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Posted: 9/29/2005 6:35:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 6:36:14 PM EDT by LonghornAR15]
I'm just curious how different people on this board actually use their AR's. Judging by the advice given to the many questions asked on this board it is obvious that there are those who use their AR's as a tool. Many times in do-or-die situations. These people think bump firing and cosmetic embelishments to an AR are useless.

Then there are those who say do what you want with it. Paint it any color you want, accessorize it with every little gadget you can. These people use their AR's for fun only.........they may keep it in the house for defense but it is primarily a fun item.

So what type are you?

1) Law Enforcement Officer
2) Gun Nut (Loves all guns and this just happens to extend to the AR platform)
3) Weekend Warrior (Loves the AR due mainly to its military use. Wishes they were a soldier or LEO but has never been one)
4) Former Soldier (Retired or discharged)
5) Current Soldier (They get the fun switch on their M16's)

And I would also like to say thank you to all of you who are LEO's and/or soldiers (past and present). I can never express my gratitude enough for what you do for us!!

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:42:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:45:20 PM EDT
I just use it for target shooting. If need be, I'd probably use it for defense since I don't have a better alternative such as a handgun or a shotgun.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:50:58 PM EDT
Figured I carried an M16 I may as well have the civie model.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:54:24 PM EDT
Former soldier. My last issued weapon was an M16A2.
Had to buy a preban XM15A2 from Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:55:36 PM EDT
Where's the hunter option? Makes a great varmint gun.

And I needed to be able to check more than one option.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:56:04 PM EDT
Just in case SHTF and I love to shoot for fun
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:56:11 PM EDT
mine is just a toy.but is my primary home defence weapon.so i dont treat it as a toy.so I checked nut
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:05:45 PM EDT
home defense, plinking, varmint hunting.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:15:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By THellURider:
Where's the hunter option? Makes a great varmint gun.

And I needed to be able to check more than one option.



Yeah, I didn't think about the hunting part. I don't use mine for hunting so it just slipped my mind. Sorry.

Also, sorry you can't pick more than one option.....once again, not thinking!!

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:18:48 PM EDT
How does the weekend warrior use a rifle differently that the gun nut or former military? For that matter how does current military use it any different? The rifles used for the job are issued.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:21:08 PM EDT
I like to piss off those that banned them for ten years!!!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:30:55 PM EDT
Like those before us, it is my musket.

GM
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:39:23 PM EDT

Former military and gun nut


Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:41:56 PM EDT
Army Cadidiot here...though I might drop out to be an 18Xray; flipping back and forth everyday.

My ARs are just for practice until I get to play with the real deal.

Airborne
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:30:46 PM EDT
Current full-time law enforcement. I appreciate your thanks, there are days when the job is a straight up bitch.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:37:46 PM EDT
I'm a 1 and a 2!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:42:18 PM EDT
I put weekend warrior, but gunnut might fit too.

Hell I'm only 19

WIZZO
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 9:16:45 PM EDT
SHTF
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 9:21:55 PM EDT
I am a gun nut, I admit it.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 12:49:42 AM EDT
I'm a 4.5

I was in the military.
And now that I'm out I still have the Fun Switch on my rifle.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 1:39:28 AM EDT
gun nut enthusiast till I got more and more of them then I became a "collector". I'm the slayer of drink cans and proud member of the Neighborhood Zombie Defense Coalition
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:27:47 AM EDT
3 gun, ipsc rifle.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:36:10 AM EDT
Mine is for the inevitable hordes of zombies that will one day infest our cities and decimate our populations except for the few prepared with a rifle and 5,000 rounds of ammo.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:42:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By terdferguson:
Mine is for the inevitable hordes of zombies that will one day infest our cities and decimate our populations except for the few prepared with a rifle and 5,000 rounds of ammo.hr


5000 rounds? man your not really planning well. 5000 rounds is just enough to clear your immiedate neighborhood of zombies. What are you going to do when the zombies from the wrong side of the tracks move in, use harsh language on them ?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:49:41 AM EDT
Carry a 6520 Colt everyday at work.

Compete as often as I can with a personally owned WOA upper/RRA lower in CMP/NRA Service Rifle competitions.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:52:00 AM EDT
No multiple choice option.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:52:11 AM EDT
you need to enable multiple selections!!!!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:54:00 AM EDT
Gun nut, just love what you can all do with the AR. Can not get boss talked in to putting them in to the patrol cars.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:08:23 AM EDT
Former military, current reservist, and all around gunnut.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:16:19 AM EDT
Was this thread started by in_burrito's other screen name? If not; my answer is LEO, Gun Nut (who is new to the AR platform), and former soldier (USAF, little experience with AR while active).
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:41:39 AM EDT
Just your typical gun nut here.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:03:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Gunner:
I like to piss off those that banned them for ten years!!!



