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If you want to service your firearm, improve or customize it, you’re in the right place.  Here you’ll find our reviews of everything from cleaning to modifications, muzzle devices and suppressors. 

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The Ultimate M4 Upper Guide

Selecting the perfect M4 style upper receiver can be confusing, especially when it comes down to all the assorted flavors that are floating around out there. We break it down for ya.

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The Best .450 Bushmaster Barrels

One of the top calibers in terms of stopping power, the .450 Bushmaster offers excellent accuracy, enhanced range, and stops some of the biggest prey anywhere. But which .450 Bushmaster barrel is right for you?

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Real Avid Tools Review [Hands-On]

Have you ever walked into a hardware store and been overwhelmed by the number of tool brands? It’s hard to know what brand makes the best products, what tools will last a lifetime, and what is crap. Real Avid is one of the best.

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A Guide to Daniel Defense Rails

Daniel Defense rails are some of the most popular options for serious AR-15 tinkerers and builders and are a great choice for anyone starting a

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The Best AR-15 Lower Receivers

The PSA AR-15 complete lower is the best AR lower for most people. It’s a complete lower that’s less expensive than all but the very

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The 15 Best Glock Barrels

Your Glock’s barrel is one of the most important components of the pistol, and there are lots of things to keep in mind before you add one to a shopping cart.

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The Best AR-15 Upper Receivers

Arguably one of the most vital elements of the AR-15 is picking the right upper receiver group. After all, your upper provides the lock-up between

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The Best Side Charging Upper Receivers

The AR-15, when in well-trained hands, is one of the most capable weapons systems ever designed. That longstanding performance and adoption of the firearm across

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The Best AR-15 Cleaning Kits

Despite some myths that were circulated in the late 1960s to catastrophic effect in the jungles of Vietnam, the AR-15, like any other firearm, needs

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The Best Bolt Carrier Groups

There are many bolt carrier groups on the market for AR-15s, but not all are made equal. Choosing the best one for your rifle or your custom build will have everything to do with its purpose and operation.

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The Best 10.5 AR Barrels

Selecting the perfect 10.5-inch AR barrel can be tricky when you account for everything from materials to twist and lengths, but I take it step-by-step to guide you home.

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The Best M&P 15-22 Suppressors

Smith & Wesson’s M&P 15 22 is a quality firearm that will quickly become anyone’s rimfire favorite. The M&P 15 22 is Smith & Wesson’s

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The Best .300 Blackout Uppers

Despite all of the lasers, tech accessories, and modern features, the AR platform is more than half a century old. Originally chambered in .308 as

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The Best Ruger 10/22 Upgrades

There’s a reason the Ruger 10/22 has long been one of America’s favorite rimfire rifles. Its smooth action, consistent accuracy, and legendarily durable build mean

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The Best Magpul Furniture Kits

Magpul Industries is, by any objective measure, one of the best and most well-known firearm accessory manufacturers on the planet. They’ve earned that reputation by

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The Best AR10 Lowers

Building an AR-10 from the ground up is a great way to save money, makes for a fun project, and is the best way to

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The Best 6.5 Grendel BCGs

The 6.5 Grendel is a flat shooting round with little recoil, so many shooters are switching to this caliber in their ARs. However, to change

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The Best Shotgun Suppressors

Shotguns are some of the most versatile and most useful firearms ever created. They’re excellent weapons for hunting, general fun and target shooting, and of

The Best 7.62×39 AR Barrels

While most AR-15’s are built with .223 or 5.56 barrels, an alternative is a 7.62×39 AR barrel. The 7.62×39 cartridge was developed by the Soviet

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The Best .308 Muzzle Brakes

If you own or are in the process of outfitting a .308 rifle, pretty soon you’ll realize that the .308 is a more than capable

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The Best 9mm Suppressors

When you need to keep things quiet, be it for range etiquette or home defense needs, suppressors are a must-have. Given that 9mm firearms are

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The Best AR9 Uppers

There are plenty of benefits to converting your AR with a 9mm upper. The flexibility of PCCs has driven their popularity over the past 20 years, making them the go-to choice for those who want a multi-role pistol caliber rifle. With all the options and benefits of building a pistol-caliber carbine (PCC), it’s high time you get started.

The Best .224 Valkyrie Uppers

Why consider a .224 Valkyrie upper and what are the best models? We break down the pros and cons of dropping a Valk into your black rifle and highlight some great options.

