Archive for the 'AR-15s' Category



Hickok45 Shoots 350 Legend

BY Herschel Smith
4 days, 10 hours ago

I don’t normally link him up, but this is a fairly nice rifle and he has a good experience with it.  It looks like he’s shooting Wilson Combat 350 Legend magazines, and his accuracy looks good.

How All Of Your AR-15 Parts Are Actually Made

BY Herschel Smith
5 days, 8 hours ago

Very good and informative video.  I did well enough in chemistry to do well enough in metallurgy to pass my coursework, but not enough to become a metallurgist.  I sort of regret that.

New Timney AR-15 Trigger

BY Herschel Smith
6 days, 9 hours ago

Shooting Illustrated.

Timney Triggers has leveraged its history as the oldest and largest aftermarket trigger manufacturer in the world with a new budget-minded AR trigger: The Impact.

Responding to consumer requests, Timney developed its Impact trigger as an option that is uncompromising on quality but is priced right for any budget AR build. The Impact is the latest offering in the company’s People’s Choice lineup of trigger options.

The engineers at Timney devised a way to machine the parts for the Impact from billet steel without resorting to metal injection molding or stamped, old-school parts and assemble the triggers without breaking your budget. Despite the low price of $149.99, each Impact is still hand-tested by the trigger technicians at Timney to get you a crisp and 3 to 4 pound break and drop-in compatibility with all mil-spec ARs.

I have tried neither Timney nor Geissele triggers, but it’s nice to see this kind of competition.

I was talking recently to an active duty SpecOps guy about a build he was doing for someone I know, and I recommended a Geissele trigger (based on word of mouth recommendations).

He complained a bit about the fact that the military still uses the Colt guns with the 7+ pound trigger pull, including him.

If you save and spend your money on good equipment, you’re likely better equipped than the U.S. military.

Combat Rifle Zero

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 5 days ago

John Lovell has an interesting video up on AR-15 zero.

If you want more, and a somewhat different approach, Shawn Ryan has a video up of his 36 yard zero and why he does it that way.

6000 Rounds With No Cleaning

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 3 days ago

MAC continues the BCM AR-15 testing.

Checking The AR-15 Firing Pin Protrusion

BY Herschel Smith
4 weeks, 1 day ago

I do find his videos very helpful and instructive.

Why Did The U.S. Military Switch From 7.62x51mm To 5.56x45mm Cartridges?

BY Herschel Smith
4 weeks, 1 day ago

We Are The Mighty.

Ultimately, the decision to shift from 7.62x51mm ammunition to 5.56x45mm came down to simple arithmetic. The smaller rounds weighed less, allowing troops to carry more ammunition into the fight. They also created less recoil, making it easier to level the weapon back onto the target between rounds and making automatic fire easier to manage. Tests showed that troops equipped with smaller 5.56mm rounds could engage targets more efficiently and effectively than those firing larger, heavier bullets.

As they say in Marine Corps rifle teams, the goal is to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy — and the 5.56mm NATO round made troops better at doing precisely that.

I include this not to start another caliber war, but to link up the PDF document, “Rifle Squad Armed With Armed With A Light Weight High Velocity Rifle.”

I had never seen that before and thought readers might find it interesting.

More On Kneeling Positions While Running An AR-15

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

With Chris Costa. I would only find this position comfortable with knee pads.

MSR Shooting Tips, Reverse Kneeling Position

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

Replacing The AR-15 Dust Cover Without Removing The Barrel Nut

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

I found this to be a useful video.  I enjoy and benefit from videos like this where an operation that could be complex is taken apart into its parts and explained thoroughly, with tricks of the trade explained.


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