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The AR-15 Is The Number One Selling Rifle In The U-S
wkrg.com ^ | 26 July, 2012 | Pat Peterson

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.


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To: NFHale

Yep. At least she is not going quietly, she is forcing two executioner trainees to hold her still, and get their uniforms bloody. Most probably kneel quietly for the shot.


101 posted on 07/27/2012 9:43:19 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Rearden; Vaquero

Okay, from now on both of you joker start referring to them as Kinetic Energy Delivery Receptacles, or I’m gonna come to your houses and steal your Cellebrex ;o)


102 posted on 07/27/2012 9:43:51 AM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: Vaquero
duck down a little more, Wang, I dont want to clip ya.

"Don't whang Wang's wang."

103 posted on 07/27/2012 9:46:58 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Spktyr
"Well, if he’d really known about combat, he would have known his rifle took magazines and not clips."

And that his gun is not his rifle, and that one doesn't "shoot" his gun.

At least not Bravos with low numbered designators. ;-)

[Rear echelon folks, drive on with "shooting" your possessions and private parts.]


104 posted on 07/27/2012 9:47:09 AM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Rearden; Vaquero
Lets put an end to the pissing match.

This is a clip

This is a Magazine

.

Now, instead of wasting everyone's time here, go out and bitch-slap a liberal.

105 posted on 07/27/2012 9:47:47 AM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: NFHale

Surely you jest! Clearly that is the execution of a criminal. Probably convicted of first degree surliness with the intent to be uppity.

Back in the pre-wussification days when MEN ran our nation, we would actually send guns to people who were fighting for their freedom.


106 posted on 07/27/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard. Because "our" pro-abort, anti-gun socialist is SO much better than theirs.)
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To: SAWTEX
"I qualified with AR15 in 1964."

My first issued rifle was an AR15 in 1989 (lower receiver, anyway--Army, Ft. Leonard Wood). Worked fine.


107 posted on 07/27/2012 9:56:28 AM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Does not this lead to a 7th round stoppage in some Garands?

I've not had this problem, but I usually will ensure all my en bloc clips are loaded the same way (and for some silly reason, I like the right side to be on top).

One thing I have noticed is that the case of CMP ammo from HXP that came in en blocs had a jam problem for just about every clip I used (usually third or fourth round). I pulled them out and compared them to the clips I obtained stateside and noticed the HXP clip wings were closer together, and that they were putting more sideways pressure on the round, and that was jamming the bullet tip up against the opposite side of the chamber (left-side bullet would jam the tip against the right side of the chamber and vice-versa). I unloaded all those clips and tossed them (kept a few for reference). I reloaded all that ammo into my existing clips and haven't had a problem since.

108 posted on 07/27/2012 9:56:51 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: China Clipper

The Lower Receiver for the AR15 is the part that BATF classifies as a “firearm”.
There are a whole world of available uppers and conversions for that “firearm”.


109 posted on 07/27/2012 10:05:13 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: ansel12; Kenton; SAWTEX
It is correct that AF General LeMay championed the AR-15. The arm was introduced into the AF in '64 and the Army in '65. I don't know off the top of my head when DoD designated the weapon M16. I have an Army Field Manual for drill and presentation dated 1966 and the rifle was by then referred to as an M16. My dad qualified on the M16 in 1970. Before that date his unit still carried the M1 carbine. ;-)

At any rate, the moniker "AR-15" is now an exclusive Colt trademark and refers ONLY to the Colt civilian product. Any copies of the Colt rifle should technically be referred to as "AR-15 type" weapons. Oddly, Aramalite is still around but no longer has the use of the AR-15 name. They still make the AR-10.

110 posted on 07/27/2012 10:05:43 AM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: MaxMax

The .410 conversion sounds like it would be fun to play with for a couple of hours but I suppose it has no practical value.


111 posted on 07/27/2012 10:08:20 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Travis McGee

What I’d give for one clean shot at one of those b*stard commie pig guards.

Imagine the shock of his comrades at seeing one of their own with his face exploding from a 7.62x39 round.


112 posted on 07/27/2012 10:19:12 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

“...we would actually send guns to people who were fighting for their freedom...”

