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Bravo Company AR-15 bolt

Firearms

AR-15 Tech: Bolts

Those looking to go “premium” when building or finishing an AR-15 often look at an upgraded bolt carrier group. The primary functioning part in that group is the bolt assembly. The carrier body, as long as it is true USGI-standard specification, will give reliable and correct service. Sure, plated premium carriers are nice, mostly because they clean up much easier. Likewise, a higher-dollar carrier won’t make or break your gun, but a sub-standard bolt might.

Man shooting a long gun under a blue sky

General

Tips for Improving #RangeDayFriday Firearm Photography

Share your range and build pics with us, and be entered to win a new firearm! This month’s gun giveaway features the Patriot Ordnance Factory Renegade AR-15. Are you more of a gun fan than a gun photographer? No sweat! We have the tips to handle the photo portion. That way you can just concentrate on the build and boom!

AR-15 bolt face

Firearms

AR-15 Tech: Extraction and Ejection Tips and Tricks

Getting the rounds into your AR-15 is the first step, but getting them back out again is just as important. When a cartridge case fails to eject, the place shooters often look is the extractor. That’s not a bad idea, but the extractor may be the symptom and not the cause. This article examines troubleshooting and correcting extraction and ejection issues and how to address them. It also gives a few tips to make your AR run smoother.

Speed loading a new magazine into a pistol

How To

Drills for 3 Gun Shooters

I have been shooting, training, and training others for a very long time. I am not a top competitor at 3 Gun. However, I recognize 3 Gun as a lot of fun for those that love to shoot. A love of shooting must come first. Next, you may have a desire to compete for the sake of it. 3 Gun is a great thing for this. As an instructor, I recognize what it takes to win, and I hope these lines will help you to get started and be competitive. I am looking forward to comments from 3 gun shooters. I hope that they will add to my knowledge as well as yours.

GunVault Home diagram

Gun Gear

Gun Vault: Tips For Long Term Gun Storage

The first thing you need to do is ensure you have a safe and reliable storage area. A Gun Vault is a great storage option that will protect and secure your firearms. Here are storage tips to avoid and actions to take.

Filing the front sight of a revolver

Firearms

Sighting-in the Fixed-Sight Revolver

Firing to the left or right is a more difficult problem to fix, but if the problem is severe, it may be done. Be certain you are not milking the trigger right or left and have an experienced shooter fire the revolver as well. The problem may be shooter related. If not, read the full article to learn how to adjust your “fixed” sights.

3 people shooting a pistol

Competitive Shooting

Getting Started in 3 Gun

Getting started in 3 Gun is about as easy as it gets. You do not have to have any special equipment or skill. Any 9mm, shotgun, and long gun will generally get the job done. Best of all, while having fun and learning the ropes, you will develop and hone a multitude of skills that can be applied to other shooting sports or, more important, self-defense and home defense applications.