Bootleg Inc https://bootleginc.com Firearm Accessory and Builder Education Company Tue, 03 Nov 2020 00:54:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i1.wp.com/bootleginc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-Bootleg-Logo_final-gold.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Bootleg Inc https://bootleginc.com 32 32 181464261 Why Survivalists Need an AR https://bootleginc.com/why-survivalists-need-an-ar/ https://bootleginc.com/why-survivalists-need-an-ar/#respond Fri, 30 Oct 2020 12:10:37 +0000 https://bootleginc.com/?p=5454 Survival is a basic human instinct that we all have deep inside of us. In fact, sometimes we do things that we don’t necessarily understand because of this instinct. Since the dawn of time, our activities have mainly focused on doing the things we need to do to survive. From hunting animals to building shelters, […]

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Survival is a basic human instinct that we all have deep inside of us. In fact, sometimes we do things that we don’t necessarily understand because of this instinct. Since the dawn of time, our activities have mainly focused on doing the things we need to do to survive. From hunting animals to building shelters, growing crops, and building fires, for most of human history, our activities have solely been geared towards survival. It has only been in fairly modern times that humans have had the luxury to engage in other activities outside of survival. That being said, the need to survive is still what drives many of our daily activities, including work.

Bootleg Inc offers the best AR accessories and parts for those looking to customize their AR-15 or for those looking to build their own. Our line of accessories include the Bootleg Camloc M-LOK, lightweight adjustable carriers, and upper receivers. We are passionate about helping you have the best possible parts for your AR. If you have any questions at any time, please reach out to our team. Below, we’ll go over why survivalists need an AR. Shop our best AR parts online today!

What is a Survivalist?

Survivalists are those who specialize in learning survival skills in case they need them. This would include building a fire, finding food in nature, learning how to purify drinking water, and more. In essence, if they were stranded in the wilderness, they learn the skills they need to survive. Survivalists are also those who prepare for the end of the world by either building a bunker or stocking up on goods, such as food and toiletries, to survive a man-made catastrophe, such as a nuclear war.

WHY SURVIVALISTS NEED AN AR

It’s Accurate

The AR is a firearm that is accurate, easy to use, reliable, and deadly. Maintenance and cleaning are simple. The AR-15 can be disassembled, cleaned, and put back together again in less than 10 minutes. It is an easy firearm to customize, whether you purchase your AR-15 accessories from us or you choose to make your own. This ability means you can perfectly tailor the AR-15 to your shooting style and comfort, and with practice, the firing of your AR can become second nature.

You Can Build Your Own

In fact, the AR-15 is one of the few firearms you can build from scratch, using basic hand tools and with little-to-no experience. This means that in a survival situation, you could build your own AR, especially if you had the spare parts, such as our upper receivers and adjustable carriers. Our handguards are top-notch as well. From our Bootleg PicMod Handguard to our Carrier Completion Kit, we’ve got your needs covered. Shop our AR-15 custom accessories and parts today!

It’s Incredibly Durable

The materials that your AR is made out of are built for extensive use and firing. You can fire thousands of rounds without any wear and tear, especially if you invest in an upper receiver from Bootleg. Engineering with 7075 aluminum and being extremely lightweight, our AR upper receivers have MIL-SPEC Hard Anodizing and a forward assist.

Available Ammo & AR-15 Accessories

In reality, the AR-15 is probably the most popular firearm in the United States. Virtually every American police department uses the AR-15, and the U.S. Military uses variants of the AR, such as the M16 or the newer M4. This means that ammunition is not hard to come by, with a lot being manufactured to keep up with demand. Let’s face it, a firearm is useless if you don’t have any ammo. The ammunition is also affordable since it is plentiful. That being said, as a survivalist, stocking up on AR-15s and their ammunition would not be hard.

The AR-15 is Safe & Effective

If you are looking to take down anything or anyone, the AR-15 would be your choice of weaponry. It can penetrate most body armor, you can fire a lot of rounds quickly, and it’s incredibly accurate at close range, which is where most confrontations take place. Its direct impingement gas system is simple and effective and can handle most hard knocks. The ammunition of the AR-15 offers no over-penetration risk (passing through its intended target and striking an unintended target). It is extremely powerful, leaving fatal wounds in its victim. In fact, the AR-15 has now become a favorite for hunters as well for large game because it is extremely lightweight, accurate, and powerful.

CHOOSE BOOTLEG AND OUR CUSTOM AR PARTS TODAY

The AR-15 is the perfect self-defense firearm. They are lightweight, easy to use, easy to load and fire. They are safe firearms, and they have a ton of AR accessories and parts as well. Your whole family can learn to use them. They are multi-purpose, allowing you the ability to hunt with them, enter competitive shooting competitions, or shoot for recreation.

Bootleg Inc offers the best in AR-15 handguards that offer heat-insulated surfaces and make a great attachment point for your other AR accessories, such as a scope or tactical lights. We also offer our Bootleg Four-Position Adjustable Carrier, which is the heart or “action” of your AR. In addition, we carry AR-15 upper receivers, charging handles, low-profile gas block, Bootleg SBN Gas Tube, and so much more. We are passionate about helping you customize your AR, or help you build your own.

Here at Bootleg, we believe that it’s so important to have a firearm that suits you, and we do our best to offer the highest-quality custom AR-15 parts. Whether you are a survivalist, a competitive shooter, a novice, or a gun enthusiast, we have what you need. With a commitment to 100% customer satisfaction, a great return policy, and more, our online AR accessory shop has everything you need to create the perfect firearm for you. On our website and YouTube channel, we have many educational materials to help you build a better custom AR-15. Most of our AR-15 parts you purchase are accompanied by an online video with instructions on their use and great tips for customization. Browse our AR-15 barrel parts selection today!

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Parts of an AR-15: Shell Deflector https://bootleginc.com/parts-of-an-ar-15-shell-deflector/ https://bootleginc.com/parts-of-an-ar-15-shell-deflector/#respond Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:58:09 +0000 https://bootleginc.com/?p=5304 Guns have sure changed since their first invention. They have gone from relatively simple machines with a handle and a tube (more or less) that used black powder to send a bullet forward rather inaccurately to our modern day firearms that are made from the best metals and plastics, last an extremely long time if […]

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Guns have sure changed since their first invention. They have gone from relatively simple machines with a handle and a tube (more or less) that used black powder to send a bullet forward rather inaccurately to our modern day firearms that are made from the best metals and plastics, last an extremely long time if well cared for, and that consist of many moveable parts that interact to produce a machine that can be accurate hundreds of yards away.

