Category Archives: AR-15

Information relating to the AR-15 rifle platform

Fenix TK15: Cree LED goodness

I attended a ham radio swap meet several years ago and at one vendor’s display I saw a very strange flashlight. It used a flat, square LED under an adjustable lens that produced a very bright light. This was my … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part V: Sum of its parts

With the addition of a simple bipod the Precision Rifle was ready for the range. I was very interested to see how this would all come together. This project was a study in focus. My goal was to build a … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part IV: Geissele SSA-E Two-Stage Trigger

With the scope mounted the gun was fully assembled and ready to fire. I had purchased the lower parts kit without a trigger because I knew I would be adding a much better unit than the USGI work-alike that would … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part III: Simmons Whitetail Classic 6.5-20x 50mm

With the base rifle assembled I still needed to put a proper optic on it. After reading a lot of information about scopes I decided that it would be very difficult to beat the 6.5-20x version of Simmons’ Whitetail Classic … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part II: RGuns complete upper receiver

With the new lower completed I was ready to find a new complete upper receiver for my Precision Rifle project. I had been trying to buy a Bushmaster Predator upper for some time. I liked the concept of a longer, … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part I: Palmetto State Armory stripped lower

Eugene Stoner would be amazed at how popular his creation has become over the last 50 years. As “America’s Gun” there are many sources for information and parts. It doesn’t require a lot of tools or even mechanical aptitude so … Continue reading

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Burris Fastfire II: excellent low cost/low profile 1x optic

After finding my red dot had completely lost zero while riding around in my trunk I decided it was time to get my hands on a more appropriate optic for my “truck gun”. What I found was much more than … Continue reading

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Timney 667 AR-15 trigger: Finally!!

After nearly two years shooting my Ruger SR-556 I finally broke down and bought an aftermarket trigger for it. I had long considered this purchase and after looking at Chip McCormack, Geissele and Timney I finally decided on the excellent … Continue reading

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AR-15: Handguards and Barrels

Interesting exchange with a friend concerning a AR-15 piston carbine and handguard concerns. Continue reading

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Magpul CTR butt stock: my favorite AR stock.

As you probably know, I like Magpul products…a lot. How could I not? They make really great things that do exactly what they are supposed to do and they just run and run. I’ve mentioned the CTR stock in several … Continue reading

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