I’m getting an AR-15 and don’t really know much about them. Long story, short. My friends are essentially buying the parts for me as gifts over the next several months, all I have to do is decide what I want in such a rifle.
I know very little about them, other than there are lots of options and they can be essentially customized. But I don’t know really what the options are, much less the pros and cons of various styles.
I know I’d like it to not overlap my current firearms: 22 semi auto with scope, a 270 with a scope, Glock 9mm.
So I think I would like a shorter barrel for light weight and ease of use, since the 270 would act as the longer range hunting rifle. I’m also not convinced of ‘red-dot’ sights, since my hearing protection dissallows me from getting low enough on the stock to see through the optics. But that is all I’ve got for thoughts.
So dopers, give me your tips on AR-15s. What is out there that I should consider? What are some advantages/disadvantages of the parts I should get? What are some good configurations that I should think about, knowing I don’t want to have too much ‘overlap’ in usefulness with my other guns.