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  1. Our Build of the Week this week comes from Lisa Supon. This AR was designed and built specifically to shoot 3-Gun. Lisa needed a lightweight, quality rifle, and when she began shopping she found that everything prebuilt on the market that fit the bill was prohibitively expensive - so she decided to build her own rifle to her own liking...

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  2. AR pistols are growing in popularity, and it’s no wonder: They are easy to shoot, easy to store, and endlessly modifiable. There are a lot of good reasons to put an AR pistol at the top of your shopping list, but there are also a lot of questions about the what and the why of AR pistols. We decided to...

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  3. So you bought a gun during the Coronavirus 2020 Sales Surge, now what? One thing this time of uncertainty has brought us is yet another big surge in the demand for firearms and ammunition.  What really seems to set this surge apart, however, is the demographic of the buyer:  Whereas previous “panics” have led to current gun owners wanting to...

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  4. Today you’re going to find the best AR-15 muzzle device for you. In fact: I’ve hand-tested 26 different muzzle devices for this review.  The best part? I’ve sorted the top 3 by use. So whether you’re on a budget or looking for the very best AR-15 muzzle device, you’ll find it here. Let’s get started! Why Use a Muzzle Device...

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  5. We've been getting a lot of request to put together a buyers guide for new handgun owners. If you already own a firearm then you know there are a lot of things you wish you knew before you bought that first firearm. With the rise in new gun owners we put together a few things you will want to consider...

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  6. Low Mass:  Worth It? In my previous entries, I have covered muzzle devices and adjustable gas systems.  Now it’s time to address the final piece of the (hardware) puzzle, the reciprocating system.  This entails the Bolt Carrier Group (BCG), the buffer, and the buffer spring. Along with the recoil any firearm experiences from the Newtonian “Equal and Opposite” force from...

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  7. Gas Blocks/Keys, and Gas Length All Play a Role In a previous post ( https://www.rainierarms.com/blog/whats-the-best-muzzle-device ) I went over the first step in achieving a flat-shooting rifle: The muzzle device.  I mentioned that was one piece of the puzzle, now I’d like to take a look at the next step a shooter can take to try to tame their recoil...

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  8. For gun enthusiasts, we always look forward to finding a specific kind that would fit perfectly within the collection. If you are not, you may be the kind who needs it for safety purposes. Whatever reason it may be, in today’s modern century, online websites can now address to your specific needs! Online transactions continue to evolve and be improved...

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  9. One of the most important things we have to do to keep our guns in good condition is to clean them when it is due.  In the market, you'll find a variety of cleaning kits that will help you with this task, but sometimes investing in those tools is not something we can do. What we need in that scenario...

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  10. Regardless of what Hollywood has, you believe, shooting a pistol accurately requires practice, balance, and technique. Even though you have some experience in shooting using long guns, firing a pistol with precision needs a different skill set. Continue reading for the basics of handgun safety and accuracy. 1. HOLDING THE PISTOL The first major step to shooting accurately is learning...

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