If you’ve been here for any length of time, you’ve probably seen a title including the words "Which AR?" at least a couple times every couple months. This is notable for a couple reasons. First, it tells us that many people are buying AR-15s for use as a home defense tool. Second, it tells us that there is not a centrally-located knowledge base for people to look at to help them decide which rifle to purchase. It is my hope that this guide can fill that vacancy and be useful for readers on the hunt for an AR-15.
Since this is a buyer’s guide, it will share overlap with jwise’s outstanding complete AR-15 buyer’s guide. If there are any mistakes or incorrect statements, let me know and I'll fix them.[/i]
- Part 1 – Introduction
- Part 2 – Key Components
- Part 3 – Explanation of Gas Systems
- Part 4 – Support Components
- Part 5 – Ancillary Stuff
- Part 6 – Ammunition
- Part 7 – Maintenance
- Part 8 – Cost/Benefit and Example Builds
- Part 9 – “The Chart” and what it means
- Part 10 – Further Reference Material
Note: Over the course of the next week I'll be fleshing this out in its entirety. I'm going to focus on finishing the ten sections first, and then backtrack and edit in relevant pictures. Please bear with me and I'll do my damnest to make this worthwhile.