will be answered both ways by multiple people... so, What do you have? a bunch of competing opinions...

Now what did that get you?

So, since you asked.... Get the Glock, then go buy a new upper, a LPK and a stock. There ya go. That is what you should do.

Oh, and buy a pony too. Cuz I said so!

9mm+
August 31, 2009, 05:13 PM
sell those 38s, get a pistol with some firepower.

I wouldn't recommend getting rid of the 38's ever. It's a great SD pistol for the dead-of-night, half-asleep-but-kill-the-BG scenario. JHP +P rounds will do the trick. If you're alert and can get a .45 or .40 in your hands, then great, but keep the 38's by your bedside.

I agree with the others that you should keep your AR and save up for the Glock. You might get seller's remorse if you send your AR baby into someone else's arms.

HardShell
August 31, 2009, 05:26 PM
The best time to sell/trade an AR was a few months ago when they were in high demand/short supply and bringing a premium, when you could find one.

Now that you can pick up new ones for <$700 again, I'd say make the trade only if the Glock (+ $$$) makes more sense to you long-term that the AR you currently have (knowing that you plan to build another).

3pairs12
August 31, 2009, 09:30 PM
Thanks Dravur for your input. Also thanks to the rest who actualy took the thread seriously. I was concerned about how many pistols I had, I mostly hunt but like to go to the range and the AR currently fills the becuase I can nitch. Another pistol will fill the void in my center console nitch.

drewxhawaii
August 31, 2009, 09:56 PM
I'm on the other side of the fence.

I was about to ask "Should I buy an AR now before it's impossible/very difficult?"

How likely is it Obama will restrict EBRs before his term is up?

HardShell
August 31, 2009, 10:59 PM
I'm on the other side of the fence.

I was about to ask "Should I buy an AR now before it's impossible/very difficult?"

How likely is it Obama will restrict EBRs before his term is up?

Now is a good time to buy an AR, new or used.

JMHO... but the HO of someone with three dozen AR variants who eats, sleeps, and breathes all things AR (you could say I'm a "fan" :o).

Ky Larry
August 31, 2009, 11:14 PM
drewxhawaii, I don't think we have much to worry about Obama trying to get another ban during his first term. The Dems remember what happened after the first ban in 1994. However, if he is reelected, then all bets are off.
3pairs12, I'd hang on to the AR until I got my new one built. Every home arsenal needs a meat chopper (AR,AK,M1,etc). I'd rather have an AR and 2 .38's than 2.38's, a Glock, and no EBR. Just my $0.02 worth.

hadmanysons
September 1, 2009, 12:48 AM
An AR is what you make of it. You can use it to kill zombies/commies or just for fun. I suggest that you own one. In a SHTF scenario, it would be "easier" to find ammo for.

http://inquisitr.com/extra/wp-content/2009/01/m4sopmod.jpg

PandaBearBG
September 1, 2009, 12:55 AM
If you really want the glock you could just trade the upper, keep the lower and you could tack on another upper whenever you decide you want an AR again. That way you don't have to register anything because you still own the lower. For me I'd keep it, love them.

cbrgator
September 1, 2009, 12:58 AM
It's a must keep. You'll regret the decision immediately. Well... I would anyway.

JHK94
September 1, 2009, 01:12 AM
Ha, I've been asking myself the same question...of course, I don't have an AR at all, and am trying to justify scraping the money together...

(Thread theft: How's $980 for a police trade-in Colt Carbine (A2 or 3?))

cbrgator
September 1, 2009, 12:38 PM
(Thread theft: How's $980 for a police trade-in Colt Carbine (A2 or 3?))
I'd say weak. You can get good quality new AR's for that, and you can get new Colts for 250-300 more.

H2O MAN
September 1, 2009, 02:12 PM
Trade it and use the cash to build what you want on that stripped lower.

BMF500
September 1, 2009, 02:27 PM
+1 good plan

3pairs12
September 1, 2009, 02:33 PM
Trade it and use the cash to build what you want on that stripped lower.

