Latest Interviews

Tactical Shotgun Basics with Cougar Mountain Solutions

We’ve been getting a renewed appreciation for the tactical shotgun as a home defense tool in recent months, and as such reached out to one of the best shotgun instructors in the country today, Erick Gelhaus of Cougar Mountain Solutions. We discuss his long career with the shotgun, his advice for setting up and staging a shotgun, ammo selection and more.

Hodge Defense Systems – A 2023-24 Update with Jim Hodge

We recently sat down with Jim Hodge of Hodge Defense Systems to disuss what he and his company have been up to since we last spoke. We learn about new partnerships, his approach to the commercial and non-commercial market, the ‘why’ behind his company’s approach, and his outlook on the firearms industry as we approach the new year.

Garand Thumb on General Purpose ARs and More – An ARBuildJunkie Q&A

We sat down with Michael Jones, AKA Garand Thumb to discuss the tremendous success of Garand Thumb, goals for the future, his experiences with the AR platform, what he looks for in a hard-use rifle, the importance of training, and more.  Q: Michael, did your professional background as a survival instructor lead you to the … Read more

Rosco Manufacturing AR-15 Barrels – An ARBuildJunkie Q&A

When researching respected, high-quality, yet affordable barrels for the AR platform, one name that pops up continuously is Rosco Manufacturing. Known for years as a dependable OEM manufacturer, the company also offers its Bloodline, Purebred, and very recently, it’s new K9 line of barrels. To learn more about the company and the barrels it offers, we reached out to Rosco’s Tiberious Giblin.

Gun Training – AR-15 Basics with Mike Green of Green Ops

Seeking training from a reputable company is a vital step in developing your skills with your newly built or purchased AR-15. Just having a high quality, reliable firearm is not enough. To learn more about the standards we need to set for ourselves and how to set our ARs up for success, we recently reached out to Mike Green from Green Ops.

Home Defense Shotguns with Sentinel Concepts

With a diverse range of reliable shotguns available for home defense, we consulted with Steve “Yeti” Fisher of Sentinel Concepts to explore the best options. In this discussion, we cover home defense shotgun do’s and don’ts, and essential considerations for anyone considering the switch from an AR or pistol.

6mm MAX – An ARBuildJunkie Q&A with Michael Russo

Just prior to his first-place finish in the Quantified Performance Series Finale (General Purpose division), We spoke with Michael Russo, team shooter for Sons of Liberty Gun Works and 2AF, about developing fundamental shooting skills and how his switch to 6mm MAX has improved his already amazing capabilities.

VKTR Industries VK-1 – Softest Shooting Factory AR-15?

We recently sat down with David Rybacki, owner of VKTR Industries, to discuss the VKTR Industries VK-1, a new short-stroke piston AR-15 that is creating a lot of buzz due to its minimal recoil impulse. The VK-1 very recently won the Triggrcon 2023 Golden Trigger award for the most innovative long gun. To learn more … Read more

Sprinco Springs for a Better Performing AR-15

Why Choose Sprinco springs for your AR-15?  To find out, Last fall, we chat with Alan Dugger of Tactical Springs LLC/Sprinco USA. Dugger discusses his early involvement with firearms, the genesis of Sprinco USA, the Sprinco springs difference, and why, in his experience, no two ARs are the same.

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