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 ]

Builders' Hacks: Must-Have Tools and Tricks

As any builder can tell you, putting together an AR-15 rifle is a personal process. Everyone has their own methods and techniques, and individualism makes the finished product so much more rewarding. It’s difficult to convey the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from shutting the bolt on a rifle you built with your own hands. No doubt there are plenty of great poetics about the relationship between a warrior and his weapon. Maybe that’s why it’s so frustrating when a build goes wrong. Every day, rifle builders around the country make avoidable mistakes that create a disappointing—or even dangerous—final product. To quote Pat McNamara, “Experience is often something we get shortly after we need it.” In rifle building, this les...[ Read More ]

Rifle Slings: Which Type is Right for you?

Your sling probably won't make or break your next hunting trip. It won't save you those tenths of a second on your next stage and it probably isn't ever going to save your life. That said, a good sling can go a long way to improving comfort when carrying your firearms, will let you free your hands, and even offer an option for a more stable off-hand shot. With all the sling options available, how do you find the best one for you? Well, first you'll have to decide what style you need. There are a wide variety of slings available on the market today, including 3-points, Hasty slings, cuff slings, and other more specialized options. For most shooters, the two most common sling options will do everything they need. Let's take a look at si...[ Read More ]

How To Mount a Scope [On Your AR-15]

Rifle scopes have come a long way in the last decade. New materials and ceaseless engineering birthed stronger, more reliable scopes that survive even in the toughest conditions. Even so, every scope, no matter how expensive, shares the same weak point: the mount. For any rifle setup, the most common point of failure for an optic is the mount. If a mount isn’t set up properly, the question isn’t if a scope will slip—it’s when. It could be at the first trip to the range, or it could be in the middle of a crucial 3-gun stage. Either way, a busted scope mount is a critical failure that can quickly end a good day. Mounting your scope doesn’t have to be a painful process. To help, we’ve prepared a guide to cut down on time at the workbenc...[ Read More ]

Primary Arms Optics Best-Seller Spotlight

When Primary Arms began selling red dot sights over a decade ago, our mission was simple: to offer the best quality optics to our customers at the best possible prices and back them up with outstanding customer service. That mission has never wavered. The result of that mission for you, our valued customer, is unmatched value for your dollar. That value has made Primary Arms one of the fastest growing optics manufacturers in the world. We love what we do, but truth be told, we do it all for you. Bringing you the best in quality and value is what drives us, and when we make something you love, we’ve accomplished our mission. We’ve come a long way from those early days selling red dots. In the years since, we’ve added a complete lineup of r...[ Read More ]