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Adams Arms Announces New Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Brooksville, Florida – Adams Arms Holdings LLC is pleased to announce that Michael Halleron has joined Adams Arms as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Halleron will oversee all aspects of sales, marketing, and customer service.  As VP of Sales and Marketing his initial focus will be on strategic sales plans to align with company […]

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New Ownership, New Leadership, New Logo, New Location

Brooksville, Florida – New has become a familiar word at Adams Arms this year.  Under new ownership since May, the company has made many changes, including new leadership, new products, and now a new facility, as well as, a new logo. To build upon their growth and new development, Adams Arms has purchased a new […]

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Adams Arms Announces New President

Odessa, Florida – Adams Arms announced today that Jason East has been promoted to the role of President. In his new role as President, East will lead all aspects of day to day operations of the company including manufacturing, operations, finance, sales and marketing, engineering and supply chain management. Paul Miller will remain as the […]

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Adams Arms’ Auction

Adams Arms has been committed to quality, innovation, and most importantly, their customers, since its founding in 2007. Over the last 12 years, Adams Arms has grown from a simple Piston Conversion Kit to a wide range of firearms, accessories, and various OEM partnerships. Beyond product offerings, Adams Arms has always been committed to their […]

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Adams Arms’ #MagsForToms BuyBack Movement

Last week, Toms shoes founder, Blake Mycoskie, publicly stated that Toms would donate $5 million to various anti-gun organizations under the guise of “universal background checks to end gun violence.” The reality of the situation is that the concept of a “universal background check” does nothing to stop criminals from getting ahold of firearms, as […]

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Find Adams Arms Piston-Driven ARs at SHOT Show 2018

The NSSF SHOT Show 40th Anniversary is Just 1 Week Out SHOT Show 2018 is just a week out (well, 8 days out). Monday, January 22nd is Industry Day on the Range. Tuesday the 23rd starts SHOT Show proper – and not just any SHOT Show either. This year is SHOT’s 40th anniversary. SHOT has certainly come […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Adams Arms Announces New Leadership

2017 has been quite the year for many of us already, and seeing that it is Adams Arms’ 10-year anniversary, there are no signs of that changing soon. On March 1st, the Board of Adams Arms, LLC named Paul Miller its new Chairman. Paul is the former Chairman of Freedom Group (now known as Remington […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Adams Arms Announces New Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Odessa, Florida – Adams Arms announced Today that Jens Krogh has been brought on as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Jens comes to Adams with a decade’s worth of firearms industry sales and marketing experience.  Most recently Jens was the Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing for Texas-based STI International.  He brings experience from […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Adams Arms Announces New Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Odessa, Florida – Adams Arms announced Today that Jens Krogh has been brought on as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Jens comes to Adams with a decade’s worth of firearms industry sales and marketing experience.  Most recently Jens was the Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing for Texas-based STI International.  He brings experience from […]

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Burning Your Budget, Burning Your Bullets, and Blowing Them Up

BULLETS, BUDGETS, BURNING, AND BLOWING UP Pt. I: The Global Ammunition Market (Bullets and Budgets) The global ammo market will grow some 3.3% between now and 2023, according to Research and Markets. The forecast, which was published last month, is based on a study of the ammunition markets primarily in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific […]

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Find Adams Arms Piston-Driven ARs at SHOT Show 2018

Find Adams Arms Piston-Driven ARs at SHOT Show 2018 The NSSF SHOT Show 40th Anniversary is Just 1 Week Out SHOT Show 2018 is just a week out (well, 8 days out). Monday, January 22nd is Industry Day on the Range. Tuesday the 23rd starts SHOT Show proper – and not just any SHOT Show either. This […]

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Gov. Matthew Mead on Shooting Competition and the Firearm Industry

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead recently appeared on television to discuss shooting sports, hunting, and other firearm-related activities recently. He also announced the second annual Magpul Governor’s Match. Mead, whose first Governor’s Match (a multi-gun match) was held last year, is a staunch proponent of the Second Amendment. The 2018 Wyoming Governor’s Match will be the […]

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Adams Arms Exhibiting at TRIGGRCON 2017

Adams Arms will be making its second appearance at this year’s TRIGGRCON in Tacoma, Washington. TRIGGRCON is an exclusive media event where a small group of firearms manufactures are invited to showcase innovative products and is the perfect outlet to unveil new products to the public. Media and consumers can expect to see all-new Adams […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Adams Arms Announces New Leadership

