FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is the difference between .223 Remington, .223 Wylde, and 5.56x45mm NATO barrels?
The difference between these three chambers is the distance between the neck of the shell casing and the beginning of the rifling (throat length). No adverse results other than a minor disturbance in accuracy will result from firing 5.56mm ammo through a .223 chamber and vise versa. .223 Wylde is an in-between chamber designed to optimize the two cartridges in one chamber.
- What is 300 AAC Black Out?
300 Blackout is a hybrid cartridge between 5.56mm and 7.62mm. It was designed to give optimal ballistic performance of the AR-15/M-4 platform when firing subsonic ammunition through a suppressor with minimal alterations to the weapon. The 5.56mm casing is cut off at the shoulder and resized to .30 cal. and uses a standard .308 projectile.
The only component that is different on the rifle between 300 Blackout and 5.56mm is the barrel. The receivers, bolt, gas system, buffer system, and magazine are all the same.
300 Blackout is an increasingly popular civilian AR-15 cartridge for short to medium range hunting due to its harder hitting ballistics (as compared to 5.56 NATO), low cost & ease of reloading, and simplicity of conversion.
- Do I have to Register my firearm?
The state of Missouri does not register firearms. The paperwork that you fill out to buy a firearm from a licensed dealer is just a background check that is done through the Federal Bureau of Investigation to determine your eligibility to possess a firearm. At the time of the background check no information other than the type (Long-gun, Handgun, or Other) of firearm is communicated to the Federal Government, not even the quantity of firearms purchased.
Also, the state of Missouri does not require the performance of a background check on private firearms sales.
- Why is .22 Long Rifle ammunition so hard to find?
As far as we can tell, the manufacturers are still making the ammo at the same rate that they always have, and shipments of .22LR are consistently going to the big box stores. Between the employees who siphon off their share before it gets to the shelf and the people who religiously check every day and buy as much as they are allowed (hoarders), very little ammunition is left on the shelf for the common consumer. The people who see these bare shelves then believe that there is a shortage and that if they want to buy .22LR that they must turn to the internet and pay exorbitant prices to buy it from the very people who are buying all of it from the box stores. Until this cycle breaks, .22LR ammunition will continue to be scarce and expensive.
- What is the BAR Class?
The Build A Rifle class is a 2 hour educational experience where we teach you how to properly build and maintain your own AR-15 Modern Sporting Rifle. We will consult with you as to what options and accessories that you want on your rifle and get any parts that we do not have in stock ordered. Then when all your parts are here, and it is convenient for you, bring in your stripped lower receiver (That you purchased on a prior calendar day) and we will walk you through the build process. You get to use our tools and have a friendly knowledgeable instructor guide your experience, providing tips to make your build easier and historical and technical details that will make you a more informed and knowledgeable shooter.