So yesterday I got a new AR-15 rifle. Well technically it’s called an ArmaLite M-15 because Colt owns the name AR-15 but the name has become pretty generic for any rifle that is compatible with the AR-15 platform. This particular rifle is chambered as 223 Wylde which is supposed to make the most of both 223 and 5.56 ammunition. For those that don’t know, 223 rifles can’t fire 5.56 but 5.56 rifles can fire both. There is some minor drop in performance when using 223 in a 5.56 rifle though. 223 Wylde is supposed to cut the difference and handle the 223 just as well as 5.56. The difference is minor enough that I probably wouldn’t notice but it was a good deal, so I’ll see how it does. The rifle is pictured next to my Ruger 10/22 for size comparison. It’s smaller than the M-16 A2 I was used to firing back in the Army but still has a familiar feel. Of course having no auto option on the selector switch, because tax stamps are expensive. I ordered a standard sling for $10 to go along with it from Amazon last night.It should be fun to take to the range.
Who is Paul Darr?
Paul Darr has lived in California, Oregon, Colorado, and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. Paul is also an Army Veteran, who has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. On the political spectrum Paul is a Libertarian that advocates fiscal responsibility and social tolerance. Paul is currently employed as a Systems Administrator and is a father of a handsome boy and beautiful daughter. In his free time Paul enjoys reading, using and modifying open source software, gaming, and several other geeky pursuits.