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 […]

7 Things to Look For in an AR-15 Handguard

By Brad Steenrod AR 15 Handguard: Free floating or drop-in? Aluminum or Polymer? Quad rail, Keymod, M-LOK, or no rail? Choosing a handguard for your AR-15 can be confusing, with all of the options that are available. Even the names can be confusing (handguard, forend, forearm, foregrip – they’re all the same). But picking the right […]

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 […]

New From Alamo Precision Rifles: The APR Action

There is a good chance you have never heard of Alamo Precision Rifles, and an even better chance that you should have. Alamo Precision Rifles (APR) is located 275 miles north of the Alamo near Dallas, Texas. I recently made the trip from Austin to APR to check out their facility. Big things are happening […]