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The Benefits of Left-Handed & Ambidextrous Rifle Accessories

"I'm right handed. Why do I need ambidextrous rifle accessories?" If you're asking yourself this question, you will definitely want to educate yourself on why left-handed or ambidextrous accessories can prove to be extremely beneficial.

Believe it or not, ambidextrous AR-15 accessories and parts are gaining in popularity with right and left-handed owners for a wide range of reasons. You get a lot of performance advantages with left-hand and ambidextrous parts that you won't get with a rifle built strictly for right-handed users. Here are just a few.
 

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Topics: Left-Handed Rifle, Ambidextrous Rifle, Ambidextrous Rifle Accessories

Commercial vs. Mil-Spec Buttstocks

When it comes to firearms, consumers often wonder about military-grade and commercial-accessible parts. Both mil-spec and commercial buttstocks are widely available, but minor differences may hinder a firearm enthusiast’s satisfaction.

Understanding key differences is important, chiefly for collection purposes, as commercial and mil-spec buttstocks are very similar.
 

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Topics: Mil-Spec Buttstock, Commercial Buttstock, AR-15 Buttstock

STAG ARMS Helps Raise over $300,000 to Support Troops Overseas

Stag Arms partnered with Move America Forward (MAF), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, to announce the winner of a huge giveaway to help promote Troopathon 7, a star-studded effort to send care packages to troops in Afghanistan. At the end of the fundraiser, MAF collected $301,626 to support the troops.

To help support Troopathon and send more care packages to the troops, Stag Arms partnered with MAF to give away a FREE AR-15 style rifle valued at over $900. The winner, Wayne Dupree, an 8 year Air Force veteran who lives in Maryland, will be able to choose any one of three available models in left-handed or right-handed configuration.

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Topics: Move America Forward, MAF, Troopathon 7

[New] Stag Arms Model 3TH-M Upper Halves Now Available!

Incorporating the evolution of shooting tactics and rifle accessory technology, we created our Model 3TH-M rifle, and due to popular demand, we are now offering the upper half separately. The Model 3TH-M provides the shooter with an upper half which is readily usable with many of today’s shooting styles.

Working with multiple law enforcement agencies, a few of which learned speed and accuracy from our 3-Gun shooting team, we have tested and determined the features and configuration which works best with these new tactics.

Utilizing these upper halves, shooters are able to produce fast and accurate shots from close to long range as is needed in tactical situations and competitions.

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Topics: Upper Halves, Model 3TH-M

Stag Arms Now Offering American & Gadsden Flag Engravings On Their Rifles

STAG ARMS, one of the world’s largest AR-15 manufacturers, is now adding specialized laser engravings on rifles and lowers with the American or Gadsden Flag on the magazine well.

These two new engravings are in addition to the extremely popular second amendment engraving. Unlike an imprint or coating, laser engravings penetrate through the anodized layer to the metal underneath, which makes it impossible to wear off.

STAG ARMS Sales Manager David DeFord said, “Everyone at our factory is proud of the USA and we are very vocal about our second amendment rights. We wanted our customers to be able to show the same patriotism.”

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Topics: AR-15 Engraving, Rifle Engraving

What is a Short Barreled Rifle and How do I Get One?

Let's start with the bottom line: If you're interested in getting a hold of a Stag Arms short barreled rifle or upper half for your collection, you're going to have to become familiar with the National Firearms Act.

The NFA requires the registration and taxation of certain guns. The idea was originally intended to prevent people from wanting to buy and use these firearms, including machine guns, short-barreled shotguns, and SBR’s or short-barreled rifles.

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Topics: SBR, Short Barreled Rifle

Which AR-15 Can You Hunt With?

The AR-15 is often overlooked as a firearm that can be used for hunting game of all kinds. While there are laws that prohibit hunting with an AR-15 rifle in some states, below are some details about which AR-15 rifles should be used for hunting and where you can use them to hunt.
 

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Topics: Hunting Laws, AR15 Hunting Rifle, AR-15 Rifles

[Press Release] Stag Arms Now Offers 300 Blackout AR-15 Upper Halves

Stag Arms is proud to release its 16 inch AR-15 carbine upper halves in the popular 300 AAC BLK / 7.62 x 35mm caliber. The company had researched and tested many different cartridges on the AR-15 platform before making a final decision.

Stag Arms president Mark Malkowski stated “A cartridge with a heavier bullet, great ballistics, and already on the shelves of most major stores in the AR-15 platform is ideal for our customers. With only the barrel, crush washer, and muzzle device different than a standard AR-15, customers can still use their favorite accessories.”

The upper halves of the Model 1, 2, 2T, and 3 series can now be purchased in the 300 Blackout caliber for an additional $50.00. The barrels are 16” long and manufactured from 4140 steel with chrome lining on the inside to increase durability. The 1/7 twist rate is designed to work with all bullet weights in the caliber and the barrel thread for the muzzle device is 5/8 x 24.

The supersonic 300 AAC Blackout cartridge was designed to closely match the ballistics of 7.62 x 39 ammunition with a minimal number of non-interchange parts compared to a 5.56 NATO AR-15. To decrease the feeding issues that occurred with 7.62 x 39 ammunition on the AR-15 platform, the cartridge case was derived from the U.S. Military 5.56 NATO case and will work with standard AR-15 magazines while retaining their original ammunition capacity.

Stag Arms sales representatives can be contacted directly via phone at 860-229-9994 extension #1. Additional information can be found by visiting www.stagarms.com.
 

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Topics: AR-15 Upper Halves, Stag Arms 300 Blackout

What is the Difference Between a Drop-In Handguard and a Free Float Handguard?

When it comes to firearms, not much is quite as important as ensuring that your gun is a safe, comfortable fit. Due to their design, drop-in handguards are only held in place by pressure from the delta ring assembly and the handguard cap, so they tend to move a bit when installed.

In contrast, free-floating handguards won’t move at all when installed securely to the barrel nut and don’t touch the barrel at all. We will compare the benefits of each style of handguard below.
 

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Topics: AR-15 Accessories, AR-15, AR-15 Handguards

Zeroing the Iron-Sights on Your AR-15 Rifle

Before you take your new AR-15 out for target practice or into the field to do some hunting, the first thing you will need to do is zero in the iron-sights.

All rifles and upper halves with sights installed from the factory are bore sighted to 25 yards. The process takes some patience, but you will be spending valuable time getting to know your new rifle while making it as accurate as possible.

This article focuses on most flip-up and stationary sights. Sighting in with the carry handle is a bit more complicated.
 

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Topics: Rifle Sights, zero in the iron-sights, AR-15 Sights

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