AR-15

ATF Sued for Records Classifying AR-15 Ammunition as ‘Armor-Piercing’

Judicial Watch, the Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group, has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) seeking records of communications inside the agency when it was considering reclassifying certain types of AR-15 ammunition as armor-piercing—and effectively banning it from civilian use.

ATF Reverses Decision on Stabilizing Braces

AR shooters, Rejoice! The ATF have reversed their position on the legality of stabilizing arm braces. The popular arm braces became a near-instant hit following their introduction in 2013, but ran into some legal gray areas following an ATF guidance letter in 2015 that stated shouldering the brace would lead to the creation of a […]

A 12 Gauge with AR Parts

A semi-auto 12 gauge with AR parts compatibility. I like the thought of that. Like a lot of shooters, I have a closet chock-full of spare AR buttstocks, triggers, sights, and grips. After building an embarrassingly large number of ARs in various calibers, having the freedom to use those leftover goodies to piece together something […]

Oklahoma Man Defends Home Against Three Burglars

An Oklahoma man defended his home from three burglars who broken into the Broken Arrow, OK home after 12:30 PM on March 27th. The man, 23 year old Zach Peters, used an AR-15 to shoot the armed burglars. All three intruders were killed, and preliminary investigation shows Peters acted in self-defense under Oklahoma’s Stand Your […]

Switching Calibers in the AR-15

The AR-15 is the Lego of the firearm world. In its original 20″ barrel configuration, the AR-15 was a handy tool for target shooting, predator hunting, small game, and plinking. Shortening the barrel to 16″ created a carbine version that made it more user friendly in tight spaces and reduced weight without sacrificing too much […]

Installing the POF Drop-In Trigger: A Step-by-Step Guide

AR-15s and AR-10s are accurate rifles right out of the box, but many shooters struggle to get the most accuracy because the heavy mil-spec trigger pull using standard grade parts. Normal trigger pull weight is in specification all the way to 8.5 pounds. They can also be rough and vary in pull during the operation. […]

The Truth About a Court Decision ‘Banning’ AR-15s

You might have read some articles or seen headlines about a court upholding a ban on “assault rifles,” including the AR-15. Independent Program Attorneys at the law firm of Walker & Byington, PLLC have received many questions from Members concerned that this ruling has made the AR-15 (and similar semi-automatic firearms) illegal “assault weapons” everywhere in the country. Is […]