Carbine Basics

AR15/ M4 Upper Receiver Build

November 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

UPDATE: Click here for the range report We’ve been getting a lot of requests to build what we would consider a good general purpose AR15 upper receiver. With a focus on durability, reliability and ease of maintenance  this is what we came up with, our own M4gery! Equipped …

Geissele Super Dynamic Combat Trigger Review

November 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

At the range with the Super Dynamic Combat. A cold wet and rainy day, the trigger performed admirably, even though I could barely feel my trigger finger. We like to test products throughly before posting evaluations.  Occasionally, the time we spend testing and our posting …

Aimpoint T1 Micro 2MOA Review

November 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

The compact T1 Mirco with 2 MOA dot. We recently acquired an Aimpoint T1 2MOA sight from Brownells.  Among the smallest and lightest of the red dot sights, the T1 in the traditional 4MOA dot size is a Rifleshooter.com favorite.  Weighing 3.7 ounces and submersible to 80 …

Daniel Defense M4 Upper Review

November 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

We headed to the range with the upper receiver we built here.  This build was based on a Daniel Defense stripped M4 style carbine length gas system 16″ upper.  We added a Daniel Defense Lite Rail 9.5 FSP, Larue LT103 with CSAT rear, Daniel Defense chrome bolt carrier group, …

AR15 Magazine Upgrade

October 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

We are huge fans of GI Aluminum magazines, but we often find some of our old ones in the pile need a little help.  Rather the toss them, we like to salvage the magazines with good feed lips and upgrade them into a reliable configuration …

Wilson’s TR-TTU-Mil   First time out with the TTU-Mil:    CSAT standards from 50 to 7-yards.     “Reliable, safe, crisp and clean; this is everything an AR-15 trigger should be.” “Sights and triggers, sights and triggers, it’s all sights and triggers”; the chief warrant officer who ran …

One inspiring rifle!     Those of us who have been in the shooting business long enough certainly remember when the only ARs worth buying were made by Colt and Bushmaster.  A lot has changed since then; the AR has a ubiquitous presence in the …

Carbine Basics: How should I set my gun up?

June 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

It isn't pretty, but it works Here are our suggestions for a basic carbine. Rifle Base rifle:  Quality AR15 with either a carbine or mid length gas system.  We consider Daniel Defense, Colt, Windham Weaponry and BCM top of the line manufactures. For a less …

Carbine Basics: Irons, Optics or Red Dots?

June 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

ACOG RCO Most carbine shooters run iron sights, a red dot, or a fixed magnified optic. A few months ago I headed to the range with a sample of each to see if one sighting system would offer an advantage over the other. Representative sampeles …