Many of you know me, and most know that I don't really try to tell anyone what they should think or what is best. But today, I am going to make an exception.
I started out in this building hobby back in the 80's, rehabilitating and even bubba'ing old rifles. I cut my teeth on SMLEs, I grew legs with Mausers, and I do not even want to admit what I have done to M-1 Carbines.
I got the AK bug early, somewhere around 1987. Back in those days, nobody knew what to do with kits, and the Internet as we know it was a playground for true geeks (like me and JRS). I built my first AK in 1993, and it was SCARY! Machined plates, welded together, and everything cut, ground, and hand fit. My brother still has it. He shoots it once or twice a month.
I can not truly count how many rifles I have built. It is a large number. For me, it was a labor of love, and a way to work through some of my demons. I think I am a better person today due to these experiences.
So, fast forward to today. I had a real brain-fart listening to Joe Biden taking about and urging women to buy a shotgun... Here is the brain-fart: Why are AR-15 rifles so reviled by the demotards? Because they work. Because they are so effective. Because they are so easy to use. Because they make even a little girl just as effective and deadly as a 6'2" fully trained Ranger or Marine.
I am going to continue this thread tomorrow when I am fresh, I welcome your thoughts and posts.