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AR-15 Buffers and Buffer Springs Basics

One of the most frequently asked questions in AR-15 groups or boards is, “What AR-15 buffers should I consider for my build?” The answer is not always as simple as someone would like, as several factors will determine the proper buffer. Complicating the process is the fact that many who are new to the AR platform don’t quite grasp what the buffer system does or how it works.

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LPVO Basics – Mark Smith On Low Power Variable Optics, Part 1 – Reticle Selection

We recently sat with Mark Smith of JBS Training Group for a wide-ranging interview on the topic of LPVOs. In recent months, Mark has been fielding an increasing number of questions from prospective buyers on these optics. In part one of our series with Mark on LPVO basics, he explores reticle selection and why he believes that Mils is the way to go.

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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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