Tag: AR-15

Project Build: Faux Integrally Suppressed SBR 9mm AR-15

As a resident of Washington State, I can’t [yet] have an SBR. In fact, the only NFA items we’re allowed to own here are silencers. I’ve really always loved the look and compact size of a nice SBR, and have definitely always loved the look of an integrally suppressed barrel. You know, along the lines of an MP5SD or the like. When Sig released its SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace, an idea popped into my mind (shocking, I know). I could make myself a pistol that had the look and feel of an integrally suppressed SBR, but wasn’t actually either of those things . . . continue reading

Just Arrived From My FFL: FN-15 Carbine

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Your eyes don’t deceive you. This AR magwell doesn’t bear the standard of a rampant Colt, the crosshairs and lion of an ArmaLite, or the generic logo of a ‘Your Name Here’ parts-bin AR builder. That’s the FN logo, because this is a new FN-15 carbine . . .

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GOP And National Review Embrace Gun 2.0 With AR Giveaways.

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National Review Online is the independently edited web version of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s conservative magazine. This month, in cooperation with the National Association For Gun Rights, they’re giving away a Colt 6920 like the one shown here. Go ahead and click the pic above to enter. No, really: the link will take you to the actual sweepstakes entry page. But hurry, because the contest closes Friday at 5:00 p.m. EST. And meanwhile, in Georgia…

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Battle Rifle Co. Announces Spring AR-15 Fashion Lineup

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When it comes to gun fashion, the AR-15 is definitely This Year’s Girl. In fact, she’s been This Year’s Girl for at least a decade, strutting the runways and showing off the latest in rifle styles and accessories. I’m sure we’ll see a lot of her at Fashion Week the SHOT Show wearing every conceivable manner of rail, grip, stock, trigger and optic. Battle Rifle Company is previewing its Spring 2014 line ahead of the show, with a handful of ARs that might appeal to tactically fashion-conscious shooter . . .

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(I Wish This Were A Full) Gun Review: Wild West Guns Custom AR-15

Courtesy Chris Dumm for The Truth About Guns Unlike Senor Farago, I’ve never owned a Porsche or a Ferrari or anything like them. I’ve never driven one. I’ve never ridden in one, and (sad but true) I’ve never even sat in one. But for a few hours this weekend I got to shoot one, in a manner of speaking. Weather and politics and economics conspired to keep my trigger time short, but it was oh so sweet.

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Just Arrived At My FFL: New Frontier LW-15 Polymer Lower Receiver

Courtesy Chris Dumm for The Truth About Guns

My gunsmith had a delightful pre-Thanksgiving surprise for me today: a (nearly) all-polymer AR-15 complete lower from New Frontier Armory. Just about everything in it is made of a tough polymer: in fact, only the buffer, tube and springs seem to be made of metal. Even the trigger and hammer, you ask? Yep, even the trigger and hammer . . . continue reading