Episode-2504- Expert Council Q&A for 9-6-19 — 1 Comment

  1. Hey JR, thank you so much for answering my “baby’s first AR-15” question!  You hit on the three main things that were confusing me…  I don’t have the skill to build one from scratch, but I read so many people saying, “it’s the only way!!” Then I’m very happy you gave specific manufacturers to look at.  If you would have just said, “pick a reputable manufacturer” I would have still been confused, so thank you very much for giving a specific list.  And then thanks for letting me know a standard factory AR-15 optics-ready and make sure to buy the iron sights (or optics right off the bat) is the right way to go.


    And you touched on my third reason for buying one too.  Mainly I think they are super fun, I like to shoot at the range with them, but in the back of my mind I am a bit afraid they will be unable to be purchased in the future, and I’d be kicking myself that I didn’t get one when I could!

    Also thanks for talking about budget.  I honestly had no idea what an acceptable AR-15 should cost.  I assumed around $1k, but I’ve seen lots for $3k+, and I had no idea if a $600 AR-15 is absolute Chinese junk that will probably come alive in the middle of the night and shoot you in the head, and I should only consider an AR-15 if I have $3k to spend on a gun.  So thanks for giving “permission” to buy an entry-level $600-$1k AR-15!


    Great having you on the council!