Why You Should Take a Carbine Course

Over the last two decades, American gun-owners have made the AR15 the most popular rifle in the nation, dethroning the traditional bolt-action and shotgun. Specifically, defensive carbines grew to be a central interest within the shooting community, and in response, the training industry rose from relative obscurity. We now live in the Era of the Carbine Course. As shooters, we’re always inclined to believe we’re ahead of the curve. Often, this thinking extends to shooting practices that we’ve never trained for—self-defense included. This overestimation of ability (known as the Dunning-Kruger effect) isn’t exclusive to the shooting community either. One study reported that 90% of drivers believe their driving ability to be abo...[ Read More ]

Win this rifle! .308 Deer Hunting Rifle Giveaway

CLICK HERE TO ENTER! With Independence Day concluded, the time has come once again to announce the monthly rifle giveaway. In honor of our most patriotic holiday, we wanted to do something special: a purpose-built .308 AR for the modern deer hunter. Much of American history is the story of hunters—frontiersmen and explorers whose marksmanship and self-reliance pushed our borders westward. For these men, a rifle wasn’t just a tool: it was their lifeline. The rifle was the only thing keeping man at the top of the food chain, and in the untamed wilderness, a well-placed shot meant the difference between life and death. In short, failure was not an option. The spirit of the frontier lives on in our modern-day hunts. In many ways, few...[ Read More ]

Primary Arms Gold Series™ (GLx™) Pre-Order!

Be the first to experience the new gold standard. Primary Arms Optics is excited to open pre-orders for our much-anticipated Gold Series™ (GLx™) Rifle Scopes. From re-imagined turrets to the crystal-clear glass, these rifle scopes outperform the competition without breaking your budget. It all starts with GLx4: Gold Series rifle scopes featuring a 4x magnification ratio. Intelligently engineered with years of research, GLx4 scopes will change everything you know about mid-priced optics, and you can reserve your scope for day one shipping by pre-ordering today. Tailored for mid to long range shooting, the first GLx4 rifle scopes will be available in 3 magnification options: 2.5-10x44mm, 4-16x50mm, and 6-24x50mm. Every scope fe...[ Read More ]

Builders' Hacks: Must-Have Tools and Tricks

As any builder can tell you, putting together an AR-15 rifle is a personal process. Everyone has their own methods and techniques, and individualism makes the finished product so much more rewarding. It’s difficult to convey the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from shutting the bolt on a rifle you built with your own hands. No doubt there are plenty of great poetics about the relationship between a warrior and his weapon. Maybe that’s why it’s so frustrating when a build goes wrong. Every day, rifle builders around the country make avoidable mistakes that create a disappointing—or even dangerous—final product. To quote Pat McNamara, “Experience is often something we get shortly after we need it.” In rifle building, this les...[ Read More ]

Win This Rifle Build! 9mm Pistol Caliber Carbine

This Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, James F. in North Dakota! You can view all current and past giveaways on our giveaway blog page. Another month, and another awesome rifle giveaway is in the works. This time around, we decided to go in the opposite direction from last month’s purpose-built long-range precision rifle. With the summer weather rolling in, this build had to be just as fun to shoot in both indoor and outdoor ranges. That’s why we built a 9mm AR-15 pistol caliber carbine, so read on to learn about which parts we used and why. If you need ideas for your own pistol caliber carbine (PCC) build or are feeling particularly lucky and want to learn how to win it for free, be sure to read to the end (Or just ...[ Read More ]