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[Ultimate Resource] AR Rifle Reviews

You can find a comprehensive AR guide which covers everything from upgrades to building your own AR-15 over HERE.

On this page, you'll find all our self-tested gun & gear reviews on everything AR related. Think of us as your gun-obsessed buddy who's giving you their best recommendations.

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11 Best AR-15s: Ultimate Guide [2022 Hands-On]

Want to find the best AR-15 for you? We start with how they work and important specs. Then we cover the best brands/models for all budgets.

6 Best AR-10s: Complete Buyer's Guide

The AR-10 is a grownup version of the AR-15. It's bigger, meaner, and louder. We'll show you the best AR-10s out there across all budgets.

Best AR-15 Scopes & Optics [2022]: Red Dots to Magnified

Find the best AR-15 scopes & optics for your budget and use. From 1x red dots to magnifiers, prisms, holographic, and standard scopes. All hands-on tested.

6 Best AR-10s: Complete Buyer's Guide

The AR-10 is a grownup version of the AR-15. It's bigger, meaner, and louder. We'll show you the best AR-10s out there across all budgets.

Best AR-15 Upgrades: Triggers, Brakes, Handguards, BCGs & More

Find out the best AR-15 upgrades across the entire platform and different budgets. Learn why we chose each item and how they perform in our test builds.

Best AR-15 Ammo [2022]: Range & Home Defense

Find out the best ammo for your AR-15 for range plinking or home defense. We'll cover cheap FMJ rounds, steel penetrator rounds, and even hollow points for maximum knockdown power.

6 Best AR-15 Pistols [2022 Complete & Build List]

Want to build or buy an AR-15 pistol? We cover the legality, best individual parts, our go-to complete builds, and best pistol uppers.

Featureless AR-15 Rifles [California Build Guide]

Quickly learn what makes a rifle "featureless," how to build a featureless AR-15, the benefits, and top mods for grips, stocks, and muzzle devices.

Best AR-15 Furniture & Accessories

Find the best AR-15 furniture and accessories to make your rifle perfect for your end-use -- from buttstocks, handguards, grips, slings, bipods, and more.

6 Best AR-15 Flashlights [Real Views]

We hands-on test 5 of the most popular AR-15 flashlights. Complete with tons of pictures, beam patterns, abuse tests, mounting options, and more.

7 Best AR-15 Muzzle Brakes & Compensators [Hands-On]

Want less recoil and vertical movement? We hands-on test 7 of the best muzzle brakes for recoil reduction, side blast, sound levels, and reticle movement.

Best AR-15 Complete Upper Receivers

Quickly find the best AR-15 complete upper receivers for precision, standard, or CQB purposes. Plus our recommendations for best manufacturers and picks for all budgets.

12 Best AR-15 Stocks [Hands-On]: Adjustable, Light, Precision

Want to find the perfect AR-15 buttstock? We tested 12 of the most popular and choose our favorite ones for your different builds and budgets.

8 Best AR-15 Flash Hiders: No More Fireballs

Don't want to be blinded by your AR-15? We go over how flash hiders work, how to pick one, and the best ones out there.

Best AR-15 Handguards [Hands-On]: Free-Float & Drop-In

Looking for the best AR-15 handguard for your purpose and budget? We cover free-floating and drop-in versions...and even some cutting-edge carbon fiber variants.

Best AR-15 Charging Handles [Hands-On]

There are dozens of AR-15 charging handles out there. We hands-on tested almost all of them and chose our favorites for specific AR build needs.

[Best AR-15 Builds]: CA Featureless Home Defense

In gun-restricted California but still want an AR-15 for home defense? This is one of our go-to featureless builds.

Best AR-15 Calibers & Conversion Kits: 5.56 No More

Want something other than 5.56 in your AR? We go over the best calibers and their conversion kits to make your AR feel like a new gun.

7 Best AR-15 & AK Pistol Braces [Hands-On & Video]

Not sure which pistol brace to get...or the legalities? We cover the top choices for AR-15 and AK braces with an emphasis on price and usability.

13 Best AR-15 Bolt Carrier Groups (BCG) [Hands-On]

Choosing a BCG for your next rifle build doesn't have to be a chore. We cover the best-in-class bolt carrier groups for mil-spec, low-mass, slick coatings, exotic materials, and more.

Best AR-15 Magazines: Standard, High-Capacity, 10-Round

If you're a new AR-15 owner, or an old hand looking for recommendations, here's everything you need to know about picking the perfect entry-level mags.

Best AR-15 Complete Upper Receivers

Quickly find the best AR-15 complete upper receivers for precision, standard, or CQB purposes. Plus our recommendations for best manufacturers and picks for all budgets.

8 Best AR-15 Lasers [Hands-On]: Budget to Pro

Want the fastest acquisition in low light? We hands-on review 6 of the most popular green & red lasers for brightness, zero, ergonomics, price, and more.

Best AR-15 Lower Receivers: Budget to Baller

So many AR-15 lower receivers out there...how do you choose? We cover the types of aluminum, manufacturing process, and our top picks of the best lowers at all budgets.

