Personally, I don't give a damn. I am going to carry how I am going to carry, and in a standoff such as what was occurring at the Bundy Ranch, you can rest assured that I would be carrying a rifle with a round in the chamber. However, not everyone is like myself, as indicated in the many photos and videos of the Bundy supporters who were either not carrying any firearm at all (unless they were concealed), or they were openly carrying pistols.
The following photo from the standoff is an excellent example of carrying a firearm in lockstep with Nevada law:
The bare extension tube can be "shouldered" to substantially increase accuracy if needed, or you can get a SIG SB15 arm brace - for the purpose of "shouldering," not to use as seen in the photo below.
Ah, but there is still some argument left out there. It's the old one about the 5.56/.223 not being useful in a shorter barrel, yada, yada, yada, blah, blah, blah, bullshit. Well, there is nothing that says that a pistol must have a short barrel. You can put a 16" barrel (or longer) on your AR pistol. The barrel length does not determine whether or not it is a pistol.
But maybe you are like me (in some respects) and can see the inherent utility in having the shorter barrel. In the case of the shorter barreled AR, there are cartridges that have been designed specifically for these considerations, with the most common being the 300 AAC Blackout. Simplistically this round is designed to shoot a 110 grain to 240 grain 7.62 diameter bullet out of a short (8"-10.5") barrel effectively out to 450 yards. (You should do your own research if you are considering such options.) All that is required to convert your 5.56/.223 to shoot the 300 AAC Blackout is a new barrel. Every other part of the rifle/pistol is fully compatible including the bolt and standard AR magazines.
Maybe for your personal defense needs you have the desire for a larger caliber bullet. That is one of the nice things about the AR platform. It can accept a wide variety of calibers with easy to make modifications. Here are just a few of the calibers that can be shot out of an AR-15 rifle or pistol:
300 AAC Blackout
So imagine that you are the person standing opposite a group of men/women who are openly carrying SIG SB15 enhanced AR-pistols slung across the front (instead of normal pistols holstered on hips), and you happen to notice that one of the spare magazines in the persons LBV carrier has been inserted upside down (intentionally, I might add) with the rounds exposed, and this is what you see:
Either way, the AR pistol is going to make more of a statement than a holstered pistol, regardless of the caliber, and you will be well within the laws of Nevada to boot.
The AR pistol - more versatile than you previously thought.
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