Benefits of Side Charging Uppers

To side charge or not side charge, that is the question. Deciding whether to leave your AR 15 with the traditional charging handle or modify to a side-charging handle is something most shooter may consider when on the journey to personalize their AR 15.  ARs come with standard rear charging upper while side-charging upper receivers […]

What to look for in a Quality Side Charging Upper

When selecting a quality side charging upper, the first and foremost recommendation is to ensure the components are built to mil-specs. Ensuring that your cam pins and bolt carrier group are built to spec can save you a lot of trouble and cash down the road. We also recommend that you select a high-quality side […]

How to Clean and Lube Your AR-15 (Photos)

Maintenance of your AR 15 will provide years of proper quality and function from your firearm. We will go through, step by step, to show the proper way to dismantle your firearm and clean it thoroughly. Step 1: Safety and Ensuring AR is Clear of Ammo Step 2: Separate the Receivers Step 3: Remove Charging […]

What is a Side Charging Upper?

A side charging upper is a variation of the upper receiver that relocates the charging handle of the AR 15 to the right side of the chamber. Traditional AR configuration charging handles are located at the rear of the firearm. This means that you would use the side charging handle to engage rounds into or […]

The Best Handguard Length

For the modern sporting AR 15, handguards featuring rails are vital components. They provide an interface to mount accessories like lights and lasers, and they act as protective barriers between your support hand and the scorching hot barrel of your firearm. They also give your rifle a tactical look.  So, the question arises, what is […]

A Brief History on the AR-15

Have you ever thought to yourself, “What does the AR stand for or mean in AR 15?” Well, we can assure you it does not stand for “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle”. “AR” is derived from the firearm’s original manufacturer, ArmaLite, Inc., and was meant to stand for “ArmaLite Rifle.” ArmaLite developed the AR 15 […]

AR Handguard Types: Which is Best for You?

The AR-15 is one of the most popular firearms, and for a good reason. It has a modular design, which allows for endless customization with accessories and parts. The handguard (sometimes called a forend, forearm, or foregrip) might be the most important part to add to your rifle because it creates more space for other […]

Top AR-15 Upgrades for 2021

The AR-15 is one of the most popular rifles in America. While it’s superior in a lot of ways, you might find your AR-15 lacking in some areas. These rifles come with a modular design that allows tactical customization. With AR-15 upgrades from Phantom, you can make your rifle the best it can be. We […]

4 Advantages of Upper Receivers

Upper receivers can drastically improve your performance with an AR-15 or other sporting rifles. You will also get protection for the rifle’s other parts and components.  Having accuracy is important while installing an upper receiver since it locks onto the barrel. AR-15 users swear by this upgrade, but they have different benefits depending on the […]


Now that we’ve gone through part 1 of the AR 15 accessories that could take your AR 15 from stock to stacked like the ambidextrous components, grip, and rail panels, we’ll look at the remaining AR 15 accessories that will help personalize your new or soon to be firearm purchase. Muzzle Brake If your goal […]