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How I Perceive the AR-15

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by The_Pretender, Jan 1, 2010.

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  1. The_Pretender

    The_Pretender Member

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    This is pretty much how ridiculous it always seems to me. I don't know why I can't get into them. Doesn't matter how many times I shoot them.

    Anyone that loves them now ever go through a phase where they didn't and know why?

    The keys on the grip crack me up.
     
  2. distra

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    I love my AR. Versatile, accurate and fun to accessorize! :D With a.22lor conversion it's more fun to shoot cheaper ammo. Not sure why anyone would not like the AR...:confused:
     
  3. taliv

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    that picture has been posted hundreds of times. the parody just emphasizes the versatility of the platform
     
  4. BurningSaviour

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    Not to mention that you can do the same thing with any other platform out there.. I've seen equally dressed up AKs, Vz. 58s, even SKS rifles (the point of which eludes me).
    And what of the years the AR/M16 was in existence before the MIL-STD-1913 rail system came about?
    If you don't like ARs, then you don't like them. Nobody's forcing you to buy one.
     
  5. The_Pretender

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    It's more like: so many people love them, our troops place their lives in them, *** is wrong with me?
     
  6. Walkalong

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    Yep. The legos of the gun world. :)
     
  7. BurningSaviour

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    There's nothing wrong with him. He just doesn't like the AR. Well, rather, he just can't get into them is what he said, and maybe he perceives accessorising them as a need, rather than a mere want.
     
  8. Boba Fett

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    Even though it is a Photoshop, it does emphasize how a number of people go overboard with their AR-15. I love mine too, but I would never add a ton of stuff to it.

    Nutnfancy has a lot to say about AR-15 accessories and proper ways of outfitting them.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6auXTiqNtEo
    (this is about piston vs AR platforms, but it does offer a summary of his views.)

    Just to summarize his video: KISS method. If it is on the weapon, it needs to be there for a good reason. Not just because you have extra rail space. Plus, you want to keep the overall weight down and especially the swing-weight/the weight out in front down (means you will acquire your target faster).


    So count me in as an AR-15 lover and also as one who laughs at people with umpteen over priced, over hyped, tacticool, mallninja, and completely impractical accessories. :D
     
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    Well, I can certainly understand if you don't like a particular platform. There's plenty to not like in an AR compared to, say, the SCAR-L. Everything I've read about that rifle so far, everyone is loving the ability to easily change barrels at the operator level, the uni-rail on the top of the rifle, the folding buttstock, etc. That, and it's touted as being more reliable. Time will tell if the reliability claim holds up.
     
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    I can think of several thousand things the AR platform has over the SCAR...


    ...and they're all dollars. :D
     
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    To me that seems more like a parody of some AR owners rather than the gun itself. Just because most "tacticool operators" choose the AR doesn't change my perception of the gun. It isn't the poor gun's fault.
     
  12. RockyMtnTactical

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    If that is how you perceive the AR15, you have failed to recognize the true beauty of it.
     
  13. Mags

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    There should only be 3 things accepted on a average Joe's rifle. This just my opinion.
    1. Flashlight
    2. Optic/BUIS
    3. Forward grip or Bipod but not both
     
  14. taliv

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    you clearly need recalibration. that would be like me saying, "i just don't like hammers" and trying to pound all my nails in with screwdriver handles. it's a tool. get over it.
     
  15. LEVRLOVR

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    It seems to be short a fishing reel.:)
     
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    My 5 y.o. son walked in just as I pulled the picture up. His comment, "That is a silly gun, daddy".

    That said, the AR is like a Jeep. You can modify it in hundreds of ways. However, just because you can doesn't mean you should. While I like some of the tacky-cool things on other people's rifles, mine is a bone-stock A2 and thats why I like it.
     
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    Our troops place their lives in M16, not commercial semi auto rifles.

    There comes a time when all have to face facts: We're driving V6 Mustangs. Sorry :(
     
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    The big benefit of the AF platform is its light weight/easy handling, often negated by attaching a bunch of pointless crap to it.
     
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    I used to be like you. They are very mall-ninja-esque. A lot of people put a bunch of stupid **** on them because it's "tactical". I'm just starting to like them, but only the simpler ones. I'd still much rather buy a great .223 bolt gun.
     
  20. BurningSaviour

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    Companies like Bushmaster and DPMS HAVE made military sales. Even NORINCO has made military sales of their M4 knockoff (CQ5.56A).
    There are people fighting for their lives with those weapons. Most of them, even though a burst or auto feature is available to them, are doing it one round at a time.
     
  21. 4v50 Gary

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    No toenail clipper on it. I'll pass.
     
  22. happygeek

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    Boba Fett wrote:
    Give it time, the thing just came out on the market. The Army is testing out the SCAR-H and L currently and if it gets adopted as the new standard issue rifle then I'd expect the price of the civilian semi-auto to come down substantially.

    But yeah, it was selling for $3,000 2 months ago when I got my Sig 556 for $1500. But to be fair, isn't the MSRP on a quality gas piston AR like the Para USA TTR $2300? (http://www.para-usa.com/new/product_rifle.php)
     
  23. Pony Express

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    Nothing, its just your taste. If you can't "get into them" then you can't "get into them" No big deal. I have an AR, and I love it. Its my favorite rifle. The only thing i've done to it was to install a Hogue free float tube, .030 front sight post, and a sling. It's just taste, and as long as you aren't going to join the military, there's no problem not loving, even hating the AR platform.

    Besides, it leaves more AR's out there for people like me. :D
     
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    Mags - gotta disagree. The only thing that needs to be on a firearm is sights. Irons will do fine, reddot or scope can be substituted. The forward grip (not the forearm, but a perpendicular grip to the forearm) just catches on things and a bipod isn't needed if you learn to shoot prone. I loved my bipod on my SAW, but I would shoot it prone without it just as often.
     
  25. THE DARK KNIGHT

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    Yeah, but they're automatic rifles sold only to military/LE. They're not commercial semi auto rifles.
     
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