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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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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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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.

AR-15 Triggers

AR-15 Trigger Trouble

It’s no secret that Mil Spec AR triggers are terrible. They have everything a good trigger does not have, like take-up, creep, over-travel, and inconsistency.