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Difference Between MPA’s BA Competition and Matrix Chassis

Posted by OTM Tactical on 12/4/2019 to Chassis and Stocks
Difference Between MPA’s BA Competition and Matrix Chassis

We have gushed over MasterPiece Arms (MPA) in the past, proclaiming that the rifle parts manufacturer’s products live up to their name. Their Bolt Action (BA) Chassis System, in particular, remains popular among the professionals. According to the ever-reliable Precision Rifle Blog, 27% of the top competitive shooters, an overwhelming majority, agreed.

To be more specific, they named the MPA BA Competition Chassis as their favorite chassis or stock of all. This system has been a fixture of the game since its introduction several years ago. However, a brand new and innovative MPA creation is giving it a run for its money: the Matrix Chassis. Here is some information on both kinds of chasses and the differences that distinguish them.

Difference Between Berger Bullet Types

Posted by OTM Tactical on 11/19/2019 to Ammo & Brass
Difference Between Berger Bullet Types

We have gushed about Berger Bullets in the past, and for good reason. The company is one of the oldest and best ammunition manufacturers in the industry. They consistently pump out a wide variety of high-quality products that anyone who takes shooting seriously would be proud to carry.

We discussed the details of the different types of Berger Bullets in that blog post. However, we did not get into the specific types of bullets they offer and the differences between them. Here is some information on this subject, so anyone interested in Berger can see exactly which of their products best suit their needs and wants.

Timney Triggers: Their Products and Best Practices

Posted by OTM Tactical on 10/14/2019 to Timney Triggers Information
Timney Triggers: Their Products and Best Practices

We have discussed Timney Triggers in a previous blog post — in fact, we have discussed them twice. However, we mostly focused on describing the manufacturer itself and gave some details on their signature drop-in trigger design.

Now, we wish to go over a few subjects that veer a little more on the practical side. That way, anyone interested in Timney Trigger products will know how to make the best choices. Here is some information on how you can actually incorporate these triggers to your firearms, as well as some of the different rifle features.


What Does AR Stand For?

Posted by OTM Tactical on 10/4/2019 to Tools & Hardware
What Does AR Stand For?

Engineers at ArmaLite, then a budding arms company, designed and created the AR-10 and AR-15 in the mid-1950s. They gave them the “AR” designation as shorthand for “ArmaLite Rifle,” with the numbers referring to the rifles’ models. In case you were wondering what AR stands for, now you know.

In 1959, the company sold the rights for both types to firearms industry veteran Colt’s Manufacturing Company. They decided to keep the AR-15 name, which has stuck all this time. Other companies can now legally produce similar rifles, which are collectively referred to as “AR-15 style rifles.” Meanwhile, ArmaLite retains the AR-10 trademark.

These rifles were initially used by American soldiers in the 1960s, to counter the AK-47s of the North Vietnamese military and the Viet Cong. Colt would later offer semiautomatic versions for civilian use, which proved controversial at first. People eventually recognized them for their power, versatility, and customizability. According to CNN, “The AR-15 is now the most popular sporting rifle in the US.”


Muzzle Brakes: APA Little Bastard vs. Area 419 Hellfire

Posted by OTM Tactical on 9/25/2019
Muzzle Brakes: APA Little Bastard vs. Area 419 Hellfire

APA Little Bastard and Area 419 Hellfire definitely diverge in some ways. Both of these self-timing systems were designed by professionals with the purpose of limiting recoil, and both succeed.

Easy installation, as well as removal, are ideal for all parts of the rifle. If you want to swap them out or simply clean and maintain them, you want these processes to be as quick as possible. Luckily, both the APA Little Bastard and the Area 419 Hellfire are self-timing. Most types of muzzles can easily accommodate these brakes.

Although both are simple to install, there are some differences. Read more in this article.

Timney Triggers, Reloaded

Posted by OTM Tactical on 8/30/2019 to Timney Triggers Information
Timney Triggers, Reloaded
Allen Timney believed that the designs of the triggers used for military rifles could be markedly improved in several ways. For one, the preset ones were tougher to pull than sport shooters may like. For another, it was tough to even install, let alone use. Timney is known for producing scores of different triggers. The differences may seem subtle, but they can make a world of difference based on the customer’s personal preferences. 

