AR 15 Ownership & Home Safety With Kids: Try These Tips

Are you about to become a parent for the first time? Or maybe you and your significant other are taking that next big step and moving in together, which means his/her kids are coming too. No matter what age, having kids around can change just about everything — including how we think. A pretty common […]

Can You Give a Gun as a Gift? Part 2

Whether you’re thinking about handing down an heirloom rifle that’s been in the family for generations or you’re contemplating sending your kid off to college with their first firearm, many of us contemplate giving a gun as a gift. It may seem difficult, but if you’re willing to jump through the hoops and do the […]

Can You Give a Gun as a Gift?

Buying a firearm to give as a gift can be complicated. That’s not to say it can never be done, but there are a few more things to keep in mind before you head out to the local sportsman’s supply store to make your purchase. No matter how much your honey might be hinting, if […]

How To Tell If An AR Is Mil-Spec

Since the AR 15 was originally designed for military use, it stands to reason that mil-spec—or the military standard—parts are going to be some of the most well-designed options out there for customizing your AR. When we talk about mil-spec in the strictest sense of the word, we’re talking about the standards set forth for […]

Is Direct Impingement Better?

If you’ve ever spoken to any owner of an AR 15, you’ll probably have noticed that we have a lot of opinions about our firearms. We can happily debate for hours about the benefits and detriments to a longer or shorter barrel length, the weight versus versatility of different handguard rail systems, and so on. […]

Components of the Bolt Carrier Group: Buying and Beyond

One of the most important things to remember about the AR 15, especially when thinking about function, is that the initial design was meant for military use. Sure, many owners today use the AR for hunting, home defense, and range time, but when the AR 15 was initially created, it was meant to fit a […]

Is an AR 15 Good for Hunting?

If your favorite way to spend a fall weekend involves thermoses of coffee, early mornings, and quietly stalking game, the very few tools you take with you to go hunting are all vital. After all, you don’t want to be so weighted down you can’t move without clanking, but you also want to ensure you […]

Which AR 15 Does the Military Use?

“Mil Spec” is a phrase that gets tossed around pretty frequently when talking about the best AR accessories and upper assembly modifications that can be made to the AR 15. The goal is to get those components as close as possible to the version of the firearm made for the US military. While AR parts […]

AR 15s: Gas Impingement or Piston?

Modular and customizable are two of the most common descriptors when it comes to talking about AR 15s, to the point that they almost feel like marketing buzzwords. But the truth is, talking about the AR’s customizability and modular nature so frequently makes sense because that is, pretty much across the board, what owners love […]