What kind of tests would you put a rifle through to ensure its reliable enough for defensive/"serious use"? Im curious mainly on what tests someone should do to ensure a more budget oriented rifle is "ready to rock n' roll"....Take AR15s for example...Not everyone can afford Noveske,Larue,Daniel Defense or Black Rain ord. at the moment and they might have to settle for a PSA,Ruger,Spikes etc...How many rounds should they test through it minimum? What parts should be inspected?(gas keys,feed ramps,gas rings,buffers etc), should there be somekind of mini "torture test" prior to setting it back for a "serious" situation?
Im not asking because im a noob either(although i am compared to a quite a few here) Ive got two psa lowers im getting ready to go over and i know theres a couple people here who have bought budget oriented Ar15s and worked the "kinks" out.
I know you get what you pay for when it comes to AR15s... such as Noveskes that are damn near perfect in everyway with possibly the best QC in the idustry and thats why you pay a high premium(although i hate all the loctite they use). I personally wont ever buy anything priced too much above BCM,Colt,LMTor Lwrc...i like buying rack grade rifles built for hard use and just adding the premium brands parts i want later(like a noveske barrel) , i dont care so much about accurracy or finish (which is where the premium brands shine).. the triggers are usually the same gritty mil spec triggers and the rack grade rifles usually have the same quality BCGs.... just thought i would state that last bit to deter an arguement over budget vs premium brand AR15s and give an idea of where im coming from.
we had a similar conversation on the old forum but it was on 1911s instead of AR15s and it had some interesting info i hadnt considered, im hoping for a similar discussion.
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