ar-15 rifles

  1. Team Stag Arms Finishes Strong at Fallen Brethren 3-Gun Championship

    Team Stag Arms’ Kalani Laker

    Team Stag Arms’ Kalani Laker and Jesse Tischauser fought through the wind, rain, and over 225 competitors in the Tactical Optics Division this past weekend to finish 3rd and 6th respectively at the Fallen Brethren 3-Gun Championship held at the Spartan Tactical complex in Jacksboro, TX.

    Laker posted a blazing fast stage win on the last stage of the match securing his spot in the top three. "Jim Smith and his crew at Spartan Tactical challenged us this year with a lot of long range rifle, pistol, and slug targets” stated Laker. “Stage 3 was a speed shoot with the pistol followed by 12 mid-range rifle targets tucked into the natural vegetation. I cruised through the pistol portion

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  2. The Evolution of Major Firearm Actions

    The Evolution of Major Firearm ActionsFor some, it is hard to believe that firearms have actually been around for almost 1000 years. The earliest reports of firearms date back to the 13th century and gained prominence over the next few centuries.

    Of course, those primitive firearms, while revolutionary in their time, pale in comparison to the innovations in firearm technology that would follow.

    Firearm Technologies that Led to the Development of the AR-15

    The Matchlock

    The Matchlock was developed sometime in the 1400s in Europe. It innovated the method with which firearms could be fired through the introduction of a slow-burning match, which would light the flash pan and ignite the gunpowder inside the barrel. This technology eventually allowed for the "rifle" form factor we are familiar with today, which significantly increased accuracy.

    The Wheellock

    The Wheellock was developed in the 1500s and

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  3. Which AR-15 Can You Hunt With?

    Hunting with AR 15The 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.

    Know Hunting Laws

    First, you should know the laws for hunting deer and other game with specific types of guns and ammunition in each state so that you don’t accidentally break the law when you start hunting. It’s best to look at the states that don’t allow deer hunting with .223 diameter bullet or an AR-15 rifle.

    Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, Washington, and West Virginia require larger bullets to be used to hunt game. However, these laws

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  4. The History of the AR-15 – America’s Most Popular Rifle Design


    The AR-15 design was originally invented in the years following World War II as a direct response to the evolving needs of infantry soldiers. The Operations Research Office of the Army had determined that they needed a low recoil firearm which would have a decent capacity to fire small projectiles.

    The Winchester Repeating Arms Company, the Springfield Armory, and ArmaLite all developed prototype firearms, with ArmaLite’s offering being the now-famous AR-15 rifle.

    Many Different Rounds Available

    One of the biggest benefits of owning an AR-15 is that the rifle can quite literally grow with you over the years. With a huge array of conversion kits and components available you can customize the rifle in virtually any way you wish. From .223 Remington and 5.56x45mm rounds (the two ‘standard’ ammunition sizes), to 6.8 SPC rounds, or even .22LR; the AR-15 can fire an incredibly wide variety of rounds. Whether you are a hunter, a target marksman, or interested in home protection, you will be able to find a round that fits your needs.

    Full Barrel Customization

    There are many different barrel lengths available with the 16 inch government profile being the most popular. There are 14 inch and shorter barrels but they must have a permanently attached muzzle device to bring the length back up to a legal 16 inch minimum. Maneuverability is the key trade-off when a longer-heavier barrel is chosen. Available in lengths up to 24 inches, longer barrels are generally more accurate but also more cumbersome.

    Right-Handed & Left-Handed Rifles

    While technically Colt Firearms owns the trademark on calling their products “AR 15” rifles, there are a wide variety of manufacturers who produce models colloquially known as AR-15 firearms. However, most of Colt’s products are manufactured for right-handed shooters; this is a real problem for left-handed marksmen and hunters. When left-handed shooters shoot a right hand rifle the empty brass cartridge flies across their face when being ejected from the firearm. These enthusiasts usually look at the models produced by Stag Arms instead, who is known for producing the highest quality left-handed AR-15 rifles.

    left hand ar15

    The Most Popular for a Good Reason

    The AR-15 models have proven to be the most popular for several good reasons:

    • Wide selection of rifle models

    • Easy to customize and convert

    • Variety of different accessories

    • Wide choice of ammunition calibers

    • Good for defense, hunting, plinking, and sport

    With such a long list of advantages, and such wide versatility, the AR-15 is an excellent selection if you are looking to purchase a rifle, whatever your purpose may be.

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  5. 2013 Queen's Medalist Winner: Keith Cunningham & Stag Arms

    stag arms Stag Arms congratulates Keith Cunningham for using our Model 6L with its 1/2MOA guarantee to win both the Canadian National Service Rifle Championships and Canadian National 3-Gun Championship.

    The dealer who sold the rifle to Keith received the letter below and forwarded it to us..

    "I recently won the Canadian National Service Rifle Championships with the left handed Stag rifle I purchased from Arms East. This involved a series of 20 matches over 2 ½ days including deliberates, snaps, rapids and run downs at distances of 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 meters. I have fired over 1000 round through this rifle without a single stoppage. I also used this rifle to win the Operational Shooting Association’s club level SR matches. 

    I also us

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  6. 3 Things You Should Know Before Buying an AR-15

    AR-15Firearms, like other tools, fulfill a specific application for the user. If you wanted to nail deck boards down, you’d pull out your nail gun. If you are looking to go hunting, target shooting or home defense, you would choose an AR-15. The AR-15 serves many purposes, it is extremely customizable and can be a showpiece of individuality along with being a hard-working firearm.

    Every collector needs a signature AR-15 set up to their specifications, and anyone looking for a versatile firearm should consider a Stag Arms rifle.

    The following are three things you may want to consider about your AR-15 purchase:

    The Purpose of the Firearm

    The first thing to determine when choosing a rifle is to ask yourself, “For what purpose am I purchasing this rifle?” Once you answer that question, it makes it a lot easier to narrow your search to a specific model.

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  7. New 40 Rd (5.56/.223 mm) AR-15 Magazine

    40 Rd Magazine

    Stag Arms is now offering a new 40 round 5.56/.223 mm magazine which is compatible with all M-16 and AR-15 rifles.

    It is constructed of stainless steel and like all magazines they offer it has an anti-tilt follower to prevent jams. Like all Stag Arms products, the magazine is manufactured entirely in the United States. The 40 round magazines looks similar to the 30 round magazine except that the top part of the body above the bend is 2.5” longer to accommodate the extra 10 rounds.

    Cartridges load easily into the magazine and it functioned flawlessly when shooting the rifle. There is a minor weight difference compared to the 30rd magazine due to the extra 10 rounds and magazine material but it wasn’t noticeable while shooting. It should be

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