Absolut AR: Build Your Own

I love building ARs. Probably like many of you, I like working with my hands, putting things together, and making repairs. Even painting a rifle gives me a little added satisfaction over one that is strictly off-the-shelf. I’m not very artistic, although there is an undeniable form of self-expression associated with building an AR. You

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Spirit of ’76: American Spirit Arms/Defensive Edge Rifle

Almost a year ago I received a special edition lower receiver from Defensive Edge/SLR15 Rifles. It was special enough that I waited until I found just the right upper to complete the rifle. That moment has arrived. American Spirit Arms/SLR15 carbine shown with optics used during the evaluation: Millett 4-16X50 Tactical scope, Aimpoint T-1 and

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Long Guns: SIG 556 Short SF

Since I’ve been using a SIG 550 for many years, I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about whether the SIG 556 could measure up to the legendary 550. I started using a 556 SWAT model a few months ago and actually have been quite impressed. It kept many features of the

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Frankengun Good!: Not All Monsters Are Bad

Frankengun! The mere mention of the name is enough to make the simple townsfolk in the village of Ayarr-Fifteenia bolt the doors, shutter the windows, blow out the lamps and huddle, quivering with fear, in the cellar. Ah, you’re a newcomer to the village and have heard nothing of this abomination? A Frankengun is an

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Not a Compromise Candidate: Savage Model 10FCP

The Savage Model FP10 is often overlooked when tactical rifles are discussed. The FP10 is the basis of Savage’s Law Enforcement series. It is available from the factory, depending on the particular model chosen, with many notable features, including stocks from McMillan, HS Precision, and Choate, along with detachable box magazines, oversized bolt handle, recessed

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