AR rifle confusion
I have been looking into buying an AR rifle for a few years now, but the choices are adding questions and not helping me to the point of buying:
1. Let's begin with baseline, budget: less than $1,100
2. NATO v. .223 round available for less than $1,100?
3. Short v. Long barrel?
4. Optics ready type preferred.
5. Piston v. gas?
5. Then there is the whole question of brand. Bushmaster, Colt, Remington, POF, Stag, etc.?
Each one of the above is probably worthy of its own thread. But knowing the expertise of many of those on AMG, I hope that some of these questions could begin to be answered.