 

Over the centuries, humans have tweaked firearms to fit their needs, adding accessories here and there to not only make them better at their job of hitting their intended target, but to also make them more comfortable to shoot and wield. Thus, you’ll discover that many parts of a modern day firearm have nothing to do with the actual mechanism of shooting, but instead have everything to do with making the gun more convenient to shoot with. The shell deflector is one of those parts that is for the shooter’s convenience rather than for functionality.

 

Bootleg offers the best AR-15 accessories, including a complete upper assembly, custom AR parts, and complete adjustable carriers. We only use the highest-quality materials, and everything is made in the United States. We offer an extensive education page, as well as instructions on installation under our FAQ page. We want to make it insanely easy for you. We also offer support services, so contact us with any questions you may have. Below, we’ll go over in-brief the shell deflector. Contact our AR-15 accessory company to get started today!

 

What is a Shell Deflector?

 

When you shoot an automatic or semi-automatic firearm, you can have a lot of spent shells flying. Thus, a shell deflector is a device attached to your firearm that will help deflect the spent shells and put them where you want them. As the shell is ejected, the shell will hit the deflector. This changes its flight path from sidewards and behind to forward. This is also a safety mechanism as sometimes shells can be dangerously close to your eye or hit your face. This is not only a hazard to the shooter, but also to those standing around because the sudden shock can cause the shooter to jerk the gun possibly in the direction of others.

 

Furthermore, if you are left-handed, shell deflectors can be a lifesaver. The deflector also slows down the spent shell as it is deflected so that it doesn’t travel as far. If you’ve ever spent the day at the range shooting, you know that empty shell casings can add up quickly. This saves you the hassle of hunting in the bush for them.

 

Another cool AR-15 accessory is a shell catcher. These nifty little items are tiny bags that can be mounted on your rail that will catch the shells for you when you fire, eliminating any stooping after you are done shooting. Most have a zipper at the bottom for easy emptying. These cool items can be real time savers indeed.

CHOOSE BOOTLEG FOR ALL YOUR AR-15 ACCESSORIES TODAY

 

Bootleg offers our high-quality AR-15 parts and accessories online and in gun stores near you.  You can use these as replacement parts or for use in your new AR-15 builds. We offer almost everything you need to custom build your AR, from our Bootleg PicMod Handguards to our Mil-Spec Carrier, BLEM Bootleg Mil-Spec Complete Upper, our Low Profile Gas Block, and so much more. Our mission is to not only be your go-to for AR-15 accessories for your build, but to also ensure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase. We offer a gentleman’s guarantee on all of our AR parts and accessories.

 

We are a veteran-owned company who wants to make it easy for you to build your AR-15. We are constantly striving for improvement and innovation, and customer feedback is always welcome. We offer many resources for your learning on our site, as well as many YouTube videos for help with assembly of our AR-15 products. One of the beautiful things about AR-15s is that you can customize them and make them truly unique and personalized to you. Bootleg helps you do just that. Visit us online, and contact us today!

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Parts of an AR-15: Charging Handle https://bootleginc.com/parts-of-an-ar-15-charging-handle/ https://bootleginc.com/parts-of-an-ar-15-charging-handle/#respond Thu, 27 Aug 2020 18:52:08 +0000 https://bootleginc.com/?p=5298 Most people have never heard of a charging handle, even some who are acquainted with firearms. This is because a charging handle is only found on semi-automatic and fully-automatic rifles, such as the AR-15 and the M2 machine gun. If you own a pistol, the slide serves the same function as a charging handle, which […]

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Most people have never heard of a charging handle, even some who are acquainted with firearms. This is because a charging handle is only found on semi-automatic and fully-automatic rifles, such as the AR-15 and the M2 machine gun. If you own a pistol, the slide serves the same function as a charging handle, which is why many gun owners may be confused by the term as well.

 

Bootleg’s mission is to offer you the highest-quality AR parts and accessories so you can build your own AR. ARs are versatile firearms, are relatively simple to build once you get the hang of it, and they are easily customizable, making them enjoyable to shoot. We offer most parts you’ll need, such as handguards, carriers, upper receivers, parts, and more, including charging handles. Below, we’ll go over charging handles and their uses. Shop our AR-15 accessories today!

 

What are Charging Handles?

 

Charging handles are crucial to the operation of your AR-15. This upper receiver AR part allows you to cock the hammer and move the bolt into the ready position. Let’s start with their functions, which will explain a lot of why they are needed.

 

FUNCTIONS OF A CHARGING HANDLE

 

  • Allows you to eject the spent shell casing
  • Allows you to eject a shell casing that misfired
  • It loads the next round from the magazine or one that you feed into the chamber
  • It clears a jammed bullet, two bullets that tried to feed at once (known as a double feed), or a misfired bullet
  • You pull it back to ensure the firearm is unloaded
  • It can act as a forward assist by moving the bolt
  • It can be used to release the bolt, such as the case for when the last round is fired

 

As you can see, there are many integral functions of your firearm that a charging handle performs. If your charging handle is not working properly, neither will your AR be. If you purchased a pre-assembled AR-15, the charging handle is great for your occasional afternoon shooting, but not great for hard use. Plus, if you’re left-handed, you may need to invest in an ambidextrous charging handle so you can reach it better. You can access it from either the right or the left side, which is why this type is preferred for tactical use.

 

TACTICAL CHARGING HANDLES

 

Like all man-made pieces of machinery, charging handles can wear out, especially if you shoot your firearm a lot. Metal fatigue is a big factor that can prematurely wear out charging handles. Metal fatigue is the weakening of the metal due to the repetitive loading of the firearm. Small cracks can form, and once a crack forms, it only gets bigger and then eventually results in the whole piece breaking down. Tactical charging handles tend to be bigger for firearms that are typically used by the military so that they can be operated easily while wearing gloves and protective clothing. 

CHOOSE BOOTLEG FOR ALL YOUR AR-15 PARTS TODAY

 

Building your own AR-15 can be both challenging but incredibly fun. There are many parts that fit together much like Lego sets, but once they are all assembled, you have an incredible firing machine that can be used for personal protection, shooting competitions, hunting big game, and just for fun. AR-15s are precision pieces of machinery that when assembled and operated correctly are a wonder to behold.

