Moving away from "AR" to "MSR"

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by doom-trooper, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. doom-trooper

    doom-trooper New Member

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    I know AR is abbreviated for Armalite. Others such as all fun haters think assault rifle. I came across this MSR abbreviation and consider it an evolution. Modern Sporting Rifle, brilliant. IMO. Fin.
     
  2. Quentin

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    I like AR myself...
     

  3. Vikingdad

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    I don't know if it will catch on. The only people I mention the AR too are other gun enthusiasts.
     
  4. Old_Crow

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    Modern Sporting Rifle is what Walmart calls their rifles built on the AR platform. The first place I ever saw the phrase modern sporting rifle was Walmart. Walmart sells more AR-15's than anyone. They aren't doing it on price either.

    LGS have their home built rifles cheaper than Walmart. But they are just that, cheap. They have the cheapest everything, even sights. People are buying from Walmart because the LGS is overpriced on most items. People don't bother to call for a price. Not to mention the bull manure the LGS tries to feed everyone. They sell Surefire flashlights for $120. Everyone knows you can get the exact same light on Ebay for $30 with another name. The $30 light has a cree bulb, aluminum housing, rubber gaskets and five position clickity click switch. Yet the LGS will tell you the Surefire is a superior light.
     
  5. Quentin

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    A lot of folks here use SUR, sport utility rifle.

    To me it's just an AR, AR-15 or semiauto rifle.
     
  6. FullautoUSA

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    Every time I see the word "assault rifle" I loose 3 IQ points.
     
  7. Vikingdad

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    Not to be picky but them are two words!:rolleyes:
     
  8. FullautoUSA

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    You just said them are, so I think we're even.
     
  9. Vikingdad

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    ;).........
     
  10. doom-trooper

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    It will always be AR to me also. With the political winds today it couldn't hurt to play politics. On a lighter note I took my AR, SUR, MSR and shot 250 rounds today.
     
  11. Quentin

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    From the exchange of posts, I think you've hit on something there!

    And it's lose not loose! :p

    Unless you meant something like "loose points to the ether"...
     
  12. doom-trooper

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    Its an interesting discussion to have at least.
     
  13. KG7IL

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    AssaultRifleMachineGunSpewingBulletsLikePopcornPopperMissingIt'sLidKindaShootEmUpEverythingInSightDogsRunScaredAndWomenHideAsBombsExplode.

    I was confused also.


    YES, We should adopt the word(s) Modern Sporting Rifle. We need to develop a nomenclature that resists the efforts of the AWB'ers.

    Since 1992, the MSR has become the most widespread firearm. The Anti's (and the ignorant), need some numbers on honest law abiding citizens that own MRS's. Many of today's political battles are one with words.

    I support the MSR, AW are already tightly regulated. We need to arm our politicians with the right words to win the battle for us.
     
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  14. Vikingdad

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  15. doom-trooper

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    VikingDad- love the hippies, lol, jk. No, I haven't signed either of these petitions. Will do though.
     
  17. Vikingdad

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    So do you think doing a psychedelic paisley paint job on my AR--- oops, I mean my Hippie Love Gun, would be too much?:D
     
  18. KG7IL

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    Indeed. And MSR's are not AW.

    If just everyone knew this.

    (Viking: Hippy Gun.? ? . ... Just go stuff a flower in it)
    [​IMG]
     
  19. FullautoUSA

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    I always thought it would be a good idea to call a rifle with a barrel 16 inches or longer a "long barrel rifle"
     
  20. Vikingdad

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    Flowers make good targets but lousy barrel brushes.