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Buyer's Guide

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

Want to complete your own AR-15, AR-10, or AR-9 lowers? We cover the best aluminum and polymer 80% receivers. Plus the best jigs to get them done. (Read)

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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. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

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. (Read)

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

Optics break, batteries die, and scopes fail. A pair of these backup iron sights (BUIS) will make sure you have working sights at all times. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

Best Home Defense Gun [Shotgun vs Pistol vs Rifle]

Shotguns, pistols, and rifles. What's the best home defense gun for you? We go over the pros and cons of each complete with favorite models and ammo picks. (Read)

Gear Reviews

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. (Read)

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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. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

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. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

.300 Blackout (BLK) vs. 5.56: Best Uppers, & Ammo

Thinking of going .300 Blackout? Find out how it compares to the 5.56 in ballistics and knockdown power. Plus the best uppers and ammo out there. (Read)

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Top Selling Handguns, Rifles, & Shotguns of 2021

Curious about which guns people bought in 2021? Well, we walk you through the most sought after pistols, rifles, and shotguns of 2021. (Read)

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Best 9mm AR-15 Uppers: It’s PCC Time

Easily make your AR-15 shoot 9mm? We cover the best 9mm uppers to convert your familiar AR to cheaper shooting pistol calibers. (Read)

Fun

Best Guns & Gear of SHOT Show 2022 [Guide]

We walk you through the coolest, newest, and weirdest guns and gear that SHOT Show 2022 had to offer in Las Vegas! (Read)

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Best AR-15 & AR-10 Lower Parts Kits (LPK)

Are AR-15 lower parts kits all the same? They might not be exciting but are critical parts to keep your rifle running. Here are some of our favorite kits. (Read)

How-To

Barrel Break-In: What Is It & How To Do It Right [Guide]

Is it worth it to break in your rifle's barrel? We take a dive into the concept of barrel break-ins and even walk you through how to do it. (Read)
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