 

Bootleg offers the best AR accessories for your AR-15. From our Bootleg Enhanced AR-15 Upper Receiver made from the best forged 7075 aluminum that is used in space application to our Bootleg CamLok M-Lok Handguards that will protect your hands from the heat of the firearm while firing, as well as provide you with a better surface to grip, Bootleg offers the AR accessories and parts you need to either replace parts that have worn out on your AR or to custom-build your AR from scratch.

 

We offer a 5.56 Charging Handle that is made from the highest-grade aluminum and that is Type III hard-anodized so it remains light and durable. It is possible to wear out your charging handle as well from misuse or improper use in conjunction with the bolt release. If you find this the case, your local shooting club can help you with proper form.

 

Bootleg is your go-to AR accessory store. Visit us online, and order today!

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Parts of an AR-15: Grips https://bootleginc.com/parts-of-an-ar-15-grips/ https://bootleginc.com/parts-of-an-ar-15-grips/#respond Sat, 25 Jul 2020 14:03:34 +0000 https://bootleginc.com/?p=5293 “Get a grip!”   This is an expression that usually means to get a hold of yourself or grasp a piece of information. This expression holds true for AR-15 enthusiasts as well. When shooting your AR-15, it’s important that you do have a good grip on your firearm so that you can actually shoot what […]

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“Get a grip!”

 

This is an expression that usually means to get a hold of yourself or grasp a piece of information. This expression holds true for AR-15 enthusiasts as well. When shooting your AR-15, it’s important that you do have a good grip on your firearm so that you can actually shoot what you are aiming at. Plus, even while target shooting, you want to actually be able to hit what you are aiming at, otherwise, it’s not very fun.

 

Bootleg’s goal is to provide quality products and information for anyone that would like to build an AR-15. We offer a wide variety of AR parts and accessories so you can customize your AR-15 to suit your tastes. After all, you want your AR to be comfortable to shoot, which is where grips come in. Below, we’ll take a look at the importance of grip on your AR-15. Visit our AR-15 accessory shop, and order today!

 

GRIPS ON YOUR AR-15

 

When shooting your AR-15, you’ll need to use both hands. When you grasp the firearm tightly and securely, your accuracy will improve. If you think about it, the firearm becomes an extension of your hand and arm when held, so you need to maintain control over it. You’ll feel less recoil as well, which means you’ll be able to shoot faster because it will take you less time to return your gun to the right firing position. Having your gun slip out of your hands is never a good thing, especially in a life or death situation. Many people deal with sweaty hands, so having a good textured grip is important as well.

 

Hand Grip

 

The hand grip is the part of the gun that you hold. It usually has some sort of textured grip already that is non-slip and comfortable. The hand you hold your gun with is usually the hand you will pull the trigger with. This can vary by person, depending on if they are right or left handed, or if they are right or left-eye dominant. For handguns you can use just one hand if you are good, but most people use various holds using both hands on the hand grip for a more secure and effective shooting position. However, for guns that are long-barreled, such as the AR-15, shotguns, and other rifles, you will need one hand on the hand grip and the other hand somewhere on the barrel in order to effectively aim and shoot the gun.

 

Fore Grip

 

A fore grip is what the grip attachment is known as that is where your steadying hand is placed on a long-barreled gun. Also called forward grips or vertical fore grips, these grips sit on the forward part of your firearm. These are some of the most popular AR accessories on the market because for most people they are absolutely necessary when shooting a long-barreled firearm.

 

Fore grips were invented in the 1930s and 1940s when machine guns were. Users needed some way to control the gun’s muzzle and pull it down during automatic fire, as well as protect the shooter’s hand from the extremely hot barrel. Fore grips gained popularity in the 1990s when U.S. special operations began using them on their rifles. It didn’t take long for them to become a staple for most tactical guns. They can be installed vertically or angled, depending on your shooting preference.

 

Are Fore Grips Absolutely Necessary?

 

The answer is no. In fact, many people prefer not to use fore grips at all; instead, they just hold the barrel of the gun itself. This can be a better position because your hand is directly in contact with the barrel, making it a direct extension of yourself, so you have better control and aim. In addition, due to something called proprioception, which is the ability for our body to know where our limbs are in space, using fore grips can make it more difficult to be accurate. As your hands move away from objects, it’s harder for your brain to calculate spacing. Thus, you give up a lot of muzzle control when your hands move further away. Shooting with your hands completely on the barrel works well for shooting situations where your barrel won’t get hot, such as hunting where you will usually only fire a few rounds at a time. However, it’s impractical when shooting lots of rounds.

CHOOSE BOOTLEG FOR ALL YOUR AR-15 ACCESSORY PARTS

 

Bootleg is passionate about shooting, and our mission is to help support your firearm passion as well by providing you with the best AR parts and accessories on the market. We offer most parts for your AR-15 build, including handguards, carriers, upper receivers, gas tubes and blocks, and more. 

 

When it comes to shooting, you want to be comfortable and enjoy yourself, and you want to hit your target. Going to the range on a Saturday with friends where you consistently miss the target is just not fun, especially if your friends are hitting the target. Taking the time to set up your AR-15 for you and how you like it, as well as investing in AR-15 accessories so that you can be more accurate will be worth it in the long run.

 

Bootleg is a family-owned and operated, as well as a veteran-owned AR accessory store. Many of our AR-15 accessories can be found in gun stores near you. Check out our dealer locator page for more information. We also offer support on all of your AR parts bought from us. If you have a question or need help, reach out to us. Our friendly customer support team would be more than happy to help. 

 

We want you to be 100% happy with your AR parts and accessories you order from us. If not, we will be more than happy to refund or exchange your item. Choose from our Bootleg PicMod Handguard, our Mil-Spec Carrier, our Bootleg Enhanced AR-15 Upper Receiver, and so much more. Give yourself the gift of a great time with friends, personal protection, a great hunting experience, and more. Order today!

