AR-15 Barrel Installation: Doing It Right

Installing an AR-15 barrel is as easy as pairing an upper and barrel, tightening a barrel nut and you're done! Right? Well, if you want it done right, there are a few extra steps involved.

Review: Daniel Defense Delta 5

Daniel Defense, one of the industry’s premier manufacturers of AR-15s, stepped outside its niche for the first time with an all-new bolt-action rifle built from the ground up: the Delta 5.

Review: Faxon Firearms ARAK-21

With the ARAK-21 from Faxon Firearms, consumers have access to elements of a little-known design from a half century past.

How to Build an AR-15 Rifle

Have you ever wanted to build your very own AR-15? Check out our step-by-step guide as we walk through the construction of America's most popular rifle.

Faxon ARAK-21

There really is something else new under the sun.

Build Your Own AR-15

So, you want to build your own AR-15? If even a “mechanically declined” editor can do it, so can you…

AR Upper-Receiver Build: Barrel Installation

Whether you’re building an AR for plinking or precision the type of barrel used and the manner in which it’s installed largely impacts both its accuracy, portability and use.

Getting into the Groove(s) of Things

Regardless of whether you call them grooves or lugs, the upper-most grooves of any 1911 must interface with the corresponding recesses along the inside of the slide, and the depth in which the parts lockup is critical.

Switch Hits

Back when I had a full head of hair and wore skinny jeans, rifles with easily removable barrels were known as "Takedown Guns."


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