Category: AR-15

The top selling rifle in the USA.

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Using the AR-15 forward assist

The forward assist on the AR-15 has always been controversial. Stoner did not want to add it but was made to by the military. Many say that if a round cannot be chambered, and especially if it cannot be pushed in using the bolt carrier thumb groove, it should be ejected [Read More…]

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Sig Sauer SIG716 rifle

The SIG 716 is the new piston operated 7.62x51mm / .308 Win. rifle from Sig Sauer. The rifle will be offered in four configurations: Tactical Patrol (12.5″ barrel, almost certainly only on offer to law enforcement and military) Patrol (16″ barrel) Precision [Read More…]

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6x45mm makes a comeback

The 6x45mm SAW was an experimental round developed by the US Army in the 1970s. Black Hills ammunition will be selling 6x45mm ammunition next month. Why is it being resurrected? It can be used in an AR-15 with no other changes than a new barrel and the round gives [Read More…]

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HERA 1911 Carbine Kit

HERA ARMS, makers of the Glock Carbine Kit, have turned their sights on the M1911 pistol. The Colt Pistol Extension (CPE) turns any mil-sepc 1911 into a .45 carbine. Installation is simple. All that is involved is removing the grip panels and attaching the CPE in their [Read More…]

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STANAG 4179 does not exist!

Most of you, I think, know what is meant by a term “STANAG magazine”. For those of you who do not, it refers to a specification prepared by NATO which describes the dimensions of an AR-15 / M16 compatible magazine. An example of the usage of the term is in [Read More…]

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Colt AR-15 KABOOM

Parallel got the fright of his life when participating in a Magpul Dynamics “Dynamic Carbine” course. The drill was firing from the urban prone, weapon side position. We loaded and made ready and I waited for the threat command. When the threat command came [Read More…]

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AR-7 styled after the AR-15

The AR-7 was designed by Eugene Stoner for the US Airforce in 1958, a couple of years after he designed the AR-10 (which went on to evolve into the AR-15). This Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle, I am sure, would have put a smile on Stoner’s face. “bronco” [Read More…]

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Concealed Carry

A Glock 23 with 6 Magazines: $650 A Custom 7.5″ barreled AR-15 with 8 Magazines : $3000 AFT Tax: $200 That nobody knows you are carrying them: Priceless Read about _ak’s guitar gun case. Many thanks to jdun1911 for the link.

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AR-15 and AK Dust test

The Cav Arms guys did an extreme dust test on an AR-15. Turns out AR-15 cannot handle being buried in sand and then run over by a Jeep … who knew? Apart from the “Jeep test”, it did really well. They also tested an AK derivative, a 5.56mm SAR-3, which [Read More…]

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.50 GI AR-15 Uppers

AR-15 owners will soon have another “point five-oh” option for their rifles: the .50 GI. Before now only 1911 and Glock conversion kits were available for the cartridge. The .50 GI was born out of the idea that if .40 was better than 9mm, and .45 was better [Read More…]