Traditionally, much of the AR is already plastic. However, recent developments are pushing the limits of the AR design, and the polymer lower receiver is now commonplace.
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There is no rifle more recognizable than the AR-15. Folks who know little about firearms know what an AR is.…Read More >
The house is on fire and you only have time to grab one AR-15. This is just a thought exercise…Read More >
Given that most of us don’t always have perfect access to truly “genuine” mil-spec, mil-standard parts (those actually used in issued fighting tools), we’re shopping based on a little part trust and a bigger part knowledge. The trust part is accepting claims of “USGI-spec” parts actually being done to not only blueprint dimensions, but also made from the correct materials treated to the same processes. That’s receivers, bolts, and on down the list of the 100 or so parts that can make up an AR-15.
With the ever-growing popularity of shorter-barreled AR-15s in the form of AR pistols, there comes a demand for smaller red…Read More >
In the AR niche, there seems to be a trend towards the deletion of the forward-assist mechanism. Is that a…Read More >
Today, many gun enthusiasts expect the AR-15 and similar rifles to come with forward assist. Some feel the mechanism is…Read More >
Whether you’re building your AR from the ground up or upgrading a rifle that is already built, any one of…Read More >
Some people prefer barrel lengths around 30 inches when it comes to their AR-15s. Others like 12.7 inches. There are…Read More >