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direct impingement VS piston

Direct Impingement VS Piston Driven AR-15s

By Guy J. Sagi The variety of modern sporting rifles available today is staggering, ranging from basic and utilitarian to fully tricked-out race guns. Regardless of style, price or accessories, all harness a portion of the hot gas released with each shot to fuel their semi-automatic operation. There are two methods of putting that captured […]

M855 VS M193

M855 VS M193

You probably already own a host of firearms chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO. This popular cartridge was first developed in the 1970s by FN Herstal for the M-16 battle rifle used during the Vietnam War. The AR-15 rifle, which is the civilian version of the M-16, also takes advantage of this popular chambering. Today, the civilian […]

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Armalite Rifle History

ArmaLite weapons are synonymous with AR-pattern rifles, which have been ironically coined as ‘Modern Sporting Rifles’ (MSF). Why the irony? The AR-10 which was the precursor to the MSF, was designed in 1955. To put things in perspective, McDonald’s opened in 1955, as did Disneyland. James Dean infamously died that year at age 24, and […]

photo of an ar-15 rifle outdoors

Best 223 Ammo: Range, Training & Home Defense

The .223 Remington and its nearly identical twin brother, the 5.56x45mm NATO, need very little introduction. They represent one of the most common calibers in the U.S. Being the NATO standard, they are in use in various platforms around the world. The data to list the number of world-wide .223 users is surprisingly difficult to […]

history of the ar 15

History Of The AR 15

With the politicization of gun rights in the U.S., the AR-15 has become the poster child for both sides. Beloved by gun-rights supporters, the rifle is the ideal representation of the Second Amendment. It’s a non-military-grade tool in the hands of citizens ready to defend hearth and home. Gun control supporters don’t see the patriotic […]