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Box of 5.56mm ammo next to a box of .308 ammo with a few cartridges in front

Is 5.56 or .308 Better? (An Enthusiast Weighs In)

5.56x45mm NATO and .308 Winchester are two of the most commonly used cartridges in the United States. New shooters, and those looking to expand their...
.308 Winchester ammunition made by Remington

What’s the Difference between .308, .308 Win, and .308 Rem?

It's easy to become overwhelmed by all the new terminology when you get into firearms. Many rounds are referred to using the same numbers. 7.62,...
man hands cleaning rifle parts on table

Looking To Build An AK-47 At Home? We Show You How…

Building your own firearms is a satisfying, engaging hobby. Assembling an AR-15 is not terribly difficult, but it does give you a deeper understanding of...
man cleaning disassembled rifle

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Rifle: When, How & With What?

Everybody knows that you should clean your gun. However, it seems that no two people can agree on how or how often to do it! There...
rifle held by man in the field

The Beginner’s Guide to Building an AR-15 Part Two: Assembly and Testing

This article is the second part of a two-part series. Back in part one, I covered what you need to build your first AR-15...
M4A1 (AR-15) tactical carbine on the bulletproof vest

The Beginner’s Guide to Building an AR-15 Part One

AR-15s are extremely versatile firearms, and you can customize them in nearly an infinite number of ways. I almost have more fun building AR-15s than...
upclose installed pistol light

How to Install and Use a Pistol Light?

You’ve done your research, consulted the experts, and have finally decided on a pistol light. You placed your order, got your gear, and now...
Hunter with rifle slinged at the back

Rifles 101: Common Rifle Types & Actions

Bolt-action, lever-action, semi-automatic—what do they all mean? Your rifle's action determines what type of gun it is and how it works. There are many types...
different bullets

Basic Bullet Sizes, Calibers, and Types, Explained!

  There is a vast array of bullets out there, described with terminology such as ".30 cal" and "HPBT." All of these fancy words can...
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Firearm Safety 101 – 10 Rules You Must Follow

Every firearm is a dangerous item. Even the .22 long rifle, one of the weakest cartridges, is capable of killing someone when misused. It is...