In my estimation, a two-stage trigger in any rifle offers the most secure, precise, and safest function. Two-stage triggers appeared in U.S.-issue service rifles, such as the 1903, M1, M14. But for the AR-15/M16, it took the civilian-side aftermarket to create the two-stage trigger. The main reason other military-use rifles carried two-stage triggers is, primarily, because they are safer. There are other attributes to discuss, but safety is the main point in favor of a two-stage.
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When it comes to self-defense, you can never be over prepared, but your modern sporting rifle (MSR) can. Picking the right accessories for America’s rifle is critical to your success and defensive situation. Those living on a ranch or carrying an Ar-15 in a vehicle may need to shoot at longer ranges. However, suburbanites in apartments would taking shot at a much shorter distance. Setting your AR up for success and your intended defensive scenario is key to your success, so here are a handful of products that will help ensure you success.
Over the years, I have changed my opinion on AR-15 pistols. At one time, I believed these short little AR-15s were useless fun-time range toys, but then I started shooting high-end AR-15 pistol builds, and my mind was swayed. The Law Tactical AR-15 Folding Stock Adapter transforms that short, higher-performing AR-15 pistol into something ever shorter that can easily be slipped into most backpacks.
Don’t short-change a short gun! When you spec a carbine, think about shooting it! Simple? Yes. But don’t adapt to the carbine; make it adapt to you. Here are a few thoughts on how to get the most utility from your carbine.
The magazine is a part of the rifle, and it’s a moving part. The magazine feeds the daggone thing its rounds so it can fire its bullets. That’s how important the magazine is.
Loading AR magazines is a chore but it is one of the most important tasks when using an AR—busting thumbs is just part of the job. Range time is precious, and I don’t want to waste time loading 30-rounders when I can be training, so I have a plan that involves tools that take the work out of recharging AR magazines.
This is a complete list of everything you need to build an AR-15 rifle. Underneath each component are suggestions of
Precision stocks allow you to shoot better—by that I mean not only more accurately but also more comfortably and at longer ranges. Being comfortable means less effort to send one on target at long range. Two precision stocks, the Magpul PRS Gen3 and the American Built Arms USS, are good examples of precision stocks purpose-built to hang off your AR’s receiver extension or buffer tube.
An old saying is that precision demands lubrication. This means lots of practice. I have taught quite a few shooters in offhand rifle shooting, and in the end, the dedication of the shooter means as much as the skill of the instructor.
Today’s market offers a multitude of options for personal defense. The plethora of aftermarket parts can be overwhelming to even the most gun-savvy individuals and picking the right components can be crucial to your success in building a gun that gives you the performance you are looking for. I am going to try and convey what I have found to work for me regarding the AR-15 platform, as a rifle that is widely deployed in a self-defense role. Let’s start with looking at the basics of platform.
As 2015 comes to a close, The Shooter’s Log and Cheaper Than Dirt! would like to wish our readers, customers, and gun owners everywhere a safe and happy holiday season.
This video was published on December 14, 2015, by The Wound Channel and shows the M855A1 round used as the U.S. Army’s primary
I’ll be the first to admit that I have a slightly irrational love for 20 round AR-15 magazines. I’m not quite
Multi-gun competitions are huge right now, and with big events like the ones in the 3-Gun Nation Pro Series,
It’s far too easy to get caught up in AR-15 brand loyalty wars, often with a diminishing rate of return
The experts agree: Every basic defensive carbine requires three add-ons to be considered adequate for any task: A sling, a light, and some kind of optic.