No, it’s not “lookin’ good” or “assault rifles.” It’s “fun potential.” What do we mean by that?
Certainly, part of the fun of owning and using an assault rifle is the look. But like they say, “physical beauty is only skin deep.” If the machine is functionally beautiful, too, then you’re in firearm heaven.
Return Policy and Cheap Thrills
If a manufacturer sells cheap assault rifles, but has a “No Return” policy, I would never buy from them. You may get lucky and acquire a usable weapon, but will the company be in business six months from now? Will they be around when you need replacement parts?
Even the best company can produce a lemon, but the better ones have rigorous QC testing to increase the chances you don’t get one of those lemons.
You might get lucky and purchase an expensive weapon at a fantastic markdown, but buying an assault rifle that is normally less expensive increases the chances of aggravation. If you could put a dollar figure on eliminating aggravation, then consider that in the price you’re willing to pay.
What is the range of your weapon? How accurate is it? Will desired accessories fit your weapon of choice? In other words, if you want an ACOG scope, can your weapon be fitted with one? It’s no fun to find that you’ve spent a wad of cash on a rifle and can’t use an attachment you would like.
A Fun Setting
Taking your assault rifle to the shooting range is one thing, but taking it to your child’s elementary school may set off alarms—figuratively and literally. That kind of “fun” won’t last long.
If you intend to use your assault rifle for protection, make certain you’re not including crowded urban or suburban settings. Your neighbors may not survive even one incident and when the police come calling you may not like the “fun” they have in mind for you. Protection is more fun than being dead, true, but being in jail for killing several neighbors in the process, isn’t.
So, be smart when you use your assault rifle. Choose the right setting. And for protection, choose the right weapon a given setting.
Feel like celebrating? You know how in the movies the guys with the AK-47’s spray the air with bullets to show how happy they are. Perhaps they would not be so happy if some of their members start dropping dead from too much celebrating. All those bullets need to come back down sometime.
As a civilian, you bought your assault rifle to have some serious fun. Keep these tips in mind so it stays that way.