2017 has been quite the year for many of us already, and seeing that it is Adams Arms’ 10-year anniversary, there are no signs of that changing soon. On March 1st, the Board of Adams Arms, LLC named Paul Miller its new Chairman. Paul is the former Chairman of Freedom Group (now known as Remington […]

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Your “Assault Weapon” Is No Longer A Part Of The Second Amendment

As of late in the afternoon of February 22nd, 2017, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Maryland’s 2013 Firearms Safety Act with a 10-4 panel. If you do not live in Maryland or you are not familiar with this act, it states that the Second Amendment does not protect your right to “weapons of […]

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The Adams Arms Armorer Files: Receiver Slop

Receiver slop is the common name for the amount of movement between the upper and lower receiver of the AR-15/AR-10 weapons platform. Although it is commonly accused of causing functional or accuracy issues, it is in reality just an annoyance and side effect of mating Mil-Spec parts. No two AR-15 parts are ever exactly the […]

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Adams Arms Sponsorship Spotlight: Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit (CCMU) cadet takes Most Accurate Shooter

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At the Pirates of Texas Carbine Championship, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit commander, Cadet Zach Williams ’16 of Weatherford, Texas was awarded one of the matches most coveted prizes: The Most Accurate Shooter Award. Cadet Williams, using an Adams Arms COR rifle that was provided to CCMU by Adams […]

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VooDoo Innovations NEW D.I. LifeCoat Integral Carriers

The New VooDoo Innovations Integral Direct Impingement Low Mass Carrier was designed to improve the Performance and Durability of a direct impingement carrier. The new Integral Carrier has an improved gas flow path with no impediments or shelves for carbon to deposit and build on which removes the potential for gas obstruction to seize the operation […]

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Review | Adams Arms 7.5″ PDW Tactical Elite Upper

This latest 7.5″ PDW Tactical Elite Upper Review comes from YouTube user fireman1291, owner of the popular NFA Review Channel. Shot in Florida’s greatly varying environments over a period of 4 months, this video highlights the low-maintenance advantages of our piston system, as well as consistency. He states in his review: “I have shot in […]

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VooDoo Innovations – What Is LifeCoat?

WHAT IS LIFECOAT? VooDoo Innovations (VDI) has trademarked the term LifeCoat. The term is used to describe a multitude of coating processes that best fit the application of the part. Each part serves a different purpose and therefore has different applicable needs for surface protection, lubricity, hardness and color. Some coatings are “Line of Sight” coatings […]

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New Small Frame Piston Driven .308 – Now Accepting Pre-Orders

Adams Arms is proud to announce the Introduction of our Revolutionary New Piston Driven Small Frame .308 Rifle! With our years of research and development, we’ve engineered the finest .308 to ever hit the market.  Weighing in at under 8 pounds and more than 50% reciprocal to standard AR-15 components, the rifles will be setting […]

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Shooting Team Member Kurt Gruber Reviews the Adams Arms C.O.R. Rifle and its Application in Competitive Shooting

KURT GRUBER From the bays of Rio Salado to the meadows of the Peacemaker National Training Center, and in a thousand spots in between, men and women can be found coming together weekly to test their skill; not with one gun, but with three.  3 Gun has become the fastest growing of the shooting sports […]

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Adams Arms PDW | 7.5 Tactical Elite Upper

1964compton (YouTube screen name) shows off his custom Adams Arms PDW build on YouTube in the following video. He showcases his specific short barreled rifle, built with the Adams Arms 7.5″ Tactical Elite Upper. Also discussed in this video is, one of the most talked about concerns of a piston system, carrier tilt. Check out the video […]

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Adams Arms Piston Technology Now Affordable to Everyone

Exciting things are coming from Adams Arms and we couldn’t wait to share! We will now be offering lower prices on our piston rifles, uppers, and conversion kits. Better yet, these are industry leading prices of savings of over 20%! This is a game changer in the firearms industry since piston driven technology is more expensive than […]

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Adams Arms Custom Build in Flat Dark Earth

One of the best ways to truly customize your rifle and give it a look of its own is to go with a color or pattern. Adams Arms provides Kryptek rifles and parts in Highlander, Typhon, and Nomad and offers Kryptek kits that includes matching stripped upper and lower receivers, 12″ Extended Samson Evolution rail […]

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Choosing an AR 15 Barrel for Your Build

When you are building your first rifle and aren’t sure about how to pick out a barrel or what the difference is between the different types, wouldn’t it be helpful to have a resource to help you? Lucky for you, this article is exactly that. To help you decide what kind of barrel is right […]

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How Does a Piston Work?

