SHOT Show: MARS Recoilless Rifle [VIDEO]

MARS Inc, a first-time exhibitor at SHOT Show this year. They claim the patented operating system in their MARS Invictus .308 AR-10 rifle virtually eliminates recoil. We met up with the rifle’s inventor and listened to what he said. Check it out. According to MARS, the rifle is being submitted to the US Army for […]

Acme Machine Father’s Day Sale

Just a heads up, Acme Machine is having a Father’s Day sale on their AR build kits. Available kits include 5.56 NATO and .224 Valkyrie options including most of the components you need for a build with the exception of the lower. For example, the Aero BA .224 Valkyrie PRS Complete Rifle Build Kit includes […]

Gun Review: CMMG Mk47 AKR2 Rifle in 7.62x39mm

When it comes to modularity and the ease of customization, no rifle on the market beats the AR platform. There’s a reason why it’s referred to as “the Barbie doll for grownups.” That flexibility has made it the dominant platform for a semi-automatic rifle in the US. When done well, it can also be accurate, […]

Calibers for Beginners: .308 Winchester Rifle Ammunition

Following hot of the heels of .223 Remington (see my earlier post here) in terms of general popularity is .308 Winchester. The .308 has enjoyed a reputation of excellence for decades and deservedly so. Most shooters that grew up before and even during the AR revolution that wanted a do-all cartridge went with the .308 because […]

New From Wilson Combat: .458 HAM’R Caliber and Rifles

By creating a hybrid AR-10/AR-15 rifle, Wilson Combat has been able to up the pressure of .458 SOCOM by over 31% and slightly lengthen the case. The end result is the .458 HAM’R caliber and the HAM’R rifles. If 3,000 ft-lbs of energy from an AR-15-ish-sized rifle sounds like your jam, read on for Wilson […]

New From Phoenix Weaponry: “Christine” .45-70 Auto

Chambering .45-70 Govt cartridges modified to be rimless so they feed from a standard magazine, Phoenix Weaponry’s 45-70 Auto up-sizes the AR-10. The “Christine” will run you a cool $4,800, but if you’re looking for a semi-auto modern sporting rifle for bison hunting, look no further. Phoenix Weaponry’s press release follows . . . Our […]

Gun Review: DPMS GII Compact Hunter

DPMS, purchased by Remington about a decade ago, is one of the largest manufacturers of AR-15 and AR-10 rifles in the world. They’ve developed the DPMS GII as the ultimate evolution of the .308 Modern Sporting Rifle; smaller, lighter, and more reliable than AR-10s of the past. TTAG snagged this Compact Hunter model and put […]

Gear Review: JMT AR-15 80% Composite / Polymer Lower

TTAG’s readership is a well-informed crowd. So I’ll spare you an explanation of the purpose(s) of an eighty percent lower. I will say, however, that if you’re not making at least a portion of your (where legally permitted) DIY firearms each year you should strongly consider doing so. At the very least, it’s a great […]