1. There are options for every budget
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a high quality rifle. There are many brands and many price options for everyone. Plus, we do layaway here at DEGuns. If you don’t know what rifle is going to work for your needs, you can always give us a call or stop in store to chat with our sales staff.
2. There is always talk on the AR-15 being outlawed
Whether it’s a crazed democratic mayor or congress trying to pass an assault weapon ban, it feels like the AR-15 is always under attack despite the attackers not actually have knowledge about the weapon or how it works. When there is buzz about a ban, the value of your assault rifle goes up. We should remember that Congress has once before passed an ‘assault weapons ban’ law which prohibited the sales of semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15. That law became effective in 1994, but it expired in 2004. It is quite possible that like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Congress will pass a similar assault weapons ban in 2019 with bipartisan support. And if that bipartisan support is strong, President Trump is unlikely to exercise his veto.
3. You can modify, customize and build them anyway you want
You can literally build your own custom AR from the ground up, which allows you to have total control of every detail going into your firearm. A lot of people will also buy a less expensive model and then modify the specific parts they want in a higher quality. The basic mods are the furniture, trigger, and sights. You can also get your AR cerakoted or laser engraved. If you have questions on how to modify your firearm, don’t hesitate to reach out to our in-house gunsmithing crew.
4. AR’s are always a good investment
No matter what price point or brand of AR you decide to purchase, they are in demand. Amid growing demand, prices for assault rifles and ammunition have risen steadily. In the recent surge, share prices for listed companies that make firearms also have climbed. Prime examples include Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (SWHC) and Sturm Ruger & Co. (RGR). It’s easy to say that the AR-15 holds its value well.
5. The AR-15 is America’s rifle
Regardless of why we, as Americans, choose to own AR-15 rifles, we will always face the scoffers—Second Amendment deniers who would be happy to take away our right to own any gun. In the end, we don’t need to puzzle for answers to anyone who rudely asks us, “Why do you need an AR-15?” Instead, we should simply ask our own question: “Why should the government be able to deny us the constitutionally protected right to own one?” Owning an AR-15 is as uniquely American as baseball, apple pie and the Second Amendment. It’s a classic example of American exceptionalism, independence and ingenuity—all the things that make us the land of the free and home of the brave.
6. Self Defense
Gun-banners would have you believe the AR-15 isn’t useful for home defense, but they couldn’t be more wrong. NRA commentator and former Navy SEAL Dom Raso, who now trains individuals in self-defense, said it best: “For the vast majority of the people I work with, there is no better firearm to defend their homes against realistic threats than an AR-15 semi-automatic. It’s easy to learn and easy to use. It’s accurate. It’s reliable.”
The AR-15 and its big brother, the AR-10, are excellent hunting rifles. AR-15s in 5.56/.223 are perfect for varmints and predator hunting, and with the proper ammunition can make a great deer rifle. Of course, the AR-15 is also chambered in a number of other more powerful cartridges for big game, and the .308-chambered AR-10 is a deer hunting favorite for many. Don’t buy the gun-banner lie that the AR-15 can’t be a good hunting rifle.
8. Competitive shooting
The AR-15 platform is excellent for a variety of competitive shooting sports. As a 3-gun competitor, I see hundreds of people shoot AR-15s safely and accurately on a regular basis. Banning ownership of AR-15-type rifles for law-abiding Americans would be devastating to 3-gun—the fastest growing shooting sport in the country right now.
9. Disaster preparedness
I’m not someone who believes in an impending doomsday scenario where we will all find ourselves in a critical survival situation sometime soon. But I’m also not one who thinks that couldn’t happen. I don’t see how any survival situation wouldn’t be made better by having an AR-15 or two on hand. In fact, the AR-15 might just be the perfect end of the world firearm.
10. Pure joy
If you can find a rifle out there that’s more fun than the AR-15 to take to the range and punch some holes in paper, I’m not sure what it would be. From short-range plinking to longer-range precision shooting, the gun is easy to shoot—and easy to hit targets with. And, as you know, nothing’s more fun than hitting what you shoot at.