So how does a piston work and what are the benefits over a direct impingement system? As we are always striving to educate the public regarding our piston system, we like to share educational videos like this one from Cheaper Than Dirt. The video is a good animation of how the Adams Arms piston system works and […]

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Review of the Adams Arms Piston Upper on a Precision Guncraft Lower

Here is a review of the Adams Arms piston upper on a Precision Guncraft Lower by Jeremy S. on YouTube. Jeremy goes over his build, the Adams arms piston system, and shooting the rifle with out having adjusted the sights. The transcription is below. “Alright, last few shots of the day I am going to put a […]

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New Dissipator Rifle and Upper Now Available at Adams Arms

Introducing the Adams Arms Dissipator rifle and upper. The new products were featured on Guns.com in their article entitled “Adams Arms Launches new Dissipator rifles and uppers” by Max Slowik. See the article and product details below. “Adams Arms is bringing back an old-school design with a modern take with its new line of Dissipator rifles and uppers. A […]

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AK47 vs AR15

Wow where to start. The debate, opinions, and criticisms revolving around the AK47 vs AR15 have been raging for years. It seems as though everyone has something to say about it and everyone in the firearms industry has a position. In this case, I am not trying to start a fight just an interesting debate addressing some […]

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Pistol Brace | New Ruling from the ATF

The question often comes up of what the difference is between an AR Pistol and a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR), and why one requires a tax stamp while the other does not. So we wrote an article on the differences between the two entitled “AR Pistol vs. SBR” where we discussed that an AR Pistol […]

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New NY SAFE Act Compliant Guns and Components

Gaining more and more popularity in recent days, our new line of New York compliant products shows New Yorkers that there is light after the NY SAFE Act. Compared to others on the market, our NY compliant barrel features a contour design that helps the look of the overall rifle by mimicking a muzzle device. Check […]

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AR 15 Build with the Adams Arms Piston Kit

One of the best parts of the firearm community is the ability to share with fellow builders and compare/ contrast experiences, bounce ideas off each other, and hear their review of products. This article posted by m24shooter on weaponevolution.com a few years ago is a pretty thorough review of the Adams Arms piston kit on an AR 15 […]

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New York SAFE Act Compliant Rifle From Adams Arms

It’s no secret that the AR 15 has received a bad reputation in the past few years, and because of this there have been new laws passed restricting certain “Assault Weapons” and requiring more strict registration and application processes. Among the states that have passed laws, in 2013 New York passed the New York SAFE Act (Secure […]

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AR 15 Barrel Installation

What is one of the first resources you use when you have a question about something? The internet right? Well for this reason we like to showcase installation videos that can help you with your next build. This AR 15 barrel installation posted on YouTube by Bass Fishing Frenzy goes through the detailed steps of installing his […]

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Shooting 300 Blackout Suppressed and Unsuppressed

Here is a great example of shooting 300 Blackout suppressed and unsuppressed using supersonic and subsonic ammo from Class 3 Ordnance. We posted another video from Class 3 Ordnance a little while ago where he shot a 7.5″ Adams Arms Tactical Elite Upper with and without a silencer (find article HERE). It is nice to hear other shooters’ thoughts and explanations while […]

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308 vs 30-06

As far as hunting calibers go, there are certain rounds that have advantages in certain situations. Similar to how a mechanic needs different tools for different jobs, a hunter needs different rifles/ rounds for different size game and distances. I think it is easy to say that every caliber possesses good qualities that make it […]

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Adams Arms Upper Review and Summary

It’s always nice to read a review that really summarizes an Adams Arms piston rifle build. In this review posted by Keith on Indianashooter.com (can be found here), he breaks down his review by his first impressions, how the rifle shot, cleaning, and final thoughts with pictures of his build. Read the review below. “I purchased […]

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Adams Arms PDW

Written by Abner Miranda from Tactical Life, this article on the Adams Arms PDW 5.56mm shows that good things really do come in small packages. Read his take on the Adams Arms PDWincluding the piston system, bolt carrier group details, and manueverability. “I’ve often wished that I’d been born in the post World War II era of the […]

