Latest Interviews

Dave Wilson of D. Wilson Manufacturing on Building an AR-15, Common Mistakes, and More

Dave Wilson of D. Wilson Manufacturing is a true master of his craft, whether it be pin & welding, upper and lower assembly, shortening a barrel, custom modifications, and more. In this article, we sit down with Wilson to discuss building an AR-15, mistakes to avoid, when to seek help, quality control issues, his personal AR-based projects, and more.

Michael Green of Green Ops Talks AR-15 Training Courses

We recently sat down with Michael Green of Green Ops to discuss lessons learned at his AR-15 training courses, and how to train with your AR-15 at on the static range, or even at home. We also discuss how his experiences inform his choice of AR, and more.

X2 Development Group – Radically Different Suppressors and More

In an industry where it sometimes seems that we’ve seen it all, something as familiar as a suppressor rarely elicits a double-take, but such is the case for the suppressors, rifles, and accessories of X2 Development Group. We recently sat down with Ernie Bray, the company’s founder, to discuss his innovations and what inspires him to think outside-the-box.

Tactics & Applications – An ARBuildJunkie Q&A with Frank Woods

In a relatively small, yet extremely influential corner of the 2A internet, Frank Woods of Tactics & Applications stands as one of the industry’s most outspoken, sometimes controversial figures. We recently sat down with Woods to discuss his reputation as a provocateur, his background, who qualifies as a “subject matter expert,” the creation of Tactics & Applications, and his recent purchase of, a longtime repository of some of the best information for professional firearms users available anywhere.

Precision Rifle Shooting for Beginners – Critical Gear with Jeremy Tye

We recently sat down with professional precision shooter Jeremy Tye to learn more about what it takes to get into precision gas gun shooting and advice on rifles, ammo, and more. In this article, we talk about the mission-critical accessories you need to get started and the best way to get your foot in the door of the competition world.

Precision Gas Gun Shooting Basics with Jeremy Tye – Part 1

AR enthusiasts seeking new challenges and excitement can find themselves venturing into the world of long-range, precision gas gun shooting. One shooter fast making a name for himself in the world of precision gas guns is Jeremy Tye. We recently sat down with Jeremy to learn more about how he got involved in long-range precision shooting, his reasoning why 6.5 Creedmoor is king, and what sort of rifle is best suited for the task.

TacomHQ Alpha TARAC Optical Accessory – Is it Right for You?

After seeing a photo of a TacomHQ Alpha TARAC on a rifle and not knowing exactly what it was, we decided to reach out to the company that makes it to learn more. John Baker, owner, and founder of TacomHQ discusses just what the Alpha TARAC is, and why it might make sense to pair one with your red dot optic or LPVO.

Wilson Combat – A Conversation on ARs with Bill Wilson

We recently sat down with Bill Wilson, founder of Wilson Combat, about his company’s history with the AR platform. While perhaps best known for handguns, Wilson Combat is also known for its high-quality, duty-grade rifles in a wide variety of calibers.

Swampfox Arrowhead LPVO – A Budget LVPO Worth Considering?

We recently sat down with Michael Branson of Swampfox Optics to learn more about some of the company’s offerings, including the Swampfox Arrowhead LPVO. We learned a bit about the optic’s origins, pros and cons, details on the 1-10x offering, and more.

Holosun A.E.M.S. – An ARBuildJunkie Q&A with Steve “Yeti” Fisher

With the announcement of the Holosun A.E.M.S. or the Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight, we reached out to Steve “Yeti” Fisher of Sentinel Concepts, who has been using the new LED optic for several months. Fisher is our go-to source to learn about upcoming optics, and we wanted to get his first, but certainly not final, impressions of the new optic, learn about some of the features, and what firearms he feels the optic would be suited for.

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