Buy a Magpul furnished FN with FSB, blue force gear two point sling, Surefire scout light, and finally an aimpoint pro from scalarworks with their mount. You can get “nicer” but you can’t get much better. Go 16 or 14.5 on barrel unless you are suppressing. Even then I wouldn’t go below 11.5-12.5 for the 556.Anyone got one? My mind has been so set on Long Range ARs that I dont know what to look for in a home defense one. Caliber, barrel length, tacticool accessories?
I've got an SBR in 300blk built off of Aero receivers for home-defense. It has a Faxon 7.5" barrel and the Troy Tomahawk short stock topped with a Trijicon MRO and Troy Industries tritium BUIS. Accessories are a Deadair Nomad 30 suppressor and a Surefire 600 light with rail mounted pressure switch but if I had to do it again I would get the shorter 300 for an SBR. It's super compact and quiet. It's definitely my go to home defense ARAnyone got one? My mind has been so set on Long Range ARs that I dont know what to look for in a home defense one. Caliber, barrel length, tacticool accessories?
You may want to watch some drywall tests with rifle rounds vs handgun rounds. Typically rifles stop far sooner than handgun rounds.i live in a neighborhood, a rifle caliber AR for home defense would be a terrible idea for me. i have an AR9 with a 10.5" barrel and shockwave brace with a light that i can manipulate with my support hand. loaded with hollow points so hopefully it won't penetrate a neighbors house. it takes glock mags so i have 31 rounds of 124 gr hollow points (i think they're sig sauer brand). i have a bushnell TRS on it right now, but i'm shopping around for a unit that will stay on all the time. once the kids are out of daycare it'll be getting a suppressor.