a nearby indoor shooting range designed to handle the 5.56x45mm Nato load, I am back to owning two models of the AR-15. I've had the Blue Label Colt HBAR Match Sporter since circa 1993. The one AR-15 I ever regretted selling was a Colt SP1 Carbine; I found that I like the above civilian M4 style carbine far more than I ever did the SP1 Carbine, so my universe is back in balance.
Will I be buying any more AR-15 models? I doubt it, but it is always best for me to never say never.
In the photo above, the six-position telescoping shoulder stock on my new carbine is shown all the way in, creating a very compact package for smaller shooters (as well as for easy carry and storage).
The shoulder thingie goes OUT The shoulder thingie goes IN
While many gun control folks find the collapsible (aka telescoping) shoulder stock very sinister and scary (and worthy of being banned), the feature is far more practical than it is tactical. One size of rifle does not readily fit all of the possible sizes and shapes of the shooters.
The recent Obama decision to ban some popular sporting ammo created yet another frantic run on guns and ammo. My gosh, that man's anti-gun policies have pushed more guns and ammo into civilian hands than the NRA could ever dream of doing. Well done POTUS! Anyway, there is now a fresh shortage of Colt civilian m4 style carbines, so I had to piece this one together (which also saved me a decent wad of cash). I purchased the AM-TAC Complete Mil Spec Lower Assembly separate from my purchase of the Complete Colt LE6920 SOCOM Carbine Upper Assembly. Two push pins joined everything up nice and cozy.
On rare occasions I will do some fast-blasting using the standard capacity AR-15 30-round-magazines; it is darn good entertainment but I am too cheap to make a habit out of it. During most of my range time I stick with S L O W fire using the lower profile old style 20-round-magazines. The mags in the above photos are actually Colt's old factory 5-round politically correct mags (permanently reduced-capacity 20-rounders) from the early 1990s.