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Gear Guide: Great Ways to Trick Out Your AR-15

by Dusty Gibson   |  September 17th, 2013 39

Maj. Gen. William H. Rupertus definitely got it right when he penned, “This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.”

While most AR-15s will likely never see combat, the Rifleman’s Creed emphasizes the importance of building a bond with your rifle, learning how it works and respecting it as a best friend or brother.

Every AR-15 owner’s agenda should include copious amounts of shooting, cleaning and tinkering. Getting to know a particular rifle inside and out ultimately translates to operating it more effectively.

For many, tricking out an AR-15 is the perfect way to personalize a rifle and simultaneously build a bond with it. The amount of interchangeable and aftermarket parts available today make the platform an open canvas for infinite customizations. Most folks who buy a new AR-15 usually have plans for how to accessorize it before they even bring it home. Others build theirs from scratch with superior components right out of the gate.

Those who have an eye for the AR-15 platform can appreciate how small details really make one rifle stand out from another. While some high-end accessories cost more than an entire rifle, the average enthusiast is usually looking to add form and function at a reasonable price.

As per Maj. Gen. Rupertus’ wisdom, those looking to make a rifle their own must learn its parts and accessories. Take a look at some of the best ways to trick out your AR-15, and transform it into something you can proudly call “my rifle.”

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