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VooDoo Innovations 7.5″ 5.56 Barrel

Delivery day is always an exciting one where you can rip open your new AR 15 part. Bass Fishing Frenzy posted on YouTube his own unboxing video of his new VooDoo Innovations 7.5″ 5.56 Barrel. Check out the video and transcription above. “Hey guys, today I have an unboxing video. This is a 7.5” barrel from […]

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The Patrol Rifle

The AR 15 platform has been called many names, some of which aren’t worth repeating, but in law enforcement the AR 15 is referred to as the “Patrol Rifle“. While many rifles were considered in choosing the best rifle for law enforcement, the AR stood out for its many benefits it brings to the force. […]

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Adams Arms Charity Raffle

We are currently putting on a charity raffle with a grand prize package filled with some of the best brands in the industry. Among the winnings, is the Adams Arms C.O.R., 2,000 rounds of .223 REM 69gr STEADFAST Ammo, and RCI XRAIL Benelli M2 Shotgun just to name a few. 100% of the raffle donations will go towards a deserving family during […]

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Adams Arms Tactical Evo Rifle Ratings

I think we have started a reputation for ourselves where we truly want our rifles to be torture tested during reviews. We love to hear what people have to say good or bad, so that we can improve and make the best products on the market. The following review written by Nick Leghorn from The Truth […]

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Adams Arms Tactical Elite Upper Review

In this video posted by Fireman1291 on YouTube, he gives a great review of the Adams Arms Tactical Elite Upper. The video goes over the gas system, disassembly, and cleaning of the upper along with his thoughts on how it has functioned for him since he has had it. Below is a transcription of the […]

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AR 15 Gas Blocks | The Low Profile XLP

Looks like the Firearmblog was nice enough to showcase our new XLP Low Profile Gas Block in their newest article by Ray Ibanez as seen below. We can’t stress enough how great of an alternative this AR 15 gas block is for people who don’t want to switch out their exsisting rails. If you haven’t checked out the specs […]

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Brass vs Steel Ammo

There are a lot of opinions and controversy when it comes to shooting brass vs steel ammo. For instance most people argue that steel ammo causes more fouling because of the lacquer coating, and more malfunctions occur when shooting steel ammo. So what is the true story between the two and what are the advantages and […]

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Piston Failure to Feed | Adams Arms Stands Behind Their Products

At Adams Arms we truly believe that we have a high quality, superior product, and we are proud of what we do. When someone is unhappy with a product, we want to dig into the issue and find a solution. So for this article, we thought it would be nice to hear about a real […]

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Direct Impingement Low Mass Bolt Carrier from VooDoo Innovations

We are always proud to announce the newest products that come from our sister company VooDoo Innovations. VooDoo is a leader in the industry for providing parts and accessories for the AR 15 platform. Their newest breakthrough innovation is the VDI LifeCoat Low Mass Bolt Carrier. The low mass carrier is 20 percent lighter than the […]

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300 Whisper vs 300 Blackout

Like most ammunition comparisons, there are a lot of misunderstandings of the differences between the 300 Whisper vs 300 Blackout. Similar to our articles over the differences of .223 vs 5.56 and .308 vs 7.62, we thought it would be helpful to explain each round, what the difference between the two are, and whether you can chamber them interchangeably. […]

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Trigger Time with the Adams Arms C.O.R.

For part 5 of James Yeager’s Youtube Videos about Adams Arms, he took his friend out for a little trigger time with his Adams Arms C.O.R. Hear what his friend’s initial thoughts were on shooting the rifle for the first time. The video is transcribed below. “Hey everyone, James Yeager with Tactical Response. Today I have with […]

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300 Blackout for Hunting

300 Blackout for hunting? Like most topics in the industry the question of whether the 300 Blackout (300BLK) is a hunting caliber is widely disputed. On one hand proponents like the idea of being able to use their AR 15 rifle platforms for hunting, but opponents will argue that it is just not the right […]

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Adams Arms Piston System Review | on a Bushmaster ORC Carbine

Wakesurfingiowa posted on YouTube his Adams Arms piston system review and brought up a common question we get regarding installing our piston system. What is the purpose of the bolt spring and where does it go? He was originally concerned that his bolt carrier was “popping out”. We thought we would share his review and answer the […]

