> Mexico wrote:
> I am not sure by what you mean by furniture of a gun. It kind of sounds like you're
> talking about those features of a gun that lawmakers defined as characteristics of
> assault weapons that gun nuts deride as cosmentic features. Stuff like barrel shrouds,
> those pistol grip attachment on the rifles barrel etc.) I think they've generally
> underplayed how those attachment improve the lethality of a weapon. For instance,
How lethal a gun is, is due to the caliber it is chambered for, ammo used, and person shooting it. 5.56 NATO is a round targeted to wound people (what the military mostly uses as a wounded solider requires medial attention and aid from his fellow soliders vs a dead one) which is why it is similar to .223 and .223 is not much different from .22. While initial velocity would be greater from shooting a rifle (longer barrel allows to bullet to spin more) penetration distance is roughly the same. Difference would be on impact and exit, a 9mm pistol would have greater exit impact while a 5.56 rifle would have a greater impact upon entry. Furniture (ex https://s3.amazonaws.com/mgm-content/sites/armslis...
) is the "scary" or "old" looking difference and attachments like forward assists that are there for comfort more than anything.
> barrel shrouds protect the shooter from burning his hands holding the barrel. The
> more you shoot in a short time span the hotter the barrel gets. Limiting the effect
> of heat on the shooters hand allows him to shoot more often for longer periods of
Stephen Paddock's guns had barrel shrouds and yet he still had to wear gloves due to the barrels overheating (which also messes up ballistics). Alternately other things he could have done is set the guns on pillows or use bipods or hold them from magwell.
> time. While I've never fired a rifle outside of a video game from the pictures I've
> seen I imagine that pistol grip under the barrel looks like it would improve accuracy.
> It just seems to me that the position of the hand holding the forward pistol grip
> is more natural and comfortable than holding the gun under the barrel. A more natural
> and comfortable grip makes it easier to handle the gun and shoot it more effectively.
Not really, here is an example of a guy bump firing the mini 14 ranch, look at the position of how he is holding the gun with his left hand - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gjmASo0byU
> Collapsible stocks make rifles easier to conceal and use in close combat situations.
You can take down a lot of rifles real fast, you can use a fixed folded stock, an arm brace, or go without.
> I would imagine flash suppressors make it more difficult to to pinpoint the location
> of a shooter at range. The longer it takes for someone to find where you're shooting
> from the easier it is to kill them before they find you.
Real life is quite different from the movies and games, flash hiders do not get rid of he flash but rather redirect it more outward from the user. Suppressors are not silencers but rather make it to wear you are not going to get tinnitus from shooting without ear protection.
> Weapons that allow you to accurately rain down shots against targets at distance
> are extremely dangerous and should not be in the hands of non-police or military.
> We've seen all to often recently what they are capable of in the hands of crazy people
> against soft targets.
So you want to do away with bolt action rifles then? What about lever action? If Paddock was going for accuracy with a higher caliber gun he would have killed a lot more people.
> I think it looks cool as $hit but I don't think anyone should have it. It looks to
> me that it is more of a SMG than a true pistol. That's probably why the guy in the
> video refers to it on a couple of occasions as an AR-style pistol. I also think it
> looks a little cumbersome to reach for if you're half asleep and someone breaks into
> your home.
That is a pistol due to barrel length and attachments due to classifications, AR15 is just a platform so it has the same basic mechanisms so that is why it is an AR15 pistol. Also since I am not sure if you know or not (it has been repeated here a lot), that AR stands for Armalite which is the company that designed the gun.