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When Heavy Metal Division began, iron sights ruled and life was good. Then a lot of shooters got older and found optics were better. Thus, Heavy Metal Tactical was born.

Heavy Metal: Building An AR-10

If you want to compete in the Heavy Metal Division of 3-Gun, you’ll need an AR-10. Here are the basics.
This is a FLIR thermal optic on a .300 Blackout carbine. It offers an affordable thermal sight, with a cost under three grand, and ruggedness enough to last through a lot of nighttime hog-whacking.

Custom AR-15: Hog Guns and .300 Blackout

Equipping your custom AR-15 .300 Blackout with night vision, you can shop for all the pork you could possibly want.
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Performance AR: Build a Mk12 Mod 0

The Mk12 Mod 0 is a heavily customized AR-15 for mid-range sniper use. Here’s how to build your own.
Performance-AR-SBR-Truck-Gun-LEAD-1021 Here is a ready-to-go SBR, a Sig M400 with a factory 11.5-inch barrel. Put a compact can on it and you have a very handy package. Or, build a clone of it.

Custom AR-15 SBR Truck Gun Build

When you really need a short, handy AR-15, nothing beats an SBR truck gun.
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AR Basics: Issues That Mimic AR Gas System Problems

Informal tests might suggest an AR's gas system is to blame for a carbine's issues, but there are false positives that can muck up troubleshooting efforts.
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AR Basics: Initial Diagnosis Of AR Gas System Issues

To troubleshoot an AR gas system, the first step is figuring out if the gas system is to blame.
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Tales Of Woe: Are You Making These Gunsmithing Mistakes?

Learn from the misfortunes of others to avoid making these gunsmithing mistakes when repairing or maintaining your own firearms.
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Gunsmithing: 5 Ways To Remove Frozen Screws

If you do your own gunsmithing long enough, you will run into screws that refuse to budge. From simple to extreme, try these five techniques to get the job done.
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How To Take Apart And Clean Your New Suppressor

Should you take apart your suppressor to clean it? The answer is yes/always for some and no/never for others. Knowing the answer for your suppressor can save you time, money and aggravation.
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How-To: Block Bedding Synthetic-Stock Rifles

Block bedding is a very effective way to accurize the newer factory synthetic stocks that have internally structured compartments in the forend and around the action area.
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How To Attach Your New Suppressor

If you make a mistake mounting your new suppressor, you may not get a second chance. Putting the right one on correctly, and putting the right one on the compatible rifle, will avoid a busted suppressor, perhaps a broken rifle, and maybe even injuries to you or bystanders.
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How-To: Trick Out Your AR Trigger

If you’re looking to enhance the performance and accuracy of your stock AR, upgrade that trigger first.
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How To: 4 Easy Glock Upgrades Anyone Can Do

While a box stock Glock will run like a champ right out of the box, these four upgrades will make yours even more accurate and shootable.
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How To Upgrade Your Muzzleloader’s Open Sights

Using Brownells parts, we show you how to extend the range of your muzzleloader with open sights.
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How To Care For And Upgrade AR Springs

One of the more overlooked components of the AR, properly functioning springs are vital to the platform’s performance.
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How To: Customizing The AR So It’s Race Ready

Given the ease of modification, there's no reason you should be satisfied with a stock AR. Here’s a quick look at how to make your rifle race ready.

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