Category Archives: AR-15

Information relating to the AR-15 rifle platform

Surefire G2 Nitrolon: superb tac light at a great price.

Surefire G2 tac light is a great value. Continue reading

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Sig556 and Sig522: a comparison

I recently had the chance to check out a Sig522 rifle, owned by my friend Dashiell. While I was evaluating the rifle it was pointed out that our friend Bill had the Sig556, on which the 522 was modeled. Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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The GripPod: gimmick or must-have accessory?

The GripPod is a unique combination of Forward Vertical Grip and Bipod. Continue reading

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Kel-Tec SU-16c: ultimate survival gun

Kel-Tec’s SU-16c is my ultimate “survival gun”. Continue reading

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PWS FSC556 compensator/flash hider

Assessment of the Primary Weapons Systems FSC family of flash-suppressing compensators. Continue reading

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Three-Point Slings: my favorites

One of the nice things about this blog is that it gives me a place to point folks when they ask me for advice about firearms-related items. While I do not consider myself a true expert I do have significant … Continue reading

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Combat Optics: who shall be king?

With the explosive sales of AR-15 and similar rifles in the U.S., the accessory market is likewise booming. One area of particular interest is that of combat optics. The magnified rifle scope has been around for generations and is still … Continue reading

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Ruger SR-556: my latest AR-15

With Ruger’s foray into the AR-15 market, many have taken notice. Some because Bill Ruger always said there was no reason for civilians to own “high-capacity” semi-auto rifles. Others because this seems like an awfully late arrival to the party. … Continue reading

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AR-15 Backup Sights: evolutionary process

With the proliferation of flattop rifles it is inevitable that backup iron sight (BUIS) systems will become more important to shooters and manufacturers. On my first AR-15 I had a front sight base (FSB) that was the traditional A-post design. … Continue reading

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AR-15: piston or DI?

Having owned a number of AR-15 rifles I have a few comments about operating systems that may be helpful. First, the Direct Gas Impingement (DI) system can be perfectly effective. Second, all piston guns are not created equal and in … Continue reading

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