Latest Buyer’s Guides

Building an AR-15 – Understanding the “Why” of Parts Selection

While factors like craftsmanship, quality, and the like are critical, most people seem to neglect the reasoning behind their build choices. When building an AR-15, there are many variables to consider, and your choices must be informed by the results you tend to achieve. Once you start to focus on the “why” during your decision making process, a much clearer and informed picture will present itself.

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AR-15 Basics – A Buyer’s Guide for the AR-15

If you’re new to the world of the AR, there’s a lot of information on AR-15 basics that is critical to know, but unfortunately it can be difficult to know where to start. Due to so much bad information out there, it can be hard to know which way to turn. That’s what this series of articles by author Todd Gimian is all about. Rather than written to try to sell you something, Todd’s goal is to arm you with the knowledge you need to make smart decisions about your AR.

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High Scope Mounts on the AR-15 – A Q&A with Mark Smith

If you are in the market for a new scope mount, you may have noticed the trend towards high scope mounts for red dot optics and LPVOs. I’ll admit to some personal confusion about the “why” behind these mounts and what I should choose for my rifles. To get a better understanding of high scope mounts for the AR platform, I reached out to Mark Smith of JBS Training Group.

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Best AR-15 Barrel – What to Look For

What is the best AR-15 barrel for your next build? The answer is that it depends on what you want to do with your rifle. Guest author/gunsmith Todd Gimian gives ARBuildJunkie readers an overview of what to look for in a barrel, as well as a few brands to consider as you research what is right for you.

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