May 2011

How to Find a Good AR-15 Rifle

Reader Piazza wants guidance on buying a mouse gun. Reader Collins points out the proper workings of the S&W revolvers. Reader Carter sends out an appeal to fellow Glock 27 owners.

I am in the market for an AR-15. I haven’t shot an M16 since boot camp in Fort Polk, Louisiana, in 1974. I’ve been a cop for 25 years and never really wanted, or needed, a rifle during that time. Now that I’m semi-retired, I am looking and I need some straight talk and help. I want a good weapon, but there are so many manufacturers and options, I’m confused as hell. Because I was never in the war, I never experienced malfunctions. We always cleaned and over-lubed our Colts. My choice so far is a chrome-lined barrel, bore and bolt. Am I correct?

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