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How to Fine Tune your Adjustable Gas Block

Posted by James Taylor on

How to Fine Tune your Adjustable Gas BlockAll things in the gas system should be in a state of balance, and generally on an stock Mil-Spec AR-15 direct impingement system, they are usually unbalanced.. Stock Mils-Spec setups are gluttonously over gassed in attempt to  Sacrifice lighter, smoother Recoil for the guarantee of reliability. A direct impingement system works pretty simply; the round fires, the bullet travels down the barrel, pressure is leached off via a gas port (small hole) in the barrel which pushes gas up into a gas block, and the gas block reroutes the gas back down the gas tube and back into the BCG (bolt carrier group). That pressure presses on the bolt o-rings inside the carrier, which unlocks the bolt and cycles the action. Repeat until the magazine is empty...

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ATF Reverses Position on Open Letter, Banning the Use of Shouldering a Pistol Brace

Posted by James Taylor on

In 2013, SB Tactical introduced the AR-pistol “stabilizing brace.” Navy veteran Alex Bosco designed the brace for a wounded warrior who had lost an arm in combat. The ATF approved the device for general use. Many exaggeratedly curious people realized that an AR-15 pistol equipped with a stabilizing brace may be used as a short-barreled rifle (SBR) if you just shoulder it...

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Choosing The Best Dot Sight for your Rifle | Optic Review

Posted by Jose Rueda on

Choosing the Best Red Dot Sight

Any non-magnified, illuminated sight that can be equipped to a shotgun, a rifle, or a handgun is considered a red dot sight. A standard red dot sight design makes use of a red LED lighting system to create a reticle, which is basically an illuminated red dot that is aligned with your firearm and helps you accurately keep your aim on the target — ideally while keeping both your eyes open...

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The Top CQB Muzzle Device Combo of 2017

Posted by Jose Rueda on

If you’re not ready to invest in a sound suppressor just yet, attaching the perforated, can-shaped Pyro Enhanced Muzzle Brake will boost the recoil reduction of the Keymount. The Pyro is manufactured from the same rugged materials as the suppressors and features a Cerakote finish.  The PYRO device allows operators to redirect muzzle flash away from the shooter and is particularly effective at redirecting muzzle blast in low light and CQB situations.... See the whole article here

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Cobratac 3-Gun Competition Handguard Install Instructions

Posted by Jose Rueda on

Install instructions

  1. Barrel nut pre installed in handguard, loosen clamp screws and remove..
  2. Insert barrel into receiver, hand tighten barrel nut onto receiver use blue loc-tite
  3. Using a 1 3/16” (30mm) wrench (crows-foot) tighten to 25-30 ft lbs. torque...(read more)

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