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Parts of an AR-15: The Muzzle https://bootleginc.com/parts-of-an-ar-15-the-muzzle/ https://bootleginc.com/parts-of-an-ar-15-the-muzzle/#respond Thu, 25 Jun 2020 19:36:30 +0000 https://bootleginc.com/?p=5287 When you hear the word “muzzle,” you might think of your dog’s snout. In fact, the muzzle of an animal is the front part of its face. Guns have a muzzle as well, and it would make sense then that the muzzle of a gun is the front part. Like most parts of a gun, […]

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When you hear the word “muzzle,” you might think of your dog’s snout. In fact, the muzzle of an animal is the front part of its face. Guns have a muzzle as well, and it would make sense then that the muzzle of a gun is the front part. Like most parts of a gun, this, too, has many accessories and options available to improve functionality, performance, and aesthetics.

 

Bootleg Inc offers the best AR accessories, from upper receivers and handguards to low profile gas blocks. Our mission is to help you build the best AR-15 possible by supplying you with the high-quality parts you need. Below, we’ll take a look at one part of the AR-15, the muzzle. Contact our AR accessory store today!

 

What is the muzzle of your AR-15?

 

Like we just mentioned, the muzzle of your AR-15 is at the front of the barrel. The muzzle is extremely important in your firearm, as it’s the last point of contact the bullet has before it exits the chamber. If there are gaps between the muzzle and the round, it could severely impact your accuracy enough that you won’t hit your target. Muzzles are often rifled, or grooved, to give the bullet spin as it exits, which improves the accuracy of the bullet. Muzzles are often threaded as well to allow for the attachment of other accessories.

 

PARTS OF AN AR-15: MUZZLE ACCESSORIES

 

Muzzle Brakes

 

Muzzle brakes are extremely popular AR-15 accessories. When you are firing a semi-automatic gun multiple times quickly, your gun tends to float upward with each successive pull from the recoil. This is known as muzzle climb. This can lead to missed shots, such as when hunting or in shooting competition. Most of the recoil from your gun begins at the muzzle.

 

Muzzle brakes can reduce recoil by up to 50%. Muzzle brakes are small devices that are threaded into the end of your AR-15’s barrel. They usually have cuts in them that directs the gases horizontally instead of vertically. This allows you to see clearly while shooting. However, these gases can bother nearby shooters, so if you are at the range, check around first. Muzzle brakes can also change the direction of the sound and the soundwave of the fired round. This can be a problem for nearby shooters as well.

 

Flash Hiders

 

Due to the nature of gunpowder and the spark that occurs when it is ignited when you fire your gun, a flash of light occurs. However, this muzzle flash can be seen from quite a ways away, especially at night. This can give away your position to others, as well as block your line of sight. You can easily become distracted and thus begin missing shots. Flash hiders were invented to hide the flash so your position is protected. Most tactical rifles, being used in the field, come with flash hiders, but these are an easy AR accessory to add on. Flash hiders are popular amongst hunters and those who shoot at night often, such as police officers.

 

Compensators

 

Similar to muzzle brakes, compensators vent gases from your AR-15 upward, helping to keep your gun’s muzzle straight when firing multiple rounds. They help to direct the muzzle blast downward, which keeps your gun’s muzzle from lifting while firing. These were invented for fully-automatic guns, but they were adapted in the 1970s for semi-automatics because they work so well that competitive shooters were requesting it. Linear compensators direct the noise and expanding gases forward and away from the shooter. The sound remained the same, but it was not as loud of a perception to shooters.

 

Suppressors or Silencers

 

A suppressor or silencer is another muzzle accessory for AR-15s that is threaded onto the muzzle to reduce the noise of the gunshot, as well as the recoil from the discharge. These muzzle devices are easy to put on and take off. They work by reducing the speed and pressure of the gas that comes out of the muzzle when a round is fired, hence suppressing the blast. The suppressor itself is a long metal tube that contains sound baffles. 

 

When you fire your gun, the mechanisms are the same. The only difference is that the gas that follows the gun’s trajectory is kept longer in the baffle. This prolongs the release time, slows down the gas, allows the kinetic energy to dissipate into a larger area, and then thereby reduces its intensity and noise. Recoil is reduced as well due to this longer period of the gas to escape, which allows the force to be muted. Thus, with an AR-15 suppressor, you probably won’t need hearing protection, and suppressors help to reduce noise pollution as well.

CHOOSE BOOTLEG INC FOR YOUR AR-15 ACCESSORIES TODAY

 

Bootleg Inc endeavors to provide you with the high-quality parts you need to build your own AR-15 or customize your existing one. We offer all of the essentials so that you can have a comfortable shooting experience every time. Our family-owned company provides handguards, carriers, upper receivers, and various parts to make your AR-15 as you’ve always wanted. We aim to make our AR-15 accessories slim, compact, functional, and comfortable for your use. We value our customers’ feedback and are always looking for ways to improve our AR parts and for more opportunities to offer even more of what you are looking for.

 

Our AR-15 parts are vast, from our Bootleg Carrier Completion Kit to our Bootleg Enhanced AR-15 Upper Receiver and our Bootleg PicMod Handguard. We aim to make your customer service experience exemplary. We can answer any questions you may have, and we offer refunds and exchanges on a gentleman’s guarantee. If you’re looking to up your AR-15 game, Bootleg has got the AR parts that you need. Our AR parts come in a variety of styles and lengths to suit your needs. We’ve done our best to ensure that all of our parts will fit your unique AR build no matter how tricked out you’ve made it. We invite you to browse our AR parts store and begin your custom AR-15 build today!

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Parts of an AR-15: Upper Receiver https://bootleginc.com/parts-of-an-ar-15-upper-receiver/ https://bootleginc.com/parts-of-an-ar-15-upper-receiver/#respond Mon, 25 May 2020 15:51:34 +0000 https://bootleginc.com/?p=5280 Firearms can be complicated pieces of machinery. In the history of gunsmithing, guns were notoriously hard and toilsome to make by hand because you had to have all of the component parts just right or you risked the possibility of your gun misfiring, causing severe potential harm. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution and […]

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Firearms can be complicated pieces of machinery. In the history of gunsmithing, guns were notoriously hard and toilsome to make by hand because you had to have all of the component parts just right or you risked the possibility of your gun misfiring, causing severe potential harm. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution and machinery, guns became much easier to make. However, they still have a lot of crucial components that work together in order to function. Semi-automatic firearms have more parts than others simply due to the rapid-fire capabilities that make it so popular.

