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Barrel Twist Rate – Selecting Bullet Weight For Your AR

By Guy J. Sagi The spiralled grooves and lands inside a firearm barrel—rifling—force a projectile to rotate as it travels from breech to muzzle. The spin continues upon exit, improves in-flight stability and enhances downrange accuracy. The critical role it plays is undeniable, although it can be particularly…
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Historic Profile: Eugene Stoner

The Eugene Stoner designed Armalite Rifle AR-15 is the most popular rifle design in the US today. Popular for its modularity and performance, it has become a polarizing figure in the media on both sides of the aisle. If the mainstream media is to be believed, the ‘AR’…
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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…
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Best .223 Ammo: Range, Training & Home Defense

.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., and being the NATO standard, they are in use in various platforms around the world. The data to list the number of…

History Of The AR-15

With the politicization of gun rights in the U.S., the AR15 became the poster gun for both sides. Beloved by gun-rights supporters, the rifle represents the ideal of the Second Amendment. Its a tool of not quite military standards in the hands of citizens ready to defend hearth…