Monday, June 02, 2008

Yet another AR-15 rant

Why won't they leave poor Mr. Stoner alone???

But you have to admit, if the AR-15 was really successful, you'd be able to get it from 40 different manufacturers, in .22, .222, .223, .224, .243, 7.62X39, .308 and .338 Lapua (in variants) 9mm, .40, .45, .50 BMG, several wildcat chamberings, as a pistol, carbine or rifle, clip fed, box fed, drum fed or belt fed, with barrels from 7" to 24", with dozens of sling combinations, fixed or folding stocks in a dozen lengths, with accessories like scopes, HUD sights, grenade launchers, bi pods, rail mounts, alternate bolt and trigger groups. It would win hundreds of competitions, be used by dozens of militaries and elite units, SWAT teams and commando units, be available as cheap as $450, have hundreds of smiths specializing in working on it and be readily available at any gun store.

GREAT read! Worth a gunny's time!

Hat tip to Greg

1 comment:

blogagog said...

I don't have one, but you have to wonder WHY it's not ridiculously successful. Could it be the laws?

Anyway I'm all for that rifle. AR15, AR16, whatever it takes.