 

Bootleg Inc’s mission is to supply quality parts and information to those who want to build AR-15s. We offer almost everything you need, except for the lower receiver. From handguards and carriers to the upper receiver, you can customize your AR to fit your needs. All of our AR parts are made in the United States from the finest-quality metals constructed to last a lifetime. We offer a gentleman’s guarantee on exchanges and refunds. Below, we’ll take a look at the upper receiver parts of an AR-15 rifle. Shop our AR accessories today!

 

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PARTS OF THE UPPER RECEIVER OF AN AR-15

 

Upper Receiver

 

The upper receiver is the top portion of your AR-15 and contains the barrel, forend, bolt carrier group, charging handle, and any AR accessories you want to mount on rails, such as a scope. The upper receiver attaches to the lower receiver to form your gun. The upper receiver can be customized for your AR-15 parts.

 

Barrel

 

Of the AR-15 parts of your upper receiver, the barrel is arguably the most important part. The barrel of your gun is where your bullet comes out. It’s also where the acceleration of the bullet happens once the charge has been released after you pull the trigger. There are many different sized barrels of guns your AR-15 can have, and in general, the longer the barrel, the further the bullet will travel. You can also add in rifling to your barrel (grooves that are spirals in the interior). This makes the bullet spin when it comes out, making your shot more stable and accurate. For AR-15s, the barrel of the gun has to be at least 16 inches long or it becomes a short-barreled rifle, which is against the law. If you want to go shorter, you can have an AR pistol instead.

 

Bolt Carrier Group

 

This is the overarching name for all of the small components responsible for loading your AR-15 rifle. It’s job is to ensure that your bullets are fired correctly and that the spent bullets are then ejected from the chamber so that you can continue firing. There are many little components of the bolt carrier group that include the firing pin, bolt, cam pin, extractor, and gas key. These you can purchase all together, or you can buy these individually for the optimal in AR customization. Bootleg offers Our Four Position Adjustable Carrier that is a complete bolt carrier group and our 5.56 Assembled Nitride Bolt Carrier Group that is machines from 4140 and is nitride coated.

 

Gas Block & Gas Tube

 

Gas pressure is what moves your round out of the barrel towards your intended target. This pressure forces the bolt carrier group into the buffer tube, which causes the round to be ejected and a new one put in its place. Once you squeeze the trigger, the bullet leaves the barrel through the gas port. It goes inside the gas block, down the gas tube, and exits the bolt carrier’s gas key. Bootleg offers our Low Profile Gas Block to help your AR-15 rifle cycle quickly and seamlessly.

 

To get even more confusing, there are four different types of gas lengths that describe where they are located on your barrel. These are: rifle-length, mid-length, carbine-length, and pistol-length. Gas blocks are installed inside the handguard on the barrel, which connects to the block and the upper receiver. Bootleg offers our Bootleg SBN Gas Tube that is made from stainless steel for durability. We offer one in every gas length. Shop today!

 

Charging Handle

 

Every AR-15 has a charging handle. A charging handle’s function is to pull your bolt carrier group back in order to chamber a new round or to clear one that is not firing. You pull the charging handle back to release your shell and then reload another one. You can also load your first round using the charging handle when the bold is closed. The charging handle only moves when you tell it to, not while firing. Bootleg’s 5.56 Charging Handle is the best in custom AR parts. Made from 7075 aluminum and Type III hard anodized to keep it light but durable.

 

Forward Assist

 

The necessity of a forward assist is hotly debated amongst AR enthusiasts. A relatively new AR part added to your AR-15, a forward assist sits on the upper receiver, and it’s sole job is to help your bolt close all the way should it not want to.

 

Rail Systems & Handguards

 

As you can imagine, when you rapidly fire an AR-15, all that gas can heat up the barrel of your rifle quickly. Thus, rail systems and handguards have come along to protect your hands from the heat your gun generates and make shooting much more comfortable. Rail systems allow you to add AR accessories such as scopes, sights, flashlights, lasers, and more, while handguards add on another layer to the barrel for a better grip and heat protection. The beauty of both rail systems and handguards is that they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles to suit your tastes. They are great ways to accessorize your AR-15. Bootleg offers PicMod Handguards and CamLoc M-Lok Handguards machined from 6061 aluminum.

 

Ejection Port Cover

 

The purpose of an ejection port cover is to keep your weapon clean. It covers the ejection port to keep out dirt and debris from your bolt carrier group and your upper receiver when not in use. When you fire, it will open of its own volition. In order to ensure your AR-15 works optimally, you need to invest in regular maintenance and upkeep, such as cleaning your gun after firing and more. 

CHOOSE BOOTLEG FOR ALL YOUR AR ACCESSORIES TODAY

 

Bootleg specializes in making AR accessories and custom AR-15 parts, including parts for the upper receiver and the upper receiver itself. We offer a Bootleg Enhanced AR-15 Upper Receiver machined from 7075 aluminum, one of the strongest metals in the industry. We also offer our BLEM Bootleg MIL-Spec Complete upper receiver as well, complete with a 1913 rail for mounting accessories and optics. This upper receiver is discounted for a few blemish markings.

 

Bootleg works hard to bring you the best AR-15 accessories for your AR build. We love to help you customize your AR-15 or build one from scratch. These are great guns that are versatile, easy to use, and easy to put together. The upper receiver of your gun is crucial since it is where you place your hand to hold and aim your firearm as well as where the rounds are discharged. Visit our AR accessory store online today!

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AR-15s for Dummies https://bootleginc.com/ar-15s-for-dummies/ https://bootleginc.com/ar-15s-for-dummies/#respond Sat, 25 Apr 2020 12:11:44 +0000 https://bootleginc.com/?p=5269 Odds are, you’ve at least heard of AR-15s, having been used in mass shootings by people who should never have had the firearm in the first place. If not, it’s guaranteed that you have seen them in movies. These guns are extremely popular, with the estimates running somewhere between 5 and 15 million Americans who […]

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Odds are, you’ve at least heard of AR-15s, having been used in mass shootings by people who should never have had the firearm in the first place. If not, it’s guaranteed that you have seen them in movies. These guns are extremely popular, with the estimates running somewhere between 5 and 15 million Americans who own one. But why? What’s the fascination with AR-15s?

