How many ARs is too much

I got back into guns a few years ago and made the mistake of buying some shitty/mid AR’s before upgrading to higher end brands, but I didn’t sell any of the original rifles. I have a bunch of random PSA/Bushmaster/rugers mixed in with DD/KAC/LMT. I sort of want to sell them but it’s a lot of hassle and I would take a haircut on the original price I paid so my thinking is I should just keep them. Maybe use as beater “training” guns to reduce wear and tear on my nicer guns. I have 8 AR’s total. All in 5.56. What should I do /k/

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sell all but 1 lower and your two favorite uppers, you won’t get shit for them anyway and they’re taking up space. Also ARs are boring as frick to shoot, why even have so many?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why sell the lowers? They’re cheap and don’t take much room, plus it’s the “legal” part of the gun so way more hassle to replace if I need one in the future.

      I got a little carried away during the 2020-21 panic and wanted to set myself up. Dumb I know.

      Also, I have four suppressors in 5.56 now so what would I even do with them if I got rid of my AR’s (2 YHM T2, surefire rc2, rc2 mini)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Seconding
        Selling lowers is moronic
        fpwp

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You are a good gunsoomer. The industry thanks you. You should never sell, just keep buying more. Get a storage unit if you run out of room.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    stop building shitty ARs with Chinese lights and optics and shit, build a few solid ARs with trijicon nightforce aimpoint t2 eotech surefire etc then once you get those down move on to other guns and do it again

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would say keep one nice SPR, and one nice 10.5-12.5" Carbine. Sell the rest and buy ammo. Maybe keep 2 extra BCG's.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I mean I find most decent AR shoot similar. For utility and fun I think I'd personally have 2; one set up for close and one for long so I don't have to frick around with swapping stuff, and always have a full backup incase one breaks. If I was you I'd sell the rest unless you're particularly attached to them or find them particularly fun to shoot. You might take a hit on the price, but lesson learnt and you could probably get a decent amount from selling them and put that into something else.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    More than 4 is too much and stupid. That a2 guy with his 4 food groups shit is onto something except instead of one of those you could do like a old-school retro clone just for funzies

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >truck gun
      >bedroom gun
      >beater gun
      >safe gun
      >second gun for wife
      >third gun for son when he's old enough
      >gun for burying/caching somewhere
      >gun for 2nd vacation home
      >second gun for 2nd vacation home
      >gun for each floors of the house
      >shower gun

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What is the A2 food group?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have 6 AR's and still need to get a few more.
    No I will not elaborate

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Keep a 9mm lower to cheap plink while getting free familiarity training.
    A 556 lower and 2 uppers to switch between. More than that and you're just consooming or building an armory to distribute to your fellow homies (only brown people and women have more than 2 copies of a thing)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >only brown people and women have more than 2 copies of a thing
      I see you only roll with one kidney, lung, and brain hemisphere, checks out

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Once you get past 3 it’s too many, imo 16” SPR and 11.5 SBR with a backup rifle for parts etc. these two will fill any role you need from an AR outside of an IAR style role

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have your non 2k ars ever failed or performed worse?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That needs quantified. That’s a wide range of options. I’ve seen shit ARs fail in a multitude of hilarious ways.
      >top pic rail is out of spec so NCstar optic keeps popping off during the shooters match
      >stuck cases so bad they can’t even baton it free and the dude can’t complete the match
      >buffer tube not long enough and the gun was in the process of beating itself to death when RSO realized the bolt couldn’t be locked back
      >all manner of poor extraction etc.

      You can absolutely pay for cheaping out in your AR. Now does it need to be a HK 416? No but it should be mid tier atleast like BCM etc

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Mortar

        Not baton

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My take is 5.56 is a 300 400 yard cartrige and stupid out of barrels under 11.5 there are many cartriges that perform way better outside of those parameters (bla bla I will cope and say stupid internetshit quoted by others to justify my meme build)

    I would keep a 14.5 good quality/gucci AR 15 with a sane sized can
    I would have a beater 16's mostly stock Ar15 loner sacrifice to confiscation etc. gun
    I would have a good quality AR10 as a DMR and not one of the 20 pound tanks but a DPMS recon, POF, Ruger etc. one that is 8 pounds tops with a good optic.

    Then some giga CQB larp gun for home defence room clearing fantasies.

    then use any remaing monies having lots of ammo mags parts spares for those guns have a solit stock of long term food a quality vehicle for bad times. and then force multipliers like nods thermals etc.

    looking at that picture I saw 1 rifle I would actually want the rest were meme muilds trying to shoe horn 5.56 into some role it is mostly shit at.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You have a bunch of dogshit with dogshit accessories and most of them are very similar setups. You're just a poor who buys stuff from PSA when you see they're having a sale.

