I am a newbie and starting from scratch. I will be buying an Armalite M15A4 carbine for personal defense and plinking. It comes with a 7 round mag, cleaning rod, sling, and owner's manual. I have read with interest the discussions on iron sights and scopes.
I want to know what extra gear and replacement parts you would want if spare parts were not available for up to six months.
I plan to get professional training. Any book recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
[This message has been edited by Dale Rabideau (edited November 19, 1999).]