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Assult Rifle for $500 in Houston Tx?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Monkeybear, Oct 27, 2008.

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  1. Monkeybear

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    I have a co-worker, a good guy, who is interested in getting himself a nice assult rifle. He lives in Houston and wants to spend around $500. I don't really have the time to drive around town to all the gunstores so I was hoping that any locals that happend to have gone shopping in the past few days might have seen something that fits the bill. He said he prefers to buy from a store.

    Also: Not here to discuss the origins fo the word "assult" when paired with the word rifle, just trying to help someone out.

    Any advice or ideas will be appreciated.
     
  2. MikePGS

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    I'm pretty sure you can get a WASR-10 (ak variant) for around 400 bucks or so, but there are many people on here with vastly superior knowledge to my own on the subject.
     
  3. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Assault rifles typically run $10K and up - so that's an impossible task - any other possibilities? Homeland defense rifle as a substitute maybe?
     
  4. Monkeybear

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    If you can't help me why do you post? Because you think you're witty?

    I think everyone knows what I mean when I say Assult Rifle.
     
  5. Hoppy590

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    how about a constructively contribute to the thread or don't post rifle?

    correct terminology is great. but people are taking it to far. he knows the difference. he requested you DONT rant and rave about "assault" being combined with "Rifle"
     
  6. Bill2e

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    We know what you mean, but I also understand why many stick to the purist deffinition of Assult Riffle & not the media deffinition.

    What does your friend want? An AR (not for $500)

    and AK, SKS. You question is very much open ended.

    That being said, If he wants an AR, but can't afford one yet, why not have him buy a complete Lower for around $250-300 & then save up $$$ for the UPPER.
     
  7. Monkeybear

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    Thats what I was thinking but another co-worker who went to last weeks gun show told us that AK prices have shot up. My friend also wants something with a 20-30 round mags. Thanks for your input though. :)
     
  8. Hoppy590

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    you can build an AR for about 600.

    have him save up the extra 100$

    buy a stripped lower (cheaper end 100-130$, but just as good as any other) and then a Del-Ton kit for just under 500
    http://www.del-ton.com/AR_15_Rifle_Kits_s/1.htm

    the kit has everything you need to turn the stripped lower into a functional firearm
     
  9. Monkeybear

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    He is not sure what he wants, just of his budget. I am just looking for suggestions for rifles that cost around $500 and take hi-cap mags in military calibers. Other than that he has no preferences or expectations.

    I just realised that I can get a Kel-Tec SU-16 for about $500ish!
     
  10. Monkeybear

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    Hoppy- Thanks! I'll print that out and show it to him tomorrow.
     
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    You can buy a standard, sporter-config Saiga for $300 pretty much anywhere, in your choice of .223 or 7.62x39, and then convert it for another $150-200. If you're lazy, you can buy one pre-converted from Classicarms for $500.

    Yugo underfolder AKs are $500 at Centerfire Systems. Built like a tank, but heavy and no chrome barrel/chamber if that matters to him. Didn't to me.

    As far as ARs go, the closest you're going to get to $500 is a Del-Ton kit. $465 for a base kit, plus $100-125 for a stripped lower.

    There are CETMEs and such, too, but as I know nothing about them I'll let someone else bring 'em up...
     
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    Tactical- Thanks for the links. He wants to buy locally, but I appreciate the help!
     
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    His best bet locally is a WASR or a Saiga + DIY conversion. He's not gonna find a prebuilt AR anywhere within a few hundred bucks of $500, and even if some local shop has Yugos or whatever other AK variant in stock, they'll likely be closer to $600.

    He's really limiting himself excluding kit ARs and internet purchases, but if that's what the man wants...
     
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    MonkeyBear, as posted above, you can definitely do the SKS/AK. As was also stated, for another $100.00 or so , he can build an AR. For my point, if he doesn't want to build one, but wants an AR, over an SKS/AK, here's my suggestion...There are lots of good companies out there with good stuff, and I'm not promoting one brand over another...(that's another thread, guys...) but I just saw this site that had some various lowers/receivers, in various states of completion...Here's a thought...Buy a complete lower for just under $200.00...Have it sent to his local FFL holder.No work, no fuss, no muss...Now you have your BATF controlled portion of the firearm...Save another $400.00, (just a little over that) buy the same brand complete upper, (which he can have shipped to his home) slap them together...All kinds of ways to do it...Depends on what he wants...give it a look...hope it helps...
    http://www.colemantyler.com/categories.php?cat=121&PHPSESSID=a63b3bf911146e20ff28e00b5d74c3ef
     
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    Id say either an AK, Saiga, SU-16 Kel Tec, or some sort of used Mini-14 would fit the bill. Technically the SKS doesnt fit with the others, mainly due to its lack of a detatchable magazine. The AK is probably the best bet. Very "beginner" friendly in terms of simplicity, reliability, cost effectiveness, and customization options.
     
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    Saiga, you can find some allready converted at Fountain firearms, or collector's firearms, but I don't know if they are going to be 500 or less.
     
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    No, *I'm* the only one "helping" here. If we voluntary use the gun banners' bogus words, then we are shooting ourselves in the foot. It is the OP whose original post shows that he KNOWS he's using the wrong bogus terminology that makes us look bad and he did it anyway. He is the one clearly not helping, and admitting he's doing it intentionally because he's too lazy to use the right words. Do pro-abortion-rights people call themselves "The Baby-Killers"? No? Then we shouldn't call rifles which are NOT assault rifles, assault rifles.

    Exactly; you prove my point; thank you Hoppy. I would be very very gentle if it was simple ignorance, but as you point out, it's not - it's pure obstinance and laziness on his part. I'm quite sure he requested I and others don't rant and rave; so what's the point? I'm sure robbers and other criminals sure wish the cops wouldn't rant and rave about their bad acts either - it doesn't make them right. Tough noogies comes to mind. We don't need people to intentionally make us look bad by falling into the trap set by the anti-gunners' bogus phrases.
     
  21. Monkeybear

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    PremiumSauces-

    Fixed it for you.
     
  22. Monkeybear

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    Ranger- We will be heading over to Fountain this afternoon so I guess we will find out. Thanks!

    llyod- Thinking about getting a SUC-16 myself while we are out.

    Tacbandit- Been tryin' to get him to get an AR. No luck.

    Rocky- A pre-converted Saiga would be ideal if its not priced through the roof.
     
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    Look in the pawn shops, especially if he's looking for an AK.
     
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    Wow before this turns into more of a pissing match and gets locked I would recomend the SKS converted to accept AK mags for the semi auto sporting rifle for your buddy. Tell him to check out gun shows there are enough that come around. Should be able to find ftf deal there.
     
  25. Monkeybear

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    mljdeckard- Thanks! Had not concidered pawn shops. Hopefully their pries have not caught up with everyone elses.

    3pairs12- I'll swing the converted SKS idea by him but it has always been my understanding that SKS rifles with detachable magazines are un-reliable. By the way, I am not trying to start a pissing match. I'm just not currently interested in discussing, specifically in this thread, the term "assult rifle" on a forum populated by pro-2A adults who know exactly what I am talking about. If I felt that this forum were full of impressionable children I might act and speak differently.
     
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