 

Bootleg, Inc provides high-quality products for anyone who would like to build their own AR-15 rifle. These firearms are easy to customize and make them your own, including making them comfortable for you to shoot. Just like you’d customize your car with leather seats, sun roof, and heated steering wheel, you can customize your AR-15 with AR accessories. We offer handguards, carriers, upper receivers, AR parts, and more. Below, we’ll take a look at what exactly is an AR-15 and why they are so very popular. Visit us online, and order your AR accessories today!

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WHAT IS AN AR-15?

 

An AR-15 off the shelf of your local gun store is a lightweight, semi-automatic rifle. Bullets are loaded into a magazine, or clip, for firing and are usually 30 rounds in a clip. Nowadays, AR-15s come in different sizes, so we’ll be referring to the classic 5.56 mm AR-15 in this article. The military adopted this firearm and renamed it the M16. Originally designed by American gun manufacturer, ArmaLite in 1956, it was made for high-velocity cycling and a smaller-caliber bullet so that the army could carry more ammunition.

 

The “AR” stands for “ArmaLite Rifle,” not assault rifle. That is a modern term applied to the AR-15. This firearm is reliable, accurate, and durable. Since it was the official firearm of the military for decades, there are hundreds of parts, AR accessories, clips, and more for it.

 

WHY IS AN AR-15 SO POPULAR?

 

However, what makes the AR so popular is its functionality and ease of use. It has a light recoil and can be ergonomically designed to suit your shooting style and comfort. It’s easy to shoot, affordable, and due to the abundance of parts and its popularity, it is easy to repair and maintain.  It is used for many purposes, from hunting to recreational shooting, and it is easy to accessorize and make your own. In addition, many people build their own AR-15s from scratch, since all you truly need is just a few tools. Throw in the fact that shooting an AR-15s is downright fun, and you’ve got a winning combination for popularity! Bootleg offers PicMod Handguards and CamLok Handguards that are super easy to install on your AR-15. These AR accessories are backed by Bootleg’s lifetime warranty and are available in different lengths. Shop our AR handguards today!

 

IS AN AR-15 RIGHT FOR YOU?

 

The answer is: it depends. This is Bootleg’s answer to anyone who asks us about firearms, whether you are thinking about buying a handgun, shotgun, rifle, or an AR. It completely depends on what you are looking for in a gun and what you intend to use it for. AR-15s are great for:

 

  • Personal protection. As semi-automatic guns, you can fire off a lot of rounds quite quickly, which makes them great for personal protection. Even if you miss and aren’t the greatest shot, odds are, you will at least hit something.
  • Hunting. AR-15s make great hunting rifles. They are lightweight, so you can carry them all day while tracking game. You can shoot multiple rounds quickly, so if you wound an animal, you can take it down before it runs away injured. They are durable, so they can withstand the inclement weather you often have while hunting.
  • Fighting. Even though the US military discontinued the use of new M16s (effectively AR-15s) about five years ago, this firearm is still in wide use and is still the go-to weapon of choice for international countries. It’s accuracy and superb design make it an excellent weapon for fighting.
  • Practice. You will only ever get good at shooting by practicing. AR-15s have affordable ammunition, and because they are fun to shoot, you’ll shoot them more, especially if you customize your AR-15 rifle with AR accessories, such as Bootleg’s handguards, carriers, or upper receivers.
  • Competition. Shooting competitions are super fun. You get together with a bunch of other gun enthusiasts and enjoy one of your favorite pastimes together, all the while trying to beat each other and show off your skills. Plus, AR-15s come in a variety of styles and barrels, which can help to improve your accuracy.

 

CHOOSE BOOTLEG FOR ALL YOUR AR-15 ACCESSORIES TODAY

 

Like any hobby, you want to be comfortable while doing it. Bootleg specializes in making your AR-15 shooting more enjoyable by offering AR parts so you can customize yours. We aim to offer you the AR parts you need to build your custom AR rifle. From handguards to carriers, upper receivers, and completion kits, our AR-15 accessories will ensure your AR is made just how you like it. Both our PicMod Handguard and our CamLok Handguards have a top rail so you can add on more AR accessories. Our carriers are all precision machined, and we carry both an adjustable carrier and a Mil-Spec carrier. Our upper receivers are made from 7075 aluminum, which is the same type of aluminum fighter jets are made from. Our Bootleg Mil-Spec Complete Upper Receiver has a 1913 rail for mounting your favorite AR accessories. 

 

In addition, we offer a Bootleg A2 Flash Hider/Crush Washer Set to reduce visibility when firing. We offer gas tubes and gas blocks, as well as a Carrier completion kit for all your extra AR part needs. Finally, we offer our 5.56 Charging Handle, which is the AR part that allows you to pull the bolt to the rear during loading and unloading, as well as clear any malfunctions. 

 

Bootleg aims to offer you the best AR parts to customize your firearm and make it easy to use. Order your AR parts today!

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Gun Safety Tips While Being At Home https://bootleginc.com/gun-safety-tips-while-being-at-home/ https://bootleginc.com/gun-safety-tips-while-being-at-home/#respond Wed, 25 Mar 2020 23:52:36 +0000 https://bootleginc.com/?p=5265 With almost all of us spending a lot more time at home than we’re used to, there are some changes that you may want to make. Of course, there’s the usual reorganizing, experimenting with new home recipes, and DIY crafts. However, while you’re taking the time to do that, you should also take the time […]

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With almost all of us spending a lot more time at home than we’re used to, there are some changes that you may want to make. Of course, there’s the usual reorganizing, experimenting with new home recipes, and DIY crafts. However, while you’re taking the time to do that, you should also take the time to make sure that your guns are safely taken care of at home. Gun safety is of the utmost importance and keeping it in a safe place and out of the reach of children and other people can be the difference between life and death. In this blog post, we will be going over some of the top safety tips to making sure that your gun is securely stored in your home. Keep reading to learn more! 