_____________________

+1
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:07:16 AM EDT
I got dragged to a practical rifle match about 6 years ago..........talk about addicting!!!
I get to try out my new to me, 20" Bushy next weekend....
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:09:04 AM EDT
No HOME DEFENSE choice?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:12:41 AM EDT
Former .mil, currently a armchair commando and killer of soda cans
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:18:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AWACER:
Was this thread started by in_burrito's other screen name? If not; my answer is LEO, Gun Nut (who is new to the AR platform), and former soldier (USAF, little experience with AR while active).



Nope, this is my only screen name.

Also.......I apologize for not having multiple choices enabled........is there a way I can go back and change that now?

Also, I understand all the complaints such as "Where's the hunting option", "What about home defense", "Whats the difference between this and that", etc.
I apologize, this was just trying to get an idea of what the ARFCOM community is made up of. This was not a well thought out research project. It is not a perfect poll.

So yeah, it has flaws, but I think it's serving its purpose okay.

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:18:43 AM EDT
I use my AR's hard like the tools that they are...
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:32:37 AM EDT
I went for former military,but attend on using my ARs for everything.
I have my shtf set up,also one for plinking and long range shooting.

TG

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:14:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Yojimbo:
I use my AR's hard like the tools that they are...



That's because you are from Ohio! A hardcore state!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:34:21 PM EDT
Current military.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:45:48 PM EDT
Heck, there are 10 of them here and 1 of me.

By the time I figure out which one I'm shooting the sun has come and gone.

Then I just swap parts around.

Danny The AR loose nut.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:58:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 7:03:17 PM EDT by Progunvoter]
I don't own one. However my neighbor uses his for mass murders in the street, daily shootouts with other gansters at the local school playground. He's robbing gas stations and terrorizing the local citizens.

And since the end of the AWB there's guns flooded in the streets. I drove over serveral yesterday and that was while just backing out of my driveway! The police are so overwhelmed with all this AR15 firepower that I hardly ever see a patrolman in our neighborhood. They must be in fear of that deadly bayonet lug.

Its a regular Okay Corral here. Daily gun fights. I don't know why the local radio and national newspapers are not reporting all this violence!

I live in Florida . We hae the Castle Law (private citizens can use deadly force to protect themselves). Bodies everywhere. The streets are running red with blood. Tourists are all hunkered down in their hotel rooms for fear of the daily carnage. Again, I haven't seen a single report from the media of all this violence. They must be afraid to come out and report.

Well anyway, that's what my neighbor does with HIS AR15. He's a very very bad man.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:31:58 PM EDT
i use mine as a ranch rifle stays in the back seat of the work truck with a nice coat of dust. Never has it seen the inside of a case or a safe. Its just a nice little rifle to stash away and works very well to shoot coyotes or crows. What ever i see that i want to shoot is also on the list. Most people on this board would cry if they saw what i did to mine.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:32:19 PM EDT
Love it for competition, espically 3 gun matches
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:40:41 PM EDT
I'm a 1 and a 4. I use it very well thank you and I use it for everything!hippie.gif
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:05:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Progunvoter:
I don't own one. However my neighbor uses his for mass murders in the street, daily shootouts with other gansters at the local school playground. He's robbing gas stations and terrorizing the local citizens.

And since the end of the AWB there's guns flooded in the streets. I drove over serveral yesterday and that was while just backing out of my driveway! The police are so overwhelmed with all this AR15 firepower that I hardly ever see a patrolman in our neighborhood. They must be in fear of that deadly bayonet lug.

Its a regular Okay Corral here. Daily gun fights. I don't know why the local radio and national newspapers are not reporting all this violence!

I live in Florida . We hae the Castle Law (private citizens can use deadly force to protect themselves). Bodies everywhere. The streets are running red with blood. Tourists are all hunkered down in their hotel rooms for fear of the daily carnage. Again, I haven't seen a single report from the media of all this violence. They must be afraid to come out and report.

Well anyway, that's what my neighbor does with HIS AR15. He's a very very bad man.



Yeah, tell me about it!! Now that those evil people with their evil rifles can have bayonets due to the sunsetting of the AWB, the crime rate has soared. Drive by stabbings with bayonets are rampant in these parts.

Also, those 30 round magazines marked "restricted" cause way more damage than those that aren't. Oh the humanity!!

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:25:02 PM EDT
As a hood prop.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:33:07 PM EDT
I picked gun nut since I use my AR15 for shooting preditors. I carry it 24/7 and shoot about one 30 rd mag a week. I couldn't imagine life with out it.

Patty
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:41:57 PM EDT
2 & 3. gun nut seeking job in law enforcement, Polygraph in Kansas City on the 7th , Test in IA on 8th. lots of driving.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:45:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By john575:
2 & 3. gun nut seeking job in law enforcement, Polygraph in Kansas City on the 7th , Test in IA on 8th. lots of driving.



Good luck John.
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