Here are 20 photos of HOT AR-15s from Patrick Sweeney’s Gun Digest Book of the AR-15, Vol. III. Who says ARs are ugly?
The Elite Operator (or to give it its full title: the RRA LAR-15 Elite Operator) is a tele-stocked carbine in 5.56. The stock is a close-appearing copy of the mondo-expensive SOPMOD stock that your tax dollars buy by the truckload. At more than $100 less in cost than the USGI SOPMOD stock (and a complete assembly, at that) the Rock River stock is more than just a good deal.
A used firearm can have a great deal of useful life left in it, provided it had a decent amount of care from previous owners. Glocks prices are not different in that regard. Here are the specific things to look for when you’re out to buy Glock.
Rich runs Canyon Creek, his shop that works on 1911s and a couple of other very interesting pistols. Rich is a USPSA Grand Master, and that is something uncommon in shooting and gunsmithing circles. Yes, many gunsmiths can shoot, some quite well indeed. And some top shooters can be good at working on guns, but to combine the two is rare. In the 1911 arena, Rich mostly does competition and combat-ready single stacks, with some hi-caps suitable for Limited thrown in.
Patrick Sweeney looks at the Ruger AR, aka the SR556. Even a few years ago, this would have been unthinkable.
From Patrick Sweeney’s 1911: The First 100 Years, a look at the custom 1911s of Scott Mulkerin.
In his continued look at semi-auto sniper rifles, Patrick Sweeney wrings out the LWRCI REPR and SIG DMR.
The classic image of a military or police sniper is the man peering through a scope mounted atop a bolt-action rifle, patiently awaiting the long-distance shot. But the terrain of actual battle in the world often requires fast follow up shots or sudden evasion from an area. For this real-world work, marksman are choosing the semi-automatic sniper rifle.
The Pistol, 1911, .45 ACP, adopted by the armed forces of the United States, was quite a beast. In a time of transition to medium-bore pistols, a .45 was a cannon.
While also in the business of producing fine single stacks, STI makes a hybrid polymer-steel 1911 that takes hi-cap mags. There is no such thing as a “basic” STI.