Rifle Ergonomics: Optimizing Your AR Setup

Ergonomics: an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. Even with a clear definition, few words are misused so frequently. You may hear infomercials tout it with impunity: ‘This duster broom is so ergonomic!’ or ‘Ergonomic phone case fits in your pocket!’ After a while, the word seems to lose meaning. In the end, even a brick is ‘ergonomic’ when compared to a cinderblock, right? Despite the confusion, ergonomics is a powerful word. When we talk about AR10s and AR15s, ergonomics come first. Unlike a phone or a broom, a rifle’s ‘efficiency’ and ‘safety’ are critically intertwined. The history of the AR15 (and its resulting prevalenc...[ Read More ]

Win This Rifle Build! Lightweight AR15 Giveaway!

This Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Jennifer B. in Oklahoma! You can view all current and past giveaways on our giveaway blog page. You ever hear the phrase “ounces are pounds”? If you know the history of the AR15 and its offspring, you know that weight is everything. It started in Vietnam, where the M16 made its debut as a replacement to the 10lb+ M14. Trading a wood stock for aluminum and polymer, the M16 weighed 2.5lbs less than the previously-issued battle rifle, and the smaller cartridges meant soldiers could carry more ammunition outside the wire. After the war, the Military’s demand for smaller, lighter equipment continued, leading to the development of the M4, the M249, and countless other modern rifl...[ Read More ]

Primary Arms GLx™ Now Available!

Experience the new gold standard in rifle scopes. Primary Arms Optics’ GLx Rifle Scopes are in stock and ready to ship. From groundbreaking new turrets to crystal-clear glass, these rifle scopes outclass the competition without breaking budget. With years of research and refinement, GLx will challenge everything you know about mid-priced optics. Optical excellence starts with the basics. Our first GLx scopes thrive in mid- to long-range with three versatile magnification ranges: 2.5-10x44mm, 4-16x50mm, and 6-24x50mm. Each scope features a ruggedized 30mm body, machined from 6061 and 7075 aluminum for optimal durability and weight-savings. Waterproof, fog-resistant, and duty-ready, GLx scopes shine in the stresses of adver...[ 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 ]

WIN THIS RIFLE PACKAGE! [Anderson AM-10 .308 And Accessories!]

This Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Joe E. in Texas! You can view all current and past giveaways on our giveaway blog page. If you’ve been a reader of the Primary Arms blog or an email list subscriber for any length of time, chances are you’re familiar with our Builder’s Corner series. We take some of the interesting and unique builds from around the office and break them down to give you an inside look at the what, how, and why behind real builds from Primary Arms team members. We still have a ton of awesome employee builds to show you in the months to come on the Primary Arms blog. However, we are taking things up a notch… and we think you’ll be excited about it. Throughout 2019, we will be building and showc...[ Read More ]