Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4×20 Scope Review

leupold mark ar 1.5-4x20

Looking for a variable-power, high-quality scope for your AR-15?  Consider the Mark AR series of rifle scopes from Leupold.  These scopes offer extremely clear optics, excellent magnification and the durability you need when taking a rifle into the field. I had a chance to test a Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4×20 with the company’s integrated mounting system recently, […]

Amazing Article: 5.56 vs. .223

Andrew Tuohy of VuurwapenBlog.com fame put together a fantastic article about the 5.56 and .223 cartridges.  Unlike most of us, though, he actually did pressure testing using differently chambered rifles and a variety of ammunition. There has long been a debate on whether it is safe to fire 5.56 NATO rounds in a rifle chambered […]



SIG SAUER, Inc. combines the ingenuity of SIG SAUER GmbH in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. Long known for producing superior firearms, SIG SAUER has announced that it will begin production of the SIG SAUER 551-A1 as the civilian version of the SG 551 that is currently being used by the Swiss Army. […]

Ruger SR-556: Ruger’s New Piston Driven AR-15

The new Ruger SR-556 rifle.

Ruger announced a new piston driven AR-15 rifle: the Ruger SR-556.  Announced at the NRA convention, the SR-556 is a completely new line for Ruger, and part of an obvious effort to redefine the company. The SR-556 has a host of quality features, the most significant of which is the two-stage piston system.  But, in […]

Ruger’s New Tactical Mini-14: The M-14/20CF Review

A few days ago, a photo leaked of a possible new tactical version of the Ruger Mini-14.  At the time, I stated that it looked like a Mini-14 with the ATI stock on it.  Well, that is exactly what it is. Ruger was showing the “new” Mini-14 at the 2009 Media Day at the Range.  […]

Tactical Ruger Mini-14

It appears that the Ruger “show stopping” product may be a gussied-up Mini-14.  It seems that TD over at The Unforgiving Minute found a picture of a Mini-14 rifle tucked away on Ruger’s website.  The rifle (pictured here) appears to be of a Mini-14 with a quad-rail and a folding, adjustable buttstock. I speculated that […]

Ruger Mini-14 Tactical Stocks

I’ve had several people recently inquire about the availability of aftermarket stocks for the Ruger Mini-14.  Specifically, they were interested in tactical style stocks for the Mini-14.  There are two Mini-14 stocks I suggest people consider if they are looking for something more tactical for their Ruger: the TAPCO and the ATI stocks. TAPCO is […]

Ammunition Price Increases: Bad and Getting Worse

Back in March, I wrote about the soaring costs of ammunition.  Later the same month, I let everyone know about the pending price increases by ATK, the parent company of Speer, Federal, and CCI.  Now that a few more months have passed, I thought some of you would be interested in seeing how much prices […]

Rock River Arms LAR-15 Elite Comp: A Top Notch AR-15 Variant With Some Great Features Out Of The Box

Rock River Arms has introduced a new AR-15 variant: the LAR-15 Elite Comp. Guaranteed to shoot 1.5″ MOA, the Elite Comp features a number of very nice features, typically seen only on nicely upgraded AR rifles. Chambered in 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington), the LAR-15 Elite Comp has a forged A4 upper with a 16″ chrome-lined […]

Remington Core Lokt Ultra Bonded in .223

The AR/.223 platform has become extremely popular in the past two decades. In the hunting realm, the .223 has been very popular with the varmint hunters. However, many people have felt the .223 cartridge is too small for hunting deer sized game. Remington is trying to change people’s minds. Remington has introduced a .223 cartridge […]