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What Makes The Best Bolt Carrier Group (BCG)?

The bolt carrier group is the heart of any AR-style firearm, so here the author discusses how to find the best BCG for your needs.
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Battle Of The Big-Bore AR-15s

When too much still isn’t enough, it may be time to consider a big-bore AR-15.
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Harrington & Richardson XM177E2 Review: The Lion Eats The Pony

The author checks out a Harrington & Richardson XM177E2 clone, one of the excellent retro AR options in PSA’s H&R line.
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The Mitchell Defense DOC AR-15 Line: Good Medicine

A quick look at Mitchell Defense, its DOC line of AR-15s and what sets them apart from the rest.
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The Essential AR-15 Checklist

AR-15 wizard Patrick Sweeney reveals the critical things he checks on every AR he brings home.
At first glance, the 6.5 (right) and the 6.8 (left) are similar in performance. But the 6.5 can use bullets with much better BCs, and that makes the difference downrange.

6.8 SPC VS 6.5 Grendel: Intermediate Cartridge Rumble

When it comes to 6.8 SPC vs 6.5 Grendel, the better intermediate cartridge all depends on your aims.
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Best 9mm Carbine: Affordable PCCs (2024)

Test the waters with these economical 9mm carbine options.
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Organizing For Sanity: The AR Parts Holding Template

Tired of losing springs, screws or roll pins while working on your AR? Let the AR Parts Holding Template remedy that.
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How To Properly Install A Telestock

Most ARs these days already have a telestock, but many aren’t properly assembled. Here’s how to do it right.

Building A Midrange Rifle

Specific golf clubs are made for specific distances, and so are guns. Here the author goes over what makes a good midrange rifle.

The M4 Carbine: The Fighting Rifle (Arguably) Perfected 

The M4 carbine is arguably the best all-around fighting rifle ever made, so here we’re looking at exactly how it came to be.

10mm Carbine: What Are Your Options? (2023)

The market isn't bristling with 10mm carbine options, but there are long-guns that pitch "Perfect 10" if you look.
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The 10 Best 6.5 Creedmoor Upper Options

Here are our picks for the 10 best 6.5 Creedmoor upper receiver options currently available for your next AR build.
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AR-22: America’s Rifle In Rimfire

The author takes a look at the .22 LR AR concept and discusses what AR-22s are, what they’re good for and the best models to buy.

Protected: FN's FN 15 Guardian

This year, FN America released the FN 15 Guardian, billed as an affordable yet high-quality AR-15.