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Parts of an AR-15: Shell Deflector

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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Parts of an AR-15: Charging Handle

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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Parts of an AR-15: Grips

“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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Parts of an AR-15: The Muzzle

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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Parts of an AR-15: Upper Receiver

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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AR-15s for Dummies

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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Gun Safety Tips While Being At Home

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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Why Shooting Is a Great Quarantine Activity

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 […]

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 […]