Assault Pistols

The gun industry is constantly engaged in efforts to create new product lines to sell to a shrinking consumer base. In recent years, the industry has aggressively marketed AR-15 and AK-47 assault pistols that use common rifle ammunition such as 5.56 x 45mm (a common round used in AR-type assault rifles) and 7.62 x 39 (a common round used in AK-type assault rifles). These pistols have emerged as a new and growing trend. They combine the firepower of a rifle, able to accept high-capacity ammunition magazines designed for assault rifles, with the increased concealability of a handgun.


AR-15 and AK-47 Assault Pistols: Rifle Power in a Handgun (March 2015)
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Assault Pistols: The Next Wave (January 2013)
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