View Poll Results: What do you think about carrying an AR type pistol?

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  • Yes! Open carry an Ar pistol anywhere.

    23 34.85%
  • No! That's too much.

    7 10.61%
  • Maybe, if SHTF was in effect.

    12 18.18%
  • If I need an Ar I'll carry the rifle version.

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    How do you feel about open-carrying an Ar pistol?
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    I don't see it being very tactical to carry an AR pistol. It's heavy and bulky to be lugging around all day.

    I voted #4.

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    id rather carry the rifle but i wouldnt mind carrying the pistol version if thats what all i had

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    GOSH! There is no option for one of each! I vote M4.
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    I'd rather carry my AK thankyouverymuch. And if I need an AK pistol, time to carry the rifle instead.

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    Why carry something that's useless as a pistol, and useless as a carbine?


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    KBCraig wrote:
    Why carry something that's useless as a pistol, and useless as a carbine?
    Yea, b/c 5.56 rounds haven't killed anyone huh ?

    So useless that the U.S. Military, the Finest fighting force in the world carries them.

    Pathetic

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    no no, he probably means he'd rather use an RPG to make sure the job gets done.

    Yeah, 5.56 is so useless since you can actually miss if you don't aim.

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    I'm not a fan of the reverse-carbine idea (making a rifle into a pistol). I'd prefer to just carry a long gun if I needed something more powerful than a regular handgun round.

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    I took this to ask if I would only, not if I would prefer,and I would without hesitation but I agree my XD45 or XD9 would be first choice.

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    SFCRetired wrote:
    It was, to my mind, originally designed for "religious" shooters. You know; spray and pray.

    OK, y'all may now begin flaming me.

    They fixed that very shortly after it first entered the Battlefield.

    Any weapon that can put rounds on target at 500yds, with iron sites and little adjustment is a worthy weapon. I've put men down with it before, on more than one occasion. I trusted my life with it, and would do it again, anytime.

    Although if I had a choice I too would carry the Springfield M1A SOCOM.





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    Question, what does OP define as pistol?

    I'll gladly carry around a Colt LE version 11.5" barrel SBR without any issue.
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    insane.kangaroo wrote:
    Question, what does OP define as pistol?

    I'll gladly carry around a Colt LE version 11.5" barrel SBR without any issue.
    This is considered an AR Pistol.





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    Well, I suppose the question would be for me, would I rather carry a ar pistol or a five-seven.

    If 5.56 was meant to be a good 300m round, then why not just make specific ammo for an ar pistol to get a good close range effect without over penetration?

    I suppose a question comes to mind, why have something like 5.7, even though I do like the ammo, when 5.56 can do? I realize 5.7 is meant for a SMG and some may scoff at the five-seven pistol.

    Has anyone tested the difference of effectiveness between 5.7 vs 5.56?

    I also do realize 5.7 is smaller so about 50 rounds weighs about the same as 30 rounds of 5.56.
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    Wrong Thread

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    we wouldn't want to upset the alphabet agencies and reno 229

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    ocman1991A1 wrote:
    we wouldn't want to upset the alphabet agencies and reno 229
    You are not going to be upsetting me. I could are less what you carry.

    For me... I am going to carry what is practical and needed for the job.

    If you need to shoot through bullet proof vests you can carry a rifle or this AR pistol.

    I suspect the weight and size is going to make it less than practical to carry around on your leg for any length of time.

    In my opinion... I think your a dill hole if you do.

    I am going to make jokes and rage you hard!!! But feel free if you are looking to get some strange looks. I am aware a few members long for that type of attention. :shock:

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    Why worry about what others are carrying? It is all good. If I really need to carry a .223 pistol, the kel-tec is lighter and cheaper, and fun to shoot.
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    I thought about this, but I don't think it would be all that practical.

    I saw a drop leg holster for an AR15 pistol. It had a few straps on it and it looked like it would take at least a few seconds to draw.

    On the other hand, you can draw a pistol from a serpa holster in probably half to 3 quarters of a second. Seconds count big time.

    Also, like others said, the .223 would probably over penetrate, I would much rather have a .45 hollowpoint to make sure that a bullet doesn't go through a BG and hit little orphan Anny.

    Plus, I couldn't imagine the hassle from police from carrying an assault rifle pistol on my leg.



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    would I carry one in a holster on my hip? no

    would I carry one in a saddlebag on my motorcycle? sure, but that doesn't mean I'm actually in the market

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    I think it is foolhardy.

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    LEO 229 wrote:
    ocman1991A1 wrote:
    we wouldn't want to upset the alphabet agencies and reno 229
    You are not going to be upsetting me. I could are less what you carry.

    For me... I am going to carry what is practical and needed for the job.

    If you need to shoot through bullet proof vests you can carry a rifle or this AR pistol.

    I suspect the weight and size is going to make it less than practical to carry around on your leg for any length of time.

    In my opinion... I think your a dill hole if you do.

    I am going to make jokes and rage you hard!!! But feel free if you are looking to get some strange looks. I am aware a few members long for that type of attention. :shock:
    could NOT care less





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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVfyx...eature=related

    I would sooo carry one at the range. I'm sorry but they just look fun. :P

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    I would open carry an AR pistol...

    I would have to check the California requirements, but I think it would probably need to be a single shot or fixed 10 round mag....:X
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