Nice set-up you got there. Now you've got a carbine, shotgun, and pistol. The only thing left is a rifle chambered in a cartridge that begins with at least a "3".
I already have a list of "I wants!" I already have my eyes on a free float picatinny handguard!
Originally Posted by rfawcs
I have a few questions though.
What is the deal with dry firing ARs. Good, bad, not so bad if only a few times?
What is the best way for braking in the barrel. I've heard a lot of different things about this, and can't really find a proven, or common way to do it, or if it even needs to be done.
Thanks again guys!
Last edited by justin81; 04-11-2007 at 08:31 PM.
I'm not afaid to dry fire mine, but I try not to do it. I've never heard of it being particularly bad. Post your question at AR15.com or do a search for that on their website.
Originally Posted by justin81
Asking the best way to break in a new barrel is the second fastest way to start a flame war. All I can say is this: When my friend asked the nice people at Springfield Armory that question about his brand new "Loaded" M1A, their answer was "Take it to the range, shoot it until your arm is sore, take it home, clean it, put it away for the next time." If you search the net, you'll find equal measures of "Here's the best way..." and "It doesn't matter".
Personally, I've never worried about it.
Clean and lube it good before you go to the range and don't worry about it. Get everybody together with plenty of ammo and enjoy the day. Take pictures and post them of the day for we can enjoy it too. Good luck.
Dry fire away. It won't hurt it.
Originally Posted by justin81
Just shoot it and clean it after each session.
I tend to keep asking the "flame war" questions. I apologize.
Thanks for the advice. I had my buddy from the marines come by last night and show me how to do a complete break down of the gun, and how to clean it. He told me the same thing about break in. Shoot it and clean it. This thing comes apart just as easy as my XD does. What a great gun. I can't get to the range this weekend, but next weekend we are going to make a day of it, and I will post lots of pics.
Just saw your thread and that's a great looking AR you got there. You done good. I was going to recommend a flat top. I see you don't have any BUIS, so you'll need to address that as the budget allows. Plus you'll also want to look at holographic sights (Eotec, etc.) at some point.
Well yesterday my wife, brother, my buddy, and myself all loaded up with every firearm we owned, and a 1000 rounds of various caliber ammo and headed to the shooting range and had a great time. My buddy brought his 20" Bushmaster AR with a new Midwest handguard, Magpul buttstock and grip, and his Hi-Point 9mm. I brought my XD9, Win1200 12gauge, and my new AR. Man I love my AR!! That thing is great. My wife shot 30 rounds and decided she liked shooting the XD a lot more. I think maybe next time she will warm up to it a little more. We left with 0 ammo and smiles on our faces. We had only 2 injuries, my brother stepped on a nail moving pallets around, and then bruised his arm up pretty good shooting over 50 rounds through that old Winchester 12 gauge.
Originally Posted by Baldy
Here's a couple of pics.
AR's. Mine is the one on the right.
Here is both of us before we started shooting. I'm the guy on the left.
One of us shooting. I need to bring my left hand back a little next time.
One of my brother killing pallets with the 12 gauge.
One of the wife after giving up on the AR.
And at the end of the day we had nothing but empty magazines.
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