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HI DOUG,THIS IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE A VERY DUMB QUESTION, WHAT DOES THE TERM AAC MEAN. I CAN NOT FIND THIS INFO ANYWHERE. LAST WHAT TO YOU THINK ABOUT THE 300 BLACKOUT ROUND ??? THANKS FOR YOU TIME.TOM...

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Tom,

The 300 Blackout was designed in an attempt to field a 'intermediate' cartridge in a 30 caliber configuration using an AR15 platform.  While the 5.56 x 45 is an extremely versatile round, there are certain mission profiles where it is not as effective as a 30 caliber round would be.  Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC) was contracted to build out a rifle that would be compatible with an AR 15 bolt configuration and maintain the same ammo capacity as the current 5.56 variant.

As far as the terminal ballistics are concerned, they are comparable to the 7.62 x 39 cartridge used in the AK47.  It essentially gives you a projectile that has greater penetration and that has much greater mass which translates to more stopping power at longer ranges.

As far as what I think...I haven't had the opportunity to shoot one enough to have a fully formed opinion, but I like the concept.

Hope this helps...

Doug Little

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I can answer questions relating to Legal Concealed Carry in most of the Western US, with detailed knowledge of Concealed Carry laws in Arizona. I have an in-depth understanding of tactical and defensive handgun skills including Close Range Gunfighting, Armed Vehicle Operations, Low Light Gunfighting and Advanced Concealed Carry techniques. I can answer detailed questions regarding Firearms Safety, Gun Handling and Marksmanship techniques. I can also answer detailed questions in the area of Crime Prevention and Victim Avoidance. ***PLEASE NOTE: Despite having done so in the past, I cannot continue to answer questions about valuation of firearms of any kind or questions regarding when a gun was made or what the impact of age or condition might be on the value of any firearm, either contemporary or antique.***

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NRA Training Counselor, NRA instructor for Personal Protection in the Home, Home Firearms Safety, Basic Pistol and Refuse to be a Victim disciplines. Certified by the AZ Dept. of Public Safety as a Firearms Safety Instructor for AZ Concealed Weapons Permit Classes and AZ Unarmed and Armed Security Guard Training. Instructor in both Low Light Gunfighting and Close Range Gunfighting. As a Staff instructor for Suarez International, I teach intermediate and advanced level tactical handgun courses. I am also teach intermediate and advanced level courses in the AR15/M4 and Kalashnikov Rifle platforms. I am a multiple graduate of Gunsite Academy and hold a certificate of Armed Vehicle Operations from them. I have been instructing in Arizona professionally for the past 9 years and have over 20 years shooting experience. Certified by the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners as a Crime Prevention Specialist.

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