side charging vs rear charging handle

Getting a Handle on Side Charging vs Rear Charging Handles

There's more than one way to charge your AR-15, which is where deciding between a side charging vs rear charging handle comes in.

First Look: BRN 180 Upper Receivers In 7.62x39mm

A gas piston system for the 7.62x39mm cartridge that works with AR-15 lowers.

Product Review: SilencerCo SCO15 Stripped Upper Receiver

SilencerCo recently released its SCO15 stripped upper receiver for the AR-15 rifle.

First Look: SilencerCo SCO15 Upper Receiver

SilencerCo is now adding to its line of AR-15 parts and is offering the SCO15 upper as a compliment to your SilencerCo lower receiver.

Review: Gemtech Integra 15-22 Suppressed Upper Receiver

Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 owners can now enjoy a much quieter shooting experience using an integrally suppressed upper receiver from the company’s Gemtech suppressor brand. 

Review: BRN-180S Gen2 300 BLK Complete Upper Receiver

Brownells new upper assembly allows you to convert your mil-spec AR-pattern pistol to 300 BLK and back.

First Look: Gemtech Integra 15-22 Integrally Suppressed Upper Receiver

Gemtech Suppressors recently released the Gemtech Integra 15-22, a new integrally suppressed upper receiver that is designed to work exclusively with Smith & Wesson’s M&P15-22 rifle.

Review: Samson Manufacturing SXS Handguard & DMR Scope Mount

Don’t overlook Samson Manufacturing for critical components in your next AR-15 build.

Range Review: Mech-Tech Carbine-Conversion Unit

What if you could take part in the current pistol-caliber carbine craze without having to buy an entirely new gun? The MechTech Carbine-Conversion Unit makes it possible for owners of select handguns.

Building vs. Buying an AR-15

Whether you're looking for your first AR-15 or building your tenth, it's still worth asking the question: Should I build or buy my rifle? We examine each side of the issue here.

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