I thought it would be a good start since I`m looking for a gun. I don`t want to buy an AR-15, but rather a classic-style combat rifle. Also, suggest taking an SKS compliant (minus the grenade launcher on some of them) can be a great weapon, firing a bullet much cheaper, and the weapons manual is not too far away. No combat rifle, of course. Yes, just go to a bigger local gun store, they`ll have a few on the wall. I just don`t know the magazine laws for M1A rifles and whether it`s worth buying.