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FAB Defense Collapsible Stock With Magazine Well

The Mako Group's FAB Defense brought its new magazine-carrying collapsible rifle buttstock to SHOT Show 2013, with a new innovation or two.

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.

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.

Lock, Stock & Barrel: Caldwell AR-15 Mag Charger

It doesn't take long to empty a 30-round AR-15 magazine; reloading them, well, that's a different story—until now, that is. Check out this handy device from Caldwell.

Lancer Systems Adaptive Magwell

An enlarged and flared magazine port on an AR-style rifle makes magazine changes easier and faster to accomplish by providing both a larger opening and internal side ramps that help guide the magazine up into the well.

Federal Adds Fusion MSR 300 Blackout

Federal Ammunition has announced a new 150-gr. 300 Blackout load designed for deer hunters in its Fusion MSR lineup.

The Making of Daniel Defense

Through a series of events and inventions, Daniel Defense’s AR modifications have evolved into a catalog of premium rifles, and what was once a hobby is now one of the fastest-growing companies in the firearm industry.

Shooting Ruger's AR556

The first firearm designed and built in Ruger's Mayodan, N.C., plant, the AR556 is a step in a new direction for the firm's AR-15-inspired carbines.

Gallery: Custom-Build AR-15 Components

Building an AR-15 at home can be a fun and rewarding hobby. Thanks to the popularity of this modular rifle platform, there are literally hundreds of components to choose from ranging from inexpensive mil-spec parts to exotic custom features. Here is a look at the components gun writer B. Gil Horman chose for his first custom target AR-15 rifle build.

Building a Custom AR-15 at Home

What does it really take to build an AR-15 from scratch—and is it worth it? Here is what the author learned as he tackled the job for the very first time.

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