Since its acceptance for use in the service rifle class of competition by both the DCM and the NRA in 1974, the .308-Win.-cal. M1A and, to a lesser degree, other such M14 clones have risen from obscurity to ubiquity in the hands and minds of shooters ranging from Vietnam vets to ranchers to highpower rifle competitors.
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.
Now that you've bought your new firearm, what's next? Here are the basics of using, cleaning and storing your first gun.
Otis Technology expanded its collection of cleaning kits and tools for gun owners in 2020. Here's the latest gear you'll need to keep your guns maintained.