AR-15 is one of the best-selling weapons like hotcakes in America. In 2013, the National Shooting Sports Foundation estimated there were between 5-8.2 million of these weapons on the market. AR-15 was used by US troops in the Vietnam War before being replaced by M-16 which was considered lighter. Nicknamed “Black Mamba” AR-15 is now a civilian version of US military weapons. One tap on the trigger, AR-15 with this particular variant can vomit 45 bullets. With modifications, this gun can be fully automatic. Some people also install an additional night scope for AR15 so they can hunt down their targets in the middle of the night.
AR which means Armalite was first developed by Eugene Stoner, a former US Marine who founded the ArmaLite company. Currently, AR-15 is still produced by various companies with many variants and types, including by Smith & Wesson, Daniel Defense, and Sturm Ruger.
The US Army uses AR-15s for various operations. The civil version of the AR-15 is popular because it has exceptional firepower and is very easy to use. This rifle uses a .223 inch diameter bullet, with shot speeds of up to almost 1 km per second.
Machine gun fans also choose the AR-15 because it is suitable for a variety of accessories, such as binoculars, dampers, additional buttocks, or bayonets.
AR-15 is also compatible with various types of magazines. Starting from magazines containing 30 to 50 bullets, banana-shaped like AK-17, or in the form of a drum that can load 100 bullets. This is definitely perfect for home defense, especially if you’re under attack by home invaders with multiple firearms.
The popularity of the AR-15 was also driven by advertisements from the NRA, the US National Rifles Association. In an article in January, the NRA called the AR-15 “the most popular rifle in the US” which can be “bought in various colors and patterns”. The NRA also said the AR-15 had “many, many accessories.”