Category: AR-15

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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…]

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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…]

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NEW: Leupold Expanding Line of Rings and Bases

Leupold is known for manufacturing good quality, reliable optics and now you’ll be able to mount those optics to your guns with an even wider range of rings and bases. The company is expanding their line with their new Mark 4 Integral Mounting System (IMS) mounts [Read More…]

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Congress Could Recognize Remington’s 200th Anniversary

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Remington Arms Company and in an interesting turn of events it may not be just fans of Big Green acknowledging the landmark. A New York congressman, Rep. Richard Hanna (R), introduced a resolution on Thursday, September 15, [Read More…]

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POTD: Fire Breathing Muzzle Brake

Here is a photo of my friend Brian M. at the recent 2016 FN 3Gun Match. He made the muzzle brake himself. I just happened to capture the right moment and the muzzle flash. He is engaging some paper targets at about 20 yards using a Sig Romeo 3 red dot sight.  

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Book Review: Guns of the Special Forces 2001-2015

Guns of the Special Forces is a recent publication by Pen & Sword Press written by Leigh Neville, an Australian defense and military author. The book is inspired by Guns of the Elite written by George Markham, an in-depth look at the history and then current [Read More…]

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BREAKING: S&W M&P 15/22 Rifles BANNED at Appleseed Events Due to Run Away and Out of Battery Firing

It might be time to take a second look at your favorite .22 caliber AR-15 trainer rifle: Bearing Arms is reporting that organizers of the Appleseed Project marksmanship program have banned outright the use of Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 due to problems experienced [Read More…]

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