Latest Interviews

Unforced Errors & AR-15 Mistakes to Avoid with Mark Smith of JBS Training Group

Simple mistakes mental mistakes and bad gear choices may be holding you back from becoming a better shooter and a more capable armed citizen.  To learn simple, practical areas where we can improve, we recently reached out to Mark Smith of JBS Training Group.  We discuss a new course he’s working on, concerning trends, common gear mistakes, and more.

Quantified Performance – Becoming a Better Competitor with Jack Leuba

With Quantified Performance celebrating three years of putting on gas gun matches, we reached out to Jack Leuba of Quantified Performance (and Knight’s Armament) to discuss its growth, how matches might change in the future, trends he’s observed, and practical advice on how shooters can improve their performance. 

6mm ARC Basics – What you Need to Know to Get Started

With the rise of 6mm ARC, we’ve been asked many questions on what it takes to get started shooting and if the round is perhaps overhyped. To learn more, we reached out to Eric Lee, owner of Sgt of Arms, who is building high-quality, competition-winning ARs, many of which are chambered in 6mm ARC.

The Rebirth of Cobalt Kinetics – An ARBuildJunkie Q&A

We recently sat down with Gabriel Cabrera at Cobalt Kinetics to discuss the company’s recent rebirth and its focus on high-quality ARs. We learned about some features that make Cobalt Kinetics rifles different from the competition and the recent launch of its A5-CK buffer system, which was developed in conjunction with VLTOR.

Clone Rifles – How to Get Started Building a Clone Rifle

We recently sat down with Chris from clonerifles.com to learn more about the state of building clone ARs in 2022, his take on the cloning community and its reputation, as well as a bit about the website’s background, what parts are getting hard to find, and some details on his upcoming clone shoot later this year.

TASKER Network Talks Sig XM5 and 6.8 x 51mm – Are the AR-15 and 5.56 Obsolete?

Has the AR-15 and 5.56 been made obsolete with the announcement of the Army’s adoption of the Sig XM5 and the 6.8 x 51mm cartridge? Are criticisms about size, weight and capacity valid, or is that an overly simplistic view? We reached out to Frank Woods of TASKER Network to discuss his primer on the topic, ‘SIG XM5 & 6.8x 51 for Dummies,’ which is a deep dive on the Army’s recent adoption…

Building an AR-15 – Avoiding Common and Costly Mistakes

We recently sat down with Alex Bohl from Trajectory Arms to discuss how you can avoid common and costly mistakes when building an AR-15. As a professional builder, Alex knows his way around the AR-15, and has a unique perspective on the tools and parts needed to successfully build a hard-use AR.

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