Category Archives: Gun Tech

1:7 vs 1:9 twist rate in an AR-15

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A Primer: Rifle Bullet Designs

As it happens each late summer and fall, hunters head into the field. Before they go, the annual argument ensues about which bullet is best for hunting. Since most (if not all) of the hunting seasons are over, I felt … Continue reading

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300 Blackout Q&A

Disclaimer: I’m not an expert on the 300 Blackout – I don’t own one, in fact, I’ve never even shot one. I do plan on taking the plunge and buying an upper someday, but that’s in the future. I’m posting … Continue reading

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How to mount a rifle scope

U.S.A. –-( Rather than paying a gunsmith to mount your riflescope, I’d like to encourage you to mount your own! I am by no means maintenance inclined so if I can do it, anyone can. I am about to test … Continue reading

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AR break-in tips

A couple weeks back you had a post from a guy asking for help with an 18″ upper chambered in Wylde that he’d bought from Palmetto State Armory (PSA). IIRC, he was having issues with the accuracy of the upper. … Continue reading

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Can I shoot a .300 Blackout cartridge out of an AR-15 chambered 5.56/.223?

Not safely. One of the problems with the 300 AAC Blackout is that it uses the same bolt as the 5.56x45mm/.223 Remington but it holds a much larger bullet. The 300 Blackout’s cartridge dimensions allow it to be chambered in … Continue reading

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1911 Tips

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Can we get a little AR help here, guys?

Would like some help from the knuckledraggin brain trust here….I have an 18 inch upper from PSA that I cannot get to shoot straight. I can’t even get it to stay on paper at 50 yards, much less sighted in. … Continue reading

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Concealed Carry Ballistics: Challenging the Stopping Power Conventional Wisdom

I recently had some time on a business trip to sit and ponder the merits of various calibers, concealed carry platforms, and the wealth of data we enjoy these days. Folks such as ShootingTheBull410 and LuckyGunner Labs have done us … Continue reading

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And now you know…

After I posted this I checked it out to make sure that it worked and saw that you have to watch this on youtube. Click to play, then click the message that says “Watch this on youtube.” It’s actually pretty … Continue reading

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Choosing A Flash Suppressor, Muzzle Brake And Compensator

The right muzzle device — whether it’s a flash hider, compensator or muzzle brake — is an often-overlooked feature when shopping for an AR. But it shouldn’t be, as each enhances the rifle in its own way. Understanding and selecting … Continue reading

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Tearing down your Mini-14

I’ve always had a bitch of a time separating the slide from the receiver on mine, and every time I watch this video I get pissed at how easy he makes this seem.

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AR-15 Tech: Extraction and Ejection Tips and Tricks

I recently inked an article for these pages on the AR-15 bolt assembly—all the pieces-parts, watch for it over the next couple of weeks. Two of those pieces-parts can be problematic, especially with particular AR-15 platforms. Extractors. Ejectors. Here’s what … Continue reading

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LWRCi IC-DI 10.5″ AR Pistol review

U.S.A. –-( When space is at a premium and you want to pack an AR-15 you are limited to three options, get a tax stamp and go the SBR route, get your hands on one of LAW Tactical’s excellent folding … Continue reading

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Before you buy an M4 or AR-15…

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AR-15 Barrel Install

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1911 Full Length vs. GI Style Guide Rods

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S&W Competition Combat O S Thumb Piece


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Ruger Single-Actions: America ’s Best Do-It-Yourself Kit!

My very first handgun was a Ruger, and since that time, I’ve been a staunch fan of the simplicity, ruggedness and affordability of Ruger revolvers, with Ruger single-action’s topping my list of most-packed and favorite firearms. The strength of Ruger … Continue reading

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Lubrication 101: Gun oil, snake oil, and how to tell the difference

Firearms enthusiasts are the targets (pardon the pun) of some of the most misleading advertisements regarding the proper lubrication of their guns. The purpose of this article is to give a background on basic lubrication concepts, the technology behind them, … Continue reading

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