 

Starting off, it’s important to understand that nearly all firearm accidents in the home can be prevented when gun owners take the simple precautions and proper protocol to help prevent these incidents. Anyone who owns a firearm needs to be fully trained and aware of any potential misuse, especially in the home. While most of our readers and customers are fully aware of gun safety and protocol, it’s always good to have a reminder. Here are some of our tips:

 

  1. Always keep the firearm’s muzzle pointed in a safe direction. This means that the gun should be pointed in an area that even if an accidental discharge occurred it would not result in injury. Wall mounting guns is a popular way to display them, this is especially critical for placement. Not only do you want to make sure that they are high enough and out of reach for children but that they aren’t pointing in any area that is usually populated (ex. Living room, kitchen, etc).
  2. Keep your firearms unloaded when they are not in use. Whenever you pick up or touch a firearm, to avoid any accidents they should be empty. People can easily jolt or accidentally press the trigger, especially when they aren’t paying attention or are distracted by something else. 
  3. Store your firearms in a proper storage case or vault. These storage cases are made specifically for guns and have proper locks and security to make sure that children and other guests are not allowed in. The gun security code should only be given to trusted adults and never children. You should be fully aware of anytime someone is either in the gun storage case or plans to open it. 
  4. Invest in a gun lock! Gun locks are locking devices that render the firearm as inoperable when it is not in use. This is an additional safety precaution that should go along with your storage. It is not a substitute for secure storage. 
  5. Educate everyone in your family about the importance of gun safety in the home. Once again, as a gun owner, you’re probably well versed in the areas of gun safety but make sure that everyone in your household is aware of what is appropriate behavior when it comes to guns. 

 

S.A.F.E. is an acronym to help make everyone aware of gun safety. 

  • S: Secure your firearms when not in use.
  • A: Be Aware of those around you who should not have unauthorized access to guns.
  • F: Focus on your responsibility as a firearm owner.
  • E: Educate yourself and others on safe firearm handling and storage.

 

Your safety is truly the most important thing. Not only is it your moral responsibility to make sure that your home is a safe environment, but it’s your civic duty. There are various acts, projects, and laws that promote firearm responsibility and provide plenty of education surrounding these topics. To learn more about the specific acts in your community, visit your local government websites. Just because children or people may not be asking you about guns, doesn’t mean that they don’t have questions. Speak with your family about safety and what it means to them. For more information about firearms, purchasing, and safety, visit us online and contact us with any questions! We have everything you need to uphold your second amendment in a safe and secure way. During this time, make your home a safer place today! 

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Why Shooting Is a Great Quarantine Activity https://bootleginc.com/why-shooting-is-a-great-quarantine-activity/ https://bootleginc.com/why-shooting-is-a-great-quarantine-activity/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:48:35 +0000 https://bootleginc.com/?p=5263 At this point, COVID-19 needs no introduction. It’s nearly the middle of May, and most counties in the U.S. have experienced some form of lockdown for the last month or so. We’ll all remember this period as the 2020 quarantine, and when your kids or future generations asked how you spent it, what is your […]

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At this point, COVID-19 needs no introduction. It’s nearly the middle of May, and most counties in the U.S. have experienced some form of lockdown for the last month or so. We’ll all remember this period as the 2020 quarantine, and when your kids or future generations asked how you spent it, what is your answer going to be?

 

Unfortunately, for many of us, the answer will be “not much.” And that’s not even for a lack of wanting — the simple fact is that so many things are shut down, that many people can’t even pursue their hobbies, interests, or even do their jobs. While there’s a clear purpose behind the quarantine, we wouldn’t blame anyone who feels like they’re losing their mind a little.

 

It’s important to find fun and fulfilling activities to keep us busy during quarantine. And, at Bootleg, Inc., we have the perfect answer — going shooting! We admit that we certainly have a bias here, but if you’re on our website already, looking for quality handguards, carriers, and receivers for your AR rifle, it’s pretty safe to assume that you already have a vested interest in guns. Here are some reasons why shooting is a great way to spend your time in quarantine:

It’s a Socially-Distanced Activity

If you go to a gun range, there’s certainly the option that you’ll be in close contact with other groups of people. There’s certainly a chance you could get sick, though that’s assuming your shooting ranges are even open right now.

 

However, there are far better ways to go shooting than to go to a range. You likely already know this, but BLM lands allow you to go shooting however you please, and it’s typically a far more satisfying experience than being held down by the rules and regulations of gun ranges. Not that we’re advocating for unsafe or irresponsible shooting. On the contrary — when you go shooting on your own, there’s even more of a responsibility to practice proper gun safety and be hyper-vigilant of how you handle your arms, because nobody is there to enforce it. 

 

But assuming that you find a nice place to set up some targets, and everyone in your group is well-trained in safe shooting, this is a fantastic way to practice one of your favorite pastimes without the looming threat of infection. You’ll be well isolated from other groups, and you can even create distance in your own party by setting up different shooting stations. Out on remote land, with only your close friends or family to join you — you’ll be well-isolated from the virus, and as long as you’re on land where shooting is permitted, you won’t have anyone coming to get you.

It Allows You to Get Outside

Getting some distance from crowds is certainly a benefit during these times where we’re advised to avoid any large gatherings. But there’s probably something else you’ve been itching to get some distance from — your home.   

  

If you’re feeling the effects of cabin fever, you’re not alone. It’s certainly possible to spend long amounts of time in your home when it’s cozy enough, but sometimes you just have to get out. Going to a park is nice, but it’s not quite as nice when you’re constantly having to mind social distancing rules.

 

A session of recreational shooting will take you far out to open land. And with summer approaching quickly, there’s no better opportunity to go spend some quality time with Mother Nature. There are countless benefits to getting outdoors, such as lower stress levels, increased motivation, and much more. In a global pandemic where many people have been confined to their homes, it really is a life-saver being able to find a good excuse to spend time outside.

It Allows You to Test Out Your New Toys

No one would argue that COVID-19 has been a good thing for the world at large. Between the death tolls, the economic implications, and the general level of unease it has caused throughout the whole world, we can confidently say that we’d rather live in a 2020 where COVID-19 never happened. 

 

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t find some silver lining in it. There are some silver linings to come out of the pandemic, and one of those is the amount that people have been able to pursue their interests and hobbies. Legions of Americans have found themselves with much more free time on their hands, whether it’s because their evenings just aren’t eventful anymore, they’re working from home, or they’ve been furloughed.

 

For gun hobbyists, there’s much work to be done. There’s something that’s deeply satisfying about customizing your firearms, especially if you own an AR-15, which is rife with options for accessories and modifications. If you’ve got some downtime during quarantine, why not spend some of it modding your AR-15?

