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AR-15 Stainless Chromoly Rifle Barrels by Glen Zediker


AR-15 Barrel Basics, Part I

The difference between a rifle that shoots well and one that shoots very well is in the barrel. The standard for “shoot well” is ultimately subjective, but some manufacturing factors contribute to accuracy, the author explains, and some don’t.

Black AR-15 on white background with orange can of lubricant


Correcting Common AR-15 Problems

The AR-15 rifle was designed to be low maintenance; that does not mean no maintenance. The rifles are fired a lot so wear and tear take a toll. Unburned powder is also a consideration. Use the steps and tips in this article to keep your AR-15 in proper working order.


Clean Your AR-15 in 20 Minutes

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.

New black Colt pistol with brown grip on top, barrel pointed to the right. 97-year-old pistol with worn grips on the bottom.Both lying on a white shirt.


Do I Really Need to Clean my Handgun? Even if it is a GLOCK?

Every firearm, from every manufacturer, needs maintained to last a long time and be ready when you need it. There are fewer gunsmiths around to help you do this, so take the time to read about your gun, take it apart (carefully) and keep it cleaned and maintained with the simple instructions included in this post.

Five AR-15 magazines with a gold-toned one on the left and four others in shades of gray on a white background.


Magazine Maintenance

A magazine isn’t an accessory; it is a necessity AND it is a renewable resource. When you use the tips and steps in this article, you can renew those magazines you thought were headed for the trash bin.


Shooting the Russian 7.62×54

There is no reason to fear the surplus ammunition. Clean up is quicker, and easier, than black powder with these few simple steps. If you enjoy shooting surplus ammunition or own a WWI vintage rifle such as the Mosin Nagant, you need to read this article. P.S. Bob Campbell also shows why the 7.62x54R is also an ultimate prepper round…

Consumer Information

Springfield Armory 3.3 XD-S Safety Recall

Springfield Armory® is initiating this voluntary safety recall to upgrade 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols with new components, which eliminate the possibility of a potentially dangerous condition. Read this safety alert if you own an X-DS pistol.