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

AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post – A Green Glow for Magpul MBUS Pro

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For a variety of reasons lots of hunters and shooters like to have back up iron sights (BUIS) on their rifles. Plenty of people like them as primaries. In any event Magpul keeps many pretty happy with their MBUS Pro Continue reading AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post – A Green Glow for Magpul MBUS Pro

Hating on My Black Rifles: Talking ‘Bout My Generation

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He was (and still very much is) among the most respected writers of hunting and firearms in the country, three decades worth of it. He also has the in-the-field resume to back it all up, with extensive hunting across all Continue reading Hating on My Black Rifles: Talking ‘Bout My Generation

How to Set Up an AR-15 for Hog Hunting

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“You have an AR-15. You’re coming.” So, despite my naïve protests about being a shooter not a hunter, I was dragged into the world of tactical hunting. A pile of dead hogs later, I was hooked. I no longer own Continue reading How to Set Up an AR-15 for Hog Hunting

From Hater to Evangelist: My AR-15 Pistol Saga of Eating Crow

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Once there was a time when I laughed at the notion of the AR-15 pistol. That time of laughing has passed, so if you enjoy watching others publicly eat crow, read on. My brother, Stephen, and I have been debating Continue reading From Hater to Evangelist: My AR-15 Pistol Saga of Eating Crow