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Help me decide: Glock or AR?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hm, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. hm

    hm Well-Known Member

    I just bought a Sig P226 in 9mm...oh happy day!!!

    So, my next gun is either gonna be a GLOCK 21 or I'm gonna build an AR-15. I'll eventually have both of these, but I just can't decide which to get next, so YOU get to decide for me.

    Ok guys and gals...lemme have it!
  2. Texshark

    Texshark New Member

    Nice Handgun!

    First of all, let me congratulate you on the 226. I have one, with Hogue grips, and I love it. Better than my old Beretta 92FS, which I do miss.

    Now, to your question...go with the AR. You have a great handgun, no reason to buy the Glock crap. An AR will be a great addition.


    KINGMAX Well-Known Member

    GLOCK 21 & AR15

    Funny you should say something about a GLOCK 21 and building an AR15. I already own a GLOCK 21, my AR15 is currently being built.

    Small world :D
  4. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    The evil black assault rifle~!:neener:
  5. hm

    hm Well-Known Member

    I'm sensing a pattern here.
  6. hm

    hm Well-Known Member

    AR it is

    Alright...I ordered the lower from Rock River today...gonna see a couple of buddies next weekend and put this thing together...I'll have baby pics soon thereafter. :)
  7. Taurus 66

    Taurus 66 Well-Known Member

    I WANT A SIG! (stomping my foot) :mad:

    AR is what you want next, then a shottie (if you don't already have one), then the Glock.
  8. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    That's like asking how to choose between a screwdriver and a hammer.

    They are tools that do entirely different jobs, and you need both to have a functional toolbox. ;)
  9. 50 Freak

    50 Freak Well-Known Member

    AR of course, you already have a pistol, now you need a EBR....
    then shotgun...
    then sniper.....
    then 50 cal....
    then beltfed....
    then minigun.....
    then twin barreled repeating cannon....
    then.......:evil: :evil:
  10. hm

    hm Well-Known Member


    I'm not as far from achieving that list as you might think!

    I've got a P226 (thar's yer Sig!), 12ga, SKS, .308 Weatherby (et cetera... don't wanna let Big Bro know about my entire arsenal) :evil:

    It's gonna be hard to wait on the Glock...I've been eyeing the 21 for about a month now.
  11. larry_minn

    larry_minn Well-Known Member

    I would agree the AR is logical next step.
    Edited to avoid starting a Glock bashing thread.
  12. Zen21Tao

    Zen21Tao Well-Known Member

    An AR of course. Then reward yourself by building a FAL. That is what I did, an Imbel FAL parts kit built on a DSArms receiver.

    I have 2 Glocks (a G27 and G29) and find Glock to be my least favorite gun to shoot. I find my Sigs, my 1911s and my HK much more enjoyable to shoot. However, the simple fact is that Glocks are very well built and much smaller than most competitors platforms. This makes them a great choice for a carry gun. For example, I wanted a 10mm for a carry gun so the only available choice was a Glock 29. As for my 27, I came across too good of a deal to pass up so it ended up in my collection. If only Sigs (I have a 239 and 245) were made as small as sub compact Glocks.
  13. ctdonath

    ctdonath Well-Known Member

    Glock or AR?

    Why, yes, of course!
  14. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    You already have a good handgun (I would've went with the Glock;) ), so it's time for the AR, IMO.
    BTW, I just like Glocks, not downing your Sig.

  15. chaim

    chaim Well-Known Member

    Funny you should say that. For a while I thought SIGs were good guns, but I wasn't going to be owning any. They just seemed expensive for what you got. The only one on my list of wants was the 239, and even that wasn't at the top. Well, recently I started to like the idea of SIG quite a bit more and found myself interested. Then, I finally decided I would spend a few more bucks than I usually do on a gun and get something nice. I shopped around several makes and models and ended up getting my CPO SIG 226 (being a CPO it isn't that much more than I usually spend on a gun). Then shortly after (before I ever shot that 226) I bought a used 229 online as well (I've been slow to set up the FFL transfer so I don't have it even though I bought it nearly a month ago).

    So, I went from not wanting a SIG (except someday a 239), to wanting a SIG, to owning 2 (though only possessing one) in the course of about 2 months. Now, I'm becoming a SIG guy fast. I now NEED a 239, I'd like a 228, I may look for an old 225...
  16. chaim

    chaim Well-Known Member

    You already decided on the AR so I don't need to give my advice. I would have asked what you already own, how often you shoot handguns and how often you shoot rifles. Most likely I would have suggested the AR. I love mine, though I rarely shoot it since I don't get to the rifle range often (I get to indoor pistol ranges a heck of a lot more).
  17. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    EBR definitely! The scarier looking the better :p
    I prefer shooting mine (G23 and G26) over the others but if I had that teeny G26 in .40 S&W and a 10mm smaller than my G23, I might prefer the 1911 as well!
  18. Beren

    Beren Moderator Emeritus

    Congrats on ordering your RRA lower. You'll have much fun with the AR.

    You might as well order a second RRA lower to register as a short-barrel rifle if legal in your state. It'll take 3-4 months for the paperwork to clear.

    Then, save up for a Glock 17 if you still want a Glock. It's 9mm like your Sig, so you won't introduce another caliber you have to stock. If you really want a .45, perhaps consider a 1911 instead of the Glock 21. If your intent is to have one "sample" of each major firearm "flavor", you'll end up with a Glock, a 1911, and a Beretta to go with your Sig. Ask me how I know. :D (Though, I must admit, I long ago sold the Sig.)

    For your third rifle, consider a Marlin 60 or a similar .22LR. The FAL is a great idea for your fourth rifle.

    Yes, if you aren't careful, you'll end up with at least five handguns and four rifles. Not to mention two shotguns. Then you find out what a C&R FFL is and end up with a K-31.

    Maybe I'm jumping ahead. Get that AR together and enjoy. :D

    (And did I mention suppressors? I didn't? Oh my.)
  19. gezzer

    gezzer Well-Known Member

    You have your handgun. Now you need your rifle and shotgun. If you are not happy with your choice of hangun trade it for the Glock or AR.
  20. gunsmith

    gunsmith member

    you already have a pistol

    now you need a .308 rifle

    To go with your new AR

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