Suppose an eighteen year old had a few dollars in his pocket and wanted to buy his first firearm. Furthermore, suppose the eighteen year old is prudent and wants to purchase a gun that will last fifty years. Not only that, but the gun would not be a "safe queen". It would get used.
|Synthetic stock, stainless barrel and action and barrel threaded for a suppessor is my current thinking for a fifty year gun.|
Would you advise a Ruger 10/22? .22 LR ammo is likely to be around fifty years from now and the price is likely to be more inexpensive than anything else except .177 pellets. There are a lot more things that need shooting that .22 LR can handle than things that are too big for the .22 to handle.
|Is it "An Evil Black Rifle" if it is not black?|
Another question involves accessories. Both the 10/22 and the AR have hundreds of add-ons or mods. How would you trick it out? What kind of iron sights? What kind of scope? Barrel? Stock? Trigger?
From the standpoint of optics, the SIG Romeo5 looks interesting. $140 will buy you a Red Dot type scope that is motion activated. Great for home storage because that gives an estimated battery life of 40,000 hours (4.5 years). Not so great for a "truck gun" because trucks bounce and would light up the scope.