How to Fix AR15 Malfunctions

How to Fix a Malfunctioning AR15 Like any machine, your AR15 will never be 100% perfectly reliable. Parts will break, magazines will fail, and tight tolerances will loosen with wear. Even with ruthless maintenance, one unlucky clot of dust can shut down your rifle in an instant. With the right knowledge, you can fix most issues without spending money, but the wrong diagnosis can end up feeling like a wild goose chase. If you're new to fixing ARs, that’s alright. This blog details most common malfunctions, their origins, and a few solutions, so you can get started on a fix right away. Preliminary Cures No matter the malfunction, your first step is eliminating outside variables. As always, when you’re handling...[ Read More ]

X39 Space Gun Giveaway

With Glocktober closed, many of you may wonder how we could possibly have another giveaway lined up for November. 4 Glocks in 4 weeks? They told us we were crazy. They told us it wasn’t possible. They were wrong. And now we’re proving them wrong again with a rifle to celebrate sci-fi cinema. This is our X39 Space Gun Giveaway. If you’ve been keeping a finger on the pulse of movie releases, you know that there’s an upcoming film in a renowned science-fiction franchise. Regardless of your opinion on the series, its iconic blasters have a distinct style. If you look closely, you’ll notice that many of the prop blasters came from real firearms, adding a sense of realism and familiarity to the otherworldly environment. ...[ Read More ]

Rifle Ergonomics: Optimizing Your AR Setup

Ergonomics: an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. Even with a clear definition, few words are misused so frequently. You may hear infomercials tout it with impunity: ‘This duster broom is so ergonomic!’ or ‘Ergonomic phone case fits in your pocket!’ After a while, the word seems to lose meaning. In the end, even a brick is ‘ergonomic’ when compared to a cinderblock, right? Despite the confusion, ergonomics is a powerful word. When we talk about AR10s and AR15s, ergonomics come first. Unlike a phone or a broom, a rifle’s ‘efficiency’ and ‘safety’ are critically intertwined. The history of the AR15 (and its resulting prevalenc...[ Read More ]

Win This Rifle Build! Lightweight AR15 Giveaway!

This Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Jennifer B. in Oklahoma! You can view all current and past giveaways on our giveaway blog page. You ever hear the phrase “ounces are pounds”? If you know the history of the AR15 and its offspring, you know that weight is everything. It started in Vietnam, where the M16 made its debut as a replacement to the 10lb+ M14. Trading a wood stock for aluminum and polymer, the M16 weighed 2.5lbs less than the previously-issued battle rifle, and the smaller cartridges meant soldiers could carry more ammunition outside the wire. After the war, the Military’s demand for smaller, lighter equipment continued, leading to the development of the M4, the M249, and countless other modern rifl...[ Read More ]

WIN THIS RIFLE BUILD! BIG BORE .458 SOCOM AR15 GIVEAWAY!

This Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Tammy B. in Pennsylvania! You can view all current and past giveaways on our giveaway blog page. It’s that time again. This time our giveaway rifle is a big bore thumper chambered in .458 SOCOM. As always, we’ve put together a list of the best parts and accessories to assemble one fantastic rifle with enough stopping power to take down any game animal or predator in North America with one shot. If you want to know how to build this rifle, read on. We lay out all the parts and why we selected them in the paragraphs below. First things first, though. A little background on this cartridge and why you would want to have a .458 SOCOM AR-15 for yourself. .458 SOCOM is one of severa...[ Read More ]