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Best AR Cartridges and Calibers – What to Use and When

One of the biggest draws of the AR platform is its ability to be customized to the end user’s preferences.  The ability to use a variety of calibers in one platform is part of the appeal, as each has different strengths and weaknesses, allowing the user to pick and choose what is best for them … Read more

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.

Best AR-15 Foregrips – An ARBuildJunkie Guide

When it comes to adding accessories to a rail or handguard, one of the first things most shooters look at is a foregrip of some sort. However, tackling the subject of which foregrips are the best is far more complicated than it seems at first glance.

Best Rifle Sling For Your AR-15

A quality rifle sling is one of the single most important components you can purchase for your AR. Learn what type of sling will work best for your needs and read a shortlist of slings to consider purchasing.

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.

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.

AR Bolt Carrier Group Basics with Mike Mihalski of SOLGW

With so many buying ARs of varying levels of quality, we felt it was a good time to reach out to Mike Mihalski of Sons of Liberty Gun Works to discuss AR Bolt Carrier Group basics. Read on to learn about the basics behind why a quality bolt carrier group matters, and why you might consider an upgrade if you are uncertain about what you’re currently running in your AR.

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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