I held an AR-15 (on sale) in my hands about a week before the school shooting, but I just could not bring myself to buy something so ugly. I am thinking another M1 Garand instead. They still have some at the CMP.
I got a Taurus Judge. The idea of a revolver handgun that shoots shotgun rounds appealed to me. After taking it to the range, I don’t regret the decision.
My son and I were at the gun shop this last weekend. He wanted to spend his christmas money on a Ruger 10/22. After calling about 15 places this shop had stock. Many of the gun racks were empty but the place was busy. While we were there employees brought out 2 AR-15s and placed them on the wall racks. You could see dozen’s of heads turn. Both guns were off the racks within 30 seconds. They were doing background checks for both of them before we left.
“...to buy something so ugly. ...”
It’s in the eye of the beholder.
I see it as “something that makes liberals pee themselves and infuriates socialists” and that has a beauty all it’s own...
As a matter of fact, it makes it downright “Helen Of Troy” beautiful...