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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. In the world of handguns, the P320 is relatively new on the scene. It was introduced back in 2014 and rose rapidly in the ranks of service weapons. Then, in 2017, it was chosen by the United States Army to replace the M9 cementing its status as a top contender in the world of service and defensive handguns. One of...

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  7. Our Build of the Week this week went from zero to sixty really fast. We started with one product that we knew we wanted to try out on the range, and it was all downhill from there. The result was a gun that was pleasant to look at and doubly pleasant to shoot - exactly as all guns should be...

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  8. We all know adding an optic to your AR-15 will enhance your shooting However, which one should you choose A red dot or a scope? You’ll find out by the end of this guide. Let’s dive in! What Is A Red Dot? Simply put: It’s a optic with a red (or green) LED dot in the center. They’re light, parallax-free...

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  9. I wanted to jot down a few notes as to our experience with the IWI Masada. A quasi review, but not a full article approach. More down and dirty notes and observations. It didn’t take long as soon as the gun was available that all the top YouTube reviewers had already put up some great information, so I would advise...

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  10. In this guide, I’m going to show you how a rifle scope works. I’ll explain everything from objective lens to magnification. In short: If you’re looking to understand how a rifle scope works, then you’ll love this guide. Let’s get started! What is a riflescope? An optical device that allows you to magnify your target. Riflescopes come in all sorts...

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