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Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 .

All of us are perfectly aware of the oldest and longest debate among tactical weapon professionals and fans regarding which rifle caliber is the best in practice and detail. Some of us believe AK is the most functional. Others that M16 rifles are the best. And all of us give hundreds and hundreds arguments to support one way or another. All we know, this dispute might never end. Until now.
Today, we have an amazing possibility to unite all positive characteristics of AK and M16 in one weapon, the one called AR-15 chambered for 7.62x39.
As you may know, according to the tactical conditions of the city battles, Russian 7.62x39 is...

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 .

There has been long running debate over which is the most effective round and what our ground troops should be using, 5.56mm x 45 or 6.8mm x 43 SPC.


Well, for me, that’s a no brainer – 6.8mm of course.

Why? Because of its terminal effects! In layman’s terms terminal ballistics is how the projectile reacts and what damage it causes when it strikes the target.

But don’t let me influence you in any way with my opinion; I’d like you to put your reasons forward as to which round you think is more suited for our troops.

5.56mm and 6.8mm Rounds: The Facts

There are many ballistic charts that you can view on the...

The .308 AR weapon system is an ever-evolving rifle. Many manufacturers are out there but one of my favorites, not counting Moriarti's, is the Aero Precision AR 308. They call their platform the M5E1 platform. It is based on high profile DPMS style and precision-machined to 308 specifications. It has an extremely rigid design allowing for a stronger handguard mounting platform to accommodate a multitude of optic requirements. The handguard system is free-floated, giving the owner superior performance and accuracy.

Based on popular demand, we had modified to accomodate folks with their DPMS style profiles. Choose either high profile - a...

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 .

Our founders’ experiment in self-government gave us the gift of Federalism, where states unite under a centralized governing authority while honoring a state’s rights. Though the power of the federal government has increased, the United States still maintains great contrast on the subject of gun ownership from states to states. Here’s a quick assessment of each state’s gun laws in a format that ranks them from worst to first for gun owners.


51. Washington, D.C.

While D.C. is hardly a home for America’s gun owners, things have improved slightly in the last few years. The District is in the process of imposing a “may...

Posted by on Aug 02, 2015 .

One of the biggest differences in cheap versus high-end AR-15s is the quality of barrels. We are going to cover the pros and cons of Mil-Spec chrome molly steel chrome-lined barrels versus match-grade stainless steel, non chrome-lined barrels and help you make an educated decision on which is right for the intended purpose of your next AR-15 build.

Although it is unlikely that most of us will ever “shoot out” a barrel; chrome-lined barrels handle extensive shooting and adverse weather much better.

Most AR Barrels fall into one of two categories: either they are made of chrome molly steel with a chrome-lined bore and chamber, or...

Posted by on Sep 13, 2015 .


THE phone rings again at Pasadena Pawn and Gun, and a familiar question comes down the line: “Got any ARs?”

The answer is no. Pasadena Pawn and Gun, a gun retailer and pawnshop 15 miles south of Baltimore, is pretty much sold out of America’s most wanted gun, the AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle. Since the massacre in Newtown, Conn., in December, the AR-15, the military-style weapon that the police say was used in the shootings, has been selling fast here and across the nation.

Before Newtown, the rifles sold for about $1,100, on average. Now some retailers charge twice that. At Pasadena Pawn, on the wall...

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 .

Of all the parts of an AR15, the one part that is not standardized is the buttstock buffer tube.

At first you would think the difference is just the diameter of the tube itself but that's just the first thing give folks trouble when matching up the different tubes and butt stocks.

The commercial tube is 1.17" diameter and the mil. spec. is 1.14" diameter. So even though a "commercial" buttstock will fit on a mil.spec tube, it will be loose and I guess you could even force fit a mil. spec. buttstock onto commercial tube, I wouldn't if I were you.

The threads on both types are the same as far as thread pitch and diameter. The...

Posted by on Oct 01, 2015 .

Still, the biggest question that I get, is what type of receiver one has. Let's look at the differences between DPMS style 308 uppers.

One simple very generic distinction is that the older, "high profile," upper will have the forward assist all the way at the end. The new, "low profile," resembles an AR-15 slicker design, the forward will be somewhat towards the middle.

The older, "high profile" design will remind you of the bulkier, rectangular build vs. the low profile is slicker, thinner and smoother.

Finally, the pane. The new "low profile " upper receiver has a 1/8" wide top portion where the charging handle is installed while the...