posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 09:33 PM
The AR-15 is already one of the best assault rifles on the market and is great for its ease to maintain in the field. It's versatility is extremely
desirable for survival in a SHTF scenario. Weight and bulk is your ENEMY when your on the move and surviving from a frame pack. I will show some GREAT
options for the AR-15 platform that enable you to carry more firepower with less weight.
Now in a scenario where you will have to live off what you can carry and catch, but also deal with possible combat the AR shines as a platform far
above the rest. If your hunting small game why would you want to waste valuable larger caliber or high power defensive ammo ? .. YOU WOULDN'T..
preferably you would have a .22LR rifle for small game, and a assault rifle for defensive purposes, this way you can carry lots of .22 ammo for more
kills with less weight of ammo. but the issue then becomes you have to carry another gun and you back to the same issues of weight and bulk..
They have .22LR bolt and mag conversions for the AR-15 that allow you to switch between your 5.56 and .22 in seconds!!! You now can have the
versatility of two guns in one with almost no additional space or weight! the bore of an AR is close enough that the barrel will work effectively for
But then you bump into the issue of ammo's consumable and stealth drawbacks.. you will no be quiet if you shoot, You will not have ammo forever. And
no gamers.. ammo isn't stashed in random places like it is in video games. That is one of the biggest issues!
PSE has recently made a TAC 15 AR platform crossbow upper receiver! Meaning your AR can become a crossbow in seconds! a world record breaking crossbow
at that! (160 ft lbs impact @ 412 feet per second) Now you can re use your arrows and kill quietly with minimal additional bulk.
One more reason why the AR my #1 pick for SHTF scenarios,