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 ]

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 ]