8 Best AR-15 Stripped Upper Receivers: Build It Yourself

Not sure what AR-15 stripped upper receiver to get? We go through our personal go-to mil-spec receiver, lightweight, and just plain cool options.

Best AR-15 Barrels & Manufacturers [Hands-On]

Looking for the best AR-15 barrels? We cover our favorite manufacturers that we use in our own builds. Plus specific barrel models to suit your end purpose.

Best AR-15s for Precision Long Range Shooting

Want an AR-15 that really reaches out there? These are our top picks for precision long range shooting rifles in the AR-15 platform.

AR-15 Reviews

[Review] Aero Precision Upper M4E1 16” 5.56 Mid-Length

[Review] Sig Sauer M400 Tread AR-15: A Cut Above

[Review] Palmetto State Armory (PSA) AR-15 (3 Rifles)

[Review] PWS Diablo (MK107): 7" AR-15 Piston Goodness

[Review] BCM Recce-16 MCMR: Workhorse AR

Featureless AR-15 Rifles [California Build Guide]

[Review+Video] Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW (.300 BLK): Ultimate Shorty

[Review+Video] Smith & Wesson M&P Sport II

[Review+Video] FN 15 Patrol Carbine: Classic Excellence

[Review] Lead Star Grunt AR-15: No Upgrades Needed

3-Gun Ready: Best Out of the Box AR-15s

[Review] Springfield Saint Victor: Best Sub-$1000 AR-15?

[Review] Ruger AR-556 Pistol: Compact Value

[Review] CMMG Banshee 10mm: Runs Like a Scalded Dog

[Review] Palmetto State Armory (PSA) 9mm PX-9

[Review] LWRCI DI & IC-SPR: Direct Impingement vs Piston

[Review] Palmetto State Armory KS-47 Gen 2: Hands-On

[Review] PWS Diablo (MK107): 7" AR-15 Piston Goodness

AR-10 Reviews

AR Builds Review

[Best AR-15 Builds] BRN-180 Fighting Rifle

[Best AR-15 Builds]: 6.5 Grendel "Yeet Cannon"

[Best AR-15 Builds]: 6.5 Grendel Hunting Build

Best AR-15 Builds: Garrow Arms .17 HMR

80% Arms Easy Jig Gen 3: Never Easier [Review]

[Best AR-15 Builds]: Colt AR-9

[Best AR-15 Builds]: AT3 Budget Lightweight

Best AR-15 Builds: Sig P320 Matador Arms

[Best AR-15 Builds]: CA Featureless Home Defense

My AR-15 RECCE Build [Aero Precision Base]

Best AR-15 Builds: M16A4 (Modern Musket)

[Build] M1A Paratrooper: What If the M14 Stuck Around?

[Guide] Building the Perfect M16A2 Clone

AR Optics

Best AR-15 Scopes & Optics [2022]: Red Dots to Magnified

10 Best New Optics of 2020

Best Affordable Optics that Won't Break on You

[Review] Aimpoint PRO (Patrol Rifle Optic): Best Red Dot?

[Review] Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x: First Person Views

High-End Optics Torture Test [Trijicon, EOTech, Aimpoint, Sig Sauer]

6 Best Prism Scopes: Robust & Better for Astigmatism

[Review]: Swamp Fox Optics Liberator & Kingslayer Red Dots

[Hands-On Review] Swampfox Arrowhead 1-8x

10 Best Red Dot Sights [Hands-On]: Rifle, Pistol, & All Budgets

4 Best ACOG Scopes [Hands-On]

[Hands-On Review] Romeo 3 vs Romeo 5 from Sig Sauer

9 Best Long Range Rifle Scopes [Hands On+Video]

6 Best .300 Blackout Scopes and Optics: Correct Drops

Trijicon MRO [Review+Video]: Go-To Duty Red Dot

Best Night Vision Scopes & Capable Optics [Hands-On]

AR Parts and Accessories

More AR-15 Posts

Best Side Charging AR-15 Uppers

Best AR-15 Ammo [2022]: Range & Home Defense

Best .300 Blackout Ammo: Self Defense, Hunting, Target

6 Best AR-15 Flashlights [Real Views]

16 Best AR-15 Triggers [Hands-On with Video]

Best AK Alternatives: Rifles Chambered in 7.62x39 and 5.45x39

Best Left-Handed ARs: Parts & Complete Rifles

[Review] Ballistic Advantage Barrel: Premium Hanson

Riflespeed Adjustable Gas Control System Review: Best AR Gas Block?

Featureless AR-15 Rifles [California Build Guide]

Best 80% Lower Receivers & Jigs [AR-15, Glock, AR-10, AR-9]

Best AR-15 Handguards [Hands-On]: Free-Float & Drop-In

Best AR-15 Barrels & Manufacturers [Hands-On]

Best Backup Iron Sights (BUIS) [View-Throughs]

Best Home Defense Gun [Shotgun vs Pistol vs Rifle]

8 Best AR-15 Lasers [Hands-On]: Budget to Pro

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