    You'll never have a nice gun with this mindset

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Man you have 3 pistols in similar config, just break off the accessories, sell what you don't want individually, maybe buy some meme uppers in meme calibres and keep the lowers.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Keep
    11.5 with dot
    16 with scope
    14.5 with acog
    Sell
    Everything else

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Super short AR's are Black person dracos for white people

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you need the money or space? If not keep them.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't see a problem here. Yes, just shoot the shit put of the cheapies until they're worn out, starting with the cheaoest. Be sure to keep the good ones tuned. Sounds fun and I wish I were in your shoes.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For the amount you put into those you could have bought exclusively nice shit. Generally, a single generic AR-15 is adequate for 99% of applications so long as it has a quality optic, light, sling, and (if you have NODs) an illuminator. I personally go by...
    >Longer ranged precision gun (SPR) which plays dual role of being a varmint gun
    >SBR small gun because it's fun and having a 10.5 with a compact suppressor is really handy
    >"Normal" 13.7-14.5 P&W middy general use gun
    >Something retro
    I think having enough differentiation is important, because I look at your guns and see 3 which get close to that, but are covered in such dogshit parts that you can do a lot better. Selling some of the guns will free up money for better optics, rails, and for the love of god while there isn't necessarily anything wrong with Protacs please get a direct MLOK mount.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thx anon I will sell a bunch of shit now

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is the real lesson here. So much more utility and fun out of 2 good rifles instead of 7 garbage rods that only get shot once a year

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This. Over the past month I've liquidated all of my beater Anderson rifles and the BCM I bought when I jumped into this hobby and I'm going to drop it all on a really higher quality lower, a MK18-like SBR upper and a Recce upper for longer range stuff. Keep wavering back and forth between LMT, LWRC or maybe Hodge Defense.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I’m in the process of scaling down too. Getting rid of my 14.5 upper. I keep the lowers since they are a hassle to sell but all I need is an 11.5 and 16” and one back up 11.5. That covers literally all my 5.56 bases in the two main rifles.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            This was basically my idea as well minus the back up. Instead I'm going to buy a few duplicate parts to service both guns if need be (barrels, BCG, charging handles, etc). I probably should have done this from the jump but I got bit by the Retro bug and ended up with a bunch of less versatile, redundant builds that I hardly ever shot.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I keep spare parts etc but my backup is my 11.5 LMT that’s seen enough rounds and wear that it’s not worth trying to sell. I like it as a backup for when I shoot matches. Leave it in the car and if something breaks, just switch rifles between stages. Hasn’t happened yet but I’ve seen others need a backup

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Check gas rings, keep a spare BCG, and measure your action spring. Apart from barrel life, that should be enough to keep you in business. A backup gun is never a bad idea though.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I’ve seen it save a shooter or two when their gun fails and they can’t figure out what’s wrong in the rush between stages. Both times someone else loaned them a rifle but ever since then I just bring two.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, at competitions it's good to have a spare. At least you'll know your holds and be familiar with your setup. A loaner is better than nothing, but it can really frick your match. I was just pointing out to make sure and keep an eye on things. A lot of people will check things like gas rings and groupings, but forget about their action spring and then wonder why they have cycling issues. Take it out and measure it's length once in a while to verify it's still within parameters. Might as well check the condition of your buffer while you're at it.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sell the beaters, get more 5.56

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Give em to your friends/ family for Christmas. Thats what I did when I realized I had acquired 14 remington 870s, 9 mossberg 500s, and 4 winchester 1200s over the course of a couple years when they were $150 police surplus shotguns and I like feeling like I'm getting a deal. Kept the nicest wingmaster as a spare/loaner gun for dove season and clays, and a mossberg persuader because PGOs are cool in a 90s action hero way. Gave the rest away at any excuse to everyone I knew along with a box of target shells and a box of buckshot. Birthdays, Christmas, housewarming, wedding. Gave a couple to my employees back when civid was big and everyone thought the world was ending. Just oil them up, throw them in the back of a closet, set aside a box of cheap range ammo to go with each one, and be set on cool gifts for a while.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    pack the nicer ones up so you can arm your family, then shoot the cheaper ones until they fall apart

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >8 ARs covered in cheap plastic and no other funs
    Why do people do this? I certainly understand owning one or two, but what possesses people to buy the same boring, run-of-the-mill gun half a dozen times or more? This is as bad as the autists over on PrepHole who own 20 cheap chink keyboards and display them on shelves.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have 2 and I don't even like ARs.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Same

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What are their differences? Barrels, calibers, direct impingement vs short stroke, etc.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >made the mistake of buying some shitty/mid AR’s before upgrading to higher end brands
    Nah, the mistake is that you seemingly don't understand that you can simply upgrade components. Even on the shittiest of PSA rifles, so long as the receivers are true, you can simply swap the barrel & bcg and it's g2g.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. The AR aftermarket is massive. Getting one then improving it can lead to a better result than immediately buying more expensive depending on how you do.

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Keep them
    make sure you have spare springs and cheap components to replace
    hold for apocalypse where you either give them to your defenseless neighbors or trade them because you spend your last mercury dime on blowjobs

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    there's no such thing as too many ARs for Americans
    you either only own 1 or 100+, there's no middle ground

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