5 Guns to Buy Before an Assault Weapons Ban

I want to make it clear that I don’t know if a ban on ARs and SBRs will happen, but it’s looking that way with the rhetoric of the President. According to CBS News and the President, he will issue bans within the first 100 days of his presidency. He’s met with countless advocates and survivors of gun violence to ensure he will act fast and decisively.

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What does this mean for law-abiding Americans with guns? Is the government coming for your guns? Are they going to prohibit the sale of certain guns? Nobody really knows what his plan will be, but I thought our readers would enjoy a different take today. We’ll be discussing the top 3 guns that I think you should buy before a potential ban by the President. 

Personally, I know a lot of people are getting upset with this news and getting emotional about it all, but I am confident that it would be impossible to enforce. Not only would it be a violation of our 2nd Amendment rights, but it would be a disaster for LEOs. I can tell you with all certainty that if the government knocks on my door and asks about guns, I’ll simply say I don’t have them anymore.


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Unfortunately, I know too many of my brothers in arms across the country that will not be as diplomatic as I plan to be. In short, I don’t think any local police officer is going to enforce an executive order that violates our individual freedoms. It’s too dangerous to confront gun owners and tell them they can’t do something that is written into our constitution. Many friends who are still in the police force have told me they will not enforce any kind of gun ban due to their safety concerns.

With that being said, if Uncle Sam prohibits the sale of certain firearms, I have a few ideas of which guns you should buy before any laws get put into place. 

Foxtrot Mike Products AR Pistol (FM-9)

I don’t know all the types of guns that will get caught up in some kind of ban but I’m positive that AR-style pistols will be gone pretty quickly. There are so many different AR-style pistols that are on the market, but I really like the compatibility with Glock accessories, including magazines. Since the majority of us own a Glock the FM-9 will save you hundreds in magazines. You might get wear and tear quicker if you use the magazine in two guns, but if you take care of your gear it shouldn’t make a big difference. Using a 30+ round Glock mag on the FM-9 would be a lot of fun on the range. 

The FM-9 AR Pistol is built with a 5" steel barrel with a 1:10 twist rate to be able to handle heavier 9mm loads. I appreciate the creativity and ingenuity of the enlarged mag release lever because I can honestly say that I’ve never seen a mag release like the FM-9. It would be one thing if it just looked cool, but with all my research, I haven’t read anything bad about this gun. There are many other AR pistols that are nicer but you can’t get any of them for less than $1,000. This is a great gun that will leave you impressed and satisfied with your purchase. If there was ever a time to take the leap, now would be it.

Make sure you read your manual because the FM-9 doesn’t support aluminum-cased ammo, imported magazines (other than Glock), or certain magwell adapters and receivers. 


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Springfield Armory Saint Victor AR-15

Springfield Armory is about as American as Bison and the 4th of July, so anytime you can get one of their high-end rifles for around $1,200, you should do it. The Saint Victor along with any other AR-15 rifle will be the first to go with a gun ban. If there is any gun that I believe every American should have, it would be an AR-style rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO. There is no other type of gun that can provide the versatility that an AR has in range, accuracy, and performance. The Saint Victor is built with extremely rigid and strong 7075 T6 Aluminum upper and lower receivers with a very expensive Chrome-Moly Vanadium (CMV) barrel. 

The Saint Victor model comes with a 30-round Magpul PMAG Gen M3 and is equipped with a single-stage falt trigger for an easy and consistent pull. The overall weight is only 6.56 lbs. and is perfectly balanced throughout the rifle. The minute you hold this rifle, you’ll understand why it’s over a grand, but I promise you that it’s worth every penny. With the way things are going right now, I wouldn’t be shocked if they instituted a ban on purchasing new AR-15 rifles. 

Springfield Saint Victor AR-15

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FN America PS90 

The FN PS90 is a rifle that will be gone faster than a shooting star if a ban gets issued by the President. It’s one of the most iconic rifles used in media due to its unique bullpup design and performance. It shoots a different round in the 5.7x28mm, instead of a 9mm, so ammo will be more expensive and heavier. However, at only 6.28 lbs and only 16" in overall length, the PS90 is a hell of a gun to have before they’re banned. If anything it will be the funniest plinking gun you’ve ever owned with a 30-round mag and nice optic, which is easily installed on top of the Picatinny Rail system. FN is a quality company that I’ve never had an issue with because they use high-quality metals and meticulous processing. The PS90 is no different with a hammer-forged barrel that is lined with chrome to handle the heat from the explosion. 

The FN PS90 does a really good job of keeping things simple, but creative. For example, the PS90 is built with a synthetic thumbhole in the stock to allow for a tighter grip and more control when handling. The barrel of the gun is embedded deep into the stock to cut down on overall length and improve the versatility of the gun. The ambidextrous charging handles are a great touch because I can tell you how grateful we lefties are for the thought. The PS90 is still being used by European nations in law enforcement and military organizations because it’s a great gun that performs well and has a high capacity. 


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 *BONUS* Zastava USA M90

The Zastava M90 is almost perfect for an AK. The M90 is very similar to the Zastava M70, but chambered in 5.56/.223. Many hardcore AR15 guys have hesitated to step into the AK world because of having to stock another caliber of ammo. The M90 fixes that issue.

The Zastava M90 comes with an 18-inch chrome-lined hammer forged barrel that does better than 2 MOA with standard ammo. This rifle is damn accurate for an AK. Additionally, it comes with a 3 position adjustable gas system, so you can switch from a low gas setting when shooting suppressed, a “normal" setting, or a third setting if you’re running a really dirty gun and need a little extra oompf to cycle the action reliably.

It also comes ready out of the box ready for your favorite optic thanks to the optic rail on the left side of the gun. 


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No one really knows whether or not the ban that the President is trying to pass, will pass. The best any of us can do is read the room and make the best decision for our families. Personally, if I didn’t have a few guns, I’d buy any gun that I could afford if I thought it would be prohibited in the near future.

Just to be clear, I have no definitive information that Biden will issue the ban, but his recent press releases and legislation show his intent to put limits on the 2nd Amendment. 

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