The “Bare Minimum” EDC First Aid Kit

You will get hurt at some point. It’s virtually inevitable. If not, it’ll be someone you’re with, and a hospital isn’t always right around the corner. It’s basic self-reliance, along with carrying a gun to save lives, to have the resources to plug a hole, stop the bleeding, prevent infection and control pain. Our bare […]

Mil-Spec vs Commercial Buffer Tubes – AR-15 Rifles for Beginners

By AT3 Tactical Understanding the difference between mil-spec and commercial AR-15 buffer tubes This is one of the most common questions we’re asked, and for good reason. If you’re planning to build your own AR-15 or upgrade your AR-15 stock, it’s critical to understand the subtle differences between mil-spec and commercial AR-15 buffer tubes, two very similar […]

AR-15 Sling Attachments – An Option for Every Application

By Brad Steenrod There’s more than one way to sling a rifle, and not all of them work for everyone. The sling strap comes in all shapes, sizes, materials, and configurations. There are single-point slings for close-quarters defensive applications, two- and three-point slings for general use, and specialty slings designed for snipers, hunters, and precision marksmen. […]

The Best 9mm Carbines Under $500

A few years back, pistol caliber carbines seemed to come into vogue as the home defense and just-plain-fun weapon du jour, and understandably so. There are real advantages to using a carbine for home defense over a handgun and possibly also over a shotgun. It’s also a great range toy. However most people aren’t in […]