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Breakdown: AR-15 Disassembly Slideshow

The AR is one of the easiest firearms to pull apart and reassemble. Follow this AR-15 disassembly slideshow to learn how to perform this essential skill the right way.

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Maintain That AR-15 Mag!

When an AR-style gun jams or other firing problems occur, it is often the result of a malfunctioning magazine. Here are 6 simple steps to keep your mag running right.

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Interview with Grant Cunningham

How a do-it-yourself project on a Colt Python turned into a career path as a revolver gunsmith, firearms instructor and book author.

Only Colt makes M4s, and only Colt can call an Armalite-designed, direct-gas impingement rifle an AR-15. Forget that at your legal peril.

Who Made My AR?

A quick briefing on a subject that consumes entirely too much bandwidth in arguments, web forums and gun shop debates: who really made your AR? Simple. Lots of people, and not always the one whose name is on the lower.

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Video: Breaking in a New Holster Through Blocking

Gun leather can be a stubborn thing. Stiff and tight, a new holster can impede a smooth draw and be equally as tricky on a clean re-holster. But a method called blocking can make breaking in a holster a snap.

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Photo Gallery: 20 Eye-Popping Custom Guns

The best custom gun work ever done is being accomplished today, writes Tom Turpin, author of Modern Custom Guns, 2nd Edition. Judge for yourself in this stunning photo gallery featuring 20 of the most amazing custom and engraved guns ever assembled in one place.

A 3D printed 1911, created by Solid Concepts through a process know as Selective Laser Sintering.

Check Out the World’s First 3D Printed Metal Gun!

What does the future of firearms manufacturing look like? If this video clip is any indication, 3D printing has the potential to play a large role. A company recently produced what it claims is the first printed metal gun, a .45 ACP 1911 that shoots pretty dang well.