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Though ARs come in all shapes and sizes, there are primarily two distinct operating systems the platform employs, gas impingement and gas piston. To the untrained eye, they are almost indistinguishable.

6 Facts About AR-15 Gas Impingement Vs. Piston

Some say the gas impingement operating system is like a person who poops on the same table they eat from. But is that really fair? Here are Richard Mann's 6 factual observations in the AR-15 gas impingement vs. piston debate.

Stag Arms is now offering new designs for its laser engraved lowers.

Stag Arms Offers New Engraved Lower Receivers

It is no secret at this point that one of the allures of the AR is the ability to customize the firearm. Stag Arms is taking the concept of creating a firearm unique to its owner a step further with new engraved lower designs.

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AR-15: The Ideal Home Defense Gun?

When discussing firearms for self-defense, especially home defense guns, most people think about pistols and shotguns. A better alternative to both of these weapons may be the AR carbine, chambered for the .223/5.56 round.

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Market Trends: No Middle Ground for Hunting Rifles

Hunting rifles run the entire gambit of prices points, from dirt cheap to top dollar. And for one retailer in the heart of Colorado's big game country, those are exactly the prices that are in demand.

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Stag Arms Introduces 300 Blackout Uppers

The 300 Blackout has grown in popularity over the years with AR shooters. Manufacturers have responded offering new lines chambered for the round. Stag Arms is the latest, offering affordable uppers in Blackout.