First year after I retired for my birthday my wife bought me a lurcher, second year I took up F.T. shooting and she bought me the Ar4 (second hand) Now many years on I still have both.
Only problems I had with the Ar4 was when the reg. failed, turned out it was not the original ,Ripley replaced it,no further problems.
If you've got this far go for it ,bit like Marmite,but if you don't like it ,you can always sell on.
O yes I've also got an Ar5s.