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Del Ton AR-10 sitting on a tan hardcase

Firearms

The AR-10 and AR-15 — What are the Differences?

As far as handling and ergonomics, the AR-15 and AR-10 are brilliantly designed and function the same. Some new shooters may not realize that the AR-10 7.62x51mm rifle actually came first. In fact the AR-10 .308 rifle competed with the FN FAL and M14. In the end, the rifle was downsized into the .223 caliber AR-15, which was a response to the AK-47, but that is history and we are dealing with differences in application today.

Del Ton DT 10 AR-10 rifle with scope and sling on a dirt background

Firearms

Review: Del Ton AR-10 — Affordable and Accurate With a .308 Punch

The DTI .308 is a carbine-length rifle with a 16-inch barrel and the standard AR-type gas impingement operating mechanism. The barrel features a 1 in 10-inch twist, which seems ideal for handling a wide spectrum of bullet weights. The rifle features a credible flash suppressor, and the receiver is a flat top type, but how did it compare to the AR-15 and M1A? Read the full story.

Law Tactical AR-15 Folding Stock Adapter with AR-15 stock folded

Gun Gear

Law Tactical AR-15 Folding Stock Adapter — One More Reason to Build an AR-15 Pistol

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.

Sun Devil Adjustable Carrier Key

Reloading

Reloading 101: Pressure Curves and Port Pressure

When the bullet is sealing the bore, a longer barrel means more pressure is contained for a longer time. The smaller or larger the gas port size, the slower or faster the gas enters the system. The farther back or forward the port is located, the sooner or later. Bullet weight is a factor also: heavier bullets accelerate more slowly (This is also the reason heavy bullets erode the chamber throat faster than lighter bullets). Read the full story to understand pressure curves and port pressures.

Smith & Wesson M&P10 right

Firearms

Range Report: Smith & Wesson M&P10 .308 Rifle

The .223/5.56mm platform is a wonderful close-quarters combat system and may be accurate at extended range. However, the punch needed for some chores just isn’t there. When you feel the need for more power, you reach for Smith and Wesson’s M&P .308.

Pump-action rifle that looks like an AR-15

News

Five New Must-Have Guns and Five New Accessories to Go With Them

Late in 2014, the firearms industry has seen an influx of new firearms and firearm gear, such as weapon sights, rifle stocks and AR-15 accessories. Five new firearms from Cheaper Than Dirt include affordable compact 1911 handguns, a restrictive-state safe pump-action rifle in .223 Remington and a cheap AR-10. Check out this week’s latest and greatest firearms and accessories on The Shooter’s Log.

Firearms

SHOT 2014 — Make Your AR Your Own With Custom Products from Unique-AR

UAR immediately caught the attention of Cheaper Than Dirt!’s editorial team and recently secured a spot on the new FRAGO tactical series that features leading industry gear and supplies to showcase what real world operators and professionals in the shooting community are using on a day to day basis. Is this the next must-have product for your AR-15?

Fulton Armory Gas Guns Lineup

Firearms

McKee: Expert Advice on Care and Feeding of Your AR-15, AR-10, M1, & M14

Over 25 years ago, Clint McKee started Fulton Armory to build fine M14 rifles, and the business has grown to include selling and servicing all of the U.S. standard-issue gas-operated rifles of the 20th Century: the M14 (M1A), M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, AR-15, and AR-10, as well as virtually everything needed to care for these legendary rifles.