The Truth About AR-15 Rifles

[Ed: Nick originally wrote this less than a week after the Sandy Hook shooting, but it’s still just as relevant today.] In the wake of recent events, it’s obvious and unfortunate that the vast majority of pundits have no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to guns. Especially with a firearm like the […]

Battle of the Black Rifles: AR-10 vs AR-15

So…you want a black rifle to make some pews with, leading you to consider an AR-10 vs. AR-15. But you hear that one of the two flavors of ArmaLite Rifle (because that’s what “AR” stands for, after all) is better than the other. What, pray tell, is a person to do? Get both…duh. We HAVE […]

Best AR in (My) Life: Axelson Tactical Black Pearl

AR-15 rifles are not created equally. There are degrees of differences among the various AR-platform rifles from near-indecipherable nuances to impossible-to-miss distinctions; some variations are only Cerakote-deep while others become blatantly obvious when you squeeze the trigger. The firearms market is utterly inundated by black rifles meaning smart manufacturers find a way to stand out. […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Long Range Shooting

By Jon Gillespie-Brown The feeling you get when you can hit a tiny target, almost out of sight, is really amazing for many of us. Taking your skills to that level takes some time and training, but it’s gratifying when you achieve that next step in your shooting skill set. One reason many shooters are […]

Gun Review: Mauser M18 Rifle in .308 Winchester

In one form or another, Mauser has been making rifles for almost 150 years. Mauser rifles have become synonymous with old world quality and craftsmanship, as well as strength and function. The new Mauser M18 is a departure from the famous rifles Mauser built their reputation on. The company has sought to create an inexpensive […]

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 […]