Spray & Pray: Custom Paint Your AR-15 For Under $15

It can be a little nerve-wracking. You spent your time and money building the perfect rifle, but still it seems to be missing that extra something to really give it the look you want. You could send your prized rifle off to get it custom-finished and go without the ability to hit the range with it while you wait for them to send it back in all its Cerakoted glory. It’ll run you some extra cash, plus the anxiety of putting your rifle’s well-being in the hands of someone else – professionals or otherwise. But you could do it that way… Or, you could grab some cans of paint off the shelf at Home Depot, rattle ‘em up, and get to work. You built the rifle with your own two hands, you can do this yourself too. Don’t stress, just follow along as...[ Read More ]

Builder's Corner: The (Almost) Roland Special

Builder's Corner – The (Almost) Roland Special At Primary Arms, our love and appreciation of firearms goes well beyond the AR-15 platform. Like you, we like pistols, rifles, and shotguns of all shapes and sizes. In light of that, it's not out of the ordinary to stroll through the PA office or storefront, to see a whole a lot of Perfection walking around. Glocks, that is. Regardless of your personal opinion on Glock pistols, they have unquestionably achieved world-wide notoriety and widespread adoption by civilians and professionals alike. Since the introduction of the Glock 17 in 1982, many other companies have sought to improve upon the polymer frame design and offer their own versions of the idea first set forth by Gaston Glock...[ Read More ]

We Just Released the NEW 3-18x50 Riflescope

Primary Arms is proud of our reputation, and we work hard to protect it. Our scopes must be tough, dependable, bring the features our customers really want, and priced right. We like upsetting the competition. We want our $150 red dots to compete well against their $300 red dots. We want our $1500 Platinum scopes to compete well against their $2500 precision optics. That’s our game. After a long wait, we’ve just stepped our game up again. Meet the new Primary Arms 3-18x50 First Focal Plane Scope, now available with the exclusive, patented ACSS HUD DMR .308 and HUD DMR 5.56 reticles, for $499 with our no-nonsense Lifetime Warranty. You haven’t seen it yet, but we have. Here’s everything you need to know. Pay Attention and Focus—Adjustable D...[ Read More ]

Scope University: Red Dot Sights vs. 1X / 1.5X Prism Scopes

WHAT YOU SEE SHAPES WHAT YOU’LL GET The red dot sight dominates the American rifle market. It is impossible to know how many red dot-equipped carbines ride along in police cars, are carried by soldiers on patrol in faraway lands, and bust clay pigeons and ring steel at shooting ranges every weekend across the USA. Red dots are so popular that it is possible they outnumber all other scope types combined, at least on modern semi-automatic and military rifles. But the red dot isn’t perfect, and it isn’t the best optic for every shooter. The red dot plus magnifier combo battled the low power variable optic in this Scope University article, and now it must defend itself again. A new class of compact, lightweight 1x prism scopes are comin...[ Read More ]

Builder's Corner: The Bazooka Green Build

Builder: Keith G., Primary Arms Customer Service Assistant Manager It all started with a gold sharpie, and a conversation with a coworker who likes to enable me when I have ideas for new builds. I had an Aero Precision receiver set and a handguard that were Cerakoted in a bazooka green color. Why that color? I cannot say specifically, other than the fact that it looked like the old plastic army men toys we all used to have growing up and I thought that would be cool. But also, really ugly and a good conversation rifle. So, I set out to build an ugly AR-15, all bazooka green, just for the heck of it. Then I talked to Colin, who is never short on ideas – some of them are even good! My ugly build was about to reach truly epic levels ...[ Read More ]