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Old July 14, 2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Ok, I have the budget to get one more gun this year and I can't decide what to do. My options are to buy a couple stripped AR lowers (why get just 1) and build a cool AR, buy a 1903 Springfield, or build a 1911. Someone talk some sense into me.
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Old July 14, 2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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I would personally go with the 1903 but that's just me.

1. do you already own an AR, 1903 or 1911? if so, why not spice things up with something you don't have yet?

one project I've been wanting to do is a ruger SR1911 but with hogue wrap around grips and cerakote all moving parts to give it a unique look.
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Old July 14, 2013, 05:50 PM   #3
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I don't have any of those three so that is why it is so hard to decide.
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Old July 14, 2013, 06:02 PM   #4
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Another vote for the 1903 springfield
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Old July 14, 2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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Another for the '03!
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Old July 14, 2013, 07:57 PM   #6
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get them all!!!

The 1911 would be my last choice.
I would consider an 03 due to their limited availability.
I would also go ahead and get a stripped lower.
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Old July 15, 2013, 12:09 AM   #7
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Much as I love a good 1911, I have to agree with getting the 03.
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Old July 15, 2013, 09:07 AM   #8
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I would go with the 1903 first. 1911's and AR's are plentiful and still being made, but 1903's are starting to have limited availability.
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Old July 15, 2013, 12:39 PM   #9
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Old July 16, 2013, 07:43 PM   #10
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Actually picked up a Mosin tonight but that doesn't count does it, that was saved up ammo money from the shortage.
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Old July 17, 2013, 01:01 AM   #11
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Now you need an 03 to compare it with the Mosin!
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Old July 17, 2013, 01:31 AM   #12
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Buy the AR Lower and build one

I'm 64 years old and built one last year at my son's encouragement. Sure is better than reloading 5 shot clips in my bolt .223/556's. Of course I could have bought one of the new Marlin bolts that takes AR mags. but tha AR platform is inheritantly accurate and will shoot alongside .223 bolt guns. Sure is a ground squirrel, prarie dog rifle.
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Old July 19, 2013, 12:41 PM   #13
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I'd build the AR. I have one, but if I ever get another, I'll build it myself.
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Old July 19, 2013, 12:47 PM   #14
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My two cents

Build the AR's because you could trade one for the Springfield or 1911
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