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#6247234 - 04/04/16 10:11 AM why have an ar pistol?
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whats the pros and cons? looking to build or buy an ar... and didn't know if going the pistol route makes any sense

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#6247249 - 04/04/16 10:21 AM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Smaller than a rifle, depends on your intended purpose.

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#6247250 - 04/04/16 10:21 AM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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I don't see much point in it.
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#6247294 - 04/04/16 10:46 AM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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home defense, plinker, hogs, the occasional doe if the wife wanted to shoot or something.

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#6247317 - 04/04/16 10:57 AM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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for that I would just go with a carbine sized AR.
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#6247321 - 04/04/16 11:02 AM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: J McCoy]
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Originally Posted By: J McCoy
Smaller than a rifle, depends on your intended purpose.


Yep. Really they just exist to put a SIG brace on or SBR easily. You can keep it as a pistol, but they're really bad at doing nearly everything like that.

I'd just go with a regular AR for your purposes. Especially with hunting on your mind, the extra barrel length of a traditional rifle will give you much better ballistics.


Edited by HicksHunter (04/04/16 11:03 AM)

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#6247332 - 04/04/16 11:11 AM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Based on the design of the AR, I've never really seen the point. But I've always wanted to build one just for the heck of it.

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#6247349 - 04/04/16 11:22 AM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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It is my assumption that people build AR pistols for the cool factor and so when they go out to shoot on private property they can throw the upper on another lower and use it as an SBR without going through the correct process.

Mostly just to be cool though bc they have zero purpose IMO.
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#6247395 - 04/04/16 12:00 PM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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I know a guy that has an AK pistol. He uses it for hog hunting. Hasn't killed any hogs since I've known him.
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#6247470 - 04/04/16 12:54 PM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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At least with an AK pistol there's no buffer tube.

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#6247660 - 04/04/16 03:24 PM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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I see no practical purpose. On top of that, they're too dang loud.

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#6247670 - 04/04/16 03:27 PM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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So you can tell yourself that your Mr cool cool

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#6247779 - 04/04/16 04:53 PM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
MarkieMark Offline
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Registered: 12/24/15
Posts: 65
Mine shoots great, quick target accusation and sighting. Accurate up to 200 yards. It's great for tactical purposes, not for long range shooting.
I'm just as good with my full size ar so like others said depends on what you gonna do with it.

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#6247822 - 04/04/16 05:24 PM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: booradley]
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Originally Posted By: booradley
I know a guy that has an AK pistol. He uses it for hog hunting. Hasn't killed any hogs since I've known him.


Forgot to say it only has iron sights.
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#6247917 - 04/04/16 06:29 PM Re: why have an ar pistol? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Registered: 01/24/16
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Perfect for NV Hog hunting. Small lighter platform. All of my night hog hunts have been under 100 yards. Most being under 50 yards. I can count on 1 hand how many times I've shot over 70 yards at night.

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