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Accuracy and Precision | What Affects Your Shot

When you are shooting medium to long range, environmental factors are going to play a roll in your accuracy and precision. Factors such as temperature, humidity, elevation, and wind can mean the difference between hitting your target and missing completely. In this article we are going to explore each one of these environmental factors and how […]

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Building an AR 15 | Adams Arms Custom Build

We are always happy to showcase some of our customer’s custom builds to help others who are building an AR 15. Here is a video that was posted by TMHonfire102 on YouTube showing off his Adams Arms build. After he shoots you can see how cool the piston system runs and how there was not any […]

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3 Gun Competition Shooter Rick Birdsall Spotlight

The Adams Arms Competitive Shooting Team is made up of some of the most skilled shooters in the industry and we are proud to have Rick Birdsall as part of our 3 gun competition shooting team. Rick recently got a spotlight written about him by Chris Andersen from 3 Gun Nation and we thought we would share! Check […]

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What is Headspace?

A lot of people wonder what exactly headspace is and if it is necessary to check in their firearm. To give you a better understanding, here is a basic run through of what headspace is, the danger of excessive and insufficient headspace, and headspace gauges. Headspace Headspace is the distance between the face of the bolt and the point that stops […]

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Hiperfire Trigger for Your AR 15

If you compete in 3 gun or just want an incredibly fast trigger, the Hiperfire trigger may be for you. The Hiperfire Hipertouch trigger, that comes standard on the Adams Arms Competition Optics Ready Rifle, is creating quite the buzz in the industry. The video posted by WeLikeShootingVideoson YouTube gives a great review of both the Hiperfire 24E and […]

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5.45×39 Conversion Kit Review

If you have been considering converting your AR to 5.45×39 here is a great article written by Nathan S. from The Firearm Blog. Nathan gives a more in depth description about the 5.45 conversion kit and his experience testing it. The article entitled “Adams Arms’ 5.45×39 Mid-Length Complete Upper Receiver” is below. “This review could not have […]

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3 Gun Competition Targets

A three gun match is structured by several stages that are all unique. Stages vary by competition but typically include run-n-gun scenarios that are based on shooting problems that involve strategy and require the use of one or more guns. These stages are scored based on speed and accuracy of the shooter minus penalties. Different […]

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Best Gun Considerations for Home Defense

What do you look for in a home defense firearm? Maneuverability? Compactness? Stopping power? Whenever the topic of what kind of firearm you should use for home defense comes up, there is a lot of debate and arguments on which type of firearm is the best. Well I’m not here to argue with you, this is just […]

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AR 15 Cleaning | Adams Arms Piston System

One of the benefits of using a gas piston system is that it is easy to maintain because it runs cooler and cleaner which in turn makes it a more reliable system. We can preach to you all day about how our system is more superior than others, but instead here is a quick video […]

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.308 vs 7.62

We recently wrote an article on the difference between .223 vs 5.56 and it sparked a similar question of what the difference is between .308 vs 7.62? Good question! Let’s go through what makes them different from each other so we can put this question to rest as well. .308 Win The .308 Win, or Winchester, was released […]

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XLP Low Profile Gas Block

The Adams Arms XLP low profile gas block is a revolutionary block that will fit under most major manufacturer rails. It offers high performance and reliability with a simple design. The gas block also offers increased adjustability and customization options. Piston System A gas piston system is designed to replace the standard direct impingement gas system. The piston […]

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AR 15 Rifle | The C.O.R.

The Adams Arms Competition Optics Ready rifle is an AR 15 rifle that comes compeititon ready straight out of the box. We recently sent one of our C.O.R.s to James Yeager with Tactical Response and told him the only condition we had was for him to break it! In this video, transcribed below, James reviews the C.O.R. […]

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Gas Piston Installation | Adams Arms Conversion Kit

It has been awhile since we posted a how to install the Adams Arms gas piston system instructional and it is nice to hear the variances of how different people do the install. This video posted on Vimeo by Andrew Walker (featuring Mike) can be viewed here. Below is a video transcription for those of you […]

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5.45×39 VooDoo Innovations Conversion Kit Review

