AR-15 Gun Owners of America
We were a little reluctant to even include this one seeing as it’s a membership based organization linked to an even bigger company. But…with the amount of information included on the site and the specific focus targeting AR-15 owners, we feel we should at least include it in the list. Make your own judgement as to whether or not you want to join their ‘good ole’ boy’ club. Regardless, we aren’t endorsing the GOA or the AR-15 GOA. With that said, they do provide a base of good information with the opportunity to get more involved.
This site is one of the many AR-15 forums focused on just that; the AR-15. Not appearing to be incredibly active, it does have a good amount of information including tutorials and topical forums. Some of those include AR-15 accessories, barrels, mounts and optics, uppers, lowers, and components.
Another forum graced us with their presence. This one, M4Carbine.net, is pretty active and has been on our radar for some time now. A good amount of information resides within the forum and, like others, will have a heavy focus on member opinions and experiences. If you’re looking to get involved in a community of fellow owners, this one might be a good option for you. Keep in mind that this site appears to be heavily endorsed by advertisers.
This is a blog heavily focused on the AR-15, a nice change from many of the more general blogs. Appearing to be updated frequently, the site talks about various components, accessories, and parts. While the site could be nothing more than an aggregator of information from various manufacturers, the topics it covers are at least informative and may provide you with ideas to extend the capabilities and use of your AR.
While more of a generalist blog covering all types of firearms, we included them because of the quality of information on the AR-15. This specific section covers topics such as building your own rifle and magazine management, as well as other topics of interest to the AR-15 owner. They may not be our first go-to when seeking information but they’ve done a good job of covering a variety of information.
The mother of AR-15 forums, this one should be no surprise to anyone who has gone down the road of finding a guide or how-to for their AR-15. Plenty of information exists on the site…as do opinions so make sure to take it for what it is. We’ve definitely found good AND bad information on the forum but that’s par for the course when you have a large community like this.
While this is far from an all-inclusive list, if you’re new to the AR-15 game or new to searching for information online about the AR-15, you can get a good start at the sites above. Make sure to do your own due diligence before buying, building, repairing, or shooting. It will save you in the long run! Trust us!