Choosing, Upgrading, & Building Your Perfect AR-15

Learn everything about the AR-15 no matter where you are, from getting ready to buy, upgrading, or ready to build your own dream rifle.  We’ve got the info and the recommendations to help you out.

AR-15 Buyer’s Guide: How to Choose Your First AR-15

We cover all the major components of the AR-15 and their pros/cons for different applications.  By the end, you should know what barrel length, gas system, handguard, and even BCG you want, as well as several recommended brands and models.

M4 Carbine
M4 Carbine

Best AR-15 Upgrades: Handguards, Triggers, BCGs, and More

Title says it all.  Once you’ve gotten your AR-15 and want to upgrade, we’ll go through all the major components again and what we’ve learned from upgrading many rifles.  Warning, your bank account might hate you after clicking…

Modded AR-15s
Modded AR-15s

Best AR-15 Furniture & Accessories

We couldn’t fit all the upgrades into the previous article and so here we cover furniture from pistol grips to buttstocks and then finish off with bipods, vertical grips, slings, and more.

Keymod vs M-Lok
Keymod vs M-Lok

Best AR-15 Upper Receivers for the Money

Get the feeling of a new AR-15 without going to your FFL by just buying a new complete upper receiver.  We’ll go over our top recommendations for traditional 16″ barrel uppers to precision/varmint and even short barrel uppers.

Completed Upper Receivers
Completed Upper Receivers

Best AR-15 Ammo for the Range & Home Defense

What do you do when you have a super sweet AR but nothing to feed it?  Check out our recommendations for tons of calibers…everything from plinking to competitive shooting and even self-defense.

Online Ammo from Luckygunner
Online Ammo from Luckygunner

Best AR-15 Scopes & Optics

Find the best AR-15 optic for your budget and end use.  We’ll cover 1x optics and magnified scopes, plus recommended mounts, accessories, and backup sights.

AR-15 Scopes
AR-15 Scopes

How to Build an AR-15 Lower Receiver

Upgrade to the next level of gun ownership and start building your own AR-15!  Now you can make everything spec-ed to what you want.  This step-by-step guide is filled with 80+ pictures, tricks I learned the hard way, and recommendations for the best parts.

All AR-15 Lower Receiver Parts
All AR-15 Lower Receiver Parts

Featureless AR-15: Grips, Stocks, and Muzzle Devices

If you’re in California or New York and want to use your magazine release without that bullet button, you’ve got to make your AR-15 “featureless.”  We’ll go through suggestions on how to do that with some recommended grips, stocks, and muzzle devices.

Featureless AR-15
Featureless AR-15

Best AR-15 Upper Receiver for Your Build

We go over our go-to upper receiver (both stripped and assembled) to be the solid foundation for your AR upper build.  Plus some more “unique” uppers to really customize your look and performance.

Aero Enhanced M4E1 Upper Receiver
Aero Enhanced M4E1 Upper Receiver

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Hello. Sorry if this is not the right platform, but I live in California and I love my PWS Mk116 AR15. From what I think I know, in order to keep it un-registered, I need to make the stock immovable, replace the postal grip, or add a plate so my thumb can’t go around the postal grip, remove the bullet button, and make the magazine fixed – at least until I “disassemble” the rifle by pulling the pin and letting it pivet. Am I on the right track and can you provide some resources or suggestions? ARMag Lock has the… Read more »
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