The AR-15: ‘America’s Rifle’

While Senate Democrats relentlessly push a ban on “assault weapons,” they face a rank and file resistance that rests on the fact that the AR-15 is “America’s rifle.”

Former U.S. Marine Eugene Stoner designed the AR-15 in the 1950s. A full-auto version of the rifle–dubbed the M16–was adapted for military service during the Vietnam War. Then, in the 1980s, a semiautomatic AR-15 for civilians was widely produced.
-John Deaux

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5 Responses to The AR-15: ‘America’s Rifle’

  1. Roger says:

    AR 15; 10; LR308, etc etc/ Whats not to like. Inexpensive for performance level. Easily handled too. Accuracy is better than wood stocked autoloaders, ammo is readily available, inexpensive and for cost, very accurate. The rifles are highly amenable to modification, barrels, triggers, optics stocks, a wide variety of chamberings, foregrips, lights, lasers, you name it. they are FAR less expensive to improve from stock, some inexpensive tools and you are almost an armorer. Magazines are available from single feed, through 5 rd, 10 rd, 20 rd, 30 rds, up to ludicrous rounds. Want to mount an optic? Buy it and clamp it on, no gunsmith needed.
    With minimal care, they are stone cold reliable. Now with all this going for them, they only have one thing going against them. Just seeing one of them makes liberals piss their pants and begin to foam at the mouth. Aw Gee!

    • M. Sage says:

      A vise, a receiver block, an armorer’s combo wrench and a couple of punches and a couple of hours on Youtube later, and you ARE an AR15 armorer! There’s really no special sauce to building or repairing them.

  2. =T. Wrangler= says:

    Never really wanted an AR until they were banned.
    I got mine after the AWB lapsed.
    I like my AR. Also my shotguns, bolt rifles, leverguns and various pistols and revolvers.
    But I love my Kimber Compact .45 ACP.

    Broke in in my new CZ527 Carbine in 7.62X39 last week, with very promising results.
    Merry Christmas to me!

  3. M. Sage says:

    Let’s face it, the AR15 series is the best combat rifle ever devised. Accurate, reliable, simple… it doesn’t really get any better.

    Oh, and I have to take the chance to barbecue some sacred cows. Sorry M14 fanboys; your rifle is less reliable.

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