My favorite myth to debunk: AR-15 style/5.56/.223 rifles over penetrate and are poor choices for home defense.
Always. I tried asking about home defense rounds for an AR, and I talked about living in an apartment at a gun shop.
Dude suggested I get rid of my AR because of the “over-penetration” and that a handgun would be more suited.
Did my own research turns out he was bs, and now tell everyone with proof that most of the myths are bs.
Myth 6: AR-15s Are Extremely Powerful Rifles
This is the one I always encounter. People who’ve never fired 5.56 see M16s in movies and think that a single shot will blow the turret off a tank or shoot a jet out of the sky.
I believe a lot of uninformed people mistake an AR15 for an AK47 with sear alteration (fully automatic). Hardly the same;
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Not exactly a myth, first it must ricochet off a telephone pole then off the Volkswagen Jetta windshield, then it can incapacitate a tank!
Over penetration from an AR-15…
Unsuccessful evasive maneuvers during AR-15 attack!
Myth 5: AR-15s Aren’t Good for Hunting
I’ve had this one come up most frequently by ignorant anti-2A types who always refer to the 2A as having something to do with hunting. Setting that first flaw aside, I always like to ask, “An AR chambered for what round?” They’re always completely baffled about how to answer that. So then I add, “The .308 Winchester has historically been one of the most popular rounds for hunting. Are you saying it’s okay for me to own an AR as long as it’s chambered for .308 Win?”
EDIT: P.S. I promise I will only put .308 Win through my AR and never use that scary, military grade 7.62N.
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