The AR-15 Rifle…. You either love it or you hate it, but in Survival/Preparedness circles you are sure to encounter this plastic-and-aluminum firearm marvel. On this episode Chip discusses the good and the bad of the AR platform, some of the reasons why they’ve become so popular, and some aspects of the .223/5.56mm caliber that make it a serviceable choice for a survival firearm. (NOTE: I also respond to some listener emails in the first part of the episode relating to Episode #7 regarding Sporting Rifles vs. Semi-autos).
If you would like more information about these “black rifles” (as they’re sometimes called) the following links might be helpful, but the truth is the internet is chalk-full of information at the AR and the trick is determining the useful material mixed in amongst the occasionally misinformed opinions:
http://www.ar15.com/ (Expect to spend some hours there reading through the forums if you really, REALLY want to know all you can about the AR15).
http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=133434 (Kev’s article on the AR15 over at Survivalistboards.com)
(A Google search for “AR15″ will generate gazillions of pages on the topic so your info search has only just begun… )