I am thinking about buying a AR15 model for home defense. Short carbine, .223/5.56mm. ATI's are affordable, I don't plan on shooting it much, are they reliable?
Might consider a shotgun alternative.
With 10-round magazines.
Also easy to handle, less chance of over-penetration and a big step up in stopping power.
Thank you for the feed back, TonyC2639. I am looking hard at the ATI Omni Hybrid AR15 Pistol. I already have a Ruger Mini 14 but the pistol is such a nice size for home and the car.They are absolutely reliable. They were specifically designed to be. I would trust my life with one. Having said that you say you don't plan to shoot it much which is fine. However, like any device there could always be a few kinks in it so be shoot to put a good number of rounds through it before you lay it up against your nightstand. Good luck!
Oh you're very welcome. I must add though that your original post didn't say hybrid. Personally I am not fan of polymer uppers and lowers. I'm sure a lot of people use them but I don't care for them. If you're really not going to shoot it much after the initial "break in" it might be okay.Thanks, and go to know on the ATI!!! I have a H&R 12 gauge pump and 3 carbines, 2 of which are pistol caliber. I am just looking at the ATI and was wondering.....
Yea its becoming more popular for sure.^^ I just bought an AR 7.5" pistol and the muzzle blast was impressive...outdoors in broad daylight. I could not imagine what it would be like in an enclosed space in the dark. The 300 BLK are at very competitive prices now and factory sub-sonic rounds are readily available.
ahh well for me if I am shooting Sub Sonic ammo then its very, very manageable.Thanks Olfarhors, so now you have me thinking about the 300 BLkout pistol. But, do you have the 300 BO in a carbine or pistol? Is the AR BO pistol a bad idea for home defense due to noise and flash? I am like you, I have a 15 shot 40 cal on my night stand and a 40 cal carbine with only 10shot capacity (hold out from the clinton ban) in the corner. I just like the idea of an AR Pistol with one shot knock out capacity. I live in a single family home, concrete walls, suburbs. But if it is that the AR pistol is the issue as to flash and noise whether in 223 cal or 300 BO then I would just stay with the mini 14 and not bother with a AR pistol.
ahh well for me if I am shooting Sub Sonic ammo then its very, very manageable.
I actually removed my ear protection for a few shots at the range and it wasn't anything that hurt at all, course now I am about 15% deaf from sirens .
the muzzle flash is almost non existant at indoor range lighting. mine is a 7.5 inch barrel like Chzeck.
now mine does not have a silencer on it either, with a compensator the cartridge is just a mouse fart to be honest, you hear the bolt operate.
anyway check into it, not for everyone I am sure.
the 208 grain regular power ammo ahs a nice muzzle flash but surprizingly the gun seems to have very little recoil with either.
herse mine, it now wears a combo red dot /laser sight system, a fairly cheap one !
I recently acquired an Omni hybrid pistol. I don't have all that many rounds through it yet, but it's been 100% from the beginning. One big plus is that composite fire control group. I was a little leery of that, but I've become a fan. The trigger is very light and very smooth - totally unlike a typical milspec AR trigger. It's like an upgraded trigger included with a very inexpensive AR.Thank you for the feed back, TonyC2639. I am looking hard at the ATI Omni Hybrid AR15 Pistol. I already have a Ruger Mini 14 but the pistol is such a nice size for home and the car.