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Major Pandemic uses Houlding Receiver for High-End Pistol Build

Major Pandemic, known for his fun builds and down-to-earth testing featured a Houlding Precision receiver set on one of his latest builds. The receiver was an ideal match for high-end components on the build including Brigand Arms, Phase 5, V7 Systems, etc. Check out the build here.

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4150 Carbon Steel vs 416-R Stainless – Which is Right for Me?

Faxon is often asked which barrel material we’d recommend for a given application. Typically, the answer to the question all depends on what you, as the shooter, are going for in your intended build and its application.Faxon only uses 4150 or 416-R steels in its barrels; the highest grade of each series of steels, carbon and stainless, respectively. The statements [...]

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GUNNER for Hunting? 18" GUNNER Barrel Reviewed by AR15Hunter.com

Will Chambers of AR15Hunter.com got his hands on one of our GUNNER barrels and put it through the ringer for hunting. We pulled a few choice bits from his testing:At the range.Per our usual procedure, I took the Faxon GUNNER equipped upper to the range to see how well it would shoot at 100 yards. I [...]

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A Blessed Memorial Day from Faxon Firearms

We wish all our veterans a blessed Memorial Day. Below is a tribute our staff wrote for a publication. Its the best way we know how to say "Thank You" with profound solemnity and reverence for those who have come, sacrificed, and those gone.  Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that [...]

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Review of the CSAT Javelin Rifle on AR15.com

We were thrilled to see a review of the CSAT Javelin Rifle posted up on AR15.com. Hunter Rifleworks is an OEM partner of Faxon. Hunter has opted for our pencil barrels for their ultra-light premium Javelin rifle. We took the liberty of highlighting comments on the barrels. The original thread can be found here: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_118/695640_CSAT_Javelin_Review.html&light=faxonI wanted to [...]

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Why 9310 Steel in an AR-16 / M16 Bolt?

"9310 is not MIL-SPEC, its better than MIL-SPEC" Last week Faxon announced the release of their GUNNER series of Modern Sporting Rifle bolt carrier groups. Its been a pleasure working on the carriers and we are thrilled to have them released to our customers to rave reviews. We were able to create something never done before: [...]

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What is “Headspace”? Why is it important? And how does one check it in a Modern Sporting Rifle?

“Headspace” refers to the total length of the chamber of a firearm in its locked position. It is an absolutely critical dimension for the safe and effective operation of a firearm. Typically this distance is measured from a datum on the shoulder of the case (common for rifles) or the front portion of a case (common for handguns) to [...]

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What and Why 5R Rifling?

Why 5R Rifling?Recently, Faxon introduced its first 5R rifled barrels. Since then, we’ve been slammed by questions by customers wanting to understand two key questions: 1.What is 5R rifling?2.Why is it a good choice?It’s our pleasure to answer. Before we delve into the specifics of what is 5R, we’ll cover the basics of rifling. Rifling consists of lands (the plateaus [...]

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NRA's Shooting Illustrated Reviews the ARAK-21

Check out the review here: http://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2016/3/15/faxon-arak-21/Teaser below!Faxon ARAK-21by Gary Paul Johnston - Tuesday, March 15, 2016 In the world of AR-15 clones, there are relatively few that will turn heads, but when they do, it is usually due to one of two things: a new AR model from a respected manufacturer or something the likes of which had never been [...]

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Faxon Firearms Announces First Monthly “PICK YOUR BARREL” Contest

(Cincinnati, OH)- Faxon Firearms, innovators in the firearms industry, is proud to announce the opening of their first monthly “PICK YOUR BARREL” contest. The winner, will be able to pick any barrel that Faxon Firearms manufactures.The PICK YOUR BARREL contest will run monthly with entries resetting each month. For signing up, entrants will receive one entry, but bonus entries [...]

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