Category Archives: Up On ARs

Get Out!

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Extraction & Ejection. An “extractor” is there to pull a spent case out of the chamber and the “ejector” is

Case Sizing

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If you are a handloader, pay attention. Since it’s a semi-auto, full-length spent case resizing for AR-type rifles is mandatory.

Twists And Leads

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The Right Barrel My UPS man flagged me down recently. He told me that (such-and-such) was having a big sale

Buffer Stuff

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Keep The AR Cycling Happily I know the way I write must sound like I think the AR-15 gas system

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Making Triggers Better. I’ve said many times the only real way to improve a trigger on an AR-15 is to

Load Development

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Crucial to accurate, consistent handloads. I usually talk here about guns. But, dang, guns are little to no fun at

Magazines

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When The Followers Lead… I get a whopping lot of correspondence from folks complaining about magazine problems. I was never

Basic Break Down

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It’s Not Hard Once You’ve Done It A Few Times. This is basic stuff. Basics matter. Sometimes we, and certainly

Chamber Headspace

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Check It Certainly, if you do your own barrel installations, safety of the end result is of crucial importance. Of

Don’t Get Rolled

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AR-15s Are Pretty Much Pinned Together, So Learn To Install Them Correctly Assemblies ranging from the gas tube to magazine

Why I Like The AR-15

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Mostly It’s The “Mr. Potato Head” Part I’ve been doing this department for six years. Crazy. Still haven’t run out