So I noticed that some of the MP5 variants are described as pistols on the MP5 page. I really think that we should point out that they are American legal pistols instead of actual pistols, since just a generic “pistol” does not illustrate what they actually are, and might mislead the readers.
Yeah, I was thinking of clarifying this in the page. I've sorta let it slide at first, since at least they use pistol-caliber cartridges (whereas for rifle-caliber guns I'm usually more straightforward in pointing out that they're only legally "pistols"). Anyway I now added the necessary tidbits in the page.
Would you mind joining the discord? It would make discussion a lot easier. At the very least, it would make discussions between you and me a lot easier; remember that whole incident where I conflicted with you because I failed to communicate with you in a reasonable manner?
"CAR-15" (Colt Automatic Rifle) is just the brand name for the Colt-made AR-15. The ArmaLite AR-15 article exclusively covers the ArmaLite AR-15, not the Colt model. The original ArmaLite AR-15 was never adopted by the US Army.
We're working on restructuring the AR-15 articles but for the time being, ArmaLite AR-15 refers exclusively to the pre-production models that were made at ArmaLite.
I now checked about the CAR thing, and it seems to be correct, but it needs to be clarified in the intro of the article, considering that the "CAR-15" designation today is mainly used for the carbine versions produced after the M16.
On another note, I never said that the original ArmaLite model was adopted, neither that the company made M16s. I was just saying that the Colt M16 was based on it.
I understand your position, at the moment I'm finding it difficult to organize information between these articles because the structure is a big mess. I don't know why the M16 is a separate page to the AR-15, this problem could be easily avoided by merging the two pages. I'll rewrite the intro so that it is a little more clear.
I think having every AR-15 variant bundled into one page was a bad idea, so I can understand the split, but I don't think there should be seperate articles for the CAR-15, M16, and ArmaLite AR-15, given that essentially they're all directly connected. Certainly I don't see the point of a seperate M16 article, since the M16 isn't a gun in and of itself, but rather just the US military designation for the AR-15. I think an article merge should be considered here.