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Posts Tagged ‘AR-15’
After introducing its value-price CT40 and CT45 at SHOT Show 2014, Kahr finally releases the 9mm, CT9. Cheaper Than Dirt!
Jerry visits the Institute of the Military then goes outside to check out the performance of a prototype
Colt has consistently manufactured the M16/AR-15 longer than any other company. From the ‘60s Vietnam era M16 to the current M4, Colt has also produced more
The Hydra – One Weapon, Multiple Configurations
Are you a casual shooter, serious competitor or firearm collector? How about someone who takes survival and preparation seriously? Regardless of
If you want to know more about buying, shooting, maintaining, and accessorizing the AR-15 and its variants, check
Jerry performs an amazing feat of marksmanship: shooting a grape from low ready, with the safety on, in half a second with reaction time!
As we partner with more distributors, new products are added to Cheaper Than Dirt!’s website every day. Sometimes we have so many cool, new products that it is difficult to keep up. That’s why I am doing it for you! Upgrades to your Ruger and three new guns worthy of a lot of buzz are on today’s list.
The following is a specially adapted excerpt from “The Competitive AR15: Builders Guide” and “The Competitive AR15: Ultimate Technical Guide,” books by Glen Zediker and Zediker Publishing. For more information, please check out www.ZedikerPublishing.com or call (662) 473-6107.
The AR-15’s bolt and carrier are the heart of the rifle, so knowing the ins and outs of the bolt carrier — weight, platings and coatings, firing-pin hole size and bolt choices — can make your AR run more smoothly and reliably.
A guest post by Bryce M. Towsley
AR-15 rifles run well even when caked with crud, but sooner or later you do have to clean even the most abuse-immune AR-15 rifle. Cleaning is never fun, but there are a few tools, tips and techniques that can reduce the pain and get you back shooting a little faster.
Spring is awesome, so is the beginning of summer, but during the middle of summer and certainly the end, even just sitting outside is too hot.
One of the big takeaways from the 2014 SHOT Show was the new trigger system from Tac-Con. The Tac-Con 3MR trigger system is a drop-in trigger pack for AR-15s. Essentially, it adds a third position to the selector switch. In military speak, the third position would be the “happy” position. Civilians would more commonly refer to the third position as full auto. To be clear, the Tac-Con 3MR does not convert a semi-auto to full auto, but I am getting ahead of myself.
Team AK or Team AR? Now you can be kind of both with Rock River Arms’ (RRA) LAR-47 semi-automatic rifle. No, it is not an AK-47 wearing a Halloween costume. It is an AR-15 built from the ground up to reliably feed and shoot 7.62x39mm from (most) standard AK-47 magazines. It’s the perfect gun for the black rifle enthusiasts who hates the AK, but loves the 7.62x39mm round.
After posting a picture of the Tac-Con 3MR trigger from 2014 SHOT Show Media Day at the Range on Facebook, we received plenty of questions on the trigger.
If the AR platform has a challenger going forward, it may not be the AK. Although not new, the bullpup design affords the versatility and shootability of an AR with the same length barrel, but an overall shorter length rifle. The bullpup seems to offer all of the advantages without any of the disadvantages. Last year, IWI saw success with its bullpup design—the Tavor. For 2014, Desert Tech is introducing its own bullpup—the Micro Dynamic Rifle (MDR).
America has fallen in love with the AR platform in recent years. Manufacturers have responded with additional calibers and an increased selection of options such as barrel twist, length and ways to hang more furniture. I am not sure if there is another revolution in store for the AR, but the next big evolution for the AR has arrived with Unique-ARs new custom and affordable AR handguard.