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The Best Long Range AR-15 Uppers

Why use a long-range AR-15 Upper and what are the best models? We break down the pros and cons of the long-range AR-15 Uppers and highlight some great options.

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The Best 6.5 Grendel Uppers

The 6.5 Grendel has become one of the more popular choices for long-range shooters in the last several years. When compared to the 5.56mm, the

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The Best AR-15 Tools & Kits

The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in America, in large part because it’s incredibly versatile. You can change-out most components – upper and lower

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The Best Armorers Wrenches

This article is part of our ongoing series on Gun Basics & Guide to Everything AR An armorer’s wrench is one of the primary tools

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The Best .300 Blackout Barrels

Selecting the perfect barrel chambered in .300 AAC Blackout can be a little tricky as one has to take into account everything from materials and

Magpul Stock Comparison

Of all the aftermarket stocks available for purchase, Magpul is one of the most popular manufacturers. They also have a decidedly wide selection of firearm

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The Best 6.5 Creedmoor Barrels

When it comes to building or buying any kind of rifle, the two most important parts that affect accuracy are the barrel and the optic.

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The Best Gun Vices & Cleaning Stands

Have you ever tried cleaning and gunsmithing your rifle without a vise? It’s slow, sloppy, and super impractical, which is why a vise is as

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The Best Suppressor Covers

Heat mirage is the visual distortion that appears on asphalt and other dark surfaces on a hot day. This can impact your weaponry as well

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The Best 6.5 Creedmoor Suppressors

Lauded for its long-range performance capabilities, the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge is a newer entry into the centerfire world (introduced in 2007). And it’s a great

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Adjustable Gas Blocks: A Field Guide

With so many barrel and ammunition combinations in the AR-15 world, the platform’s unique and ordinarily reliable gas operation system could run into trouble in

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The Best Sig P320 Upgrades

The Sig Sauer P320 is a striker-fired handgun platform that was designed from the ground up to be customizable and modular. It was developed to

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The Best SKS Rifle Stocks

Determining what to upgrade on a rifle can be daunting. Optics, triggers, rails, & accessories galore all call at your wallet.  A good aftermarket stock

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The Best SKS Scope Mounts

After reviewing more new models, we’ve updated our top recommendation to the Weaver Multi-Slot SKS System. We’re keeping the other recommendations on our list, but

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The Best Buffer Tube Kits

A balanced firearm is a beautiful thing. Not only is it easier to shoot and less prone to wear and tear, shooting a truly balanced

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The Best AR-15 Suppressors

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your AR-15 rifle with a suppressor, you’re in good company.

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The Best AR-15 Handguards

What are the best AR-15 Handguards? Two-piece, M-LOK, KeyMod – you run down all the best options.

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The Best .458 SOCOM Uppers

The .458 SOCOM (Special Operations Command) round is a powerful defensive round with roots in military history. The best 458 SOCOM Upper Receivers seamlessly handle the firepower this round produces and are engineered to perform in the harshest combat conditions.

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5 Best Aftermarket Glock Triggers

Be it better accuracy of more feel – if you want to get more from your Glock we’ve reviewed most popular Glock triggers available to help you choose the right one for you.

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The Best AR-15 Build Kits

There is no more daunting goalpost in the gun community than assembling or otherwise building your own AR-15 but, by keeping in mind some basic

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Firearm Faceoff: M-LOK vs. KeyMod

How do M-Lok and KeyMod stack up? One of the most exciting ways for gun owners to enhance and extend the functionality of their rifle

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The Best AR-15 Mag Releases

The best AR-15 mag release is one that allows you to activate the magazine release quickly, consistently, and improves the overall functionality of your rifle.

The latest from American Firearms:

Daniel Defense Pairs Custom Offerings

Georgia-based black rifle icon Daniel Defense is switching gears to make a series of unique, "once-in-a-lifetime rifle builds" with their custom first-come-first-served Limited Series.

Wilson Goes Ultra-Light with Hunting AR

While Wilson Combat has sold tons of custom AR platforms in the past several years and has a top-of-the-line Tactical Hunter series that can do almost anything, their new Ultralight Hunter aims to do the same but save the weight.

Korth NXS: Uber Sweet German 8 Shot 357

Based on the old Korth Ranger, the new Korth NXS as imported by Nighthawk Custom takes it to the next level. Like a 50-ounce eight-shot .357 magnum with a 6-inch 416R steel barrel kinda level.