Originally Posted by yuhaoyang
if you are lucky you can get a CA for under 500.
I got mine upgraded for reliability for 400 about a year and a half ago maybe.
Just go CA, hell, if you come across a good deal and it is expensive, just pay up.
You won't regret it.
That's a good point. Something might be out of your immediate budget but if you consider long term plans etc. into the equation, it might actually be cheaper to just buy it up front.
On another note, why are we even comparing? CA should trump both of those. Have had 2 Classic Army's, a CQBR and an SPR (Basically an M16A4) and both were reliable as hell and lasted thousands of rounds (Sometimes thousands in a half day). Only reason I sold them was a WETTI.