How to Build an AR-15 Lower Receiver

The modular, easily customized AR-15 is everyone’s favorite “build your own” rifle. Nothing gives you more satisfaction than putting one together yourself. Some, especially first-timers, will buy a parts kit that includes everything you need. Others will want to individually select every component so the finished product is exactly what they want when it’s complete. […]

What Does AR Stand For in AR-15?

The AR-15 platform rifle is the most popular rifle in the United States. The meaning of “AR” (as in the AR-15 or AR-10 rifles) has been the subject of much debate for a long time. Some folks say it means “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.” Some of this confusion is due to ignorance and some […]

5 of the Best AR-15 Scope Options

It’s a question that comes up in gun groups on a regular basis: what’s the best AR-15 scopes under X dollars? And just as regularly comes the stream of replies, most forgetting a minor detail beyond their own bias one way or another: application. What’s the intended use of said affordably priced optic? How rigorously […]

SHOT Show: Unique ARs’ Custom Handguards [VIDEO]

Unique ARs is a small Idaho company that makes some pretty artistic custom handguards and other parts for AR-15 rifles. They do some really awesome designs that are more on the expressive side versus the tacticool end of the spectrum. And you know what? I’m good with that. Some folks who own an AR-15 want it to […]

Gun Review: Del-Ton Sport Lite AR-15 Rifle

The AR-15 market has never given buyers more choices than it does now. The number of companies making them is virtually countless. Price points are equally plentiful, which means that anyone and everyone can afford to own one. With so many options out there, how does one get started without spending a fortune? There are […]

The 6 Best AR-15 Muzzle Devices

Whether a muzzle brake, compensator, flash hider, suppressor, or something else entirely, the world of AR-15 muzzle devices is vast and deep. The best one for you may not be the best one for me, so try not to freak out when you see my list of the six best muzzle devices for the modern […]

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 […]