 

At Bootleg Inc., we provide high-quality AR-15 accessories such as handguards, carriers, upper receivers, and much more. Quarantine is the perfect time to order some new gear and try it out on the field.

You May Not Have to Spend Money

Another big concern during the COVID-19 lockdown is finances. Many people are in a dubious financial position due to furloughs, small businesses shutting down, or a lack of demand for their services. And despite the relief checks and unemployment bonuses, it’s not a great time for a lot of people to be casually spending money on purchases they don’t need.  

  

Your mileage may vary on this one, but for many gun owners, shooting can be a highly enjoyable quarantine activity that doesn’t break the bank. This all depends, of course, on how much ammunition you’ve stocked up. A lot of AR-15 owners love to stockpile ammunition, and they’ll be quick to buy it any time there’s a sale. If you’ve got hundreds or thousands of rounds ready to go, quarantine is a great time to put them to good use. 

 

Meanwhile, if you lean more conservative in your ammo-hoarding, you might not have enough to go ham in a recreational shooting session. Given that ammo can vary from being bank-breakingly expensive to cheap as dirt (depending on the type, quality, and brand), you’ll have to decide for yourself if it’s a justifiable quarantine purchase. 

Quality AR-15 Accessories For Sale

We’re all going a bit nuts during the COVID-19 lockdown, but sometimes the best way to decompress is to do some recreational target shooting out where no one will bother you. We all know that guns are incredibly fun to collect, customize, and, well, shoot. What good is it having a collection if you can’t use them?

 

To escape the madness of cabin fever, we encourage you to take a trip out to some open space where shooting is permitted. You get to check off several boxes at once — quality outdoors time, bonding time with loved ones, and an excuse to indulge in your hobby.

 

At Bootleg, Inc., we create high-quality accessories for AR enthusiasts. Check out our handguards, gas blocks, charging handles, upper receivers, and more if you want to take your AR-15 to the next level. Next time you drive out for some recreational shooting, be sure to equip yourself with one of our accessories. Contact us today if you have any questions!

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Three AR-15 Hunting Tips https://bootleginc.com/three-ar-15-hunting-tips/ https://bootleginc.com/three-ar-15-hunting-tips/#respond Wed, 29 Jan 2020 20:59:22 +0000 https://bootleginc.com/?p=4647 The AR-15 is the best-selling rifle in America with an estimated 15 million ARs being owned as of the beginning of 2018. With more people owning AR-15s, they have been used for hunting more often. Here are a few tips for hunting with an AR-15. Know Your Hunting Laws Knowing laws, in general, is important […]

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The AR-15 is the best-selling rifle in America with an estimated 15 million ARs being owned as of the beginning of 2018. With more people owning AR-15s, they have been used for hunting more often. Here are a few tips for hunting with an AR-15.

Know Your Hunting Laws

Knowing laws, in general, is important to be a law-abiding citizen, but knowing the laws for wherever you’re hunting is important for more than just one reason. It is legal depending on where you’re hunting. Laws change from state to state and you will have to change your AR-15 set-up accordingly. For example, Washington, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts all require you to have a larger bullet than your general .223 and 5.56.

It is legal in every state to hunt with an AR, but a lot of hunting jurisdiction also restricts the number of cartridges you can carry in your AR. Just to be safe, we recommend getting a 5-round magazine because that is the legal amount for hunting in a lot of states. Standard 5-round magazines will hold a variety of caliber of bullets like the 300 BLK. Although, with significantly bigger rounds like the 7.62×39, those will work best if you use magazines specifically designed for that size of caliber. We also recommend calling the local Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and make sure your whole platform and caliber are legal.

This goes for hunting in general, but you need to know what season it is for hunting a certain type of game. This goes into what you can hunt, which leads us into our next tip.

Know What You’re Hunting

Although this seems like a very obvious tip, it is also very important because this will also determine the build of your AR-15. Knowing what you’re hunting contributes to the laws of the state you’re hunting in, the caliber of bullet you have, and the set-up you have with you. All will be explained in more detail below.

Big Game

If you’re hunting big game like elk and mule deer, you’re going to want a bigger caliber of bullet for a clean, ethical hunt. This is why some of those states mentioned above don’t allow anything smaller than a .240. The .223 or 5.53 round is not going to do the job for a 700-pound elk, for example. For big game, we would obviously recommend bigger caliber bullets. ARs are available in .300 Blackout, 3458 SOCOM, 6.5 Creedmore, .50 Beowulf, and that’s just naming a few.

Small Game

Small game seems to be more popular when hunting with an AR-15 because you don’t have to make too many modifications and the standard .223 and 5.56 are perfect for small game. Although, we do recommend getting rounds that are more meant for hunting like the Reaper in 5.56 or the Nosler Defense in .223.

Popular small game that people hunt includes feral hogs, coyotes, and rabbits. Feral hogs are the most popular, especially in Texas because those hogs cause up to $1.5 billion in annual property damage. If you don’t know already, feral hogs are extremely dangerous. These 300-pound tanks can run up to 30 mph and are known to be very aggressive.

Moving on, if you’re in the South where there are smaller deer, you can definitely use those .223 or 5.56 rounds. This is where knowing the laws of what caliber you can use comes in handy. Knowing what you’re hunting correlates with what caliber you should pack.

Modifications

One of the reasons the AR-15 is becoming so popular in general is because of its highly customizable features. If you’re building your “franken-gun” or have multiple uppers for your AR, then we would recommend attaching a longer barrel like the 20”. Check out our 15” handguards to cover your 20” barrel. The longer the barrel, the longer your range. This is especially important for hunting. Look at our available inventory and build your perfect hunting AR-15!

Obviously there’s no need for any extreme modifications or accessories. But tweaking your weapon until it’s the way that you like and it’s optimized for hunting whatever you’re hunting is very important. This will help you get the most accurate shots and get you the best use out of your AR.

Conclusion

Hunting with an AR-15 is becoming more popular, especially for small game. Before you decide to go hunting, make sure that you know the hunting laws. This tip is extremely important because we don’t want any of you getting in trouble with local authorities. It’s also important because we also want you to get the most ethical hunt you can. For the game you’re hunting, the biggest thing is to make sure you have the right caliber round to be the most effective. Also, watch out for those hogs! Last, the AR is highly customizable and you can do what you want with your custom AR parts, but make sure you don’t overdo it.

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