This is a really simple and informative animation that shows all the basics of how an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle functions.

Getting to know your rifle on a personal level is important, and many AR users know their rifle inside and out like the back of their hands.

Let’s dive in and take a closer look at all the functions that take place inside the gun to make it go “bang!” when you pull the trigger.

This 3D animation video is especially useful because it shows how the gas system works inside the firearm, which if you’re new to shooting, is important to understand.

Whether you’re a first-time owner of an AR-15, or just looking to learn more about them, this is a great place to start to learn the basics of this firearm.

 

 

Images are screeshots from the YouTube video

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  • Chris

    Well done! I’ve always loved these cutaway animations. I used to have a gif of a German Luger that I watched over and over.