When discussing firearms for self-defense, especially home defense guns, most people think about pistols and shotguns. A better alternative to both of these weapons may be the AR carbine, chambered for the .223/5.56 round.
Today’s battle-tested tactical rifle is more than ready for the woods.
One 2011 study commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that just over 18 percent of all gun owners now own an AR-style rifle (probably higher since 2013). Of those, nearly 20 percent say they use their ARs for hunting.
Modern hunters want modern guns and the light-hitting .223 isn’t the only caliber offering for tactical rifles.
Covering everything from maintenance to functionality, the latest models and all the things you could latch on to their Picatinny rails, plus tips on parts and DIY-ing the ubiquitous AR-15, this is the resource to have.
Del-Ton makes good rifles, even though some shooters are so class-based they won’t acknowledge any rifle not made by the “best” or “mil-spec” companies. Their loss, says Patrick Sweeney in this AR-15 review.
Everyone knows a Wilson Combat 1911 is top of the line. In this AR-15 review, Patrick Sweeney argues the same can be said for Wilson's AR-15s, including this one chambered for the 6.8 cartridge.
The AR-15 platform has become the most popular rifle in the world, and even though most are chambered for the .223 Remington/5.56 NATO cartridge, many other cartridges are now available for this versatile rifle.
The original caliber for the AR-15 wasn’t the.223/5.56, it was a slightly smaller cartridge. The .222 Special delivered the kind of performance that the designers wanted, which was basically a 50-grain bullet at under 3,000 feet per second.