Tactical Rifles

The 5.56 NATO chambered Ruger Scout Rifle in stainless steel.

A Ruger Scout Rifle In 5.56 NATO?

The successful Ruger Scout Rifle — originally chambered in the heavier-hitting .308 cartridge — will now be offered in 5.56 NATO, making it both a practical scout-style rifle for tactical use and a sweet varmint hunting rig.

The AR-15 rifle in .223/5.56 is an excellent rifle for woman shooters thanks to its compact size and light recoil. Patrick Hayes Photo

AR-15 Review: Colt LE6920MP USA

With a nod toward the AR’s patriotic parentage as the platform created for the U.S. military, the Colt LE6920MP USA looks as cool as it shoots.

Is it time to rename the AR?

Time to Rename the AR?

From black guns, tactical rifles or Modern Sporting Rifles (MSR) to the inaccurate and slanderous "assault rifle," the AR has been called more names than Slick Willie. Editor Doug Howlett thinks it should have one more—the UFF.

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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.

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.