Our sister company VooDoo Innovations makes some of the greatest AR 15 parts out there, including their 5.45×39 Conversion Kit. AR15news.com recently wrote a review of the conversion kit and we wanted to share. The article titled VooDoo Innovations 5.45×39 AR Upper Build/ Review is below. “Whether you train with an AR-15 or just shoot a lot you know […]

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.223 vs 5.56

A common question regarding ammunition is often “What is the difference between .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO?” Well ask and you shall receive! Let’s go through the similarities and differences between .223 vs. 5.56 to help you differentiate and understand the two. History Introduced in 1964, the .223 Remington was a commercial cartridge that was derived from […]

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AR 15 Suppressor | Suppressed vs. Unsuppressed

We found this great video by Class 3 Ordnance that demonstrates the use of an AR 15 suppressor on an Adams Arms 7.5″ Tactical Elite upper and wanted to share. Below is a transcription of the video. “Hey guys Class 3 Ordnance back here, A friend of mine just purchased an Adams Arms 7.5″ Tactical […]

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Adams Arms AR-15 Piston Conversion Kit Review

We find that it is often helpful for potential customers to hear what our current customers have to say about our products and their experience with installation etc. For that reason we like to post articles that are informative for customers. The article below was written by Travis Cummings from Spartan TC Gear and Firearms […]

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The 300 AAC Blackout

As one of the newest most talked about calibers, the 300 AAC Blackout is gaining fans and drawing some skepticism. The round was produced to be fired from a 5.56×45 AR 15 platform using the same magazine, bolt, buffer, and spring. This means that the only changes that are needed to shoot the round is to change the barrel. […]

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How to Improve your AR 15 Rifle

It is always nice to hear from our AR15 users and Dave Morelli who writes for gun digest magazine, recently posted a video of how to improve your AR 15 Rifle with the Adams Arms gas piston system. Dave runs 100 rounds through his piston driven AR and shows you what the bolt carrier looks like after. […]

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How to Zero an AR 15 Rifle at 50 Yards

Knowing how to properly zero your rifle will save you both time and ammunition, not to mention ensure you hit your desired target. Using an improperly sighted firearm can be an extremely frustrating situation. There are a lot of ways out there thought to be the best practice when zeroing your AR 15 rifle, but […]

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What Is An AR 15?

What is an AR 15? Developed by Eugene Stoner in 1957, the AR 15 rifle was built to meet the needs of soldiers following WWII. Although many have mislabeled the “AR” as meaning assault rifle, it actually stands for ArmaLite Rifle which was the manufacturing company that held the first rights of the design. It […]

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Gun Suppressors | What you Need to Know

Suppressors are often associated negatively with assassins and murder and are therefore misunderstood. There have been many questions regarding gun suppressors out there, so to make it easy this article will cover all the main questions including legality, tax stamps, purchasing, and benefits. Legality The simple answer? Yes, suppressors are legal to own in many […]

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Russian Ammo | Commercial and Surplus

A lot of people are converting their rifles to be able to shoot Russian ammo due to its price and availability. Check out more about some of the ammunition available from this video posted by Sic Semper Gumpy that reviews a handful of commercial and surplus 5.45×39, 7.62×39 and 7.62x54R. The video transcription is below. “Hey guys, so […]

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Piston System for AR 15 Questions and Answers

Posted by Sic Semper Gumby on YouTube, this informative video titled “Adams Arms Piston AR 15 Strip Down: Show and Tell” (transcribed below) answers some common questions associated with a piston system for AR 15s. Learn about the piston kit broken down, carrier tilt, and how it handles 5.45 corrosive ammunition.   “Hey guys, so I’ve […]

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Piston Conversion Kit From Adams Arms

If you have ever wondered what exactly comes in the Adams Arms gas piston conversion kit and whether or not it is easy to install right out of the box, check out what Michael Willett from Denver Firearms Examiner had to say in his article “Adams Arms Gas Piston System” when he received his present from the […]

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AR Pistol vs. SBR

What defines an AR Pistol? What defines a short barreled rifle (SBR)? Many people wonder about the difference of an AR pistol vs. SBR and why a short barreled rifle is regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) while the AR pistol is not. In this article, we take a closer look at […]

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BudsGunShop.com Interviews Jim Granger of Adams Arms

The following is a transcribed video posted by BudsGunShop.com that interviews Jim Granger of Adams Arms. The video titled “Adams Arms Rifles at BudsGunShop.com” features Team Buds Velocity captain Tony Pignato and Adams Arms Vice President Jim Granger. Learn more about Adams Arms, our famous gas piston system, and our Competition Optics Ready rifle from Jim […]

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What is a NFA Gun Trust?

