Tag Archives: AR15

Office help

One of the best things about freelancing: I get to choose who works with me.

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Automatic vs. Semi-Auto: new on Alloutdoor

How government regulations retard progress.

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Reflex suppressor

Part of the AmTac reflex suppressor goes over the barrel, behind the muzzle. That increases volume without adding too much length to the gun. Lancer carbon fiber forend provides thermal insulation.

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Second Amendment for new arrivals

Even though I knew of private gun ownership when I first came to the United States, there was still an emotional disconnect between seeing others own guns and realizing that my parents could. For people from even less RKBA friendly countries … Continue reading

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Athena at 12

By 13, she’d probably be using an imperial bolter or a self-propelled Hellbore. Kids of science fiction writers tend to have esoteric tastes. The current carbine is a Chiappa .22 upper on an older Omni receiver, a lightweight but surprisingly accurate … Continue reading

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The color-coordinated rifleman

GWACS lower, Hahn rear sight, Troy magazine, Strike Ind. forend, Kaw Valley Precision linear comp, Pro Ears muffs, Rudy Project glasses. Can’t even begin to guess who made that upper…

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AR57 review: new on American Shooting Journal

A 5.7 Alternative For Self-defense, Varmint Hunting  

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Custom rifles are always works in progress

The first approach looks like this: light tapering 1:8 twist barrel, muzzle brake and charging handle by Strike Industries, ambi safety by them also. Mission First Tactical grip and stock, carbon fiber forend by Brigand Arms. Improved trigger. Lancer magazine. … Continue reading

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ATI .22LR upper for Omni lower: new on AllOutdoor

A semi-auto rifle that competes with bolt actions for accuracy

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Father and daughter

Writer David Burkhead and his daughter, illustrator Athena.  

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Technical clarification

Both Pennsylvania rifle and AR15 were used for hunting in advance of combative use. AR15 was sold to civilians from 1963, a year before the Army adopted it for special operations. Both were much lower in power than typical hunting or military … Continue reading

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Training new shooters

Four years ago, I did a photo shoot with Ariel, 16 at the time. While she was quite convincing with a variety of arms, she didn’t actually know how to use them. We decided to remedy that shortcoming. She was … Continue reading

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3.5lb AR15 is coming: new on AllOutdoor

Fostech’s 3.5-pound AR-15

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A familiar face in print

Found Alexis in a Gemtech ad on the pages of American Shooting Journal:

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Brigand Arms Carbon Fiber “Fishnet” Forends: new on AllOutdoor

It’s been awhile since I got this enthusiastic about something, especially a rifle forend.

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Outdoor fun in mid-December

  One reason to live in Tennessee: tshirt weather in the middle of December. The secret to this local warming is burning enough gunpowder! Beck Defense carbine in 7.62×35(300 Blackout). For more effective warming of the environment, .510 Beck — … Continue reading

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7.62x54R proved a bit much for the eight year old girl

A little while ago, Alexis tried SVD sniper rifle, found the recoil excessive. The slanted stock shape contributed to the problem. 6.5 Grendel, a mild cartridge with high ballistic coefficient bullets, may be the reasonable solution for her long-range use. … Continue reading

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Midwest Industries Light Carbine: new AllOutdoor

Intelligent design without fanaticism.

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The night is young, but we have enough NVG batteries

YHM Black Diamond carbine, Aimpoint CompM4, ATN NVM14 night vision monocular. Quite an accurate combination

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Long range on a budget: new on AllOutdoor

NCStar 3-9x compact BDC scope — a review of something affordable, for a change. 

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