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. […]

M-LOK vs KeyMod: Handpicking A Handguard

If you’re looking at putting a handguard on your AR-15 that accessories can be directly attached to, it usually comes down to M-LOK vs keyword handguards. And why not? Both are well-made, and both allow you to attach just about any accessory you’d want to an AR-pattern rifle. They aren’t lines of products so much […]

What’s The Best Electronic Hearing Protection?

Electronic hearing protection has significant advantages over standard passive, non-electronic hearing protection. You can hear a whole lot more of what’s going on around you and the sound is still dampened enough to protect your hearing from the sound of gunfire. Typical ear pro uses baffling to reduce ALL sound. Electronic ear muffs (or whatever […]

3 Ways to Safely Store Your Guns at Home

1. Train your family in the Four Rules of Firearms Safety The best safety for any gun is between your ears. And the ears of everyone in your family. Everyone who may have access to firearms should understand and respect The Four Rules of Gun Safety. As a responsible firearm owner, you should know that any safe […]

What Does AR Stand For in AR-15?

The AR-15 platform rifle is the most popular rifle in the United States. The meaning of “AR” (as in the AR-15 or AR-10 rifles) has been the subject of much debate for a long time. Some folks say it means “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.” Some of this confusion is due to ignorance and some […]

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 […]