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    Default Setting up AR15 for home defense

    My AR has been set up for coyote hunting with a decent scope and tactical light. I rarely hunt coyotes so I think I will strip the scope and get it set up for home and truck defense. I am talking close range, so I won’t be using any magnification nor will I be using a RMR sight(for now due to budget). I will need some type of night sights, a decent tactical light, and a sling.
    How would you set it up to be effective for
    home/truck defense?

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    Default Re: Setting up AR15 for home defense

    I would prefer an ar pistol, around 9-10" barrel, as small of a platform as possible, and a holosun 510. You're talking doorsways and hallways. Maybe even one of those 7.5" with a 5" snubby can, because if you shoot that thing inside, it's gonna be LOUD.

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    Default Re: Setting up AR15 for home defense

    Buy a pistol. 1911
    I talk jibberoush. pay attention.

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    Default Re: Setting up AR15 for home defense

    Throw a Sig Romeo 5 on it and you're done for sights.
    Honestly don't recall ever seeing anyone talk about night sights, although I'm sure they exist.

    TONS of lighting options.
    Here's a "light" thread I started a while back. The purpose was to find a SMALL light, but there's a lot of good info in the thread unrelated to what I was looking for.
    https://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.p...ighlight=small


    Here's a sling that's small, light, not terribly expensive and has a built in band to keep the sling out of the way until needed. Perfect for a vehicle, or gun safe.
    Edgar Sherman Design sling

    https://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=359653
    I called to check my ZIP CODE!....DY-NO-MITE!!!

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    Default Re: Setting up AR15 for home defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    Throw a Sig Romeo 5 on it and you're done for sights.
    Honestly don't recall ever seeing anyone talk about night sights, although I'm sure they exist.

    TONS of lighting options.
    Here's a "light" thread I started a while back. The purpose was to find a SMALL light, but there's a lot of good info in the thread unrelated to what I was looking for.
    https://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.p...ighlight=small


    Here's a sling that's small, light, not terribly expensive and has a built in band to keep the sling out of the way until needed. Perfect for a vehicle, or gun safe.
    Edgar Sherman Design sling

    https://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=359653
    ^What EM said! He is the King of bargain setups & I mean that in a good way Just follow any of his build threads
    "It seems that the Constitution is more or less guidelines than actual rules"
    My feedback: http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=305685

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    Default Re: Setting up AR15 for home defense

    Good red dot, Streamlight WML, and electronic hearing protection.

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    Default Re: Setting up AR15 for home defense

    Thanks for the replies!

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    Default Re: Setting up AR15 for home defense

    Depending on how close you are to other houses or how many bedrooms you have in your house with other people in them you may want to consider frangible ammo.

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    Default Re: Setting up AR15 for home defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    Throw a Sig Romeo 5 on it and you're done for sights.
    Honestly don't recall ever seeing anyone talk about night sights, although I'm sure they exist.
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1022622183

    Accuse your enemy of what you are doing as you are doing it to create confusion -Karl Marx

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    Default Re: Setting up AR15 for home defense

    There you go. I figured SOMEONE made them, but the only ones I had ever seen were the $18 Chinese ones, and I wasn't going to suggest those.
    I called to check my ZIP CODE!....DY-NO-MITE!!!

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