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Why buy an AR-15?

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Old 04-06-2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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Why buy an AR-15?

Okay, I'm not sure why I would want to buy an AR-15. What purpose would it serve me as a private citizen? Shed some light and your feelings please.
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:25 PM   #2
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Because you can!
...and because there are a gagillion configurations available...enough to fit any need you may have!...

I built mine as a plinker and because I could! Recently I have used it to hunt hogs!
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Okay, I'm not sure why I would want to buy an AR-15. What purpose would it serve me as a private citizen? Shed some light and your feelings please.
AR-15s are some of the most customizable rifles available. They serve a wide variety of important purposes.

Target shooting. Hunting (small to large game depending upon the caliber you choose). Self defense, and civil defense.

I wouldn't be caught without a rifle in my house, and my AR-15 fits that bill well.

Your results may very.

Go shoot someone's then tell me you don't want one.
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You can set them up to do ANY job you could ask a rifle to do. Long range precission, shot range CQB, Competition, ect, ect, ect.

Not to mention the politicians don't like them that's a really good reason to own one.
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:52 PM   #5
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I bought a AR15 in a 9mm caliber. Great shooter... even at 100 yds. Then I went for a 223/5.56 upper... now I have 2 guns for one price. I have my pistols for hd and now mid range rifle and of course my 30.06 for anything longer then 200 yds. I have the yardage covered if I ever need it. Why AR? Because you can right now.... Will it change who knows... but the prices keep getting higher and higher. I felt if I didn't jump on it now it would be out of range for the average income folk. Good luck.
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haha i thought this was a joke at first, buy one cause they are the greatest rifle ever made....period
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haha i thought this was a joke at first, buy one cause they are the greatest rifle ever made....period
No, no joke. I'm wanting to know people's opinion on why I should go out and drop a $1000 on one.
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Okay, I'm not sure why I would want to buy an AR-15. What purpose would it serve me as a private citizen? Shed some light and your feelings please.

Well if you can't figure it out for yourself anything we say isn't going to make up your mind
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No, no joke. I'm wanting to know people's opinion on why I should go out and drop a $1000 on one.
I'm going to be the odd man out and say don't....yet.

If you don't see the need or the desire for one without our help just owning one probably wouldn't help you much.

Become familiar with the gun you have. If you go shooting enough, and interact with enough other shooters eventually the bug will bite you.

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Okay, I'm not sure why I would want to buy an AR-15. What purpose would it serve me as a private citizen? Shed some light and your feelings please.
Because you can...

No feelings needed. Just as simple as it gets. We have freedoms that other people take for granted.
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