Ok I don't have enough money to buy a ar15 style marker, I am looking into the high point .45 ACP carbine. It is only 350 bucks so I can spend roughly 150 bucks on a good sight and a laser with a flashlight buillt into it. Any suggestions? I want the sight to be good for close quarters but also be accurate at 40 yards
high point carbines are actually pretty nice, stay the hell away from their pistols. Go look at primary arms.com if you want a budget quality red dot sight.
I still recommend getting an AR-15
I'm not a fan of the 5.7 stricky because the ammo is hard to come by and pricey. When I buy firearms I try and keep them as universal as possible so all I need is a few types of ammo instead of 10 diferent kinds.
OEF- I just see a lot of people buy variants of the Ar platform for home defense and have little to no training with room clearing or even their firearm and think its not a problems. The Ar can and is a good all around gun if you put in the effort to learn proper technique but to just stick it next to your bed and call it a day is extremely unsafe. Your right about the frangible round but majority of people I see just throw hollow points in the mag and leave it like that.
any firearm is bad for home defense if you suck at shooting. why not use a firearm that has low recoil and is very accurate and holds 30 rounds?
i really think you want an AR-15. check out palmettostatearmory for awesome sales and possibly build a nice rifle for under $500