Tag Archives: AR15

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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Black, red and yellow…

…nature’s danger warning, slightly subdued in this instance.     The rifle is an update of the Doublestar “teen gun” with Strike Industries forend for Mlock capability. Good ventilation and heat shields are pretty helpful to the gun with a pencil thin … Continue reading

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Zombie green rifle

What is the temperature of a zombie? Above ambient, I would assume. Fighting Sheepdog rifle with IR Defense Hunter scope. I forget who made the can.

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Socializing with native troops

She looks in dire need of humanitarian aid, ear and eye protection. A 30mm grenade launcher wouldn’t hurt, either.  

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Dissipator

Back in 1999, when I shopped for my first AR15, my choices were narrowed down to two: 20″ A2 and  16″ Dissipator. The purchasing decision was based on the legal restrictions against flash hiders — I ended up with the … Continue reading

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A rifle so light, an 8 year old can run it.

And the same 8 year old was able to handle it unsupported as well.  I.C.E.-designed AIR15 was quite a bit handier than her own M&P15-22.

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Sometimes shorter IS better: a very handy CQB package

This is a Spike’s Tactical 300 Blackout pistol with 8.5″ barrel. It delivers fairly impressive external ballistics, but it’s still an AR pistol and requires specific training for effective use. When a friend came by with a registered short barrel lower (also Spike’s … Continue reading

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Keeping track of ammunition in a multi-caliber environment: new on AllOutdoor

Two possible solutions.

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