Skip to comments.The AR-15 Is The Number One Selling Rifle In The U-S
Posted on 07/27/2012 3:49:46 AM PDT by marktwain
ELBERTA, Summerdale --
President Obama's decision to talk gun control and discuss a ban on assault weapons are hot topics along the Gulf Coast.
Despite the tragic, shooting massacre in Colorado, gun shops continue to sell AR-15's and AK-47's to gun enthusiasts and sportsmen.
The AR-15 is NOT widely used in crime.
According the FBI, of the 199 homicides recorded in Alabama in 2010, handguns were used in 112, hands, fists or feet were used in 17, knives were used in 23....none were committed with a rifle.
Gun control has and will be debated for decades...an issue now on presidential campaign agenda.
This is a significant part of why "gun control" is toxic for politicians.
Oh, do they want so badly to rid us of our guns, and not for our own protection or thier humanity toward thier citizenry.
Collect them all!
Available calibers that work with the standard AR15 lower receiver:
17 Mach IV
17 Mach2 or whatever it is called
223 - 6.8 (various names)
32 ACP (Tromix prototype)
40 X (40-50AE)
5.45 x 39
502 TS (rebated 50AE)
6 - 6.8
6.5 BR-R (rebated rim)
6.5 x 33 (6.5 Whisper)
7x40 (old 3 gun round)
This list was stolen fair and square from here:
I doubt that 1 AR15 has been sold here.
A fully automatic military assault rifle?
Or something that looks like one without the auto feature?
Same thing with the AK
“The select-fire AR-15 entered the US military system as the M16 rifle. Colt then marketed the Colt AR-15 as a semi-automatic version of the M16 rifle for civilian sales in 1963. The name “AR-15” is a Colt registered trademark, which refers only to the semi-automatic rifle.”
After using a 6.8 SPC upper on my M4 I can tell you this, I now understand why they call this round the “200 yard sledgehammer”.
It hasn’t got a whole lotta’ ass after 300 yds, but up to that point, anything it hits is DRT. That’s dead right there for the uninitiated.
Let us all be grateful that the creep in Colo. did not have this upper on his AR.
Also, let us be grateful that he knew nothing of actual combat otherwise he would have ditched that stupid 100 round mag for a half a dozen 30 round clips. They would have given him more firepower and almost no danger of jamming. If one were to fire 100 rounds through an M4 without stopping, the barrel would most likely fail before you got to 100.
As a bonus, if he knew anything about close quarter combat, he would have known that a dozen or so loaded clips carried in a load bearing vest would have provided him much more protection from incoming rounds than that hoakie looking Halloween costume he had on. I think that he was more concerned about looking more like Batman than actually stopping any fire coming his way.
Besides, he knew that everyone in that theater was unarmed and helpless. Let us all thank God that he wasn’t all that smart.
The “AR” designates automatic rifle. Don’t believe everything you read on wiki.
Well, if he’d really known about combat, he would have known his rifle took magazines and not clips.
AR designates “Automatic Rifle” as in “Self Loading” - just like the 1911 pistol was marked ‘Colt Automatic Pistol’ for forever, not that it was a Machine Pistol. :P
I love the things! The left loves diversity and the AR platform is one diverse machine.
and the difference would be??
You are correct sir! Give the man a cigar
I hope lots are sold...the more the merrier.
not a fan of the poodle shooter myself.
more of a wood and steel man, then a plastic and aluminum guy.
but God bless you all.
My Alexander Arms .50cal Beowulf is a lot of fun, but getting the proprietary .335gr ammo is slow, so I buy 5,000-rnds at a time! (Of course, my Barrett 82A1 BORS .50cal BMG, is also fun.)
AR stands for the company that invented it...Armalite.(..the govt. decided Armalite was not getting the contract...and gave it to Colt.)
An AR-type weapon will not feed off these at all.
This is a magazine:
It is what an AR-15 feeds off of.
If you attempt to put a clip in your AR-15, it will simply fall out. If you put a magazine in, it will not fall out.
Yes, but officially per Colt, who were the first to sell the “AR-15” commercially, it stands for Automatic Rifle. Some of them even say it on the side.
That's quite different than the case of the AK-47, where there was no separately designated semi-auto-only version for decades.
“AR” stands for Armalite. Eugene Stoner was the designer.
See also “AR-5, AR-2, AR-1, AR-50, etc..” all bolt action rifles.
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