If you’re one of the three or four gun owners in the country who didn’t acquire an AR-15 during the buying frenzy of the last year, then maybe you could use some help. AR-15s are a lot easier to come by these days and fortunately, so is .223/556 ammo, and that makes now an ideal time to look into getting your first AR if you haven’t already. But selecting just the right AR is tough. There are so many options and price points, and very little distinguishing them on the surface other than a brand name and a confusing list of “features”. In this week’s Make Up Your Mind video, I give an overview of the different approaches to buying an AR; when it makes sense to pinch pennies, and when you should break the bank and go for the best.
What’s the maximum you’d be willing to spend on AR-15? Is there a point of diminishing returns between price paid and the features or performance of the firearm?