Home Defense AR15 Build

Introduction Your home is your refuge, and if you’ve got to defend it, you deserve every advantage that a rifle can offer. With a wide aftermarket and broad variety of ammunition, AR15s are a top choice for any kind of personal defense. Despite rumors, the 5.56x45 cartridge is not too powerful for home defense. With purpose-made ammunition, you can achieve low interior penetration—even lower than pistols or shotguns. When you factor in the AR15’s low weight, excellent balance, and simple manual-of-arms, its effectiveness shines when navigating corridors. But to get the most out of an AR, you must configure it to meet the challenges of its environment. Defensive carbine setups are often more complex than they appear, as the in...[ Read More ]

The Gun Lover's Gift Guide [2019 Edition]

The Gun Lover’s Gift Guide [2019 Edition] Enthusiasts are tricky to please, so we’ve made a guide to give the gun-lovers out there a very Merry Christmas. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, your loved ones, or your coworkers, these items are certain to be a hit this season. You don’t have to break the bank—or even really break a $20. The perfect gift can come in any size and shape. So, let’s get straight into it, starting with the little gifts that can fit perfect in a Secret Santa or chimney stocking. [Under $20] Gifts for Secret Santa/Stocking-Stuffers [Under $50] Gifts for Friends [Under $200] Gifts for Good Friends [Above $200] Gifts for Family [?] Special Gifts [Under $20] For Secret S...[ Read More ]

How to Fix AR15 Malfunctions

Like any machine, your AR15 will never be 100% perfectly reliable. Parts will break, magazines will fail, and tight tolerances will loosen with wear. Even with ruthless maintenance, one unlucky clot of dust can shut down your rifle in an instant. With the right knowledge, you can fix most issues without spending money, but the wrong diagnosis can end up feeling like a wild goose chase. If you're new to fixing ARs, that’s alright. This blog details most common malfunctions, their origins, and a few solutions, so you can get started on a fix right away. If you know what you're looking for, skip to the section below... Overgassing Bolt Won't Lock Bolt Won't Unlock Double Feeds Failure to Chamber Failure to Eject Sh...[ Read More ]

X39 Space Gun Giveaway

This Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Bryan L. in West Virginia! You can view all current and past giveaways on our giveaway blog page. With Glocktober closed, many of you may wonder how we could possibly have another giveaway lined up for November. 4 Glocks in 4 weeks? They told us we were crazy. They told us it wasn’t possible. They were wrong. And now we’re proving them wrong again with a rifle to celebrate sci-fi cinema. This is our X39 Space Gun Giveaway. If you’ve been keeping a finger on the pulse of movie releases, you know that there’s an upcoming film in a renowned science-fiction franchise. Regardless of your opinion on the series, its iconic blasters have a distinct style. If you look c...[ Read More ]

[Glocktober] Roland Special Giveaway!

This Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Kelly H. in Washington! You can view all current and past giveaways on our giveaway blog page. The future of pistols is now. Well, kind of. To understand the ingenuity behind the Roland Special, you must take a step back and look at history. Over the last 40 years, not a lot has changed in firearms tech. Our military is still using AR15-pattern rifles and open-bolt belt-feds. While there have been substantial improvements in design, materials, and accessories, the fundamentals have changed little. Until a program like the Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) introduces polymer or caseless ammunition, there’s no reason to stray from proven rifles. P...[ Read More ]