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 n00b question - how do you hold and shoot your ar pistol?
boywonder777  [Member]
7/15/2007 12:47:04 AM
i just finished my first AR pistol build. i'll post some pics later. the question i had is that it's pretty heavy so you can't just hold it like you would a regular pistol comfortably. also since we can't have a vertical foregrip, it makes it harder to hold as well. what i have found is that if i rest my cheek on the buffer tube, it seems to be somewhat comfortable. it looks basically like how you would hold a rifle with your cheek resting on the stock except there's no stock to shoulder.

i also thought about putting a single point sling on it and make it tight so when i extend the pistol, it basically keeps the pistol in a position where a rifle stock would put it.

any pics of pistols in action? just curious how you guys hold and shoot it comfortably.
stevemc  [Team Member]
7/15/2007 11:51:26 AM

Originally Posted By boywonder777:
what i have found is that if i rest my cheek on the buffer tube, it seems to be somewhat comfortable. it looks basically like how you would hold a rifle with your cheek resting on the stock except there's no stock to shoulder.


That's how most hold and fire theirs.

Congrats on the new gun.

Steve
coctailer  [Team Member]
7/16/2007 12:42:00 AM

Originally Posted By boywonder777:
i just finished my first AR pistol build. i'll post some pics later. the question i had is that it's pretty heavy so you can't just hold it like you would a regular pistol comfortably. also since we can't have a vertical foregrip, it makes it harder to hold as well. what i have found is that if i rest my cheek on the buffer tube, it seems to be somewhat comfortable. it looks basically like how you would hold a rifle with your cheek resting on the stock except there's no stock to shoulder.

i also thought about putting a single point sling on it and make it tight so when i extend the pistol, it basically keeps the pistol in a position where a rifle stock would put it.

any pics of pistols in action? just curious how you guys hold and shoot it comfortably.

You got it!!! Single point is probably the best way.
TACSNIPER  [Member]
7/23/2007 6:59:52 PM
check your IM and email ~ 82nd

Hold it with the barrel point at your head if you dont know the answer to that question
coctailer  [Team Member]
7/24/2007 12:08:15 AM
boywonder777  [Member]
7/24/2007 12:44:53 AM

Originally Posted By TACSNIPER:
Hold it with the barrel point at your head if you dont know the answer to that question


Thanks for the advice. Why don't you try it first and post some pics.

Get your stuff straightened out with the DOJ and then come back
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=8&f=11&t=275126

You even allowed to own a pistol AR in CA?
TACSNIPER  [Member]
7/24/2007 1:56:21 AM
Account locked ~ 82nd

Well I know more about them than you obviously, your the one who doesnt know how to hold a gun, probably stole it, go hit the pipe again smart guy.
Infamous  [Member]
7/24/2007 3:15:46 AM
boywonder777, its painfully obvious you are NOT the n00b in this thread.

but yes, try to use the buffer somewhat as a stock

or get your stamp and SBR it
kap_x  [Team Member]
7/24/2007 3:42:35 AM

Originally Posted By Infamous:
boywonder777, its painfully obvious you are NOT the n00b in this thread.

but yes, try to use the buffer somewhat as a stock

or get your stamp and SBR it


+1 on all counts. I have a feeling someone in this thread won't be around for long.
boywonder777  [Member]
7/24/2007 10:48:42 PM
Here's the pics i promised:




Spike's Tactical Pistol Lower with their pistol buffer kit
CAA G27 Pistol Grip
DPMS LPK
DPMS Kitty Kat 7.5" Upper with railed handguards
Magpul rail covers

With the short sight radius and no rear sight, not sure if I want to keep the carry handle, get a fixed buis, or chop the FSB. With the carry handle and Aimpoint clone, it's very crowded. Thoughts?
coctailer  [Team Member]
7/26/2007 12:21:09 AM
Looks SWEET!!!
I'd do a BUIS and single point sling.
Gibbles  [Member]
7/26/2007 8:13:16 PM
Pretty!

With mine I wrapped the buffer tube with Para cord and I just rest my cheek on that while shooting, it’s the best way I have found so far. If you have ever seen the way a pro holds a SMG, leaning into the gun and face snug to the rear sight, and feet next to each other facing the target, but with air between the gun and the shoulder.


And I don't know what’s wrong with the guy from California; I guess he just wishes he could own one...
boywonder777  [Member]
7/27/2007 12:27:22 AM
i'll probably get an ace foam tube cover. i might go with a buis. it's really crowded with the carry handle and aimpoint.

got the single point sling in the mail. i'll have to get a hk quick release snap hook.
Infamous  [Member]
7/27/2007 1:48:46 AM
damn i always love seeing that punisher lower. might have to get me one or four