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The AR-15 Pistol FAQ and Build Guide

Posted by 80-Lower on May 6th 2020

The AR-15 Pistol FAQ and Build Guide
Thanks to easy customization and the invention of the pistol brace, the AR-15 pistol has become a popular alternative to building or buying a traditional rifle. Many also build AR pistols as an aff … read more

The Beginner's Guide to The AR-15: The Basics

Posted by 80-Lower on May 1st 2020

The Beginner's Guide to The AR-15: The Basics
We've got loads of information about building an AR-15. But if you're a first-time builder, all that info can feel overwhelming. This simple, shorter guide introduces the basics of the AR-15  … read more

Keymod vs M-LOK: A Comparison & What's Best

Posted by 80-lower on Apr 28th 2020

Keymod vs M-LOK: A Comparison & What's Best
One's a bunch of slats, one's a bunch of keyholes. Like the kind you'd find on those steel shelves in the garage. Which is better for all your accessories, optics, bipods, flashlights, and lasers? … read more

Builder's Guide to AR-15 Barrels

Posted by 80-lower on Apr 8th 2020

Builder's Guide to AR-15 Barrels
This guide covers all the important aspects of an AR-15 barrel from chamber to muzzle. We're covering the various types of manufacturing, the types of gun steel used to make barrels -- including cl … read more

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