Thursday, July 5, 2018

AR Pistol. I haz a wants.


I put forth this theory:

An AR-15 'pistol' with a 10.5" barrel and a 'Brace' (that is most assuredly NOT a SBR with a rifle stock as the BATFIEO has carefully explained) would make a dandy home defense weapon.  Especially so out here in the semi-sticks where I live.  A place where neighbors are not RTFT on the other side of the wall, and our local po-po ain't local in any way at all.

Equipped with stupid bright weapon light and green laser, both for target ID and rapid sighting.

Maybe something that looks like this:

Only with a few more inches on the tube, and an adjustable 'brace'.  Oh, and sights, just in case there's any sighting to be done.

Thoughts?  

4 comments:

David aka True Blue Sam said...

Varmint rounds will eliminate any shoot-through concerns with .223. You will get a lot of muzzle flash and blast with the short barrel, but you get that with a 16" barrel, too. Keep electronic muffs with your AR at all times and shoot the length you want. I have a 10 inch TC Contender barrel in .222, and it is a great short range coyote and groundhog gun.

MarkT said...

I’ve been thinking along those lines for a little while now myself. I have an unfinished lower to use just trying to decide between 5.56 or .300BLK. I have 5.56 already but .300 is better for suppressed if/when I finally make that decision. I could get 2 uppers and swap them out with the lower. Would need to be careful to use correct ammo with each upper.
Further thoughts?

Thomas said...

Glad you're back on the web! I hadn't been checking over here very often...

My impression is that you'd want a 10" barrel on one of those in 223.
I have been having similar thoughts and just haven't yet quite gotten around to ordering one. Will do that before the mid-term elections, though...

Daddy Hawk said...

I’ve got the itch for an AR “pistol” in .300BLK. A part of me wants to go ahead and SBR it with a suppressor, but the other part wants to thumb my nose at the BATFEIEIO. I don’t really NEED one since I have a carbine length AR in 5.56, but having a mini thumper in a compact package is appealing.