A Beginner’s Guide to Muzzle Brakes

A question I am often asked is if a person should get a muzzle brake for their rifle. There is some ground to cover in answering that question, so let’s start with some definitions. The Different Muzzle Devices In today’s shooting world there are many guns that come with threaded muzzles that can accept a […]

Should I Buy A .300 Blackout Upper For My AR?

One of the reasons that the AR-15 platform is America’s most popular rifle is its versatility and ease of customization. For most people, changing calibers is usually as simple as buying another upper and swapping it out. And that’s what makes adding 300 Blackout blackout capability to your AR-15 so attractive. The cartridge has become […]

Military Surplus Guns You Can Still Afford

Oh, the days when military surplus guns like a Mosin-Nagant could be had by the armful for about $100 each, along with all the corrosive steel case surplus ammo you could shoot. Those were the heady days back when I had hair, my knees didn’t make weird noises, and I even had some self-esteem. Just […]

How To Dye Your Polymer Gun Parts

Over the last couple years I have featured a couple of AR builds here on TTAG and elsewhere that had Russian Bakelite colored stocks and mags. Some people really loved the look of them and I have subsequently found my images “borrowed” and used on social media by shameless charlatans. Over that time I was […]