Thanks guys for the input. This is what I am going to end up doing. I have been wanting a different config lately anyway. Unless you want to get rid of an M1A H20 MAN

H2O MAN
September 1, 2009, 02:39 PM
3pairs12
I have been wanting a different config lately anyway. Unless you want to get rid of an M1A H20 MAN

:) Sorry, my Fiancée does not want me to sell any of my M14s.

ENCPirate
September 1, 2009, 02:42 PM
Ha, I've been asking myself the same question...of course, I don't have an AR at all, and am trying to justify scraping the money together...

(Thread theft: How's $980 for a police trade-in Colt Carbine (A2 or 3?))
I am in the same boat trying to decide if I want to buy my first AR. But after reading through the favorite .22 rifle thread I am thinking my savage is getting lonely without another .22 friend. But its really just going to depend on what hits me as my favorite when I get into the store.

fprefect
September 1, 2009, 02:43 PM
I doubt I would ever trade an AR for any overpriced Glock unless I planned to take up competitive pistol shooting. That's about all a Glock is good for. Yeah you can fill the air with 90 gr. bullets, but if the reason for owning either the AR or the Glock is for either hunting or personal defense, it ain't a hard choice to make.

Then take the money you saved and put it with one of those 38s and buy a quality Ruger or S&W .357. Just my opinion, but I'm just not all that fond of the 9mm cartridge. Lots of rounds for folks who can't shoot straight and modern 9mms seldom jam, but if it's for personal defense and you can hit what you're aiming at, it's really no contest. And as a bonus, you still own the AR, one of the most versatile firearms anyone could hope to own.

F. Prefect

3pairs12
September 1, 2009, 03:09 PM
Its actually a Glock 30 in 45 acp and will be in my center console for would be car jackers.

Maverick223
September 1, 2009, 04:36 PM
Its actually a Glock 30 in 45 acp and will be in my center console for would be car jackers.Why would you leave a gun in the car for a car jacker? :D

Keep the AR...I mean what did you expect the answer to be in Rifle Country. Don't get me wrong I understand why you came here, folks in the pistol forum might tell you to do something stupid...like jump off a bridge...or trade a rifle for a pistol. :neener:

RP88
September 1, 2009, 05:01 PM
the only time you sell an AR is when you either:
-already have one or more additional ARs
-are selling it for money towards another AR

keep it. It is worth way more than a glock plus whatever cash you'll get with it.

Glocks are only $500 anyway; some can be found for a bit over $400 used. I'd just save up for the handgun.

okespe04
September 1, 2009, 08:34 PM
of course

Pony Express
September 1, 2009, 09:08 PM
Does a fish need water?

Although i have to warn you, I recently got my first AR and have found that it is almost irresistible to purchase/shop for new toys to put on it. i sometimes have to add up how much $$ everything i want would cost just to make sure i dont try to build my "perfect" AR

3pairs12
September 2, 2009, 01:12 PM
I mean what did you expect the answer to be in Rifle Country

I started it in general discussions and it was moved here. I didn't expect that. So I ended up trading and I am going to start my next build. It seems that alot of people missed the fact that I have a stripped lower. I ordered and LPK and stock last night. I am currently saving for and upper unless I go completely frankengun and build it too. So thanks for the input.

Maverick223
September 2, 2009, 01:26 PM
Good luck on the new build. :)

3pairs12
September 2, 2009, 01:57 PM
Thanks Mav. I'll kepp you guys updated. With the money I received in the trade I also bought a new ground blind and couple treestands for bowseason and got myself a set of Americas Best strings and cables for my bow. Otherwise I was pretty close to the amount needed for the new upper. Oh well i will get priorities straight one day.

RockyMtnTactical
September 2, 2009, 03:32 PM
Everyone needs an AR15. So, yes.

mp5a3
September 2, 2009, 04:17 PM
Even a partial trade of a rifle for a handgun is usually a bad idea. And every red blooded American needs an AR..

Paladin_Hammer
September 2, 2009, 11:32 PM
You need an AR like you need a man.

