Why Does My Charging Handle Get Stuck?

Man checking that his charging handle isn't stuck

One of the most common issues new gun owners run into is the charging handle getting stuck. Sometimes, even the best aftermarket charging handles get stuck. If you’re wondering, “why does my charging handle get stuck?” there are a lot of issues that could potentially cause this problem. Why Does My Charging Handle Get Stuck? …

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Is Gun Bore Cleaner the Same as CLP?

Young man using a bore cleaner to clean his gun

New gun owners often get confused about how they should be taking care of their firearms. On the one hand, quality CLP cleaners promise to do it all. On the other, there are bore cleaners and lubes that clean and protect but stretch out the cleaning process. So, is gun bore cleaner the same as …

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How to Use CLP Gun Cleaner

Female shooter wiping the gun parts with CLP gun cleaner

CLP stands for Clean, Lubricate, Protect, and is many a gun owners’ go-to gun cleaner. While thousands of gun owners stand by these products, new gun owners don’t know how to use CLP gun cleaner. Here’s a brief guide to help if you’re one of them. How to Use CLP Gun Cleaner Apply CLP to …

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Why Is My Charging Handle So Stiff?

Modern AR15 rifle with a sight aim and charging handler

Charging handles or cocking handles allow the handler to pull the bolt to the rear and cock the hammer of the firearm. However, new firearm owners often wonder, “why is my charging handle so stiff?” There could be a couple of different reasons for this, and I’ve covered the fixes for all of them below. …

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Why Won’t My Charging Handle Go Back In?

Man shoots an AR15 with a charging handle

Whether you took your firearm apart for inspection, cleaning, repair, or upgrade, there is a chance that one of the components won’t fit back in again. If you’re wondering, “why won’t my charging handle go back in?” I’m here to help. Old and new charging handles may not fit a firearm for a couple of …

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How to Change AR Charging Handle

AR-15 charging handle

Taking a weapon apart – be it for cleaning, inspection, or repair – can be a challenge for someone who hasn’t done it before. Luckily, you don’t have to field strip an AR to replace the charging handle. So, how to change AR charging handle? It’s easier than you’d think. How to Change AR Charging …

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How Does AR15 Charging Handle Work?

AR15 charging handle

AR15 charging handles are some of the most overlooked upgrades in the world of weapons. Besides offering a better grip and accommodating a glove hand, quality charging handles deflect dirt, oil, and gas from the face when firing. But how does AR15 charging handle work? Their function is surprisingly uncomplicated. How Does AR15 Charging Handle …

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How Accurate Are Digital Calipers?

Person using a digital caliper

Reloading ammo requires you to have calipers you can rely on, and digital calipers tend to be easier to use than dial calipers. But how accurate are digital calipers? I will discuss the accuracy of digital calipers in detail below. How Accurate Are Digital Calipers? Digital calipers can take highly accurate measurements in increments as …

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Can You Zero a Dial Caliper?

Dial Caliper with zero adjustment

One of the issues of using dial calipers for reloading ammo is that the tiniest bit of wear on the moving parts of the caliper can ruin the accuracy of the zero setting. Many wonder, “can you zero a dial caliper?” There is a provision that allows you to adjust the zero on your caliper. …

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What Is the Advantage of Using a Dial Caliper?

Person using a dial caliper

Conventionally, gun owners and experts use a dial caliper when reloading ammo. But with digital calipers getting cheaper and more reliable, what is the advantage of using a dial caliper? I discuss that and more below. What Is the Advantage of Using a Dial Caliper? The biggest advantage of dial calipers is that they don’t …

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Are Digital Calipers More Accurate Than Dial?

Digital caliper

Whether you’re a full-time gunsmith or it’s just a pastime, there will come the point where you’ll wonder whether you’re using the best calipers for your needs. So, are digital calipers more accurate than dial? The answer is more involved than you’d expect. Are Digital Calipers More Accurate Than Dial? Digital calipers are more accurate …

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Do I Have to Use Gun Oil?

A man using gun oil

Some people are not a fan of gun oil, it can be messy when you apply them to your gun. Sometimes it even makes you uncomfortable using your gun. This is why some people often ask themselves, do I have to use gun oil? Do I Have to Use Gun Oil? You have to use …

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