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The AR-15 for Home Defense: Reliability

In the Sept. 2014 issue of American Rifleman, Field Editor Stanton Wormley explores the concept and construction of a home-defense AR. Here he discusses the platform's user-resolvable reliability issues and ones best solved by a gunsmith.

I Have This Old Gun: Colt AR-15 SP1

The Colt AR-15 SP1 is the original semi-automatic version of the AR rifle, and is largely responsible for the long-lasting popularity of this design. More than 50 years after its introduction to the civilian market, the interest in this gun continues to surge.

ARES Defense SCR: Legal in All 50 States

The ARES Defense SCR is a semi-automatic rifle that employs many of the virtues of the AR-15 platform, minus the "features" singled out by firearm-unfriendly states.

Gun of the Week: Stag Arms 3T-M

American Rifleman's Associate Editor, Joseph Kurtenbach, discusses our latest Gun of the Week: the Stag Arms 3T-M.

M16 Presentation Sheds Light On Black Rifle

Historian Martin K.A. Morgan spoke at seminar during the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings and recounted some of the gun's early troubles and the efforts that led to its improvements.

CMMG's AR Pistol Line-Up

Customers demanded it, and CMMG responded. For 2014, the company has developed a line of new AR pistols that incorporate features from its popular line of short-barreled rifles.

.25-45 Sharps Update

Sharps Rifle Company says AR barrels chambered in .25-45 Sharps, as well as 87-grain Speer Hot-Cor loads, will be available in June 2014.

Getting Started: AR 101

Chances are you may be the owner of a new AR-after all, one in five rifles sold last year was chambered in .223 Rem. If so, or if you are considering owning an AR-style rifle, read this introduction to the platform, written by one of the nation’s most respected trainers.

XS Sight Systems Xpress Threat Interdiction Sights Expansion

XS Sight Systems now offer Big Dot Tritium Express and 24/7 Tritium Angle Mount versions in its Xpress Threat Interdiction line for AR-15 rifles.

Field Tested AR-15 Accessories

Several factors drive the popularity of the AR-15 rifle with American shooters, but one that stands out is the platform's modularity. It's a relatively easy gun to modify with drop-in aftermarket parts and its current popularity keeps the shelves filled with a variety of high-quality products for customization.

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