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Giveaway: AR-15 Guide With Torture-Test Gun Reviews

Yes, he blasted it with a shotgun. Looks like that mag might be toast.

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When Patrick Sweeney said he was going to put a batch of ARs through some intense torture testing to do gun reviews, we had no idea he’d go this far.

To find out just how much abuse these ARs could withstand, Sweeney:

  • Buried them in dirt and sand
  • Submerged them in water
  • Dropped them from heights
  • Ran them over with trucks
  • Froze themGun Digest Book of the AR-15 Vol. 4
  • Blasted them with a shotgun

And then he fired them, documenting the entire process in photos! The results appear in Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Volume 4.

This week, we’re giving away a copy of Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Volume 4 to one lucky winner. To enter the random drawing, just post a comment below telling us about the worst conditions your gun has been subjected to (intentional, or not!) and still functioned.

Or, as always, you can just say you’d like to win the giveaway.

Entries will be accepted until midnight Wednesday (March 6, 2013) and we’ll announce the winner Thursday (March 7) in the Inside Gun Digest Books blog.

Good luck!

For the curious, chapters in Gun Digest Book of the AR-15 Volume 4 include:

  • Adcor
  • Cute Little 300s
  • 300 AAC Blackout
  • 300 Whisper
  • CMMG .300 Blackout
  • Wilson 762
  • Alexander Arms .17 HMR
  • Delton Tapco
  • SIG 516
  • Stag Arms 3G
  • .223 Vs. 5.56: What’s the Problem?
  • Chambering Rounds
  • Heat ‘Em Up
  • Serial Firearms Abuse
  • Extra Tests
  • Magazines
  • Optics & Sights Gear
  • SBRS, Cans & Comps, Oh My
  • Do we really need these rings?
  • Plus hundreds of additional tips covering AR-15 accessorizing and maintenance!


  • One entry per person, please.
  • Entries accepted until 11:59 pm Central Time Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
  • Winner will be selected at random and announced Thursday, March 7, 2013.

Official Rules

71 thoughts on “Giveaway: AR-15 Guide With Torture-Test Gun Reviews

  1. Army917

    I have submitted this weapons system to all kinds of terrible conditions during 2 tours in Iraq. My own AR is used in tactical training exercises during which it gets in the water, mud, dirt and snow, and with proper cleaning and maintenance it works flawlessly. It started out as a Windham Weaponry AR but I have done work to the weapon and now its a mixture of many different brands to make the best rifle. Thanks for allowing me to enter your contest.

  2. philphotog

    I recently purchased a Stag Model-8. I tend to baby my firearms so there hasn’t been any extremes. I have to say that out of the box, stock sights, this model 8 was spot on and extremely accurate. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win this book.