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
The Special Operations community has been using the FNH USA SCAR (SOF Combat Assault Rifle) for several years. The carbine is now available to the general public in semiautomatic configuration (SCAR 16S).
When thinking of precision tactical rifles, one of the first names that comes to mind is McMillan. McMillan has established a well-deserved reputation for manufacturing some of the highest quality and most accurate rifles on the planet. While McMillan manufactures rifles for just about any purpose and chambered in most calibers common for sporting or
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
The .338 Lapua Magnum is a long-range precision tactical cartridge whose time has come. If there are any doubts, consider the fact that the next U.S. military sniper rifle will be in .338 Lapua caliber. The original round was developed by Research Armament in the United States in 1983 at the request of the U.S.
Much has been written about the M16/M4, much less about employing Steyr’s AUG (Armee Universal Gewehr, or Army Universal Rifle). With two new domestic manufacturers and the announcement that Steyr will resume production of the AUG in the U.S., the time is right for a review of techniques to employ the AUG. I have been
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
Piston-type M16s are not new, but they are being looked at differently now than in the past. That the system offers advantages is without question, though the extent and relevance are debatable. At EAG Tactical, we’ve seen some piston guns come through class in the past two or three years—primarily H&K 416s on the mil
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