John Garand’s Need for Speed

In the waning days of 1928, John C. Garand filed a patent application for a “High Speed Firing Mechanism.” At the same time, he was working diligently at Springfield Armory in Massachusetts, developing the rifle that would soon bear his name. The patent, which was granted in November 1930 and assigned to the Lyman Gun […]

What IS A Bump Fire Stock?

If you somehow haven’t noticed, one of the most controversial firearm accessories these days are “bump fire stocks,” which a few states have hastily outlawed along with a supposed impending (at the time of this writing) federal ban pending according to the current administration. In the current political climate, many people want to see bump […]

Is The ‘Ribbon Gun’ The Army’s Next Rifle?

Could the Army’s next service rifle be something with four vertically stacked barrels that was invented in a Colorado Springs man’s garage? (Martin) Grier, a self-described inventor who has worked at a local bed and breakfast, built the new “ribbon gun” with a hobbyist’s tools. It looks like a space-age toy drawn by a fifth-grader. […]

Hands-On With the Desert Tech MDR in 5.56

Almost exactly a year ago, TTAG reviewed Desert Tech’s shiny new bullpup battle rifle, the MDR. One of its selling features is quick and easy caliber conversions, though no factory conversions have been available (and just one aftermarket 6.5 Creedmoor option). Until now. Well, until soon… On a recent visit to Desert Tech’s Salt Lake […]

Gun Review: Caracal VERSUS Competition Rifle

Caracal is a name that most reading this blog will associate with their Enhanced F handgun, something RF lusted after harder than Israeli supermodels. After swinging for the fences with their first release and coming up short, they’ve switched gears and have started producing a more “traditional” line of firearms. Their latest release is the […]

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 […]

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