AR-15 semi-automatic rifle

Common Problems & Solutions with AR-15 Barrels

While there are component issues in several different areas of the AR system, the barrel is where the majority of pre-assembly flaws arise.

First Look: Helix 6 Carbon Fiber Rifle Barrels

Helix 6 Precision is known for making high-quality carbon fiber rifle barrels for a number of cartridges and lengths.

First Look: Faxon Match Series Barrels for Glock 43 & 43X

Faxon’s Match Series pistol barrels for Glock G43/43X are machined 100 percent in-house from stress-relieved 416-R stainless steel.

Walther PPQ Threaded Barrel Kit

Walther's new PPQ threaded barrel kit for the 4-inch barrel offers polygonal threading for improved performance.

Should You Shoot Lead Bullets in Glock Barrels?

With the cost of ammunition being what it is, I have had to go back to reloading my 9 mm practice ammunition using any components I can find. I got a really good deal on some hardcast bullets and picked up several thousand for current and future use in my Glock G17s, of which I have several generations including the latest Gen5 version.

What's the Advantage of a Carbon Fiber Barrel?

Carbon fiber barrels are growing in popularity—but how are they made and what do they offer for shooters?

Apex Tactical Offers Threaded Barrels for M&P Pistols

Apex Tactical Specialties expanded its line of Apex Grade barrels to include threaded barrel options for 9 mm Smith & Wesson M&P pistols.

First Look: Faxon Rimfire Barrels for the 10/22

Faxon Firearms is known for making high-quality rifle and pistol components as well as complete firearms, and now they are introducing the Faxon Rimfire series of barrels for 10/22.

First Look: Ruger-57 Threaded Barrel Kit

Now Ruger is coming out with a threaded barrel for the 57 which will allow you to attach the muzzle device of your choice to your pistol, such as a suppressor.

Finishing Touches

If you’ve wondered about the durability of nitride finishes compared to more traditional coatings, you are not alone.

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