Ejection-Rejection

There’re two components involved in getting a spent case out of an AR15: the extractor and ejector. After firing, when the bolt moves back and rotates,...
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Extraction Is Essential

Common AR function problems are failures to feed the next round and failures to extract the fired case. Aside from something like a trigger malfunction,...
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Roll Pins

I usually talk about some of the more “nuts and bolts” topics involving AR-15’s, but they’re really more about “pins and clips.” This one here...
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DIY Fixes: Troubleshooting...

If your AR-15 stops working, or works sporadically, it’s likely to be one of three root causes: it’s dirty, it’s beat, it’s got a leak. Details are...
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Understanding (&...

First, little can be done to improve a stock trigger. Any real help comes from the aftermarket. The last stock trigger I measured was a little more than 11...
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Sometimes It's Not The Gun

Gunsmiths are much like farmers. They have to know a little about everything. Every good gunsmith and every good farmer is a Jack of all trades. In addition...
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Don't Be a Gun Butcher...

"Ever see a fine gun in a rack and then discover that every screw head is marred? Ever see a rifle or handgun with scratches and gouges that were the result...
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Gunsmithing By Accessory

As anyone who reads this column regularly knows, I am much in favor of do-it-yourself gun work for all kinds of reasons. There is much your gunsmith does...
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DIY

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