Hello, Mr. Aguirre
I've been meaning to ask you, what is your opinion of the FAL vs. the HK91? A local gun shop here in the states has a Springfield SAR-8 (HK-91 clone) in like-new shape for a $1000 with 3 mags and accessories, and that has caught my eye. Also, your opinion of the Sig226? I know you like the Glock 31/32, and so that's at the top of my short list. Also, a guy from my work gave me several hundred rounds of 7.62 NATO, and advice? Im not sure what to do with it, guess I could store it "just in case".
Thanx for your time, and you can use any of this email you want, or not at all, I suppose!
The FAL is by far more popular and there's a good reason for that. Its a better weapon, more reliable and simply a smarter design. Mags will be cheaper and easy to find anywhere in the world. A short barrel FAL (PARA version) is a compact enough 7,62 caliber, you can get a standard one and add a scope with a good mount for a good designated shooter weapon. Instead of spending the $1000, keep saving a bit more and get a good FAL. You can get one built for $1500, check falfiles.com, you'll soon find a FAL for you. I know sometimes its hard to wait a bit more and get more money together but trust me, you'll be glad you followed that advice.
The Sig226 is an excellent weapon, no dobut, but I preffer Glocks and so do a lot of other people that know their stuff. Glocks arent fancy, but they sure do work.
"a guy from my work gave me several hundred rounds of 7.62 NATO, and advice? "
Yes! buy him a beer, you've got a good friend there! Get yourself a FAL, you already seem to have some ammo. Shoot half of it and save the rest for a rainy day, or until you go to the range and rotate it for fresh ammo.