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right profile AR-15 rifle with Elftman stock

Fishing

AR Rifle Upgrade— Making Good, GREAT!

The difference between a factory MIL-SPEC two-stage trigger breaking at seven pounds and a custom-grade trigger is immense. The Elftmann, however, is a different beast among many triggers. However, the question becomes what makes a good trigger and which trigger is best suited for tactical or personal defense shooting.

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.

Gun Gear

Throwback Thursday: AR-15 Two-Stage Triggers

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.

Steel plate target with AR-15 rifle

Firearms

Range Report: Diamondback DB15 Rifle

Purchasing an AR-15 rifle was far simpler when the only choice was Colt. Later, we had Armalite and a few others. Today, I cannot count the makers. Some are genuine manufacturers and others are small operators putting together rifles from outsourced parts. As long as the parts are high quality, that is fine. There is a lot of talent in the business. Diamondback’s DB15 exemplifies such talent.

woman learning how to shoot an AR-15 rifle.

Firearms

10 Top ARs for 2018

Legislators are proposing all sorts of new legislation that ranges from changing the legal age to buy certain to firearms to outright bans on entire types of firearms, primarily Modern Sporting Rifles such as the AR-15. Although no one can be certain what the future may hold, these situations always cause a spike in interest among first time buyers and seasoned enthusiasts alike. It would be an impossible task to whittle any Top AR list to 10, so instead, we decided to pull a handful of favorites that cover law enforcement, home defense, sporting, and hunting just to get you started.

450 SMC from DoubleTap ammunition

Ammunition

CMMG MkG Guard Takes On the .45 ACP Magnum?

CMMG’s MkG Guard is an AR-15 rifle that is chambered in .45 ACP and feeds from factory Glock magazines. At the heart of the Guard is the patent pending Radial Delayed Blowback operating system that works to harness the strong recoil impulse of .45 ACP. After extensive durability testing, CMMG is proud to announce that the Guard is safely rated for 450 SMC.

.223 Rem vs. 5.56mm Nato

Firearms

Throwback Thursday: AR-15 .223 vs Mil-Spec 5.56mm Chambers

Get the right chamber for your AR15 to be successful Even though many manufacturers and specifications say you can use the SAAMI .223 and Mil-Spec 5.56 mm in the same barrel, there are some pros and considers to consider before you plunk down that hard earned cash. Read this article to learn the pros & cons of the SAAMI .223 and Mil-Spec 5.56mm.