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 ]

Win This Rifle Build! 9mm Pistol Caliber Carbine

This Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, James F. in North Dakota! You can view all current and past giveaways on our giveaway blog page. Another month, and another awesome rifle giveaway is in the works. This time around, we decided to go in the opposite direction from last month’s purpose-built long-range precision rifle. With the summer weather rolling in, this build had to be just as fun to shoot in both indoor and outdoor ranges. That’s why we built a 9mm AR-15 pistol caliber carbine, so read on to learn about which parts we used and why. If you need ideas for your own pistol caliber carbine (PCC) build or are feeling particularly lucky and want to learn how to win it for free, be sure to read to the end (Or just ...[ 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 ]

Win This Rifle! 6.5 Creedmoor Long-Range Precision Build

This Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Luke H. in Minnesota! You can view all current and past giveaways on our giveaway blog page. Well my friend, you are in luck. Below you'll find a list of hand-picked parts and accessories, each one specifically chosen to help you put together a humdinger of a precision rifle that should easily get you to the 1,000-yard line and beyond! Now, as with any build, you can swap out the parts we're suggesting to meet your own personal needs, tastes, and budget. Unlike any other build though, you'll have a chance to win this exact rifle and entirely sidestep having to budget for anything but ammo! Check out the end of this article to find out how. .link { color:blue; } .mobile-...[ Read More ]

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 ]