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First Gear | Back To The Build: PCC Continues

We continue our PCC build and consider barrels. That’s overdue, we know …

First Gear | PCC—Spartan Side Charging Upper

Another clever component slides into our PPC build—the Spartan side-charging upper.

Exercise Your Freedom | DoubleStar “Always Ready Carbine”

Frank Winn says that the DoubleStar ARC in .300 Blackout delivers performance and “two guns in one” versatility.

First Gear | Pistol Caliber Carbines

Tally ho! Another build—this time a 9 mm PCC—is headed your way.

Exercise Your Freedom | IWI Galil

Guns & Gear Editor Frank Winn shoots IWI’s Galil Ace and reports on his experience.

Exercise Your Freedom | Springfield Armory Saint

The Springfield Armory Saint MSR: “Better late than never,” or “late, but worth the wait”?

Exercise Your Freedom | CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1

Looks alone make it clear CZ marched to a different drummer with the company’s take on a Pistol Caliber Carbine.

First Gear | MSR/AR Handguard, See-Through Mags & Short/Light Update

A snappy handguard, Glock magazine options, and a Light/Short build update.

First Gear | Short/Light Build—It’s A Rifle

All the goodies are at least assembled—the upper meets the lower, and a rifle is born.

First Gear | Short/Light Build—The Gas System

Our short/light rifle runs on borrowed pressure like other MSRs. How that happens matters.

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