Regular Old Rifles
My AR is a run of the mill shooter that I found on the pawn shop circuit a couple of years ago. When I purchased this rifle, I wasn't expecting another assault weapons ban. I don't think anyone thought another assault weapons ban was a possibility then. I purchased my AR just to have one, and if need be to use it for defense. I never have swapped out the solid stock for an adjustable one. To tell the truth, I don't even know the designation for the solid stock. It fits me, I'm not wearing body armor, so I left it as is.
I don't go crawling through the mud and mire with a Kabar between my teeth and a condom on my muzzle with plans to take out tangos at 75 yards with this rifle. I just set up multiple paper plates, three or four, at different distances and heights, usually from 7 to 20 yards. I then attempt to ventilate each one with a single round, followed by a second helping for everyone, as rapidly as possible.
I train with this rifle as I train with my firearms, for realistic self defense, not a zombie apocalypse. I haven't felt the need to add electronic gizmos. I like having the open sights. They are reliable and adequate enough for my needs. I'm certain that some might feel I am not tapping into the full potential of the AR platform, and perhaps I'm not. For my purposes, it's a weapon able to control multiple close-in violent criminal actors expeditiously.
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