.223 vs 5.56

A common question regarding ammunition is often “What is the difference between .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO?” Well ask and you shall receive! Let’s go through the similarities and differences between .223 vs. 5.56 to help you differentiate and understand the two. History Introduced in 1964, the .223 Remington was a commercial cartridge that was derived from […]

The 300 AAC Blackout

As one of the newest most talked about calibers, the 300 AAC Blackout is gaining fans and drawing some skepticism. The round was produced to be fired from a 5.56×45 AR 15 platform using the same magazine, bolt, buffer, and spring. This means that the only changes that are needed to shoot the round is to change the barrel. […]

What Is An AR 15?

What is an AR 15? Developed by Eugene Stoner in 1957, the AR 15 rifle was built to meet the needs of soldiers following WWII. Although many have mislabeled the “AR” as meaning assault rifle, it actually stands for ArmaLite Rifle which was the manufacturing company that held the first rights of the design. It […]