I think the fun thing about this Wired article is that I agree, but I have zero accessories for any of my ARs. All of them are plain as jane. I don’t even like optics, and use the standard A2 sights on the carry handle. From the article:
“You’re doing great,” said Justin Harvel, founder of Black Rain Ordnance and maker of the gun I was shooting.
“It’s not me,” I replied. “I’ve never shot like this in my life. It’s gotta be this gun.”
“Yeah, it’s definitely not your daddy’s hunting rifle, is it?”
Nope, you can shoot it all afternoon, whereas daddy’s hunting rifle will hurt you since it’s more powerful shot-for-shot. The article contains a number of inaccuracies, but is overall decent. For instance, the NRA never supported the 1994 ban, even after the sunset provision was inserted.