AR 15 Rifle for home protection


AR-15 Rifle For Home Protection

The AR 15 rifle for home protection is a question that comes up a lot. You may remember a previous article that I listed the 12 gauge pump shotgun as the best home defense weapon. I still stand by that. But can the AR -15 rifle be a good home defense weapon? Of course it can. It’s actually a great weapon for this.

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AR-15 Rifle Operation

The AR -15 rifle is so easy to shoot and operate. Men and women can shoot this rifle accurately and efficiently.  The AR- 15 rifle chambered in 5.56 x 45 mm round doesn’t produce a heavy recoil. It can easily  take care of any home  intruder. The military uses and trusts this round.

The recoil factor is a real selling point for the AR- 15 rifle. The recoil from a pistol is quick and sharp. This makes getting the pistol  tougher to get back on target. The AR- 15 rifle recoil is negligible and this makes the second and third shots faster. It is also  easier to stay on the target. This point alone makes the AR 15 rifle good for home protection.

AR-15 Rifle Accessories

The sights on the AR 15 rifle are easy to use. But there are so many optics and lighting systems that can be attached to your rifle. You can attach a flash light, laser, or red dot scope. These will enable you to pick up your target (threat) quickly in the light or darkness.

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AR-15 Rifle Inside Your Residence

The argument always arises about over penetration.  This comes to play in an apartment or house.  A pistol and shotgun can easily penetrate a wall or door. You need to be proficient with any weapon that you are using for home defense. The AR -15 rifle for home defense is no exception.

You need to put in the time at the range and practice, practice , practice. You should practice moving around with your rifle.  There aren’t many ranges that you can do this.  You should practice the correct AR-15 fundamentals. There are some outdoor ranges that may accommodate you. You can find a safe isolated outdoor location to practice.  It is important that you are moving around and engaging targets with your rifle. This will help simulate you moving around your residence. You should also be proficient in loading and unloading your AR-15 rifle.

AR-15 Choices

The specific make and model of the AR-15 for home defense is going to be a personal choice.  There are so many companies manufacturing these  rifles. It will depend on how much you want to spend. You can get a quality AR-15 for under $600 or spend thousands.

I recommend finding a range that also sells AR-15 rifles.  These ranges will often let you rent a rifle. This will give you an opportunity to test different rifles.

AR-15 Concerns

The storage space for any rifle can be a problem. It is definitely easier to have a handgun on the night stand or in a drawer (not recommended). You want your rifle readily accessible, but not just lying around.  Place your AR-15 in a quality gun safe with a digital lock.  With a little practice, you will be able to access your rifle quickly and safely.

AR-15 For Home Protection Conclusion

The AR-15 is a viable choice for home protection. It is easy to operate and manipulate. The recoil is low  which makes it easy to put rounds on target.  There are hundreds of after market accessories to customize your rifle. Purchase one today at Long Beach Guns.