Improving Your Mil-Spec AR Trigger

What’s the best way to improve your AR-15’s mil-spec trigger? Simple…buy a better one. Seriously, the easiest way to make your mil-spec AR-15 trigger smoother and crispier is to replace it with a better aftermarket AR trigger. There is a wide variety of good replacement triggers made by excellent companies like Timney, Geissele, ALG defense, and CMC, just to name a few. […]

How to Properly Mount a Rifle Scope

Mounting a new rifle scope correctly is pretty important. If done wrong, you will constantly struggle with finding a good position behind the scope and the adjustments you make when shooting won’t make sense. There are two keys to properly mounting a scope. First, make sure the scope is in line with the barrel. Second, […]

How to Clean a Suppressor

Want to clean your suppressor? It’s not always necessary depending on your can and the caliber you’re shooting. Below I’ll cover if and when you should clean your suppressors plus some common methods of doing so. Because of the wide variety of suppressors on the market right now, I will be speaking mostly in generalities. […]

How to Clean A 1911 Pistol

The hardest part in cleaning a 1911 for most people is disassembling it. That’s more a comment on how easy they are to clean than how difficult they are to take apart. But since a 1911 isn’t as simple to take down as, say, a GLOCK, I will be covering proper disassembly and reassembly in this cleaning guide […]

How to Build an AR-15 Lower Receiver

The modular, easily customized AR-15 is everyone’s favorite “build your own” rifle. Nothing gives you more satisfaction than putting one together yourself. Some, especially first-timers, will buy a parts kit that includes everything you need. Others will want to individually select every component so the finished product is exactly what they want when it’s complete. […]

Tips for Cleaning an AR-15 Rifle: Guns for Beginners

Cleaning your AR-15 rifle is an oddly personal thing. Everyone has their preferred way of doing it. Although there are definitely WRONG ways to clean an AR, there isn’t necessarily one right way.   If your AR ends up clean and undamaged, you’ve succeeded. Here I’m going to cover how I handle my AR-15 cleaning. The army was my first […]

The Truth About the AR-15 Carry Handle

The AR-15 carry handle has long been a subject of come controversy. Is it a sight platform, a carry handle, or both? The original ArmaLite M16 design elevated the sights as a result of the charging handle that stuck out the top of the upper receiver. But the carry handle design stuck, even after the […]

The Best AR-15 Barrels and Makers

What is the best AR-15 Barrel? That is a very broad question, primarily because “best” is subjective. What’s best for the money? Best for accuracy? Exhibits the best barrel life? Has the best gas system? Best profile? I could go on. So to make things simpler, this article will cover some of the best match barrel options for accuracy. Competitive shooting […]