AR-15

How to: turning a stripped AR lower into a complete AR lower

Here’s a video for everyone planning to spend the upcoming holiday weekend finally turning that stripped AR lower and that parts kit into a working, complete, lower receiver.


Hunting with the .300 AAC Blackout

Of all the new AR-15 rounds to hit the market in the last few years, the .300 AAC Blackout has arguably resulted in the most fervor. AR fans just seem to love the round. Though initially designed with suppressed, special milita...



Now available from Sharps Rifle Company: the Relia-Bolt

Wyoming-based Sharps Rifle Company, inventors of the promising new AR round, the .24-45 are now selling their Relia-Bolt AR bolts. According to the company product page, the bolts are machined from S7 tool steel, coated with NP...



High speed video comparison: .223 vs. 6.5 Grendel vs. 6.8 SPC vs. .50 Beowulf

For those readers trying to decide on which AR round to invest in for medium and large game hunting, the following Brass Fetcher video we found might be of some use. The slow motion comparison seems to indicate that the 6.8mm S...


The ARES Defense SCR: another AR that’s legal everywhere

It seems that an increasing number of manufacturers are attempting to corner a niche market of AR platform enthusiasts who live in a state (like New York) that has banned most or all of the features that make an AR an AR (pisto...



Black Rain Ordnance circumvents the SAFE Act with NY compliant ARs

The recent passage of the NY SAFE act in New York State effectively banned citizens from possessing standard AR-15 rifles. Specifically, the law banned the possession of all semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazine...



The Troy Sporting Rifle: A pump action AR-15

Love the AR-15 but live in a place that makes ownership of standard ARs difficult or impossible? Troy Defense has a possible solution with their pump action Troy Sporting Rifle-PAR. The rifle has the look and feel of a standard...


Cartridges of the 2010s so far

It could be argued that the introduction of new rifle, pistol, and rimfire cartridges to the market is superfluous in 2014 given that by 1960, there were enough extant rounds to fill all hunting and shooting niches many times o...



The .25-45 SHARPS goes full auto

We recently posted a brief article on the .25-45 SHARPS, which is one of the more recent additions to the ever-growing lineup of cartridges designed for the AR-15 platform. While conducting research, we stumbled across this vid...


The basics: stripping, cleaning, and maintaining an AR-15

Here is a fairly comprehensive how-to video that walks the viewer through basic AR-15 maintenance. Enjoy.