How to Train Your New Shooter

August is National Shooting Sports Month, celebrating all the best parts of our favorite activity: blasting holes in paper or making steel sing. While there are plenty of things to celebrate, the focus is first on all the new shooters out there who are helping our community grow and thrive. Nothing is more important to shooting sports than fresh faces, as gun-ownership hinges on spreading a positive mindset. You might have people in your life that are on the cusp of becoming shooters, but how can you help them take those next steps? Everybody has a story behind their introduction to firearms. Some start on hunts with parents or family. Some learned marksmanship in scouts or at summer camp. In my case, it came while eating a double cheese...[ Read More ]

Choosing an AR Foregrip

In kitting a rifle, few things are as personal as your furniture choice. The ergonomics of your rifle should conform to your body, so everyone ends up with a different setup. In many ways, the AR15’s freedom of choice created an entire industry, as the variety of handguards, stocks, grips, and mounts allowed small, innovative manufacturers to shine. But any time you have competitive products, you’ll find debate and conflict between fans. Everyone remembers the KeyMOD and M-LOK arguments from a few years ago. The two newest, lightest attachment systems clashed for the favor of shooters and military alike, while the quad-rail folks sipped sugar-free Monster and reminisced on the ol’ ‘Block 1’ days. Good times. Nowadays, most shooters reco...[ Read More ]

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

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, RUDY A. IN HAWAII! YOU CAN VIEW ALL CURRENT AND PAST GIVEAWAYS ON OUR GIVEAWAY BLOG PAGE. 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 d...[ Read More ]

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

Update: Gold Series Scopes are now available. Check out the full article on our release-day blog! 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 b...[ Read More ]