Under the National Firearms Act (NFA) all Title II weapons including: machine guns, suppressors, short barreled shotguns, short barreled rifles, destructive devices and “any other weapons” must be registered to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and obtain a NFA Tax Stamp. Applying for a NFA Tax Stamp can be quite the […]

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Ar 15 Carbine Length VooDoo Barrel Review

Are you trying to decide which kind of AR 15 carbine length barrel is best for you? Are you looking for a barrel that is light weight? To aid you in your researching process, read this review on VooDoo Innovation’s Evo Ultra Lite written by Devin Viergever from Guns & Tactics and titled “More Barrel for Your […]

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How to Make Your Rail Compatible with an AR 15 Gas Piston Conversion

For those of you looking to put one of our Adams Arms Gas Piston Kits on a Spike’s Tactical BAR rail, which is not compatible with the system, check out this video of a modification done to allow the AR 15 gas piston conversion to work. Below is a transcription of the video. “Hey there, this is […]

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Competition Optics Ready Equipment | Adams Arms’ C.O.R. Rifle

Posted by Mike Shropshire from Guns & Tactics, this article entitled “Adams Arms C.O.R. Rifle” is a great read. Below is the article that goes over the different features of the C.O.R. and the benefits it can bring to a shooter. If you are looking for some competition optics ready equipment the C.O.R. could be the rifle […]

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3 Gun Competition | Adams Arms Sponsors Task Force Dagger 2014 3 Gun Championship

We are proud to announce that Adams Arms is this year’s match sponsor for the third annual Task Force Dagger 3 gun Championship. Referred to by many in the industry as their favorite 3 Gun competition of the year, the match is back for 2014. This year, it will be held on March 28th-30th in Blakely, Georgia at […]

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Watch AR 15 Beta Mag Used With an Adams Arms Piston Kit

The following is a video transcription of Robert from Talan Arms shooting his 11.5″ Saber Defense, using an AR 15 Beta Mag, with the Adams Arms Piston Kit installed. Check out what he thinks of the system’s performance. “Alright this is Robert from Talan Arms, I’ve got my 11.5” Saber Defense with the Adams Arms Piston […]

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New COP Upper Handguard | Space for Adams Arms Piston Kit

Predator Intellegence recently wrote a blog titled Aero Precision SHOT Show 2014 that talked about some of Aero Precision’s new feature products. In the blog they talk about Aero’s new higher profile handguard version for the Continuous Optics Platform (COP) Monolithic Upper Receiver that allows space for an Adams Arms Piston Kit. Check it out.   “Some companies don’t always get the […]

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How do I get a NFA permit, stamp, or license? | The Process.

The National Firearms Act (NFA) enacted in 1934, imposes a tax on the transfer and manufacturing of certain firearms, and mandates registration of those firearms. Later amended in 1968, Title II of the Gun Control Act (GCA) removed the requirement for possessors of unregistered firearms to register if it was already possessed by the person. […]

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Competition Rifle | Adams Arms New COR AR 15

The Best “Competion AR 15” Out of the Box During SHOT Show 2014 Adams Arms’ own Ricochet Foxtrot (Kat) talks about the new Competition Optics Ready Rifle. This competition AR 15 rifle is one of the newest Adams Arms products to be rolled out in recent months and has many unique features great for competition shooters. Hear […]

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Gas Piston System Testimonial

Adams Arms loves to hear what other people have to say about our Gas Piston System so we wanted to share a video testimonial transcription from Chris who has been in the army for over 26 years. Check out his review below.   “Hello, my name is Chris and I would like to give a quick review […]

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The Benefits of Shooting 5.45×39 Bullets in Your AR 15

The 5.45×39 is a copper washed, steel cased, lead and steel core bullet with a hollow pocket behind the full metal jacket tip. As a controversial choice of ammo, the 5.45 draws many questions: What are the benefits? Does it perform well? Will it corrode your rifle? What is needed to shoot 5.45 in my AR 15? […]

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Manimal Extended Flash Hider from Adams Arms

