Tips and Hacks for your AR15

The AR-15 is a very versatile weapon that enjoys considerable popularity. However, as good as the basic factory model is there are a number of hacks and tips that you can use to make this particular weapon even better. All of these tips focus on the various aspects of the AR-15 so that it becomes customized for your particular needs which will make it more accurate, durable, and comfortable to use.

Anti-Rotational Pins

Using these types of pins means that when firing your weapon they will not rotate like standard pins which cause wear and tear on your AR-15. So, if you want to extend the life of your firearm, try switching out the factory pins with anti-rotational ones and see the difference.


If you are looking to improve the accuracy of your AR-15, swapping out the barrel with a high quality aftermarket product may be the answer. This is especially true if you get a longer barrel. However, a shorter barrel will make the weapon easier to handle.

Charging Handle

For those who are left-handed, changing out the charging handle can really make your AR-15 even more accurate and useful. The good news is that there is a wide variety of charging handles on the market today so that you can pick the right size and length for your needs.


The AR-15 muzzle will assist with the flash, recoil, and sound that the AR-15 creates. If you are looking to change one or more of these aspects, then you should consider getting a new muzzle.


Adding a coat of paint not only makes your AR-15 look cool, it will also help protect the parts they cover. While the advantage in protecting your weapon from the elements is a minor one when adding paint, when you throw in the cool factor it becomes a necessity.

Plastic Grip

One of the first and easiest aspects of the AR-15 that you can readily change is the plastic grip that is arguably the low point of the weapon itself. The standard, factory grip is uncomfortable for many shooters, but it can be replaced thanks to a number of AR-15 grip accessories that are on the market today. The good news is that you can find grips made from different materials and size them to fit your hand properly for a more comfortable grip on the weapon.


This is a quick hack that will provide you with a better grip overall which makes for a more comfortable experience with the AR-15. Simply add some stipple to the magazine, handle, or anyplace that you are gripping the weapon. Stippling is very cheap and easy to do so that you can customize the overall handling of the AR-15 to your needs.


Arguably the most important piece of your AR-15, you will not only need the right trigger in terms of its size, but also in terms of the pull as well. That way, you can really customize the trigger to meet your particular needs and make it a much more effective firearm.

Finally, you’ll want to look at getting a new sling for your weapon so that you can carry it around easier. Overall, making such improvements will result in a better AR-15 for your needs.