The Difference Between Free-Float And Drop-In

You’ve just purchased a new AR-15, and you’re looking for the best accessories to add to it. What you find online may be overwhelming. There are dozens of brands selling hundreds of AR rifle upgrades. If you think it’s going to take weeks to find the right setup for your rifle, you’re not alone. Many […]

5 Ways To Improve AR-15 Shooting Accuracy

Do you want to shoot more accurately with your AR-15? Some would say you need to spend more time at the range, but this does not take into account the ease of use you could have with your rifle. Others would say that you need to switch rifles, but this does not account for the […]

Want A New AR-15 Handguard? Here’s What To Look For

Did you start your AR-15 handguard search online yet? Have you spent hours searching “best AR-15 accessories” in your favorite search engine? If you’re confused, overwhelmed, or have seventeen different handguards on your list, you’re not alone. A common hurdle for shoppers in the AR-15 accessory category is the abundance of options. When you look […]

Competition Shooting: 5 Tips To Help Improve Performance

If you’ve been following the Bootleg, Inc. blog lately, you’ll know we’ve been going over the basics of competition shooting. As we’ve explained before, competitive shooting is a great way to test your abilities and give you specific metrics to use to help you improve. Now that you’ve made it through your first few competitions, […]

4 Reasons Shooting Practice Is A Necessity

How many times in your life have you heard that old adage that “practice makes perfect”? Sure, it may have been an excuse for your parents to encourage you to go outside and spend an hour running off energy in the name of “practicing” for your chosen sport, but that old adage has stuck around […]

Dry Firing Drills: Keep In Practice Out Of The Range

If something is going to go wrong with a firearm, wouldn’t you like to know before you add ammo to the mix? Keeping your AR 15 in good repair by cleaning and checking each component for wear will go a long way to minimize the risk of a jam or misfire. Another good way to […]

Handguard Rail Options: A Visual Comparison

When it comes to choosing a handguard rail, the options can feel overwhelming. Do you want a drop-in or a free float? Do you stick with the standard Picatinny handguard rail, or do you try one of the more modern options? Do you want rails all the way around the barrel or just on top? […]

Dry Firing: An Introductory Guide For AR 15 Owners

It’s probably fair to say we’ve all been told that “practice makes perfect” at least once in our lives. It’s an aphorism that is used by so many experts in a wide range of fields, and it’s something said so often because, well, it’s correct. Practicing over and over is a great way to learn […]

Accessorizing Appropriately: Do I Need a Handguard Rail?

You’ve probably heard a debate or two about which handguard rail system is best. Do you go with the traditional, and choose a Picatinny handguard? Or do you try one of the modern front-runners like a BCM KeyMod rail or a M-LOK rail? Then, of course, there are other manufacturers who continue to evolve those […]

Let’s Talk Length: Choosing a Handguard Rail Length

Legos are pretty awesome toys, right? Well, If you’ve been around the AR 15 community for any length of time, you’ve probably heard a nickname or two that speak to how easily customizable this subset of firearm is. So much so that some owners will lovingly refer to the AR as the “Lego gun.” And, […]