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ArmaLite AR-18: The Forgotten AR

Developed off the 7.62 NATO AR-16, the ArmaLite AR-18 was an inventive 5.56 NATO assault rifle much like the firm's famous AR-15, and though over shadowed, its short-stroke gas piston system has inspired many current generation designs.

Back to Basics: AR-15 101

If you, like many Americans, have decided to exercise your Second Amendment rights by purchasing one or more of the many AR-15s on the market, you are in for a treat. But if you are new to this system, there are a few things you should know.

The ArmaLite Story

The history of ArmaLite is long and tortured, filled with marvelous innovation and crushingly bad timing. Yet, now it looks like its day has finally dawned.

Best Seller: Citadel Boss25

The Citadel Boss25, ergonomically modeled after the ever-popular AR-15 platform and available from Legacy Sports International, was the fifth top selling semi-automatic shotgun of 2020.

Legendary Gunsmith Chip McCormick Passes Away

Chip McCormick, one of the firearm industry's leading innovators and a top competitor, passed away in early June 2021.

Quantum Cloning: A Colt Model 601 Brought Back To Life

Early last year, the Puerto Rican Police Bureau demilled and liquidated some of its old stocks of rifles as parts kits for private purchase. These kits give the average enthusiast the ability of building up a clone of one of the earliest evolutions of the AR-15 platform: the Colt Model 601.

ARTV: The Springfield Armory Story

Springfield Armory Inc., based in Geneseo, Ill., was founded in the early 1970s when Bob Reese took over the manufacturing machinery formerly used by Elmer Ballance to produce M1A rifles.

SIG Sauer M400: A Top-Selling Semi-Auto Carbine

SIG Sauer's take on the AR-15 platform, the M400, proves to still be popular along with its newer versions, as it was the fourth most sold semi-automatic rifle of 2020.

Downtime Cleaning: A Great Chance to Care for Your Guns

While the continued effects of the pandemic and ammunition shortage are limiting range time, care and effort should still be put towards maintaining your firearms.

Reloading For The .458 SOCOM

The .458 SOCOM is a speciality cartridge for the AR-15 that has gained notoriety for its performance, but how does it do with reloading?

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