Why are AR-15s so popular?

Why are AR-15s so popular?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they're ubiquitous, standardized, and they just work.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/l9fTwce.png

      Why are AR-15s so popular?

      lol they're dirt cheap

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >and they just work.
      So was that why they kept fucking up in Vietnam?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Damn, imagine if we had a rifle that worked? Vietnam would be non-existent lmaoo

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You know as well as I do what that statistic includes.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well this thread isn't about the Colt 1911

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Napalm sticks to kids

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That was legitimately an Army problem.
        Not a design flaw.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I cant even imagine how underaged and/or retarded you are to even think this was even somewhat of a relevant argument.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Army switched to faulty ammo and then refused to issue cleaning kits. Even AK-47s would jam under those conditions. The improved M16A1 is said to be as reliable as the AKM.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      FPBP. Same reason why Glocks became popular. I'll also add that ARs are available chambered in a lot of different calibers and that the aftermarket is huge. It can also be made much more accurate than most semi auto rifles, to the point where a good AR-10 can shoot consistently sub-moa. Try that with an AK.

      >and they just work.
      So was that why they kept fucking up in Vietnam?

      The A1 probably had issues but I never had a single problem with my AR. As long as the BCG is well oiled it will chug through thousands of rounds without needing to clean it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The A1 is the variant that fixed everything and is the start of the AR as we know it today

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The A1 is the variant that fixed everything
          What do you mean ? It was the variant used during the Vietnam war, it wasn't perfected yet.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            All the reliability issues that people talk about in regards to the M16 in Vietnam were earlier models that had the misfortune of being issued with shit mags/ammo and zero cleaning kits, along with actual flaws in the rifles like no chrome lining in the bore, flash hiders that snagged on everything, no fencing on the lower that made accidental depression of the mag release button easy, suboptimal buffer design and other little things. The A1 fixed all this.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The M16 was the slick side rifle with no FA and the 1:14 barrel. The A1 addressed the teething issues in Vietnam.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            By 1968 most soldiers said they'd prefer the M16 to AKMs or M14s.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AK's are crap, there's too many webm's of Ukrainians and Russians mag dumping 50 rounds in someone to just have them get back up and still remain a threat for a few moments. Terrants stream proved that AR's kill and incapacitate with just a few hits

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is just cherry picking. Not even a good example because mass shooters using ARs have something like a 25% fatality per wounded ratio.

      People complained about the M-16s lack of stopping power and lethality when it came out, and have continued to do so with the M-249.

      Both are plenty lethal. There are just a fuck ton more AR manufacturers so they are easier to customize, and have lots of other benefits over AKs.

      That said, I have used the new Galils, although not extensively, and they are pretty nice. The old ones were too.

      I do want to get a classic AK-47 with wood furniture at some point.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Same reasons IBM PC/AT became default desktop:
    1. It works.
    2. Its performance is good, even record in some areas (weight). Deficiencies are bearable.
    3. It is open platform so everyone can make it.
    4. It is open platform so everyone can mod it, it became "constructor for adults".

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes its like perfect proved open source platform with parts and equipment available all over the world. Any small arms company can start making their own

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LRBHO

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They are black.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's light, they are easy to shoot and most shooters need all the help they can get. I skipped ar's alltogether because of the the DI system, t-charging handle and the absence of a good folding mechanism. The whole idea of housing buffer springs inside the buffertube/buttstock is moronic too. All in all it works good even tho it has some shortcomings

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >most shooters need all the help they can get
      Could argue the exact same for the AK in terms of maintenance, reliability, and ease of fixing.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh absolutely, nothing is perfect. AK's maintenance, reliability, and ability to withstand abuse is it's selling point, of course you lose some ergonomics and accuracy compared to AR's

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >lose some ergonomics and accuracy
          >some
          That's a funny way to spell "all"

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Low IQ bait attempt...

            the only real alternative to the AR-15 is the AR-18/AR180 and its offshoots, not the AK
            [...]
            It solves these shortcomings while retaining most of the good features about the AR-15.

            Agreed. AR18 variants and other newer piston rifles are the future

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The problem is that the AKM, the AK that was produced the most, was made out of stamped parts where as the M16 is always made of milled parts or at least parts that can be milled out. This means if you end up with a part actually breaking you can usually make a new one at any mom and pop machine shop. For an AKM, a broken part means you have to throw the rifle out or cannibalize another AKM for parts.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Spareparts for ak's are cheap as fuck, same for the ar

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Only because so many AKMs were produced. The problem is that if you're cut off from the markets you're SOoL.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >muh manly AK
    >bottom of the barrel retards actually believe this shit
    Everyone who has a choice of weapon chooses an AR over an AK

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Everyone who has a choice of weapon chooses an AR over an AK
      I politely disagree.
      if a real certified SHTF happened I absolutely would grab my AK over an AR. Muh penetration through barriers is significantly better.
      not like I'd last more than a couple weeks or months at best anyway so at least I'd die holding my preferred weapon.
      I should add I have nothing against ARs, just aren't favorite

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Except of course for the Utter Chads who choose the XCR.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How does it feel to be a special snowflake?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the only real alternative to the AR-15 is the AR-18/AR180 and its offshoots, not the AK

      It's light, they are easy to shoot and most shooters need all the help they can get. I skipped ar's alltogether because of the the DI system, t-charging handle and the absence of a good folding mechanism. The whole idea of housing buffer springs inside the buffertube/buttstock is moronic too. All in all it works good even tho it has some shortcomings

      It solves these shortcomings while retaining most of the good features about the AR-15.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it just works

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