This is a down and dirty discussion about what to look for when buying your first AR-15, or looking to add accessories to it. I am not an engineer, and I’ll avoid the technical jargon (though I will link to it when appropriate), and just give you the simple reasoning for decisions.
There is no “perfect” gun. Every choice represents a trade off to gain capability in one area at the expense of it in another. Remember that.
And, as always, let your needs dictate the configuration. Buy Once, Cry Once.
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