It is interesting that we are seeing some trends continue even in the post balloon era that took place from November until about May.  I recently received Brownell’s catalog for the up coming year.  If Brownell’s isn’t a familiar company, I encourage you to check them out.  They are the largest parts and accessories for shooters in the world.

At the beginning of the catalog the owner mentioned how they have added over 1,000 new items.  The interesting part was that the majority of those are for the AR platform.

The AR platform has become the most popular rifle platform over the last few years.  This can be attributed to several things:

  1. Versatility.  You can play with it, hunt with it and compete with the same rifle.
  2. Ease of use.  It is simple to maintain and clean.
  3. Manageable recoil.  With compensators the felt recoil can be tuned to almost nothing.
  4. Accuracy.  The 5.56 is a great round for competition.
  5. Accessories.  If you can dream of it, it is probably available for the AR.

We have been servicing AR’s since we first opened our doors.  As a matter of fact, I looked back at our records, and an AR-15 was the first gun that we ever serviced.  From that gun until now, we have set up all kinds of AR’s from Law Enforcement contracts to varmint rifles to competition rifles.

These experiences have led us to some new things at MCC.  Stay tuned.  There’s more to come.