Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Firing an AR-15 is horrifying, menacing and very very loud

Firing an AR-15 is horrifying, menacing and very very loud - NY Daily News: It felt to me like a bazooka — and sounded like a cannon.

OKAY .. so today, children, we are going to follow the trail of New York Daily News reporter Gersh Kuntsman as he experiences the (since gone viral) the traumatic Shooting of the Evil AR15!

Let's look at his reportial expose of the shock .. the horror .. the TRAUMA of shooting  Military Assault Rifle!

Quote:   It's " ... horrifying, menacing and very very loud ... ".

Um  .. I've never fired an AR15.

But I've fired an M16 .. a lot.  It was in a little test-firing range in South Viet Nam (children, ask your parent) and frankly .. I thought it was a poodle-shooter.  Suiable only for the murder of small, furry quadrapeds who yap incessently.  
(There have been times since, during which I longed for an M16; most recently, this morning when the neighborhood canines decided to talk to each other during the Dawn Hours, when I longed for either an M16 or an M79 Grenade Launcher;  but that's another story.)

When I was a teenager. I competed in an indoor-range competition rifle  series of matches; I used a .22 "Long Rifle" cartridge, and having fired the M16 in subsequent years I honestly didn't notice any significent difference between the M16 and the .22 LR.

(Well .. the M16 was louder, and had a "select fire" option which I never used ... I considered it to be a "stupid" option because I never saw anyone in a combat situation where Full-Auto was a viable option!)

So I will forgive the author of this original theme for considering the AR-15 "loud".  Having fired REAL "loud" rifles (7mm magnum, .338) I probably have a more ... 'learned' ... opinion about how loud the AR15 is, but I'll give him that.  He has no experiential background to define the word "IS".

Sorry:  He has no experiential background to define the word "LOUD".


Anonymous said...

Apples and oranges Grasshopper. You are comparing the experiences of a battle hardened, trained American fighting man who had been shooting since early youth, with those of a leftist journalist who is in all probability an urban metrosexual, with perhaps a touch of snowflake about him. Of course the hapless journalist felt shock and awe after touching off a few rounds from the fearsome black gun. A rifle that is known to be "heavy weaponry".

Mark said...

Actually an AR15 with a 16 inch barrel and a muzzle break is quite loud, but has virtually no recoil. I love my AR's

Anonymous said...

Initially I trained with, and carried an M14. Now there is a rifle that is both loud, and and has quite noticeable recoil.