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Ammo: Reloads or Factory?

Have the benefits of reloading been outpaced by modern factory-loaded ammo?
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Advances in AR-15 Ammo

The AR-15 platform has become the most popular rifle in the world, and even though most are chambered for the .223 Remington/5.56 NATO cartridge, many other cartridges are now available for this versatile rifle.
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A History of AR Cartridges

The original caliber for the AR-15 wasn’t the.223/5.56, it was a slightly smaller cartridge. The .222 Special delivered the kind of performance that the designers wanted, which was basically a 50-grain bullet at under 3,000 feet per second.
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Massad Ayoob: The Dangers of Over-Penetrating Bullets

One critical rule of firearms safety is that the bullet must stay in its intended backstop. No responsible shooter would go to one of the older indoor shooting ranges that have a warning poster saying “LEAD BULLETS ONLY, JACKETED BULLETS CAN PIERCE BACKSTOP” and then proceed to pump hard-jacketed bullets into that frail backing.
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15 State-of-the-Art Sniper Rifles

If you're in the market for Sniper Rifles, these are the ones you should be looking at. Not all sniper rifles are created equal. With...

SETPOINT Ammunition – Gourmet Fodder for Your Precision Rifle

Clearing a Double-Feed in an AR-15 – NSSF

Armed Self-Defense for Gun Owners, New and Old

The gun salesman of the year, aka Barack Obama, has put guns into the hands of thousands of people who never before owned them. Maybe that is you; maybe it's one of your friends or co-workers; maybe you've owned guns for years but want to get advanced level training.
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Towsley On Target: The Big (.50 BMG) Guns

In this web exclusive feature, Bryce Towsley admits his new addiction to the big .50 BMG guns: How much fun they are to shoot, and custom build.

Accessories for the AR-15

In the course of writing this article I did a quick web search for AR-15 accessories and came up with 712,000 hits. That's a lot of accessories. And someone out there has made it their mission to bolt every single one to an AR that is humanly possible. Here's a look at a few.

Tactical Video: Massad Ayoob’s Sustained Fire Drill

Respected firearms trainer Massad Ayoob demonstrates and explains the sustained fire drill.

Tactical Video: Taking the Front Sight Challenge

The Front Sight challenge pits everyday gun owners against police and tactical professionals in a friendly, head-to-head competition. This is Reality TV for Gun Digest fans.

Tactical Video: FNHUSA SCAR

An FNH USA video of the very impressive SCAR assault rifle.

Gun Review: Doublestar 1911

The AR-15 specialists at Doublestar are moving into the 1911 market with a competition-quality 1911 without the custom price tag. Gun Digest reviews the Doublestar 1911.

The Revolver Evolution is Here: The Ruger LCR

Could the new 13.5 ounce Ruger LCR be the ultimate concealed carry pistol?

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Tactical rifles, including AR-15 reviews, sniper rifles and carbines for tactical use in professional contexts and for home defense and personal protection. The term tactical rifles encompasses a vast array of guns, including precision rifles, sniper rifles and even some carbines used by military and law enforcement. But it also includes those used by everyday people for self-defense of property and life. In short, tactical guns are for serious business. Also see: Gun ReviewsHandgunsRiflesShotgunsMuzzleloadersAR-15sConcealed Carry


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