Evolution...A good thing?


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Pinned&Recessed
October 9, 2004, 11:58 PM
From the lightweight simplicity of this:

http://www.kihikihi.com/p&r/rifle%20010.jpg

To this:

http://www.kihikihi.com/p&r/ar15ras.jpg

:scrutiny: :what:

I just don't get it. :uhoh:

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roscoe
October 10, 2004, 12:39 AM
I think that second photo is an attempt at gun humor.

Brick
October 10, 2004, 04:08 AM
Does anyone know if it qualifies as an assualt rifle? Does it have a folding stock and a pistol grip?


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c_yeager
October 10, 2004, 06:49 AM
I think that second photo is an attempt at gun humor.

It is. But, on the other hand it ISNT photoshoped. Everything on that rifle is an available accessory for the AR15 and could in fact be mounted in that fashion. Of particular note is the scope mount that comes with a rail on top for the mounting of an unmagnified optic. Thats a real mount (i THINK its made by Knight's) that people pay a lot of money for. I have seen a number of AR15 carbines that weight LESS than the sum of the accessories mounted to them. Not to mention $800 rifles with $2000 worth of accessories.

Coronach
October 10, 2004, 10:10 AM
And, within a few more posts, someone will tack up the always-popular photoshopped AR with the swiss-army-knife and hood ornament...

Mike ;)

Kaylee
October 10, 2004, 10:32 AM
Somehow I think if you asked the wonderful gentlemen out there actually using the darn things if they'd trade in their M4 with optics, laser/NV thingies and all for an iron sighted A1, you'd get a resounding "NO" in most cases.

Options are always a good thing. It's up to the user to use those options intelligently.


(stock A1s sure are pretty though. :) )

Houndawg
October 11, 2004, 03:12 AM
You won't ever find someone using that second contraption in actual combat. The most you might find on an M16 in combat is a ACOG, or a night vision scope and an IR aiming light.

Lightweight is still the object, but technology has allowed for the use of night vision optics so our soldiers can take the fight into the night.

another48hrs
October 11, 2004, 03:35 AM
Is it me or does the rifle in the second pic have a tail? :confused:

Houndawg
October 11, 2004, 03:41 AM
It looks like a white feather. Hathcock would fall over laughing if he was alive to see that rifle.

Bwana John
October 11, 2004, 12:23 PM
Evolution is great. Things that over-specialize tend to go extinct.

Resist the urge to hang stuff on your AR.

ilmonster
October 11, 2004, 12:30 PM
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kaylee
October 11, 2004, 12:50 PM
Resist the urge to hang stuff on your AR.


Better yet, know why you're hanging stuff off your AR.

Shoot high-power/CMP? Sure, stock A2 all the way baby. Maybe cheater sights and weights and such if you like.
Varminting? High power scope, free-floated handguard and a bipod make perfect sense.
HD use? Adding a light is a great idea.
"fightin' gun?" A forward vertical grip makes a world of difference in handling. Same with a tac-latch and some kind of red dot.

It all depends on how you intend to use the darn rifle. Heck, I'll likely one of these days get a 203 copy for mine for those days when it's just a freakin' toy. Silly for sure, but I know what it's for (entertainment) and it comes off if easy when I change my mind.

The AR is a beautifully versatile platform. One of its greatest strengths is its ability to be tailored to the use at hand. There's no reason not to do so when the need or desire arises. The jack of all trades truly is the master of none.

-K

c_yeager
October 11, 2004, 05:40 PM
Is it me or does the rifle in the second pic have a tail?

Its a comfy, feathery pillow on the stock. The rifle weighs something like 50lbs so its nice to have something there.

The rifle was put together as a joke by someone over at ar15.com They hung just about every accessory that they could possibly find on the rifle at once just to see how much crap they could get on there. And no, it was never suggested that this was a good idea.

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