Centerfire Rifles: A Buyer's and Shooter's Guide, Special AR-15 Section Included is Steve Markwith's fifth firearms book in the Survival Guns series. Steve applies his 25+ years as a full-time firearms instructor to guide the reader through the selection, function, and use of centerfire rifles. The information contained within is detailed, covering far more than just the firearm itself, leaving the reader confident in his/her plan to learn the about the gun in a reasoned, logical way. He uses eight guidelines for centerfire selection:
- In widespread use
- A reputation for dependability
- Easy to operate
- Readily available parts
- Readily available ammunition
- Easy to maintain
- Accommodate practical accessories
- Represent a good value
Steve takes the reader through action types, ammunition, sighting systems, rifle choices, accessories, range work and training, and accuracy and distance, cleaning and maintenance.
Given the wide popularity of the AR-15 system, Steve also devotes an entire second section specific to the AR covering everything the beginning and intermediate shooter needs to know about ARs: ammunition options, sighting systems, choosing an AR-15, AR possibilities, accessories, and tips. His in-depth knowledge and no-nonsense writing style makes this book a joy to read. Complemented with many photographs, this is a must have on the bookshelf of any firearms enthusiast.