Category Archives: Systems

5.45×39 AR15

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As I mentioned in the 2013 AWB AR post, I was fortunate enough to get an AR lower at before craziness prices. After the lower was all set I started to look for an upper that might work. I wanted to stay away from 5.56 due to limited availability and stumbled upon a 5.45×39 Smith & Wesson upper that was… Read more »

The Arsenal’s Rebirth

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When the Tail of the AK all began, one of the reasons I wanted the M+M M10 AK-74 was to get the integrated sight/gas block. Jim Fuller of Rifle Dynamics has been a big proponent of this for a while. You are able to take almost a pound off the rifle if you cut the barrel back, permanently attach a… Read more »

INFORCE WML (Weapon Mounted Light) Review

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As we said in our HSP Thorntail review, if you have an existing light, the Thorntail may be the best option for mounting a light on an AR or an AK for that matter. But I think if you don’t have an existing light and have a rail system on your AR, there may be a better solution. We approached… Read more »

Get Home Bag

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Sootch00 just did a great video on a Get Home Bag. A get home bag is a bag that you have in you vehicle at all times in case you get stuck or stranded and need to make your way home. Sootch00 does a great job of breaking the bag up into three parts based on the time it would take for you… Read more »

Need a Light on Your AK? – Haley Strategic SBR Thorntail review

Need a light on your AK? We think so. Up till now it has been a bit of a pain in the butt to get a quality hook up for a weapon mounted light on an AK. The majority of these lights and mounts are built for the AR side of world and don’t necessarily play nice with the AK side. Haley Strategic… Read more »

Texas Weapons Systems Kalashnikov Handguard Review

The Texas Weapons Systems (TWS) Handguard was something I wanted for my Ak the second I saw it. One issue I have with the AK platform is the smallish handguards. Although the Arsenal handguards are excellent and are probably the best when it comes to shielding you from the heat of the barrel and gas tube, they are rather short which can… Read more »

Ohh the stippling – US Palm Battle Grip

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I wanted to see if I could add a little additional grip to the US Palm Battle Grip. What’s nice about stippling this piece is, if you mess it up you can just get a new one, unlike a GLOCK frame – well you could but it would be pricy. There are two ways to do stippling that I know… Read more »

AK74 Tapco G2 & Krebs parts replacements

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I had a chance to shoot about 200 rounds this weekend through the Arsenal. For sure the trigger needed to go. If you have a background in rifles you will want to do a trigger replacement ASAP. The arsenal has a good, safe, trigger with 8-12 pounds of pull but that’s just too much for my tastes. In my opinion… Read more »