Guide on the AR-15

We’ve talked about numerous things in our education center including things to take to the range, making a lightweight AR, gas systems, barrel lengths, and cleaning and maintenance. Now it’s time for a general guide for the AR-15. Whether you’re new to the AR world or you know your way around a rifle, hopefully you’ll […]

AR Cleaning and Maintenance

With anything you use, it is going to eventually need to be cleaned and properly maintained. There is no exception for your AR. If you’re a veteran, you definitely remember how often you cleaned your firearm. Properly cleaning and keeping excellent maintenance for your AR is vital in order for your AR to perform at […]

The Perfect Barrel Length for Your AR-15

One thing that we love and emphasize here at Bootleg Inc, is that the AR-15 is almost completely customizable. There are so many components that you can add, takeaway, shorten, lengthen, and switch. You can check out our accessories here. There are a lot of things you can do, but what components are right for […]

A Short Guide To Building A Short Barrel Rifle

One of the most appealing parts of the AR-15 is the fact that it is so easy to customize. Its modular design, bevy of accessories and parts, and the wealth of information available on the Internet makes it easy to build the rifle to meet your needs. It’s no surprise then that nearly every AR-15 […]

The Advantages of Adjustable Gas Blocks

One of the beauties of the AR-15 platform is the nearly endless variety of ways you can customize your rifle. From hand guards to rail covers, custom paint schemes, barrel lengths, and optics, you can create a rifle that is perfectly suited to your needs or is completely needlessly complicated in nearly every aspect. But […]

Common AR Problems

Common AR Problems (and How to Fix Them)

Visit any shooting range across the United States and chances are you’ll see at least one AR-15 rifle there. It’s considered by many to be “America’s rifle” and for good reason. They’re affordable, accurate, and can be used easily by shooters of any age or any size. And while modern machining practices have made AR-15s […]

Lighten Your Load

Lighten Your Load: Making a Lightweight AR-15

In a previous blog, we asked whether your AR should lose some weight or not. The answer is, of course, yes. Especially if you’re of the “tacti-cool” school of thought and have more than your fair share of gew-gaws, widgets and accessories mounted to the end of your handguard. One of the strengths of the […]

These 4 AR Parts Will Wear Out First

There are few things more satisfying than a properly functioning AR-15 rifle. Follow up shots are fast and precise, loading is easy and intuitive, and handling the rifle feels like second nature. Conversely, an AR that is plagued by malfunctions, part failures, and broken accessories can be one of the most infuriating feelings you could […]