Project Goliath – Suppressing the .458 SOCOM with Liberty Suppressors

Liberty Suppressors Goliath 458 SOCOM Silencer

The Liberty Suppressors Goliath is a big .458 SOCOM silencer, and here’s why I’m super excited to have just received one. In 2015 we built an over the top .458 SOCOM AR-15 that we really wanted to suppress. But .458 Continue reading Project Goliath – Suppressing the .458 SOCOM with Liberty Suppressors

6.8 to 6.Great! Part 1: Upgrade to the Wilson Combat Barrel

Wilson Combat 6.8 barrel

Over the years I’ve built some great AR style hunting rifles. The styles vary by size, caliber, color and most importantly their intended use. On many hunts I’ve taken multiple rifles due to unknown distance and terrain. It’s fun to Continue reading 6.8 to 6.Great! Part 1: Upgrade to the Wilson Combat Barrel

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

458 SOCOM Build

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

mega-arms-wedge-lock-in-keymod

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?

Forward Control Design Forward Assist

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?