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dwkfym
6/09/2013 10:45pm,
Can we sticky this?

Informational Articles
AR Buffers and what they mean (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121078)
Muzzle Devices Explained (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121063)

Gun Reviews
Daewoo K2, DR200, AR100 review (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=120963)

Budget Gun Review
(to be filled out soon, there are a lot of them)

Firearms laws, procedures, etc.
Type 3 Curio and Relic Licenses (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=119058)

dwkfym
6/13/2013 6:35pm,
I just realized I cannot edit the OP. Mods, could you add them for me as I reply here?


Can we sticky this?

Informational Articles
AR Buffers and what they mean (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121078)
Muzzle Devices Explained (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121063)

Gun Reviews
Daewoo K2, DR200, AR100 review (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=120963)

Budget Gun Review
(to be filled out soon, there are a lot of them)

Firearms laws, procedures, etc.
Type 3 Curio and Relic Licenses (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=119058)

Informational Articles
AR-15 Castle Nut Staking (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121096)

dwkfym
8/05/2013 12:49pm,
Informational Articles
Discussion on zeroing a rifle (zero to shooter? zero to the weapon?) (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121457)

dwkfym
9/08/2013 6:35am,
Informational Articles
AR-15 gas key staking (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121716)

torontosecurity
4/10/2014 2:13am,
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Paramagician
9/11/2018 12:03am,
Over the winter, I purchased a Core 15. It's a pretty standard 5.56 AR variation.

To preface this, I didn't purchase it for it's tacticool value. My state is close to implementing a ban and these will eventually be hard to come by. But beyond that, I remember the M4 and the M249 I carried during my enlistment. I wanted something comfortable, reliable, and familiar.

Much to my regret, I couldn't seem to find anyone selling an M249. So I settled on the other option. ;)

So far, I've put about 1000 rounds through it and I can say the following.

The Core 15 isn't overly heavy and it feels decently balance. I bring this up because there were some other platforms which felt like they carried extra weight and the weight was distributed poorly.

For safety, it features a selector which allows for safe and semi-automatic fire.

As always, the recoil depends on the ammunition being used. In this regard, I found the Core 15 to be about average. As long as you're stable and in a good firing position, there aren't really too many issues. It doesn't jump around excessively and won't kill your shoulder.

I use a rear flip sight and have had no issues with accuracy on the 15 and 25 yard targets. Regrettably, the ranges I go to have limitations and I haven't had an opportunity to go further than 25 yards.

While using PMAG and HexMag magazines, I haven't experienced any jams or misfeeds. They lock in securely and I haven't had any issues with the magazines not seating properly or not locking into place appropriately.

All-in-all, it's a pretty decent starter that won't bankrupt you and it'll get the job done. That said, it won't knock your socks off.

Paramagician
9/11/2018 12:26am,
I purchased a Glock 23 Gen 4 a while ago. I'm not really a giant fan of sidearms, but there's the issue of practicality in self-defense.

The G23gen4 is chambered in .40cal. When you buy it brand new, it hovers around $400.

Positives:

It features a textured grip which is removable and can be changed out for size to fit your hand. The makes it more comfortable and improves accuracy (in my experience). If you sweat, it's less likely to travel around your hands as much.

It's durable. Glock was made to be roughed up a bit without losing functionality. It's been tested repeatedly.

There's a trigger safety and it absolutely will not fire unless you pull the trigger. I have a great disdain for people and negligent discharges, especially when they claim that "it just went off." You can take this firearm, chamber a round, and throw it off a roof and it won't discharge. You can hit it with a hammer. You can run it over. The only way a round is discharged is if you pull the trigger.

Cleaning is pretty simple.

There's a variety of retention systems and holsters available

Negatives:

I'm not quite sure I really like the weight when it's fully loaded. It can feel cumbersome at times.

Since it's in .40cal, it has a bit of a snap to it and the recoil can definitely be felt. So it takes some getting used to. But with that said, practice and time makes it a little less noticeable. A little.

The stock trigger pull is heavier than I'd like. This can be changed with modification.

If you're not used to Glock disassembly, it can be annoying the first time you try to take it apart. That said, it's not bad after the first time.

At the end of the day, it's decent for what you're paying and it's absolutely dependable.

Diesel_tke
9/13/2018 8:39am,
The Core 15 isn't overly heavy and it feels decently balance. I bring this up because there were some other platforms which felt like they carried extra weight and the weight was distributed poorly .

Carried extra weight where? If weight is distributed poorly, that's an easy fix.


For safety, it features a selector which allows for safe and semi-automatic fire.

As does every other AR. Is this an ambi safety, push button safety, or the same milspec safety put on every basic AR?


As always, the recoil depends on the ammunition being used. In this regard, I found the Core 15 to be about average. As long as you're stable and in a good firing position, there aren't really too many issues. It doesn't jump around excessively and won't kill your shoulder.

Recoil also depends on buffer and spring weight, muzzle device, BCG weight, and barrel weight.


I use a rear flip sight and have had no issues with accuracy on the 15 and 25 yard targets. Regrettably, the ranges I go to have limitations and I haven't had an opportunity to go further than 25 yards.

Dude, no offense but if you can't achieve accuracy with flip ups at 15 yards, throw that thing in the trash. How about some more relevant information like what length and twist rate on the barrel? What kind of barrel lining do you have on there?