Two OG Gun Guys Talk: The AR-15 Debate

Ken Hackathorn and Massad Ayoob go into the rise of the AR-15 as a home defense firearm since 1963 and tracks the parallels between Law Enforcement firearms for protection and everyday Civilian defensive firearms.

Massad goes into the “Pool Weapon” theory of home defense long guns and the facts that support the more widely usable AR-15 and similar firearms. A Pool Weapon needs to be usable by every person in the user pool from weakest to the strongest. The AR and similar carbines fit that need in a way shotguns and handguns cannot.

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Keith Finch
Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009, he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.