talking about Bootleg Handguards

We love to see when one of our custom AR parts is hitting the discussion board! If you have experience with our combination Bravo Company KeyMod rail and Picatinny rail system handguard, go add your experience! To learn more about our custom designed PicMod® handguard rail system, check it out here and see what all the hype […]

Thank you, Jerking the Trigger!

Bootleg, Inc.’s custom-designed PicMod® handguard rail was recently featured on tactical gear reviewing site Jerking the Trigger. Their post digs deeper into one of our most popular custom AR parts, our PicMod® handguard rail! This handguard rail combines the modular ease of the Picatinny mount rail system and the lightweight and modular style of Bravo […]


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Installing the AR-15 Gas Tube and Gas Block

This assembly consists of: Gas Tube Gas Block Gas Tube Roll Pin AR-15 Inner Barrel Retainer Nut, Outer Receiver Nut, and Upper Receiver Insert AR 15 gas tube into gas holes on inner barrel retainer nut, outer receiver nut and upper receiver. Make sure the end with the three holes (these are for the gas […]

Assemble the Bolt Carrier Assembly

The Bolt Carrier Assembly consists of: Bolt Bolt Carrier Bolt Cam Pin Firing Pin Firing Pin Retaining Pin AR-15 Bolt Assembly 1.AR-15 Bolt *Note: The bolt is complete and ready to be installed in the bolt carrier group. The Shilen Barrel we selected is match quality and the manufacturer headspaces and numbers the bolt (included […]

Upper Receiver Information

Forged– When making forged custom AR parts, the forgings are pieces of material that are formed into a shape while at a high temperature, creating exterior features on the final product. This process of impact forming the material forces the grain structure of the aluminum to align with the general shape of the finished product, […]

Basic Tools Needed To Assemble an AR 15 Upper Receiver

Bench mounted vice Upper receiver block Torque wrench (FT/LBS) Allen wrench set 3/32 – 3/8 in. ¾ Open end wrench (wrench to match selected muzzle device) Heat gun or hair dryer (used for upper assembly with an interference fit between barrel and receiver) Wrench that mates with the barrel nut you plan to install; this […]