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AR-15 with side charge handle

General

Why Side-Charge Your AR-15?

Usually thought of as a strictly “custom” component in a top-end precision AR-15 build, here’s a few reasons to consider a side charging handle—and a few reasons to avoid them.

General

Throwback Thursday: AR-15 Two-Stage Triggers

In the author’s estimation, a two-stage trigger offers the most secure, precise, and safest function in the AR-15 platform. There are a good many two-stage triggers available, but click to read the functional ideas behind all of them.

Noveske Super Badass AR-15 Charging Handle

General

Top Accessories for ARs 2018

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.

Law Tactical AR-15 Folding Stock Adapter with AR-15 stock folded

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Law Tactical AR-15 Folding Stock Adapter — One More Reason to Build an AR-15 Pistol

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 some very high-end AR-15 pistol builds, and my mind was swayed. The Law Tactical AR-15 Folding Stock Adapter transforms that short little higher performing AR-15 pistol into something ever shorter that can easily be slipped into most backpacks.

AR-15 with SOCOM Boom Tube stock

Firearms

AR-15 Carbine Configuration

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.

Older model Colt AR-15 magazine circa 1960

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Magazine Maintenance for the AR-15

I get a lot of correspondence from folks complaining about magazine problems. I never liked the answer I gave them, and that’s led to this article. There are four pieces-parts to a box magazine: the follower, which is the tray that lifts the cartridges into position; the spring, which powers the follower; the base plate, which secures the spring; and the box. This article looks at all of them and gives tips to maintain and repair your magazines.

AR-15 bolt carriers

Firearms

Adjustable AR Gas Blocks

This last weekend, I provided a buddy a side-by-side comparison of his standard AR and one of my AR15s with an adjustable gas block. His actual quote was, “Holy crap! When can you do that to mine?” Your first experience with an adjustable gas block will be an enlightening one.

Battle Arms Development VERT stock folded

Gear, Parts and Accessories

AR DIY: Adding a Precision Sniper Stock

The right tools and a few minutes of times can drastically improve your AR’s ability to make a precision shot—especially at distance. Here is a review of Magpul’s PRS GEN3 and American Built Arms’ Urban Sniper Stock (USS)—two precision rifle stocks to up your AR’s game.