Builder's Corner: "Artemis"

BUILD #2 – “Artemis” Lightweight 6.5 Creedmoor Precision Rifle Builder: Colin D. Department: Marketing Build: Precision Rifle Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length: 20” Weight (empty): 9 lbs 15 oz Weight with optic: 12 lbs 13.6 oz Overall Length: 42" Hi! My name is Colin, and I name all my guns. You see, when I bought my first gun – A Remington 700 ADL in .30-06 -- a wise man told me I should name it. The idea was that if you name something you’ll personify it and so take better care of it. I don’t know how well that second bit holds true, but once Endellion had a name (Just Deliah for short), I knew I was going to end up naming every gun I picked up from there on. Plus it makes me feel like I have a collection of unique items from a r...[ Read More ]

How to use the ACSS® CQB™ Reticle

Shooting targets up close is sometimes called reflexive -- or “snap” -- shooting, because the shooter is holding the rifle in a ready position while scanning the surrounding area for targets. When a target appears at close range, the shooter must instantly snap the rifle into a good firing position and score a hit as quickly as possible. Even in competitions where the location of the targets is known in advance, time is the ultimate enemy—the competitor must get the target in sight as fast as possible when the timer beeps, then recover from recoil and drive the gun from target to target. Traditional red dot optics excel at rapid target acquisition in close quarters. However, red dots begin to experience limitations at distances beyond 100...[ Read More ]

Calm Your Fears, Save Your Ears - How To Buy A Silencer

Congratulations on your decision to join the ranks of those who shoot the civilized way—quietly! Buying a silencer for your rifle or handgun is a much different process than buying an ordinary firearm. It isn’t particularly difficult, but the process can try your patience. We’re going to walk through it step by step, leaving no stone unturned. But before we do, here’s a checklist to reference as you go. This list is everything you need to send to the BATFE for them to process your request, and we’re going to explain each item: What you need to buy a silencer: A copy of your NFA trust if you are choosing to use one for the ownership of your NFA item Two copies of completed Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration Form...[ Read More ]

First Focal Plane and Second Focal Plane | What’s the Difference?

A quality rifle scope is essential to optimizing the performance of your modern sporting rifle, hunting rifle, or favorite .22 caliber plinker. Find the perfect scope for you, your rifle, and your shooting needs and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much faster, more accurate, and more consistent you are with your firearm. You’ll love to shoot it more too. So a little education to get in moving the right direction when choosing a scope is in order. Today we are talking First Focal Plane (FFP) and Second Focal Plane (SFP) rifle scope configurations. How each configuration works makes a big impact on what kind of shooting application the scope is best suited for. If you do not understand the differences between these configurations and...[ Read More ]

Builder's Corner: Lightweight Personal Defense

Welcome to the Builder’s Corner where we discuss custom firearms builds by Primary Arms employees. At any given time, many PA employees are building or working on a firearm. This series will showcase custom builds and detail the reasoning behind the chosen parts and modifications which can inspire you as you work on your own builds. Build #1 - The Lightweight Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) Builder: Chris M. Department: Marketing Build: Lightweight PDW Style AR-15 Caliber: 5.56x45 Barrel Length: 16.1” total (14.5” with pinned and welded 2” flash suppressor) Weight (empty): 5 lbs 11 oz Weight with optic: 6 lbs 1 oz Overall Length (collapsed): 28” Overall Length (extended): 32” I love to build AR-15’s and have completed many fo...[ Read More ]