Black Rifle Depot AR 15 parts by Blackrifledepot? The history and development of the AR 15 has many interesting twists and turns that finally led it to its popularity that it has today. It had a few bad starts in the very beginning, yet over half a century later the same design and concept is still being used in active military service and enjoyed by the civilian market alike. Very few firearm designs enjoy this kind of popularity and longevity, so what makes the AR15 so special? Where did this infamous gun get its start? Let’s talk about that! The AR 15 gets its name from the Armalite Rifle Model 15. Contrary to popular belief as well as by misinformed gun control advocates, “AR” does not stand for “assault rifle.” It actually stands for “Armilite Rifle.”
Keymod vs M-LOK: Which One is best? While each system has its own set of advantages, disadvantages, and style, it will really come down to personal preference which one is better. In 2016, the United States Special Operations Command put the two systems through a series of tests to see which one was better. The purpose was to see which one survived rough handling, drop tests, failure loads and endurance tests. In the endurance and rough handling tests, both systems had zero issues. A difference came with a repeatability test, and M-LOK came out on top when it came to least amount of MOA shift when removing, then reattaching a rail with laser sight. Another difference was found in the drop test, when it was found that M-LOK accessories remained attached 100% of the time while keymod accessories only remained attached 33% of the time.
Cut rifled barrels have long been considered the standard for the AR 15. It is by far the most popular and still to this day one of the most cost-effective ways to create barrels. A cut rifled barrel is created just like the name says: a barrel blank is inserted into a rifling machine, which resembles a large lathe. The machine then pushes a single cutter attached to a long rod through the rough rifle bore, carving out each groove of the rifling. This entire process can be very time consuming, but given the right technique and equipment, produces the most accurate AR 15 barrels that you can find. Find extra information at AR 15 Parts.
16” AR-15 Upper Assemblies : For many first time builders, the 16” AR-15 Upper Assemblies are the sweet spot. I’d go so far as to say, for most people, in most circumstances, a 16″ upper assembly is the ideal all-around choice. With this size you get the most out of the rifle from a ballistic standpoint. The gun will be softer shooting, the concussive blast present in the shorter barrels is not a huge factor, and it’s an overall very practical length for a wide variety of uses. If pressed on what length to go with, we always recommend the 16” AR 15 upper assemblies over any other length we sell at Black Rifle Depot.
Just like every other part of the firearm, AR 15 handguards come in plenty of different options and are very modular. With all of these options available, it can sometimes be confusing. Even the multiple different names (handguard, forend, forearm, fore grip, etc.) can seem a little odd but they all mean the same thing. So what is the big deal with the handguard? The handguard on an AR 15 is the section of your firearm that surrounds a portion of the barrel that is used, as the name implies, to guard your hand from the heat generated from shooting and to hold and support the firearm with your non-trigger hand. When it comes to the AR 15 or M16 platform, the first handguards were designed to incorporate into the rifle’s overall design for being lightweight. Black Rifle Depot is a family owned and operated AR 15 Parts and AR 15 Accessories wholesale distributor based out of Bakersfield California. We offer a large variety of AR 15 Parts such as AR 15 Complete Uppers, AR 15 Barrels, AR 15 Bolt Carriers, AR 15 Handguards and AR 15 Lower Build Kits to customize your AR 15 Rifle from some of the top manufactures in the industry such as Aero Precision, Anderson Manufacturing, Faxon, Magpul Industries, and Odin works. With our continuous growing inventory and competitive prices, make Black Rifle Depot your one stop shop for AR 15 Parts and AR 15 Complete Uppers. Read extra details at https://blackrifledepot.com/.