Gunsmithing Product Reviews

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.  From tools to accessories – everything you need to take your gun to next level is here.

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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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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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The Best Aero Precision Lowers for 2022

For those looking to build their own AR-syle rifle, even the smallest amount of research will turn up the name “Aero Precision”. In fairness, there’s a good reason for that, and a simple one: they make damn good stuff.

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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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Best AR-15 Lower Receivers in 2022

The bedrock of every AR-15 is the lower receiver. These unassuming bits of aluminium form the foundation onto which an AR-15 will be based, and

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A Guide to 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 Cleaning Kits in 2022

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 in 2022

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 in 2022

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 .300 Blackout Uppers in 2022

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 in 2022

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 in 2022

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


The Best Shotgun Suppressors in 2022

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

A Guide to 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


The Best 9mm Suppressors in 2022

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 9mm AR Uppers in 2022

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.

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The Best .224 Valkyrie Uppers in 2022

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 in 2022

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 in 2022

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 of 2022

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 in 2022

An armorer’s wrench is one of the primary tools that every hobbyist AR-15 owner should have in their toolset. But far too many tinkerers and

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Ultimate .300 Blackout Barrel Guide

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

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The Best Gun Cleaning Kits

What are the best cleaning kits for your gun? Shooting guns is, well, dirty work. The soot and carbon can get everywhere, and depending on

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The Best Dry Tumblers in 2022

People don’t want to toss their brass these days, and for good reason. The solution? Reuse that brass by investing in a dry tumbler. We run down the best dry tumblers to keep your brass in good shape.

A Guide to Magpul Stocks [Hands-On]

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 7.62×39 BCGs in 2022

When building an AK or AR chambered in 7.62×39, it is vital to purchase a 7.62×39 BCG so the rifle will function correctly. Many manufacturers

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A Guide to 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 Oils

A clean tooth may still decay, but a clean, well-lubricated firearm will never rust. Despite claims from ammo manufacturers that their powder burns clean enough

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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


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 in 2022

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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The Best Adjustable Gas Blocks

What are the best adjustable gas blocks? With so many barrel and ammunition combinations in the AR-15 world, the platform’s unique and ordinarily reliable gas


The Best Sig P320 Upgrades in 2022

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 in 2022

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


The Best SKS Scope Mounts in 2022

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


The Best Buffer Tube Kits in 2022

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 .458 SOCOM Uppers in 2022

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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The Best Glock Triggers in 2022

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 in 2022

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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M-LOK vs. KeyMod: A Comparison

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 in 2022

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.