Are semi-automatic AR rifles useful for home defense?
A 2015 article in the magazine Tactical Life summarized the views of eight firearm experts about what weapon they use to defend their home. Three of these individuals use a semi-automatic AR rifle, four use a semi-automatic handgun, and one uses both. In a 2015 interview with American Riflemen, Kyle E. Lamb, one of the nation's "most respected" gun trainers, explained why he prefers an AR rifle for home defense. Some of the reasons he provides is that the AR is more accurate than a handgun, has less recoil, and is easier to shoot for the average person. Contrary to media claims, AR rifles are also used for hunting.