Magnified Optics Vs. Red Dots – Which is Better?

I like to think I have a modicum of common sense, and that the setups I run on my firearms are reasonably well thought-out and work for a variety of scenarios. To that end, though, I love it when an article or some other media comes along and boots me in the butt to remind… Read More

Three Armed Teens Shot in Home Invasion by Citizen With AR-15

March 27, 2017 - Wagoner County, Oklahoma - Three teens are dead and a fourth getaway  driver faces three counts each of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary after they broke into the wrong home near Tulsa, OK.  Three teens between 16 and 18 years of age whose names have not been released, donned black clothes, masks… Read More

Next-Generation Combat Rifles

While we are all to one degree or another stalwarts of the platforms we like, it's always great to see what it coming down the pike. Forward-thinking designers are on the ball, addressing issues: revising, rethinking, and redesigning the battle rifle platform, all hoping to make the next big thing. ...and some of this next big thing… Read More

Oklahoma Man Arrested for Carrying AR-15 in public

Hoo boy. An Oklahoma man "going for a walk" was arrested in Enid, OK earlier this month on a misdemeanor charge of "complaint of unlawful carrying of a weapon", after police received six 911 calls and five non-emergency calls reporting a man walking down the sidewalk wearing a camouflage jacket and  carrying a "military-style weapon"… Read More

Setting Up An AR-Style Rifle, End of 2016 Edition

I found this article in a social media newsfeed, and it got me to thinking - there really has been a swing towards a standard-type AR rifle setup lately. In the late 2000's - early 2010's, manufacturers really started to branch out with innovative aftermarket AR products, with the appropriate response from the public. All… Read More

TBT – Windham Weaponry R18FSFSM-308 Review

I joined a local gun club recently to jump into the 3-gun competitions they hold in the fair-weather months. The Heavy Metal division looks like a lot of fun - a .45 ACP (or larger!) handgun, a   12-gauge shotgun, and, the coup de grace - a .308/7.62x51mm rifle at minimum. And I have the… Read More

Windham Weaponry Introduces NY-Compliant AR-15

Windham Weaponry, the Maine-based manufacturer of some of the finest production AR-15s on the market, has just, according to their monthly newsletter, introduced a New York state compliant AR-15. New York, thanks to legislation, has heavily restricted certain features of the AR platform if the rifle  is to land within its borders. The most immediately… Read More

What is the Future of the Firearms Industry Under Trump?

As of today, December 6th, 2016, gun owners theoretically have a couple easy years ahead of them: Donald Trump, who has seemed to be an ardent gun rights advocate, will be entering the Oval  Office in just about a month, and the House and Senate are controlled by the traditionally gun-friendly Republican Party. President Obama… Read More

Springfield Armory Introduces New SAINT series AR-15

The interwebs are abuzz with the news of Springfield Armory's new "SAINT" series AR-15. While the launch from Springfield Armory makes it seem they have re-invented the wheel, the new SAINT looks to be a nice modern AR interpretation with a plethora of accessories that shooters want in their AR platform. First and foremost, we… Read More

Zeroing Your AR-15

So you have your shiny new AR-15 and your stash of Magpul P-Mags and a case of ammo. The accessories you wanted are bolted on, and you're ready to get this puppy dialed in. You type into your phone "best way to sight in AR-15" and you promptly get approximately nine million websites and forums… Read More