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AR-15s

AR-15 Barrel Basics, Part 2

In Part 2, High Master Glen Zediker writes about important considerations in choosing a barrel for your AR-15, including contours, length, life expectancy, crowns, cryo treatments, and chambering choices. Read this article article to learn more.

Black AR-15, barrel to the right on a white background

AR-15s

Build a More Accurate AR-15

Making the AR-15 rifle shoot a little tighter is not that difficult with attention to detail and a little elbow grease. Step by step, cut-and-dry methods work well with America’s rifle. Check out this post for suggestions on tweaks to everything from the receiver to the grip.

Picture shows an aluminum 30-round pink AR-15 magazine.

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Five Cheap Ways to Dress up Your AR-15

They say the AR-15 is like Legos for adults, but I say it’s like Barbie Dolls for grown women. One of the best things about the AR-15 is its adaptability, versatility and interchangeability. There are so many aftermarket accessories for the black rifle and now that the firearms industry has taken notice of how many women shooters there are and women’s buying power, we are seeing many of these AR-15 accessories come in pink. If you like a hint of color and do not want to spend a lot, check out these five colorful and cheap accessories for your AR-15.

Picture shows a close up of a KeyMod rail system on an AR-15 rifle.

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Fad or the Future? The KeyMod Rail System

A new rail system for your rifle is slowly catching on. Officially announced to the public in July 2012, the KeyMod mounting system uses old principles to lock down rails and accessories. In collaboration between then General Manager of VLTOR Weapons Systems, Eric Kincel and Noveske Rifleworks, Noveske developed the KeyMod handguard. The lightweight and thin handguard uses a series of keyholes to mount accessories and rails. Kincel mentioned it was not originally intended to replace the 1913 rail, but some speculate it will.

Using the key tool, you can quickly and easily swap out LitePipes for a different color.

News

SHOT 2013: HiViz Shooting Systems Releases New Fiber Optic Sight

HiViz listened to consumer concerns and created a new option for shooters. HiViz, known for making fiber optic sights of all kinds for nearly every type of gun, has had two main problems: either the sight allows in a good amount of light and is vulnerable to damage, or the sight is reinforced but more difficult to see.

Firearms

Top 10 Budget Buys (Dec 1, 2012)

CTD staff writers have reviewed hundreds of pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shotguns over the years. But stories with specific money-saving advice has interested the CTD community — particularly important during the holidays. Click below to read our top-10 most-popular money-saving stories from the archives.