Conventional Wisdom is Bad Advice? Let’s Talk Triggers and Kids!

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“I can’t shoot this!” She moved her left hand to the grip and wrapped her tiny left index finger around her right finger as she struggled with the trigger. The short rifle struggled with the trigger as well, the unsuppressed Continue reading Conventional Wisdom is Bad Advice? Let’s Talk Triggers and Kids!

Prepper Guns – The Book and Why I Wrote it. By Bryce Towsley

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Every writer I know plans to write the great American Novel someday. Most spend their lives talking about it, but never getting much on paper. I decided to be different. I wrote a novel called “The 14th Reinstated” a few Continue reading Prepper Guns – The Book and Why I Wrote it. By Bryce Towsley

Mossberg’s New MMR Carbine and Firefield Optics – A Deadly Combination

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Big Workhorse Bang for Your Hunting & Shooting Buck! Where has the time gone? When I look back over my life, I see a series of mountains and valleys, each navigated, some carelessly, yet none left without my footprints… and Continue reading Mossberg’s New MMR Carbine and Firefield Optics – A Deadly Combination

Manticore Arms Transformer Rail Video – The Most Versatile AR-15 Rail So Far?

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Quite simply, the Manticore Arms Transformer Rail for the AR-15 is the most versatile rail I’ve seen yet. That statement probably breaks some unwritten rule about giving away the conclusion at the beginning of a review, but you’ll still want Continue reading Manticore Arms Transformer Rail Video – The Most Versatile AR-15 Rail So Far?

5 Things You Should Never Do with Your AR-15 Trigger (And One You Might Consider)

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If there is a Dr. Frankenstein of the shooting world, it is the AR-15 owner. We love to accessorize, modify, and reconfigure our AR-15s. We shorten barrels and switch handguards. We cycle through optics, transplant buttstocks and grips, and change Continue reading 5 Things You Should Never Do with Your AR-15 Trigger (And One You Might Consider)

Timney Two Stage Triggers, Han Solo and Why You Care (With Video!)

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A year ago Timney two stage triggers were as conceivable as Han Solo’s son killing him in the new Star Wars movie. Both happened. Odds makers in Vegas might have placed longer odds on Timney two stage triggers. For seventy Continue reading Timney Two Stage Triggers, Han Solo and Why You Care (With Video!)

.458 SOCOM AR-15 Overbuild – The Ultimate Big Bore AR?

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The first time I saw a .458 SOCOM years ago I couldn’t imagine why someone would want one. A heavy recoiling AR-15 with limited magazine capacity – what’s the point? Now I laugh at myself and consider my former opinion Continue reading .458 SOCOM AR-15 Overbuild – The Ultimate Big Bore AR?

New from Mega Arms: AR-15 Wedge Lock in KeyMod & MATEN MKM Redesign

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Mega Arms is an aptly named company. They’ve been cranking out a lot AR-15 parts for years and their roots as a company go back to the 19th century. Mega just announced a couple of updates to their line: the Continue reading New from Mega Arms: AR-15 Wedge Lock in KeyMod & MATEN MKM Redesign

The Forward Assist on AR-15s – A useless vestigial appendage, or a necessary feature?

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The forward assist on M16s and AR-15s resulted from the initial trouble that soldiers experienced with early M16 rifles in Vietnam. Non-chrome-lined bores and chambers, incorrect propellants in the ammunition, and lack of cleaning supplies led to rampant jamming. The Continue reading The Forward Assist on AR-15s – A useless vestigial appendage, or a necessary feature?

300 Blackout AR15 Versus Wyoming Bull Elk

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Following the successful antelope hunt a few weeks earlier, my long time friend and business partner Brian chose to step up the challenge for my custom 300 Blackout chambered AR15, aka “Broadsword.” Brian had an elk tag burning a hole Continue reading 300 Blackout AR15 Versus Wyoming Bull Elk