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AR-15 Barrel Length & Twist Rate

Nate “Magic” Murr of Gripstop and Breach Bang Clear fame talks AR-15 barrel length and twist rate. Should you go with a 14.5″, 16″, or 18″ barrel for your next build? What about barrel twist rate? When is one twist rate better over another?

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Welcome AR Parts Finder

Today I’d like to welcome our newest advertising partner, does exactly what you think it does: it helps you find parts for your AR-15, fast. As mentioned in our Free Gun Search post, using Google Shopping to find pricing and availability of firearms, parts and accessories isn’t a great option anymore. So if […]

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Why Do You Need an Assault Rifle?

This is a question that has been asked a lot since the Sandy Hook school shooting, and I have a simple, common sense answer to share with you today. First though, let’s be clear. The guns that are being talked about, like the Bushmaster AR-15 allegedly used in the Connecticut school shooting, are NOT assault […]

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AR-15 Build for The Descendants of Sparta

Yesterday we floated the idea of using the 2 Vets Arms Spartan Lower we purchased to build a rifle for a drawing to benefit The Descendants of Sparta. Well today we are pleased to announce that the project is officially a go. Here is the current build line-up of donations and sponsors. [styled_table] Part/Service Manufacturer Donated […]

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AR-15 Build recently had a story about new Spartan AR-15 lower receivers from 2 Vets Arms Company in Oklahoma. These Spartan Lowers were created to raise funds and awareness for The Descendants of Sparta, a nonprofit organization with a goal of reducing veteran unemployment, veteran homelessness and eliminating veteran suicide. I purchased one of these lowers, now the […]

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Texas Custom Guns Cerakote

About a month ago, I sent one of my Smith & Wesson M&P’s to V&C Industries to be Cerakoted, and I was so impressed with the results that I decided I needed more cowbell Cerakoting. Around the time that my M&P came back from V&C Industries, I discovered Texas Custom Guns. As I mentioned in my […]

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New Troy BattleRails

Troy Industries, who makes some of the best weapon accessories on the market, introduced two new BattleRails at Shot Show 2012 called the Charlie and Delta. These new rails are two-piece free float systems that do not require gunsmithing or modification to the firearm to install. The Charlie and Delta BattleRails are built off of […]

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Smith & Wesson VTAC II M&P Rifle

At Shot Show 2012, Smith & Wesson introduced the Smith & Wesson VTAC II M&P Rifle, the latest addition to Smith & Wesson’s M&P line of rifles. The VTAC II is the updated version of the VTAC I, and is made in conjunction with Viking Tactics. The VTAC II features a new trigger designed by Geissele Automatics, […]

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