I’m the proud owner of an AR-15. Alright, I own two. Well, make that, three… I mean five – oh,…Read More >
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Out of the box, the AR-15 is action ready. Whether you are ready to plink, hunt, or defense your castle, a stock out of the box AR-15 will get the job done. However, who wants to settle for a rifle the peaks at getting the job done? Likely, the best money you can spend on your AR is a simple to install, drop-in trigger upgrade. Here are our top 10 choices to improve your accuracy.
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.
Given that most of us don’t always have perfect access to truly “genuine” mil-spec, mil-standard parts (those actually used in issued fighting tools), we’re shopping based on a little part trust and a bigger part knowledge. The trust part is accepting claims of “USGI-spec” parts actually being done to not only blueprint dimensions, but also made from the correct materials treated to the same processes. That’s receivers, bolts, and on down the list of the 100 or so parts that can make up an AR-15.