• My AR-15 Build: An Update

    Hello friends! I’ve been getting quite a few inquiries regarding the status of my AR-15 build, so I thought I’d write a quick update. In a nutshell, the build is currently on hold. As you may know, I am partnering with Oregon Rifleworks on my first build. Rather than simply buying parts and showing you what I’ve purchased, I’m using this build as an opportunity to educate myself on all things AR-15 and share what I’m learning with you. Josh, the owner of Oregon Rifleworks, and I are sitting down to do a video on each component of my build,…

  • My AR-15 Build, Part 2: Muzzle Devices and Gas System

    I’m thrilled to be moving along with my build! It’s an intentionally slow process, mostly so I can learn as I go. But man, it’s been tough staying patient! Thanks for hanging in there with me. If you missed Part 1, you can check it out here. For Part 2, Josh at Oregon Rifleworks and I are chatting about muzzle devices and gas system. We had fun with this one and had lots of laughs – I hope you do too! I’m planning out and tracking what I’ve purchased for my build on a Google Spreadsheet. It’s helping me keep…

  • My AR-15 Build, Part 1: Barrel Stuff

    I’ve been contemplating acquiring an AR-15 for a while, and have been going back and forth on whether I should buy a completed rifle off the shelf, have someone build one for me, or build one myself. As I started to do a little research on my options, I found that I was completely overloaded with information. The AR-15 platform is slightly more complex than the pistols I am accustomed to, there are so many options, so many parts, so many manufacturers, they are highly customizable, there is a huge range of price and quality, and of course, everyone out…