Category: AR-15

The top selling rifle in the USA.

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POTD: Beltfed Cozy Case

This photo shows what looks like a Ares Shrike AR broken down in a custom insert violin case. Notice the ammo belt nicely stowed in its own compartment. The velvet lined cut out looks very plush for this belt fed weapon. Just make sure the gun has cooled down before [Read More…]


The More You Know: MPI Testing

One criteria for choosing a quality Bolt Carrier Group (BCG), barrel or other ferrous metal firearm part is the passing of a Magetic Particle Inspection test. Commonly known as MPI, the process is non-destructive, meaning that the test itself does not have any [Read More…]

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India Restarts Rifle Program (Again), Solicits for 7.62x51mm Rifles, Not 5.56x45mm

It feels like déjà vu: India has once again issued a Request For Information (RFI) for a new rifle, this time in 7.62x51mm NATO caliber. The RFI was reportedly issued on the 27th of September, making it two and a half months between the nation’s government [Read More…]

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AR-15 Jammed By Bee

We have all been out at the range enjoying a nice afternoon with our AR-15 when BAM, your rifle jams. Most of the time these malfunctions are pretty standard, but Youtube user AregularGuy experienced a malfunction caused by an entirely unexpected source. A bee. While [Read More…]

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Beamshot “Insider” – Multi-Function Laser Light System and NATO Powered Rail

Background: You may remember NATO’s “Powered Rail Team”, consisting of 10 nations with the common goal of bringing forward a STANAG (NATO standardization document) for a Powered Accessory Rail for small firearms? Think a Picatinny rail, but with power [Read More…]

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BACK TO THE FUTURE? Textron Displays Newest Polymer-Cased Telescoped Firing Rifle

It looks like it could be back to the future for the US Army, if Textron’s new carbine design is any indication of what’s to come. The company unveiled its latest prototype of a cased, telescoped ammunition-firing rifle at Modern Day Marine 2016 in Quantico, [Read More…]


Broken Palmetto State Upper

Paul P. posted this in a firearm group. His PSA upper exploded and he sent it back to see if Palmetto State would do anything. Unfortunately they did not but more surprising is the lack of communication. Of course this is one side of the story. I do not know if PSA [Read More…]

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Firearm Showcase: The Heckler & Koch XM29 OICW, the ULTIMATE Individual Weapon? – HIGH RES PICS!

In May of this year, I got the rare opportunity to travel to Heckler & Koch’s headquarters in Ashburn, VA, to take a look at some of the experimental and prototype firearms they have located there in their famous “Grey Room”. It wouldn’t be worth as much for [Read More…]

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BREAKING: French Defense Procurement Department CONFIRMS Heckler & Koch HK416 Win for French Rifle Contract

If any of you still had doubts about the HK416’s rumored win of the French AIF (Arme Individuelle du Futur – Future Individual Weapon) contract, doubt no more. The French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement, their defense procurement office) has released [Read More…]