Yeah, what a concept, huh? Actually helping decent people defend themselves against the communists.

Really miss Ronnie Reagan. He was not only a great President - He was an American Man.


113 posted on 07/27/2012 10:24:39 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Travis McGee

“...Most probably kneel quietly for the shot...”

Makes me want to vomit just thinking of it.


114 posted on 07/27/2012 10:26:09 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: China Clipper

You are (sort of) correct. The AR-15 platform is basically Lego for guns. The only caveat is that there is a limit to the length of cartridge. A .308 AR-15 is possible, but would not function as a semi-auto. (Indeed, there are .50 BMG uppers for the AR-15, but they are bolt action.) If you need a semi-auto .308, you’d need to opt for an AR-10 platform rifle instead, which is the gun that the AR-15 was “shrunk down” from. Once you have the lower, the sky is the limit. Pop out two pins to switch to any compatible upper in any caliber under a cerain cartridge length.


115 posted on 07/27/2012 10:31:48 AM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: MrB
and I stumbled into a “clip vs mag” and “what does AR stand for” pissing match.

I think it's funny. ;^)

116 posted on 07/27/2012 10:34:19 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Spktyr
You're correct, of course. But I've given up correcting people who say 'clip' when they mean 'magazine.'

The only ones I correct are my soldiers, who should know better. They just think 'clip' sound cool because they hear it in rap songs. And I use the term 'songs' loosely.

117 posted on 07/27/2012 10:41:57 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: cunning_fish; Charles Martel
There are tons of "civilian" AKs. The Saiga is just one of many. Saigas are somewhat unique in being built from scratch as civilian weapons. Most AKs sold commercially in the US are former Combloc military weapons rebuilt around a new semiauto receiver. (Or, in the dark ages of the late 1980s around "demilled" receivers which are no longer legal, if they ever were.)

Confusingly, there is no standard designation for a semi-auto AK. You can find "AK-47" applied to both semi-auto and selective fire weapons.

118 posted on 07/27/2012 10:44:30 AM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: jboot

I was talking about a standard solution from original AK maker Izhmash. That is Saiga.


119 posted on 07/27/2012 10:57:13 AM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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To: Spktyr
As one person put it, the AR is like Barbie for men.

I know that whoever came up with that comment, it was meant to be dismissive of the AR as a "serious" rifle. Indeed, the AR is all too often "dressed up" far beyond the limits of good sense. However, though I personally prefer the likes of the M1A, HK-91 and FN-FAL, I am *delighted* that the AR has become such a wild success in the civilian market.

So I say God Bless companies like Magpul, LaRue Tactical, GG&G, Bushmaster, Spike's Tactical and the countless other companies and individuals who have helped kindle and sustain interest in the AR. We are a far better-armed people because of them.

It must be infuriating to the anti-gun crowd, truly maddening. Twenty-plus years of demonizing "black" rifles just fizzles into nothingness when it runs head-on into a tempting selection of Flat Dark Earth handguards and rail covers.

I bask in the warmth of Sarah Brady's misery. :-)

120 posted on 07/27/2012 11:40:26 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Al Czervik: “I think this place is restricted Wang, so don’t tell ‘em your Jewish, okay?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=171FURqSIQc


121 posted on 07/27/2012 11:41:31 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero
Al Czervik: “I think this place is restricted Wang, so don’t tell ‘em your Jewish, okay?”

My second-favorite Rodney Dangerfield movie. My favorite is referenced in my tagline.

"I should have yelled 'two'!"

122 posted on 07/27/2012 1:47:52 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

What, the AR?


123 posted on 07/27/2012 1:48:48 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Rearden

A stands for Armalite, not automatic.

Please do not post incorrect information as facts.


124 posted on 07/27/2012 1:51:40 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: marktwain; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
I recall being on the local range thirty years ago with my Colt SP1, and I'd be the only guy there with a Mattel -- everything else was blued steel and wood (except for the occasional Nylon 66).

How times have changed. Now you go to the range and half the rifles on the line are ARs.

Bwahahahahah!

