The Truth about the AR-15 | AR-15 for Sale
The AR-15 has become so popular in the U. S. it is being called “America’s gun”. It is the primary firearm that has come under attack by gun control proponents who insist upon calling it an assault rifle, which is a complete fabrication. The AR-15 is a semi-automatic rifle meaning each time you pull the trigger one shot is fired. A true “assault rifle” is has fully automatic capability. AR-15 is not an acronym for the assault rifle, it is an acronym for ArmaLite Rifle Model 15 referring to its original manufacturer, ArmaLite. The AR-15 for sale was not available until 1963.
In 1959, ArmaLite sold its AR-15 design to Colt, who modified it and sold it as the M-16 rifle. In 1963 when Colt developed the civilian semi-automatic version of the M-16 rifle to the public it was called the AR-15. Technically, only the Colt product is an AR-15 though variants of the firearm are produced by various manufacturers.
The AR-15 style of rifles’ extreme popularity is mainly due to its versatility. Before the AR-15, shooters would have a separate gun for every purpose. A large caliber rifle for large game, a smaller caliber rifle for small game. The AR-15 for sale changed this necessity for an individual gun for each purpose. It is easily customized with parts and accessories allowing the user to customize the AR-15 to the degree of choice, allowing one gun to be used for different uses.
While versatility is the top reason for its popularity, others include reliability and accuracy, light weight, and ease of shooting. All are reasons why the AR-15 for sale is popular not only with civilians, but law enforcement and security personnel.
The AR-15 for sale is available with a gas piston system, or the direct impingement system (DI/DGI). There are pros and cons to both systems, and selection is a matter of individual preference.
Gas piston systems operate cleaner and cooler, providing a longer service life and less breakage from heat, wear and tear. This is in part related to the systems need for less lubrication, keeping in mind lubrication attracts more grit and grime which contributes to wear.
Gas piston systems are considered to be the more reliable of the two systems, especially when chambered with 5.56 NATO in short barrel receivers.
In general, the gas piston system will run a wider variety of ammunition with fewer problems than the direct impingement system.
Proprietary gas piston systems aside, other components of the AR-15 in general among major manufacturers are MIL-SPEC, and will interchange with the direct impingement system variant weapons.
The largest con to using a proprietary gas piston system is the fact it is may not be user friendly. That means, when it needs repair, replacement or an upgrade you will have no choice but to send it back to the manufacturer.
The other cons to a gas piston system is it will increase the gun’s weight and the current limited availability of the AR-15 for sale with gas piston systems. The gas piston not only increases the gun’s weight, but the barrel is thicker to compensate for the increased torque of the gas piston system.
The greatest advantage of the direct impingement (DGI) gas operated system is its user friendly status. If you have a working knowledge of guns and are capable of your own work, this system provides a wider availability of parts for do-it-yourself gun owners. The DGI system also has the advantage of being lighter, as it lacks the piston and the need for a heavier barrel.
The main disadvantage of the DGI system is the limitation of ammunition that are recommended. Another disadvantage is due to its cycling action, which contributes to a dirty gun as it the DGI system will in any firearm using it. It simply requires more cleaning and maintenance than a gas piston system.
Ultimately, you must decide if you are willing to send your firearm back to the manufacturer for service to gain the advantages of the system. If you prefer the gas piston system check the current policy by the manufacturer of your choice to see if user friendly parts are available.
The AR-15 for sale is a great gun to own. No gun can provide everything, but the AR-15 comes closer than any other firearm on the market to being just that kind of firearm.
GrabAGun offers a large variety of brands and configurations of the AR-15 for sale, as well as a large selection of AR-15 parts and AR-15 accessories. You are almost certain to find the AR-15 for sale that you desire. If you find it isn’t listed on our site, give us a call. We can obtain the brand and features that you desire, and will apply the GrabAGun discounted pricing on any available gun. You will find we offer great prices on both the gun’s and the products to customize your AR-15. Shop our site, and feel free to contact us for further information.