Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The NRA AR Convention

The Convention floor was like a gathering of AR-15s and variants.

It seemed everyone and their little brother had at least one if not a multitude of AR models on the floor.

There were ARs by FN:

There were ARs by Rock River:

There were ARs by DS Arms, better known for their excellent FALs:

There were ARs by Windham Weaponry including some beauties in 7.62:

There was a colorful array of ARs by Olympic Arms.

There were superlight ARs by Bushmaster:

There was a 12 gauge AR by Rhino Arms:

Assuming it is as good as represented, and shoots as good as it looks and handles, I think my Saiga may be set aside for the Rhino.

There were ARs by Advanced Armament Corp in 300 Blackout with silencers:

There were ARs with night vision:

There were custom pink ARs:

There were lots more ARs there by Just Right Carbines, Colt, Remington, Mossberg, Smith and Wesson, and many others. I half expected to see Hi Point had come out with a line of budget-basement ARs.

Given the ubiquity of the AR platform, it is indeed rightly referred to as "America's Rifle".

Dear anti-gunners, you really think you can ban the AR15 and variants now?

Look at the pictures and realize this is not 1994 anymore.

While you may have a bit of traction in places like New York, California, Connecticut and Colorado for now, don't expect any movement in the rest of America, and expect your temporary success there to get rolled back in time.

The AR platform is now by definition, both de facto and de jure "in common use".


ProudHillbilly said...

I'm afraid I just can't get excited about them. I like wood.

Old NFO said...

Heh... Yeah there were a 'few' there... And PH, there was even one with WOOD furniture!!!