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

125 posted on 07/27/2012 1:55:36 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: EdReform

Some people have reported that a Sierra 150 GK does fine in a 1/10, but it seems to be hit or miss and more dependent on the individual rifle (much like firing the heavier stuff out of a 1/9 AR). 160-170 is what they’re more optimized for.


126 posted on 07/27/2012 2:01:17 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: marktwain

The AR15 is an excellent platform.
Super accurate.


127 posted on 07/27/2012 2:03:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: marktwain

They want to ban the Barret 50 BMG too, although a 50 BMG has NEVER been used in a crime.


128 posted on 07/27/2012 2:05:31 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Holy crap, I didn’t think that many different calibers were available for the AR platform.


129 posted on 07/27/2012 2:05:54 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Spktyr

Clips are for loading magazines


130 posted on 07/27/2012 2:08:18 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Not so.

5, 30 cal balls moving at 1150 fps is pretty good for close quarters


131 posted on 07/27/2012 2:12:18 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: marktwain
the most popular rifle in the United States

Jim Zumbo is deeply saddened.

132 posted on 07/27/2012 2:16:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NFHale

“The AR-15 Is The Number One Selling Rifle In The U-S...

Feel good thought of the day.”

The more, the merrier!


133 posted on 07/27/2012 2:16:12 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: marktwain
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.

Since the Brits have banned guns, "Putting the boot in" is the #1 method of homicide.

In Scotland it is the blade.
Palestinians seem to like rocks

134 posted on 07/27/2012 2:19:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Petruchio
Clippy has been banned.

Nobody likes Clippy

135 posted on 07/27/2012 2:22:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Tell Rearden that. :P


136 posted on 07/27/2012 2:23:47 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: mylife
Jim Zumbo is deeply saddened.

Zing !

Hero to zero in 48 hours by Zumbo

137 posted on 07/27/2012 2:31:50 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Joe Brower

That actually surprises me, mainly because of the price.

I would have guessed the Ruger 10-22 as the most popular or maybe the Marlin model 60.

If limited to high powered rifles I would have thought the Remington model 700.

I also was surprised several months ago to see 3 different AR type rifles in the Wal-Mart rather limited gun rack. 4 if you count the Sig .22LR which looked just like an AR style or maybe I should say an STG style rifle.


138 posted on 07/27/2012 2:39:52 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: mylife

Well, yeah, sure, but ain’t that what my mossburg is for?
Granted, it ain’t as quick to reload as just popping in a fresh magazine and all...


139 posted on 07/27/2012 2:41:16 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: TYVets

Bingo


140 posted on 07/27/2012 2:43:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
The super duper 5.56MM round falls between the Remington .222 and Rem .222 mag in power.

I used my Oly Arms M4 to kill a wild hog in southern Ohio a few weeks ago and it did the job quickly and cleanly. I'd never hunted with the M4 before, and I was pretty impressed with it's performance for a rifle that shoots "a good woodchuck round", as I've heard it described...

141 posted on 07/27/2012 2:44:40 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: Repeal The 17th

All know is a 410 loaded with 3” 00 buck is formidable for security work


142 posted on 07/27/2012 2:45:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Rearden
actually, the AR in AR-15 meant Armalite...
143 posted on 07/27/2012 2:50:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TYVets; All

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Zumbo

Anyone who wants to ban AR’s will get the same reaction


144 posted on 07/27/2012 2:53:26 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

One for each hand...

I believe the term is “a brace” of AR15s...


145 posted on 07/27/2012 2:59:23 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Time to “brace” yourself.


146 posted on 07/27/2012 3:05:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: mylife

But not as good as 9-13 30 cal balls moving at about 1300fps. (says the Saiga 12 owner)


147 posted on 07/27/2012 3:50:43 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Joe Brower
I am very glad to still be free to enjoy this conversation about personal property of a tactical nature we are still allowed to purchase and own. The boyz and girlz in the fusion centers must be $#itting their leotards, pondering the latent danger in going for the Full Monty Hugo Chavez.


148 posted on 07/27/2012 4:11:21 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Spktyr

indeed.


149 posted on 07/27/2012 4:11:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Spktyr

AR comes from ARmalite NOT Automatic Rifle.


150 posted on 07/27/2012 4:32:15 PM PDT by Tahoe3002
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