These five essential AR-15 accessories are sure to give you a competitive edge, from big stakes 3-Gun events to local matches. Better yet, none of them leaves your wallet empty.
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Usually thought of as a strictly “custom” component in a top-end precision AR-15 build, here’s a few reasons to consider a side charging handle—and a few reasons to avoid them.
In the author’s estimation, a two-stage trigger offers the most secure, precise, and safest function in the AR-15 platform. There are a good many two-stage triggers available, but click to read the functional ideas behind all of them.
When it comes to self-defense, you can never be over prepared, but your modern sporting rifle (MSR) can. Picking the right accessories for America’s rifle is critical to your success and defensive situation. Those living on a ranch or carrying an AR-15 in a vehicle may need to shoot at longer ranges. However, suburbanites in apartments would taking shot at a much shorter distance. Setting your AR up for success and your intended defensive scenario is key to your success, so here are a handful of products that will help ensure you success.
Over the years, I have changed my opinion on AR-15 pistols. At one time, I believed these short little AR-15s were useless fun-time range toys, but then I started shooting some very high-end AR-15 pistol builds, and my mind was swayed. The Law Tactical AR-15 Folding Stock Adapter transforms that short little higher performing AR-15 pistol into something ever shorter that can easily be slipped into most backpacks.
Don’t short-change a short gun! When you spec a carbine, think about shooting it! Simple? Yes. But don’t adapt to the carbine; make it adapt to you. Here are a few thoughts on how to get the most utility from your carbine.
I get a lot of correspondence from folks complaining about magazine problems. I never liked the answer I gave them, and that’s led to this article. There are four pieces-parts to a box magazine: the follower, which is the tray that lifts the cartridges into position; the spring, which powers the follower; the base plate, which secures the spring; and the box. This article looks at all of them and gives tips to maintain and repair your magazines.
This last weekend, I provided a buddy a side-by-side comparison of his standard AR and one of my AR15s with an adjustable gas block. His actual quote was, “Holy crap! When can you do that to mine?” Your first experience with an adjustable gas block will be an enlightening one.
Loading AR magazines is a chore but it is one of the most important tasks when using an AR—busting thumbs is just part of the job. Range time is precious, and I don’t want to waste time loading 30-rounders when I can be training, so I have a plan that involves tools that take the work out of recharging AR magazines.
Curious about black rifles? I don’t blame you. The AR-15 is after all, the most popular rifle in America. The AR-15’s versatility, adaptability, reliability and ease of operation make the gun the nearly perfect all-rounder—from plinking to home defense, from competition to hunting—you can build it in any configuration you need. Further, building your own AR-15 means you get the parts you want at a price you can afford. Building an AR-15 from the ground up might seem overwhelming and confusing, however with this guide, “DIY ARs — Building Your Own AR-15,” Cheaper Than Dirt! breaks down part by part everything you need to build an AR-15 rifle.