Let’s take a closer look at the Adams Arms’ VDI Manimal Extended Flash Hider. Like all flash suppressors, this extended flash hider reduces the visible signature while firing. Once pinned/welded, the flash hider gives 14.5” barrels an overall 16” length. The diameter is slightly less than a .750 barrel that allows for servicing and is treated with a […]

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New AR 15 Rail Introduced by VooDoo Innovations

Introduced recently at SHOT Show 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, VooDoo Innovations (VDI) has introduced an evolutionary new AR 15 rail. The first of its kind, the ultra sturdy rail is not like anything else on the market today. Among many of the rail’s unique features, a key attribute that makes it different from your average […]

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The Best 3 Gun AR 15 Is The Competition Optics Ready (COR) Rifle, Here Is Why

One of our newest products at Adams Arms that has caught the attention of many is the Competition Optics Ready (COR) Rifle. This 3 gun AR 15 is the ultimate competition rifle. Hear what our friends at The Truth About Guns have to say about our COR and XLP low profile system in the article below. “Adams Arms is […]

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Duracoat vs. Cerakote vs. Hydrographics (Hydro Dipping)

To be clear, the Duracoat vs. Cerakote vs. Hydrographics debate is about three completely separate processes and each provides the ideal solution for individual unique goals and applications. What is Cerakote? Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers, and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number […]

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Adams Arms Gas Piston Conversion Kit Installation

The following is a video transcription depicting the Adams Arms gas piston conversion kit installation. You will need the following tools to install the Adams Arms retro fit gas piston system: 1/8″ Hardened Punch 5/32″ Allen Key or Allen Key Socket 3/4″ Wrench Metal Hammer Bench Vise Torque Wrench Depending on your upper assembly and your […]

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SHOT Show 2014 | Adams Arms Exhibiting

It’s the shot heard ‘round the world…The firearm industry world that is. SHOT Show 2014 is the largest tradeshow and conference in the shooting, hunting, and outdoor industries and has officially kicked off this year in Las Vegas, Nevada. Starting Tuesday, January 14th and ending Friday, January 17th, you can catch Adams Arms in the midst of […]

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Adams Arms Gas Piston Conversion Kit Assembly

This video will be going over how to install the Adams Arms gas piston conversion kit on your standard/ DI AR 15 rifle. For your convenience below is a transcription of the video tutorial. “Hey it’s Darrel, We are going to put an Adams Arms gas piston system on a direct impingement mid length AR 15. We have […]

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AR 15 Piston Conversion | Direct Impingement AR 15 vs Adams Arms Piston AR 15

Windsor Arms Presents: A video showing the differences between Standard direct impingement system and the Adams Arms piston System. This will walk you through an AR 15 gas piston conversion; starting with a traditional direct impingement system andconverting over to an Adams Arms piston system. Enjoy the show! Ever wonder how an Adams Arms AR 15 […]

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3 Gun Beginner “Getting Started” Part One

KURT GRUBER As the world of 3 Gun blows up, and interest grows, you might find yourself asking “Do I have what it takes to shoot 3 Gun?”  You have seen every episode of 3 Gun Nation and think it is something that you want to try.  You have even found a local club that hosts monthly […]

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Adams Arms AR 15 Piston Upper Review

You can find a piston upper from most companies that manufacture and sell gun parts, but you will quickly learn that the Adams Arms AR 15 piston upper is superior to any other of its kind that you will find on the market. Before you assume that this is a promotional sales pitch, keep in mind that […]

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3 Gun Advice – From Customer to Sponsored Shooter by Kurt Gruber

If you have not been involved in at least one conversation or debate about gas piston driven AR 15 systems versus direct impingement AR 15 gas system in the last decade I would have to question your status as an AR15 aficionado.  This question is one that plenty of gun people have asked me when […]

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Piston Driven Competition Optic Ready Upper Launches on Black Friday

This Black Friday, Adams Arms will be releasing a new upper that will change the AR-15 forever. The brand new Competition Optic Ready (COR) Upper is a game changer in the industry and will revolutionize the professional and competitive shooting game. There are a number of highlights when talking about this upper, so let us lay them […]

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AR15 Direct Gas Impingement vs Piston Driven | Making The Switch to Gas Piston

As gun enthusiasts, we’re always looking for new ways to improve and upgrade our AR-15 rifles and we have many choices when it comes to lowers, uppers and everything in between. In fact, so many choices that determining what is innovative and of good quality can be daunting. This is what I faced when I […]

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