AR-15 Style Rifles: Pros and Cons May16

AR-15 Style Rifles: Pros and Cons...

The ArmaLite Rifle (AR) model 15 is a lightweight, semi-automatic gun that is beloved and used by hunters, paramilitary personnel, target shooters, and home defense buyers. It is one of the most popular rifles in the United States today. The original intent of the weapon’s creation was to act as a light rifle that had little recoil for civilian use. The creation of the rifle did not receive immediate interest from the military, and the patents and design were sold to another company called Colt. Colt had been designing and providing weapons to civilians and the military since the 1800s. Colt took the AR-15 model and developed an improved version, the M16. The company later sold this M16 to the military and the gun ultimately became the primary weapon used by the infantry during the Vietnam War. What is the AR-15 used for? The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle is used by hunters, target shooters, and as a home and property personal protection weapon. The AR-15 has a similar caliber to most hunting rifles. It can be used as a semi-automatic hunting rifle creating a more efficient hunt. The many accessories available for this rifle allows users to customize it to suit their tastes. The main upgradable parts include grips, stocks, and optics. The size, minimal recoil, and simple operation mechanism make it a popular choice from many in lieu of keeping a cheap handgun or a shotgun around the house. Grips How the rifle feels in your hands can be a deal breaker. If the weapon is uncomfortable, the consumer is less inclined to buy it. The AR-15 comes with a reasonably comfortable grip but also offers a couple of other grip options like a pistol grip or a vertical foregrip. Grips not only help...