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 surrounding it...[ Read More ]

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

Complete Guide to AR-15 Gas SystemsWhether 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 decisionGas 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 locked breach. Let’s break this down. When firing, the bolt is locked into the bar...[ Read More ]

300 Blackout vs. 7.62x39mm: Beefed Up Black Rifles

Beefed Up Black Rifles: 300 Blackout Vs. 7.62x39mmThe AR-15 was designed around the .223 Remington / 5.56 NATO cartridge to achieve a very specific purpose. The lighter, smaller cartridge meant that soldiers could carry more ammunition into the field than the enemy. Greater firepower through quantity. However, in today’s market where the AR platform is more customizable than ever, people are opting more and more to move away from the smaller 5.56 NATO and upgrade to some higher-powered cartridges.The venerable 7.62x39 cartridge was the direct competition responsible for the AR-15’s adoption of the 5.56 NATO cartridge. The heavier, bulkier bullet is famously known for its service in the Russian SKS, AK-47 and other former Soviet rifles. The ...[ Read More ]

How to Zero Like a Hero: Sighting In Your Rifle

The day has finally come! The new scope you’ve been wanting has finally arrived! This thing is going to be awesome on your favorite rifle! In a flurry of Allen wrenches, squinting eyes, and just a bit of thread locker spilled on the kitchen table, the optic is mounted up and your new rifle configuration is ready to hit the range. It’s time to align the bullet’s point of impact with the point of aim through that sweet new scope—a process called “zeroing” the rifle. Depending on your approach, your equipment, and your expectations, zeroing can either be a satisfying or terribly frustrating experience. Scope University is in session, we’re going to teach you to zero like a hero! How to Zero a Scope - Preparation A successful sight-in session s...[ Read More ]

.224 Valkyrie vs. 6.5 Grendel: Battle of the 1,000-yard AR 15

Your AR-15 is a ton of fun at close range. Punching holes in cardboard, demolishing milk jugs, pure semi-automatic joy as fast as you can take aim and pull the trigger. But you get no respect from the precision bolt-action rifle shooter at the range who says, “you can’t hunt with that thing anyway,” or “you can’t hit a barn door at 700 yards.” He throws you a smug look before settling in behind the wood stock of his prized bolt-action. When he fires, there’s a pause of silence, then “ping” as you hear the steel ring from THAT gong. The one you’ve never even tried to hit with your AR-15. The one that’s 1,000 yards away. But what if your AR-15 could make that shot? What if it was capable of a one-shot takedown of game ani...[ Read More ]