Gun Review: DPMS GII Compact Hunter

DPMS, purchased by Remington about a decade ago, is one of the largest manufacturers of AR-15 and AR-10 rifles in the world. They’ve developed the DPMS GII as the ultimate evolution of the .308 Modern Sporting Rifle; smaller, lighter, and more reliable than AR-10s of the past. TTAG snagged this Compact Hunter model and put […]

Gear Review: JMT AR-15 80% Composite / Polymer Lower

TTAG’s readership is a well-informed crowd. So I’ll spare you an explanation of the purpose(s) of an eighty percent lower. I will say, however, that if you’re not making at least a portion of your (where legally permitted) DIY firearms each year you should strongly consider doing so. At the very least, it’s a great […]

Inside the TriggerTech Frictionless Trigger

TriggerTech is a Canadian company that started out making triggers for crossbows and Remington 700s. They’ve more recently branched into the AR-15 market (and a 1911 trigger is currently in the works). Their patented “Frictionless Release Technology” (FRT™) makes their products unique in the trigger world. Although we included TriggerTech’s drop-in AR trigger in our […]

NWSSE: 2A Armament XANTHOS-lite Receivers & Lightweight Mag Catch

2A Armament showed off their wares at the Northwest Shooting Sports Expo, including a couple of products that further solidify the company as a leader in the lightweight AR-15 space. Seen above and immediately below: the XANTHOS-lite “Large Frame” receiver set. It’s DPMS/SR-25 compatible for .308/7.62×51 AR builds. Weighing in at 16 oz for the upper […]

Gun Review: Lancer Systems L30 Heavy Metal Rifle

Lancer Systems, manufacturer of the best 5.56 and 7.62 AR magazines on the market, was kind enough to loan me a L30 Heavy Metal rifle for use in my .308 Muzzle Brake Test. Although I had already shot L30s in all of the available configurations, even winning a gun writer competition with one, I still couldn’t […]

New From PWS: MK212SD Suppressed-Only AR-10

Lindsey from Primary Weapons Systems gives us another rundown of one of PWS’s new products for 2015. Previously it was their GLOCK EDS, and this time around it’s a new rifle in their MK2 series called the MK212SD. As you’d expect from anything with “SD” at the end of its title, this rifle is designed […]

ArmaLite Truckload Sale: 168 Guns and a Free Truck

A truckload of rifles? Why do I suddenly imagine a young but old looking Clint Eastwood driving these beasts to Verdun with a bunch of raw recruits and/or grizzled combat veterans? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the truck in question is the fabled “deuce and a half” (a.k.a. M35 2.5 […]

Which Gun Should I Buy: AR-15 or AK-47?

I’m in the market for a carbine. Don’t need it. I’ve got a perfectly serviceable Remington 870 Wingmaster shotgun in .12 gauge that handles the home defense chores just fine, thank you. I’m the proud owner of a 1911 semi-auto .45 ACP that shoots just dandy. I’ve got access to my dad’s .38 special wheel-gun, […]