When you think about it, AR owners and Homosexuals have a lot in common. Both have an obsessive need to clean. Each cannot stand to get dirty. Both care more about appearance than most people. Both become highly irritated if not infuriated when someone questions their preference. They each feel the need to accessorize!

http://miasmaticreview.mu.nu/mt-static/AR15%20Barbie%20Doll%20for%20Guys.jpg

So if you like men, then the AR-15 is for you! But if you prefer women, stick with a rifle that will attract them. Such as an AK, FAL, CETME, G3 or clone, or other 7.62x39/.308 Winchester rifle. Trust me, women like the bigger bang.

:D

HardShell
September 3, 2009, 10:39 AM
... So if you like men, then the AR-15 is for you! But if you prefer women, stick with a rifle that will attract them. Such as an AK, FAL, CETME, G3 or clone, or other 7.62x39/.308 Winchester rifle. Trust me, women like the bigger bang...

Meh, your assertion doesn't hold water, as I have ARs in both 7.62x39mm...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/HardShell/RWB%20-%20ARs/762x39mmARwithKobra.jpg

... and .308...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/HardShell/RWB%20-%20ARs/DPMSAP4308-left.jpg

:D

(And, FTR, I like women in general... and my wife in particular. ;) )

H2O MAN
September 3, 2009, 10:42 AM
Do I really need an AR right now

I don't know about you, but I don't own or need an AR.

3pairs12
September 3, 2009, 11:28 AM
I don't know about you, but I don't own or need an AR.
If I had the M14s you have I wouldn't either.

cbrgator
September 3, 2009, 01:04 PM
Do I really need an AR right now

If you have to ask, the answer is ...

YES!

cleetus03
September 3, 2009, 05:52 PM
3pairs12, the Barbie doll for men picture should have summarized your answer quite nice.

I in all honesty look at owning an AR-15 rifle as a gateway drug. Owning one could lead and induce an individual to the possible fate of a "Full Blown Chronic Tacticool Addiction".

:scrutiny:Think long and hard about your will power and self control before you step into the Realm of the Evil Black Rifle and its NeverEverEnding possibilities the platform offers!:evil:

Paladin_Hammer
September 3, 2009, 11:16 PM
Meh, your assertion doesn't hold water, as I have ARs in both 7.62x39mm...

... and .308...

(And, FTR, I like women in general... and my wife in particular. )

Do you feel an obsessive need to clean? Do you buy many lubricants and oils? Do you own more than one kind of brush? Do you have more than one pair of colored sunglasses? Have you ever thought: "You can never have to many accessories"? Has your wife ever complained that you spend more time with your toys than with her?

If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, then I think you need to start being honest with yourself. It's okay. You were born this way right?

HardShell
September 3, 2009, 11:42 PM
Do you feel an obsessive need to clean? Do you buy many lubricants and oils? Do you own more than one kind of brush? Do you have more than one pair of colored sunglasses? Have you ever thought: "You can never have to many accessories"? Has your wife ever complained that you spend more time with your toys than with her?

If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, then I think you need to start being honest with yourself. It's okay. You were born this way right?

Actually, I don't know that I can honestly answer yes to any of those. :rolleyes:

As to those AKs that "chicks dig" so much more than ARs... well, I have a few of those too (although not as many as my ARs).

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/HardShell/RWB%20-%20AKs/AKs2009minusSEAK.jpg

You're just barking up the wrong tree for a date. So sorry. :neener:

Hammerhead6814
September 4, 2009, 01:14 AM
Well that explains it Hardshell. Buying those AR's, you were just in an exploratory phase. Or maybe you were just vulnerable. As I'm sure many AR and AK owners were/are. :neener:

But I have to ask, that thing on the bottom left of that photo. What IS that?

HardShell
September 12, 2009, 12:32 AM
... But I have to ask, that thing on the bottom left of that photo. What IS that?

That is a very nice MAK-90 that someone (not me -- I traded for it that way) converted to a bullpup configuration.

It's finished nicer and has a better trigger than the recent Century bullpups, FWIW -- handy little oddball AK variant IMO.

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