I’ve my first long gun on the way, a Ruger AR-556 cerakoted in FDE and with a Davidson’s lifetime warranty. It was this or the S&W M&P 15 Sport II, but I’ve heard that this one is the more refined of the two.
I also have a rail riser and a cheap RDS (red dot sight) inbound, not that either are needed, as the rifle comes with front and rear sights already.
Time to find a rifle safe now, and stock up on 5.56/.223 ammo.
Looking for a good home defense long gun? Some people swear by shotguns but a carbine can also be a good option. Specifically an AR-15 variant (M4).
I was looking at a CETME-type gun earlier in the year, but I didn’t want to worry about quality and those aren’t exactly light guns (they’re certainly not carbines, either). What I’m looking for is something like this:
You can get an instant quote at that site and the quote is going to depend on your location, meaning the price is going to vary between locations. I can get that gun for between $530 and $640. That’s for a 5.56mm/.223 long gun! With a Red Dot sight.
I don’t think I’ll be able to get this before the sale date ends (11/30). I can always wait until the next sale.
Someone posted on a Facebook group a new acquisition of his: a CETME .308 made by Century Arms International. Apparently, it’s essentially an HK G3 (the HK G3 is actually a clone of the original Spanish-made CETME .308 rifle).
This is news to me, as I thought these guns were expensive, yet CAI-made versions can be had for around $600-800. Original Spanish-made CETME .308s apparently can’t accept full-power NATO .308 rounds, but CAI versions can.
I just might add this rifle to my wish list. I’d want one with wooden furniture and several mags (although I might be able to get decently priced mags from CAI). A rail and/or scope might be nice, as well, but I’d be just as happy without either of those. I’d have to research ammo prices for 7.62 x 51 NATO and research YouTube videos for any potential issues/gotchas.
This is the first long gun I’ve been thoroughly attracted to (minus an M4).
Beautiful wood on this CETME!
Check out the collapsible stock!
A quick check shows that I can get 240 rounds of 146-grain 7.62 x 51 for $139 from J&G.