Complete AR-15/M16 Sourcebook: What Every Shooter Needs To Know

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This carefully researched revised and updated edition of The AR-15/M16 Sourcebook offers fresh insight into why the AR-15/M16 rifle remains a favorite of soldiers, law enforcement officials, civilian shooters and self-defense experts. In it, Duncan Long takes another look at the history of the "black-rifle" from the bureaucratic blunders and military infighting that ruined its reliability during the Vietnam War to the modifications that transformed it into the most reliable weapon in the world. He also examines ...
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Overview


This carefully researched revised and updated edition of The AR-15/M16 Sourcebook offers fresh insight into why the AR-15/M16 rifle remains a favorite of soldiers, law enforcement officials, civilian shooters and self-defense experts. In it, Duncan Long takes another look at the history of the "black-rifle" from the bureaucratic blunders and military infighting that ruined its reliability during the Vietnam War to the modifications that transformed it into the most reliable weapon in the world. He also examines the many military and custom spinoffs of the firearm, including an invaluable listing of its various models, supplemented by an impressive collection of photos and illustrations. In addition, he covers grenade launchers, SAW versions, and experimental weapons systems and even gives a detailed assessment of the OICW and other firearms now being tested as replacements for the U.S. military's M16 and M4 carbine. An entire section of the book is devoted to the very newest accessories for the AR-15, with a hard look at which ones will enhance its capabilities--and which could get the shooter killed. In addition to offering advice on improving an AR-15 rifle, picking the best ammunition for it, and ensuring its reliability, Long presents simple techniques for creating a one-of-a-kind exotic weapon built around this rifle through the selection of parts and accessories now on the market (and where to get them). Finally, the book provides complete instructions on how to field-strip, detail strip, troubleshoot, and assemble an AR-15. Whether you want a weapon you can rely on to get you out of a tight spot or wish to build a super accurate target version of the AR-15, this is the most complete and up-to-date resource available on what many consider to be the best rifle ever made.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873646871
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 334
  • Sales rank: 639,649
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author


Duncan Long is an internationally recognized nonfiction and fiction writer of countless books and magazine articles on weapons and warfare. He is a best-selling Paladin author, with more than 20 firearms manuals in print.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Beginnings
Chapter 2: Colt Firearms
Chapter 3: Failures, Problems, and Solutions
Chapter 4: Colt's AR-15 Variations
Chapter 5: Grenades, Launchers, Ammunition, Miscellany
Chapter 6: Armalite Rises Again
Chapter 7: Bushmaster
Chapter 8: Innovations, Spinoffs, and Copycats
Chapter 9: Replacing the Warhorse
Chapter 10: Operation of the AR-15
Chapter 11: Cleaning and Disassembly of the AR-15
Chapter 12: Assembling the AR-15
Chapter 13: Accessories for the AR-15
Chapter 14: Selective-Fire Conversions
Chapter 15: Troubleshooting the AR-15
Appendix
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