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Gun Reviews

[Video+Review] BRN-180 Gen 2 Upper: History Dorks Rejoice

Love the AR-180? Brownells' BRN-180 Gen 2 upper brings it to life with a few awesome modernizations. We hands-on review both generations. (Read)

Builds

[Best AR-15 Builds] Modern American Musket (M16A4)

Want to build an updated M16A4 clone that’s perfect for hunting, defense, & plinking? Check out our build list to the Modern American Musket. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

5 Best Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) Triggers

Want to easily upgrade your pistol caliber carbine (PCC)? We go over a few of the best drop-in PCC triggers for self defense & competition. (Read)

Observations

How And Why The M16 Failed In Vietnam (And Is It Reliable Today?)

How bad was the M16 during the Vietnam War? And can you trust it (and the civilian AR-15 variants) today? We cover it all. (Read)

Builds

[Best AR-15 Builds] Pin & Weld Blue-Collar Duty Rifle

Treat yourself with a sub 16" barrel the right way. We go over a pin & weld duty rifle with all the DIY instructions included. (Read)

How-To

[How-To] AR-15 Lights & Lasers Mounting + Cable Management

Wrangle those cables! We go through how to mount lights, lasers, and pressure pads with the best cable management tips. (Read)

Gear Reviews

[Review] Magpul D60 and D50 Drums: Are They Good Mags?

Everyone loves drum mags but they are notoriously finicky. Do Magpul's D60 and D50 drums make the cut? We hands-on review and offer tips. (Read)

How-To

[Guide] How to Reduce AR-15 Recoil: Stance, Gas, Brakes, & BCGs

Want a softer shooting AR-15? We scientifically test recoil reduction from stance, gas, brakes, and lightweight BCGs to see what makes the most difference. (Read)

How-To

How to Build an AR-15 Upper Receiver: Ultimate Visual Guide

See how easy it is to build your own AR-15 upper receiver. Step-by-step with pictures, plus essential tools, recommended parts, tips/tricks, and two full builds. (Read)

Gear Reviews

Best Magpul PMAGs: All Of Them Reviewed

Why are PMAGs so great? We hands-on review literally every single model from the AR-15 variants (M2 vs M3) to Glock, AR-10, Scorpion, AK, and even drums. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review+Video] Faxon Bantam 9mm PCC: Glock Mags, LRBHO, & Indestructible

Looking for a PCC that's a cut above the rest? We hands-on review the Faxon Bantam 9mm AR-15 for reliability, accuracy, ergonomics, price, and more. (Read)

Builds

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

Want a rifle fit to defend America from 1980s Red Dawn invaders? We start with a Brownells BRN-180 with a BCM lower. See what else went into our build! (Read)

Builds

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

The meme might be dead but this AR-15 build featuring 6.5 Grendel is still going. Check out the parts and how they performed in our long-distance build. (Read)

Gun Reviews

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

Ready to buy once, cry once? We hands-on review the Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW in .300 BLK from reliability to accuracy, trigger, and worth-it-ness. (Read)
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