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#7090673 - 02/23/18 06:21 PM School me on AR15 pistols
IBHUFFY1 Offline
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I have the desire to purchase an AR 15 pistol. Give me the pro's and con's of one, the ones to absolutely stay away from, and the desirable ones to have.

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#7090678 - 02/23/18 06:25 PM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: IBHUFFY1]
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They are completely useless and pointless unless you just want something that goes bang


Edited by SapperTitan (02/23/18 06:25 PM)
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#7090679 - 02/23/18 06:25 PM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
They are completely useless and pointless unless you just want something that goes bang


Thatís pretty much it.
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#7090717 - 02/23/18 07:01 PM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: IBHUFFY1]
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Almost every time I list something for sale, they are generally the first thing I'm offered and the last thing I'm interested in.

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#7090748 - 02/23/18 07:25 PM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: IBHUFFY1]
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What is your intended use for it?
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#7090767 - 02/23/18 07:45 PM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: IBHUFFY1]
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And LOUD, don't forget LOUD.. unless suppressed obviously..
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#7090826 - 02/23/18 09:03 PM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: IBHUFFY1]
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An Ar pistol is like the 300 BO.

Just doesnt do much.
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#7090925 - 02/23/18 11:07 PM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
What is your intended use for it?


Agreed!! It helps to narrow the subject with these folks. They can RUN with anything on their own. popcorn

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#7091244 - 02/24/18 10:12 AM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: IBHUFFY1]
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An AR pistol can be a good intermediate step while waiting on your form1 SBR approval. 2cents

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#7091522 - 02/24/18 02:02 PM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: IBHUFFY1]
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There are a lot of variables. Sorting through the options can involve splitting hairs not everyone cares about. It is hard to speak to all the facets of the subject.

Generally speaking shorter barrels are less reliable, so you'll want better quality componenets. Once you go below 11.5" you have to be concerned you're getting something tuned up right. The cost for assembling a decent 11.5" pistol AR is going to be more than twice as much as an economical carbine.

Smaller calibers in shorter barrels lose power more quickly than larger calibers. This is one reason why .300 BO pistols are popular.

The real reason AR pistols are popular, at least according to me, is you can build a pistol that offers the same capability as a SBR without paying the tax stamp or going through the process. The attraction for the SBR might be use inside a house or vehicle or because you want something short with a long silencer on it.

I think people not limited by budget should skip the AR pistol and look at bullpups.
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#7091528 - 02/24/18 02:06 PM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: howl]
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Originally Posted By: howl
There are a lot of variables. Sorting through the options can involve splitting hairs not everyone cares about. It is hard to speak to all the facets of the subject.

Generally speaking shorter barrels are less reliable, so you'll want better quality componenets. Once you go below 11.5" you have to be concerned you're getting something tuned up right. The cost for assembling a decent 11.5" pistol AR is going to be more than twice as much as an economical carbine.

Smaller calibers in shorter barrels lose power more quickly than larger calibers. This is one reason why .300 BO pistols are popular.

The real reason AR pistols are popular, at least according to me, is you can build a pistol that offers the same capability as a SBR without paying the tax stamp or going through the process. The attraction for the SBR might be use inside a house or vehicle or because you want something short with a long silencer on it.

I think people not limited by budget should skip the AR pistol and look at bullpups.
You can properly shoulder and aim an SBR you canít do either of those with an AR pistol. So no they donít have the same capabilities.
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#7091542 - 02/24/18 02:28 PM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Originally Posted By: howl
There are a lot of variables. Sorting through the options can involve splitting hairs not everyone cares about. It is hard to speak to all the facets of the subject.

Generally speaking shorter barrels are less reliable, so you'll want better quality componenets. Once you go below 11.5" you have to be concerned you're getting something tuned up right. The cost for assembling a decent 11.5" pistol AR is going to be more than twice as much as an economical carbine.

Smaller calibers in shorter barrels lose power more quickly than larger calibers. This is one reason why .300 BO pistols are popular.

The real reason AR pistols are popular, at least according to me, is you can build a pistol that offers the same capability as a SBR without paying the tax stamp or going through the process. The attraction for the SBR might be use inside a house or vehicle or because you want something short with a long silencer on it.

I think people not limited by budget should skip the AR pistol and look at bullpups.
You can properly shoulder and aim an SBR you canít do either of those with an AR pistol. So no they donít have the same capabilities.


I believe it is now legal to shoulder a pistol brace like a sig or kak pistol stock.

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#7091571 - 02/24/18 03:08 PM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: huck18]
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Originally Posted By: huck18
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Originally Posted By: howl
There are a lot of variables. Sorting through the options can involve splitting hairs not everyone cares about. It is hard to speak to all the facets of the subject.

Generally speaking shorter barrels are less reliable, so you'll want better quality componenets. Once you go below 11.5" you have to be concerned you're getting something tuned up right. The cost for assembling a decent 11.5" pistol AR is going to be more than twice as much as an economical carbine.

Smaller calibers in shorter barrels lose power more quickly than larger calibers. This is one reason why .300 BO pistols are popular.

The real reason AR pistols are popular, at least according to me, is you can build a pistol that offers the same capability as a SBR without paying the tax stamp or going through the process. The attraction for the SBR might be use inside a house or vehicle or because you want something short with a long silencer on it.

I think people not limited by budget should skip the AR pistol and look at bullpups.
You can properly shoulder and aim an SBR you canít do either of those with an AR pistol. So no they donít have the same capabilities.


I believe it is now legal to shoulder a pistol brace like a sig or kak pistol stock.


Correct
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#7091631 - 02/24/18 04:29 PM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: IBHUFFY1]
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Was LOUD mentioned !

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#7091738 - 02/24/18 05:51 PM Re: School me on AR15 pistols [Re: IBHUFFY1]
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I don't know if it has been mentioned, but they are extremely LOUD.
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