Understatement: .300 Blackout (aka AAC) is a popular cartridge among AR-15 fans. I like it especially in the shorter guns,…Read More >
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AAC or .300 blackout takes two essential forms: supersonic and subsonic. The latter will be the focus of this blog…Read More >
Let’s get straight to it: “URG-I” stands for “Upper Receiver Group — Improved.” It’s the “new” M4. The URG-I is…Read More >
There is a huge array of AR-15 components available at Cheaper Than Dirt! Shopping options usually involve two criteria. First, is…Read More >
Most aftermarket AR-15 barrels to have a 5.56 chamber, also known as NATO. This is the MIL standard and should…Read More >
Forjas Taurus (translated: Taurus Forge) is a Brazilian company now very familiar to American shooters. In 1941 it produced its…Read More >
I have mixed feelings about these projects, and it’s a mix indeed. I love them. I hate them. Opinions notwithstanding,…Read More >
All AR-platform firearms have a receiver extension tube, called a buffer tube. That is where the buffer and operating spring…Read More >
Those looking to go “premium” when building or finishing an AR-15 often look at an upgraded bolt carrier group. The primary functioning part in that group is the bolt assembly. The carrier body, as long as it is true USGI-standard specification, will give reliable and correct service. Sure, plated premium carriers are nice, mostly because they clean up much easier. Likewise, a higher-dollar carrier won’t make or break your gun, but a sub-standard bolt might.
Getting the rounds into your AR-15 is the first step, but getting them back out again is just as important. When a cartridge case fails to eject, the place shooters often look is the extractor. That’s not a bad idea, but the extractor may be the symptom and not the cause. This article examines troubleshooting and correcting extraction and ejection issues and how to address them. It also gives a few tips to make your AR run smoother.