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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 confusing for AR-15 owners interested in maximizing […]

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Eugene Stoner: Historic Profile

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’ in AR15 stands for “assault rifle.” Rolling […]

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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 […]

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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 […]