I have to admit the Rock River Arms LAR-40 pistol is a head-scratcher for me.Â This is one of those guns that I just don’t get.Â Let me explain…
The RRA LAR-40 is a AR-15 style firearm chambered in the .40 S&W pistol round and configured as a pistol.Â You can get them with a seven inch or 10.5 inch barrel with an A2 or A4 upper.Â Overall length on the seven inch model is 23 inches with an unloaded weight of 4.8 pounds.Â The 10.5 incher weighs 5.2 pounds in the A2 configuration and measures 26.5 inches overall.
The pistols use an UZI-style stick magazine (only one is included).Â Retail prices run from $1120 to $1180 depending on configuration. Â But…what’s the point?
These guns are chambered in .40 S&W, which is a common pistol cartridge, and popular for law enforcement and self defense.Â But this pistol isn’t really easy to carry around.Â At about five pounds and two feet long, it isn’t concealable, nor is it well suited for open carry.
While adequate for self defense, the .40 is underpowered for most hunting.Â A longer barrel probably isn’t going to add enough velocity to make it great for hunting.
Am I missing something?
I imagine someone would like one of these to add to their collection, and you certainly don’t have to justify any “need” to me.Â You want one, go get one.Â RAA builds good guns.Â But, I just can’t figure out what anyone would do with one of these.
Can someone set me straight on this one? Â Sound off below to give me your thoughts and input on the subject. Â I’m not trying to be a douche, I’m just really trying to figure this out. Â There is probably a simple and obvious answer, but I guess I am just missing it. Â Please sound off and get me straight.