When it comes to AR’s, don’t get caught up in the little things. It’s not about what you have on or in your AR. It’s about what you can do with it.
Imagine a simple tool belt, much like what any Handi-Man might have. A Hammer, Screw Drivers, a Saw, a Measuring Tape and a Pencil. It doesn’t matter what company these tools came from. You give them to a skilled man, he can build you whatever you need. A Shed, a Dog House… a set of cabinets. Fix a shelf. He will get the job done.
Give that same tool belt to one with no skills, and you will be lucky to get a Bird House out of him. He is not competent enough to take on the big projects. The quality of the tools, the perfection of the craftsmanship is lost on him. Even if he payed high dollars for the very best tools available.
What’s important about the Tools themselves… and we all get caught up in the tools… is that they work. You can argue Craftsman, Snap-On, or Stanley… The Contractor’s Client doesn’t care a bit about that. His concern is only the results.
When you seek to dress out your AR, make sure you are not just dressing it up. Putting on Bling for looks or to impress your friends is meaningless. Instead only worry about what you really need to get the job done. To know what you really need, you need to use some thought. Not just looking through a catalog or browsing the shelves at your LGS. Buy what’s going to help you use the tool. The AR-15 is just that, the simple tool. You can enhance it with some upgrades. Grips that allow your hand to fit better for better control… Stocks that fit you better… Optics that allow you to line up your target faster and more precisely.
Guys, don’t ask me what you need. Ask yourself. Go to the range, shoot and move, take a Tactical Carbine Course and see for yourself what it is that you need for you and your gun.