It can easily be said that America is absolutely smitten with the AR-15 platform. Regardless of what a whiney reporter or academic elitist tells you, these weapons are not monsters they claim them to be. They are inanimate objects sitting in millions of homes throughout America not bothering anyone. Yet, if you are one of our fellow citizens who thinks the AR-15 is what goes bump in the night then to avoid nightmares you might want to check out now. Because we are about to talk about the Frankenstein version of the AR-15. The 300 Blackout, that name just sounds scary doesn’t it, has been taking the gun community by storm for some time now. Known for its versatility, sound suppression and lethality, this gun puts a big hurt on anything in its sights. In fact, we’re going to go ahead and put it out there. The 300 Blackout is the ultimate AR-15 build, aka, a gun grabber’s boogeyman.
Swift Silent and Deadly
Just to be clear, this is not a “best gun ever” debate. Those are often pointless as a gun is but a tool and different jobs require different tools. The AR-15 is one such tool, but even then it offers a wide range of options. If you are looking for an AR option to conduct long range precision shooting the 300 Blackout is not for you my friend. Yet, that doesn’t stop us from calling the 300 Blackout the ultimate AR-15 build due to its diversity, lethality and wicked cool name. If you are completely unfamiliar with the 300 Blackout you can refresh yourself below.
The 300 Blackout offers a variety of barrel lengths, but the 300 Blackout excels as a close quarter weapon with a shorter barrel for quicker movement. Take that fact and combine it with a suppressor and subsonic ammunition for the ability to pew pew pew in the quiet. Sidebar to the gun grabbers if you are still here, that function is not to facilitate silent assassinations in a crowd. They still make a sound, but they just don’t have your ears bleeding when you get into a fight to protect your home.
Finally, the 300 Blackout achieves top notch penetration. This could be a concern in a close quarters battle if you are operating in a drywall laden environment. However, if obliterating a dastardly bad guy hiding behind poor cover is your cup of tea this round gets it done. All of this with a short and quiet weapon that could drop two bad guys with one bullet if they were standing in line. But that’s still not what really makes the 300 Blackout the ultimate build. The true beauty rests in its versatility.
Options, Options and More Options
With the 300 Blackout you can swap from subsonic to supersonic ammunition with simply the change of a magazine. You can check out the ballistics information on both. The subsonic ammo is great for a close fight, but it lack the muzzle velocity to do serious damage from afar. With the supersonic ammo you lose the sound suppression but you gain speed and lethality. It would be a poor choice to go deer hunting with subsonic ammunition unless you just want to make Bambi’s dad angry. So if you want to give Bambi something to cry about then load up your 300 Blackout with supersonic ammo and get a clean kill as the bullet passes clean through from over 100 yards out.
Then when you head home, swap out the magazine for a quiet fight to defend your castle. No modification is needed with the 300 Blackout to swap from one type of ammunition to the other. Now, at the risk of sounding like an infomercial I have to say, “but wait, there’s more.” Because the best part about the 300 Blackout is that it works with the AR you have in your home right now. If guns are tools and you have a job not fitting to the 300 Blackout you just swap out the upper receiver for traditional 5.56. If you would like to check our Top 5 300 Blackout Uppers just click the link.
What makes the 300 Blackout the ultimate AR build? It’s a swift, silent, deadly and a non-permanent modification to your beloved AR. If you are looking to be ready for what surprises may be around the corner you could hardly do better with your AR than to have it in 300 Blackout form. Ready for close quarters with the ability to reach out at a distance with a simple swap of the magazine. This rifle can put food on your table after the big hunt and protect the home when everyone is sleeping it off. Yeah, we threw down the gauntlet. The 300 Blackout IS the ultimate AR build.