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10 Top ARs for 2018

Legislators are proposing all sorts of new legislation that ranges from changing the legal age to buy certain to firearms to outright bans on entire types of firearms, primarily Modern Sporting Rifles such as the AR-15. Although no one can be certain what the future may hold, these situations always cause a spike in interest among first time buyers and seasoned enthusiasts alike. It would be an impossible task to whittle any Top AR list to 10, so instead, we decided to pull a handful of favorites that cover law enforcement, home defense, sporting, and hunting just to get you started.

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Top 10 AR-15 Rifles of 2019

Shooter’s Log writer, Dave Dolbee has compiled a top 10 list of ARs—in no particular order—for 2104 with at least one notable exception. Can you spot it? Match your top 10 list against other readers and see how your list compares.



Top New AR-15s of 2014!

Perhaps one or two old favorites slipped onto the list, but Cheaper Than Dirt! writers scoured the web for the best of the new tactical long guns and compiled it here for you.

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SHOT Show 2014 — Rock River Arms 7.62x39mm LAR-47

Team AK or Team AR? Now you can be kind of both with Rock River Arms’ (RRA) LAR-47 semi-automatic rifle. No, it is not an AK-47 wearing a Halloween costume. It is an AR-15 built from the ground up to reliably feed and shoot 7.62x39mm from (most) standard AK-47 magazines. It’s the perfect gun for the black rifle enthusiasts who hates the AK, but loves the 7.62x39mm round.

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SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 3: New Rifles

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed a third day of reports on new rifle introductions made at the show, and this edition includes coverage of major makers Rock River Arms, Legacy Sports International, Weatherby and Marlin.


Geissele Hi-Speed National Match Trigger for ARs Review

Adding a Geissele Hi-Speed National Match Trigger to a Rock River Arms Operator AR is a big step in building my ultimate AR-15. Designed for NRA High Power Rifle competition with highly modified AR-15-type rifles, the Geissele trigger is an easy upgrade with its clear installation instructions. Read this post to learn how.