AR-15

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.

Gun Digest the Magazine, July 17, 2014

Gun Digest the Magazine, July 17, 2014

The July 17, 2014 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine is (almost) all ARs! Features articles look at 3 New Rock River ARs, the SIG Tactical Hybrid 556xi, Ruger SR-762, Colt AR-15A4, and much, much more!

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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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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.

Although there has been some intial bias towards the AR as a hunting firearm, more and more sportsmen are favoring the AR as the gun of choice when heading into the woods. Patrick Hayes Photo

ARs in Deer Camp?

One 2011 study commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that just over 18 percent of all gun owners now own an AR-style rifle (probably higher since 2013). Of those, nearly 20 percent say they use their ARs for hunting.