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Building a 224 Valkyrie AR-15

Now that 224 Valkyrie has been established, SI Managing Editor Jay Grazio started experimenting with this round in his latest rifle build.

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.

FDE-Finished AR Additions: Bipod, Handguard & Leupold Glass

In our never-ending quest for the perfect FDE AR-15, we've added a few features to this awesome rifle, including a custom-finished Leupold riflescope.

The AR-15 I Trust: Building a Rifle From Duty-Ready Components

When building a carbine you will depend on, choosing components means picking those that have proven themselves reliable.

Lightweight AR Add-Ons: 2A Armaments Titanium AR-15 Parts

For AR-15 builders looking to shave as much weight as possible from their guns, titanium parts from companies like 2A Armaments are must-haves.

Review: Samson Manufacturing SXS Lightweight Handguard

Ounces make pounds, and the SXS Lightweight Handguard from Samson Manufacturing allows full modularity while keeping weight to a minimum.

First Look: Rise Armament RA-905 AR-15 Handguard

Versatility, lightness and durability are the premier features of the new Rise Armament RA-905 AR-15 Handguard.

Building an AR-15 Under 5 Pounds (Including Optic)

Breaking the 5-pound barrier when building an AR-15 with a mounted optic is a tall order, but Shooting Illustrated took on the challenge. Here's how we did it.

Brownells Roll Pin Holders Set

This set of roll pin holders from Brownells is designed to make AR builds much easier when it comes to setting and driving in tiny roll pins.

Building an AR-15 Carbine

If you're ready to take your AR-15 to the next level, check out the options you can do yourself in our AR-15 build.

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