reply to post by soundguy
See, I think the majority of the problem is that the anti gun/pro gun control people out there purposely use mis information thinking the rest of us
will believe them. News flash people, assault weapons are allready either banned or highly regulated, depending on which particular weapon you want.
A civilian ar-15 IS NOT AN ASSAULT WEAPON hell, it's not even a rifle, it's a carbine. It is not a high powered weapon. The cartridge it fires is a
varmit round people.
Look, here is the United States military definition of an assault weapon :
Assault rifles are short, compact, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachinegun and rifle cartridges.
Assault rifles have mild recoil characteristics and, because of this, are capable of delivering effective full-automatic fire at ranges up to 300
So that is the Military's definition of assault rifles. So, lets look at the civilian AR-15
Is it select fire? No, semi auto only, one bullet per pull of the trigger.
Is it short? Not really. The federally regulated barrel length is 16 inches total barrel length (including a muzzle device, such as a compensator)
So, the ar-15 does not meet the requirements of an assault weapon, so stop using the label people. Also, it says right there in the definition that it
is not a high powered cartridge, it's intermediate IN BETWEEN SUBMACHINEGUN (pistol rounds i.e 9mm, .45acp) and RIFLES.
There are many difference between the civilian ar platform weapons and their military counterparts. I will list them for the people that will not look
The sear is different. The military version uses a select fire sear that is one of the parts that enables full auto /3 round burst. This part is
regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1968 and prohibited to civilians.
The bolt / bolt carrier group. The end piece of the bolt carrier is extended on the military version to enable the bolt carrier to engage the sear
enabling full auto/ burst fire.
The lower receiver. This is the main body of the weapon, it houses the fire control group. the rest of the firearm attaches to this component. The
military version has a shelf cut into the rear of the inside of the receiver. This is there to accommodate the full auto sear.
Ok, there are the primary differences, there are some other minor ones, but these are the big ones. You can not and I REPEAT CAN NOT make a civilian
ar into a military m4 variant easily. Can it be done? sure, but you have to have access to a machine shop and be a master machinist. Johnny Sixpack
aint gonna do it in his garage on friday night.
Get some education about the topics you discuss.