How to Clean and Maintain your AR-15

Your AR-15 is a precision machine. Just like a car engine or equipment in a machine shop, it needs regular attention and maintenance – especially if you’re using it as a day-to-day tool. In addition to running a bore snake or brush through your rifle and other basic cleaning you should do after every time you shoot it, a full stripped-down cleaning of your rifle should be done on a regular basis. About every 1000 rounds or so, take it all apart as we’ll detail in this article and it will go a long way to keeping your rifle cycling for years and years. It’s important to do some cleaning after every time you hit the range and fire your rifle. The AR-15 is a firearm that needs to be well lubricated and relatively free of carbon build up and ...[ Read More ]

Why Shoot Rimfire?

Why Shoot Rimfire? Seriously. Why shoot Rimfire? It’s weak, unreliable, hardly useful for self-defense, and is extremely dirty when compared with centerfire ammunition. Yet, .22 caliber rimfire rifles and pistols are some of the most frequently purchased firearms in the United States. Why would a seemingly useless caliber be one of the most popular? Well, to put it short, it’s just plain fun as hell. Zero recoil, an affordable variety of ammo, and an even greater variety of firearms make for endless ways to have fun plinking at the range, pest control, or even serious training and competition use. There are so many ways to make use of .22 rimfire and this article is aimed at diving a little deeper into all the different topics surroundin...[ Read More ]

Complete Guide To AR-15 Gas Systems [Direct Impingement]

window.location.href = '/MCategories+AR-15-Gas-Blocks' Complete Guide to AR-15 Gas Systems Whether you go with a gas piston conversion or a traditional gas tube for your AR-15, deciding what gas system length is the right option for you can be a confusing process. With several options to choose from, in seemingly limitless barrel configurations, it’s easy to get lost. Today we’ll be looking at the most common lengths for AR-15 gas systems and we’ll cover the pros and cons of each to help you make an informed decision Gas system length and effects don’t change between Direct Impingement or piston-driven. What Does the Gas System Do? The AR-15 is a gas operated firearm with a multi-lug rotating bolt that fires from a lo...[ Read More ]

WIN THIS RIFLE! Introductory 3 Gun Rifle Build

This Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Frank S. in Virginia! You can view all current and past giveaways on our giveaway blog page. So, you finally took the plunge and made it to your first 3 Gun match. You didn’t come in first place, but you were able to overcome your nerves and successfully complete each stage under the pressure of the timer and the watching eyes of competitors that have been doing this for years. However, you learned that they aren’t there to judge you, just to have a good time and get some wins under their belt and are more than happy to teach new shooters, like you, along the way. We hope that our first article, Getting Started in 3 Gun, got you to this point and we would like to continue this 3...[ Read More ]

Getting Started in 3 Gun [Beginner's Guide]

Getting Started in 3 Gun In the world of shooting sports, nothing is quite as dynamic and exciting as 3 Gun competition. Shooting high-power or your local bench rest competition is great, don’t get us wrong. It’s fun to test the limits of your own precision, and that of your rifle, and all competition with firearms is a good, fun time. That said, for many younger shooters and a new generation of shooting sports athletes, the combination of speed, precision, and action that 3 Gun brings to the world of shooting competitions is the ultimate thrill. What is 3 Gun? Well, as the name implies, it’s a shooting sport that tests your prowess with a a shotgun ,a pistol, and a rifle. Under the pressure of the timer, competitors move through uni...[ Read More ]