Acme Machine Father’s Day Sale

Just a heads up, Acme Machine is having a Father’s Day sale on their AR build kits. Available kits include 5.56 NATO and .224 Valkyrie options including most of the components you need for a build with the exception of the lower. For example, the Aero BA .224 Valkyrie PRS Complete Rifle Build Kit includes […]

Gun Review: CMMG Mk47 AKR2 Rifle in 7.62x39mm

When it comes to modularity and the ease of customization, no rifle on the market beats the AR platform. There’s a reason why it’s referred to as “the Barbie doll for grownups.” That flexibility has made it the dominant platform for a semi-automatic rifle in the US. When done well, it can also be accurate, […]

Calibers for Beginners: .308 Winchester Rifle Ammunition

Following hot of the heels of .223 Remington (see my earlier post here) in terms of general popularity is .308 Winchester. The .308 has enjoyed a reputation of excellence for decades and deservedly so. Most shooters that grew up before and even during the AR revolution that wanted a do-all cartridge went with the .308 because […]

New From Wilson Combat: .458 HAM’R Caliber and Rifles

By creating a hybrid AR-10/AR-15 rifle, Wilson Combat has been able to up the pressure of .458 SOCOM by over 31% and slightly lengthen the case. The end result is the .458 HAM’R caliber and the HAM’R rifles. If 3,000 ft-lbs of energy from an AR-15-ish-sized rifle sounds like your jam, read on for Wilson […]

New From Phoenix Weaponry: “Christine” .45-70 Auto

Chambering .45-70 Govt cartridges modified to be rimless so they feed from a standard magazine, Phoenix Weaponry’s 45-70 Auto up-sizes the AR-10. The “Christine” will run you a cool $4,800, but if you’re looking for a semi-auto modern sporting rifle for bison hunting, look no further. Phoenix Weaponry’s press release follows . . . Our […]

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 […]

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