Many of you may include an AR15 in your home defense arsenal. While an AR may not be the best choice for those of you who live in an apartment of neighborhood where the houses are close together, a rifle is a good option for people in rural areas that may need to defend themselves. Remember, you are responsible for whatever your bullet hits or wherever it goes.
To minimize my risk of an escaped round, I use Hornady TAP FPD in .223 as my defense ammo. These are hollow point bullets that will help reduce overpenetration. I keep several magazines of this ammo on hand for my AR and until recently, I was keeping them in my black Magpul PMAGs. I have a bunch of PMAGS and highly recomend them. I also keep my range ammo in PMAGs for easy trips to the range. The problem was, I kept taking my home defense ammo to the range with me. I recently picked up a few more PMAGS, this time in Desert Tan. These mags will now be my dedicated home defense mags. I will no longer take the wrong mags to the range and I will be able to grab the right mag quickly in an emergency…when seconds count.
Some of you might say, “A different color, no way!” But ask yourself, does the bad guy care what color your PMAG is when you are sending lead downrange?