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M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round vs AR500 Targets

M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round vs AR500 Targets

We weren't looking for a way to destroy our AR500 steel targets, but we found out the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round (EPR) is one way to do it!  M855A1 spec ammunition is the US Army’s “environmentally friendly” replacement for the M855 “Green Tip” 5.56x45mm 62gr NATO round.  While not very well known outside of military channels, the M855A1 has already been introduced in the field by the US Army as their standard battlefield cartridge for the M16/M4 family of rifles.  The M855A1’s turbulent, lawsuit rich development is well documented and makes for interesting reading, but the round’s improved performance against hardened surfaces is unquestionable.  Read on to learn more about the M855A1 and view the demise of our expensive AR500 steel targets as we find out the hard way.

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How and Why to Use Stripper Clips to Load AR15 Magazines

How and Why to Use Stripper Clips to Load AR15 Magazines

Many recreational shooters are not familiar with the benefits of stripper clips, or if they are, may not know how to use them properly. If this describes you, fear not, this article is written for you.  We will discuss the purpose of stripper clips, their benefits for recreational use, how to rapidly load ammunition housed on stripper clips, and provide some best practices for DIY stripper clippers.

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Ammo Cans Are a Rugged, Low Cost Waterproof Storage Solution for Off-Roaders

Ammo Cans Are a Rugged, Low Cost Waterproof Storage Solution for Off-Roaders

Off-road enthusiasts have long recognized the value of incorporating ammo cans into their fabrication projects as a cost-effective and rugged, waterproof storage solution.  Jeeps, ATVs and other off-road vehicles operate in unforgiving terrain and sometimes in nasty weather.  To make matters worse, many of these vehicles don't have tops or have limited dry storage capacity to shelter equipment and valuables from the elements. Ammo cans are the perfect solution in many cases, and are a natural complement to the utilitarian nature of the off-road hobby.  Please read on to see a few examples of how creative off-road enthusiasts have incorporated ammo cans into their off-road trail machines. 

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