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Top 20 Next-Gen Piston-Driven ARs

Cleaner. Cooler. More reliable. These are just three advantages cited by people who prefer piston-driven rifles over direct-impingement guns. The Stoner-type direct impingement system traditionally used in the AR-15/M16 platform bleeds off propellant gas from the bore and directs it through a tube to the bolt carrier group, which then cycles …

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.300 Blackout (BLK) vs 5.56 & .223

Time to cut through all of the chatter. The .300 Blackout (BLK) has been called everything from the 5.56 killer to the black mamba. .300 Blackout vs 5.56 It was designed by Advanced Armament Company (AAC) to be a replacement for the MP5SD, a 9mm sub-machine gun favored by special …

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The Best Bang for Your Buck — Cheap AR-15s

Good News! We have all felt the crunch from the last couple of years. Simply supply and demand came into play. Demand shot up faster than supply could keep pace. This put a lot of new players in the market and caused all manufacturers to up their game with better …

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5 Best Long Range Scopes

Author L.P. Brezny literally wrote the book on Long Range Shooting, now in it’s Second Edition. In this quick article he makes the case for his five best long range scopes. Let me say right off that in the business of long range shooting the old standard 3X9 whitetail scope becomes history when …

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Chris Kyle’s Favorite Sniper Rifles

With the release of Clint Eastwood’s movie, American Sniper, this weekend, I thought it might be fitting to look at the favorite rifles of the American hero, Chris Kyle. In his autobiography, Kyle said people ask a lot about the weapons he used as a sniper, so he talked some …

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The 5 Very Best Survival Guns

Before I begin this list, I have to make a disclaimer. I am a gun guy. I like AK-47s, AR-15s, M1As, and just about anything that will take a BIG magazine and send lots of hot lead down range as fast as I can pull the trigger. I like tactical …

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The Calibers You Need When The Grid’s Down

Ammo will be in short supply during any grid-down situation, and the only rounds you’re likely to have are the boxes in your storage (which is why you should stock up more than adequately). Even so, you may still be able to procure ammo via trade with other people, and …

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The Big Problem With Semi-Automatic Rifles For Survival

With so many rifles to choose from, it can often be difficult to determine which rifle would be ideal for a survival situation, whether it’s one that you stash in the truck in the event that you’re stranded in the sticks or you’re using that same truck to bugout to …

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Correcting 5 Common Misconceptions About AK Rifles

I have a deep appreciation for the AK platform. Kalashnikovs are probably my favorite modern rifles to shoot, customize, and pick apart. I certainly can’t claim to be an expert, but in the past several years I like to think I’ve learned a lot through my [mis]adventures with a number …

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The 13 Best Rifles from ‘Tactical Weapons’ in 2016

What actually puts a rifle into the category of “best rifles”? Well, there are a lot of factors: Weight, extra parts, build, cost — the list goes on and on. Different rifles work for different shooters. There is no one answer. Below are 13 rifles that truly stood out on the …

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