The AR-15 Drop-In Trigger Roundup

There may be a zillion aftermarket triggers for the AR platform, but there’s a fairly finite number of drop-in units. In fact, in the photo above you’re looking at very nearly every drop-in trigger available at the time of this article — plus a standard, 3-piece unit — and a couple that aren’t quite on […]

AR-15 Flash Hiding Test #2

As a follow-up to the AR-15 Flash Hider Shootout, test #2 here adds a variety of new flash hiders to the mix and also includes a lot of combination devices and even some straight-up brakes and comps. So, yes, for the pedants out there this is a “flash hiding” test, not a “flash hider” test. We […]

AR-15 Flash Hider Shootout

In Muzzle Brake Shootouts Part 1 and Part 2, we were primarily testing recoil reduction performance. With something like 64 brakes and comps recoil tested, it was time to move onto muzzle flash. For this shootout we were able to gather 33 different muzzle devices — mostly dedicated flash hiders but also some hybrid units […]

Ammunition Consistency Testing: SetPoint, Hornady and Prvi

Until this point our consistency testing’s been focusing on the .223 Remington / 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge. This time we branch out into another popular rifle caliber: the .308 Winchester / 7.62×51 NATO round. Specifically, I’m testing Prvi Partizan factory ammo, Hornady Match ammo, and SetPoint ammunition.

Ammunition Consistency Testing: Nosler Custom Varmint

Just when you thought you were safe from the boxplots, I bring you another mathematics filled post about ammunition consistency! Well, not mathematics filled, but more than you’d anticipate outside a statistics classroom. This week we’re testing Nosler’s Custom Varmint ammunition, a 40-grain treat for your .223 Remington rifle of choice.