The signature element of Timney Triggers products is the single-stage drop-in trigger. This state-of-the-art design, found in items like the Calvin Elite and the HIT Trigger, is extremely simple to install into a rifle. It simply slides in and uses the trigger and hammer pins of the rifle to stay in place. Problems like slack and pin rotation are all but gone thanks to excellent engineering. This type of trigger is compatible with a variety of rifles and handguns, making them even more convenient for the average competitive shooter.


OTM Tactical — An Autobiography

Posted by OTM Tactical on 8/13/2019 to Actions
OTM Tactical — An Autobiography

We love to highlight our partners on the OTM Tactical blog. These featured manufacturers include (but are not limited to) Bartlein Barrels, Hornady Manufacturing, and Accuracy International. We especially describing them because they happen to be among the best and brightest manufacturers of rifle and rifle parts in the field.

With that said, we would like to take the opportunity to share something about ourselves. If you will excuse a momentary drop in our humility, there is plenty of information about OTM Tactical that some may find quite interesting. Here are some facts about who exactly we are and what exactly we do.


Rifle and Firearm Safety

Posted by OTM Tactical on 7/15/2019
Rifle and Firearm Safety

Every year in the United States, more than 18,000 people experience unintentional gun injuries. About 500 more people unintentionally perish from their wounds. The term “unintentional” is key here. In addition to the many who die because of planned gun violence (both suicide and homicide), there are many others who suffer by accident. The cause is often improper gun conduct, a sufficient lack of respect for the lethal potential and power of the gun.

We previously provided some rifle shooting tips for beginners, with the basic skills that people need for hitting their target. Now, here is some even more vital information on rifle and firearm safety.


Area 419 Hellfire

Posted by OTM Tactical on 5/30/2019 to Optics & Accessories
Area 419 Hellfire

When you fire a rifle, the intense forces and gases propelling the bullet out of the barrel can also push the gun back into you and push the muzzle upward. This can result in injury, as well as a missed shot. Many gun owners accept these inadvertent motions as an inherent part of using guns. However, whether you are competing in target shooting or hunting for sport, you will want to do anything you can to reduce your chances of missing. Area 419’s most notable devices exist to resolve the issues of muzzle rise and recoil.

Learn more here!

Accuracy International Chassis System

Posted by OTM Tactical on 5/11/2019 to Chassis and Stocks
Accuracy International Chassis System

A good chassis system can augment the power and precision of your rifle without being difficult to handle. A great one can do all that while also putting you on par with the kinds of rifles used by professional soldiers in militaries around the world. Accuracy International can give you that kind of power with their own system, simply named the Accuracy International Chassis System (AICS).


American Precision Arms – Unprecedented Quality

Posted by OTM Tactical on 4/29/2019
American Precision Arms – Unprecedented Quality
When it comes to purchasing parts for your rifles, would you rather have something that was made fast and sold for cheap or something that had a substantial amount of time put into it in order to assure that it’s of the highest quality? Hopefully, you said the second option, because every shooting enthusiast knows that their rifles require the top-of-the-line in maximum performance and stability. That’s why we’ve partnered with American Precision Arms; we know you deserve the best in the business.

Accurate Mag Products – Magazines for Every Rifle Owner

Posted by OTM Tactical on 4/16/2019
Accurate Mag Products – Magazines for Every Rifle Owner

When it comes to choosing a magazine for your rifle, you need something that’s accurate, reliable, and versatile. As a smart and discerning firearm enthusiast, you know to only accept the best for your rifle’s magazines. You’ll also probably want something that’s high quality, while also being modular and cost-effective. For your consideration, check out one of our favorite magazine suppliers: Accurate Mag Products.


Bartlein Barrels

Posted by OTM Tactical on 3/29/2019 to Barrels
Bartlein Barrels

When it comes to choosing a rifle barrel, you have so many options available that making a decision on what to buy can be difficult. Of course, discerning shooting enthusiasts tackle the challenge head-on, knowing that being highly selective is worthwhile for the results. You need to find one made by a manufacturer whose quality standards — for accuracy, technical proficiency, uniformity, ease of use, and more — are even higher than yours. For your consideration, here is some information on Bartlein Barrels, Inc. and their creations.


Hornady Ammunition - Innovative and Well Tested

Posted by OTM Tactical on 3/15/2019 to Ammo & Brass
Hornady Ammunition - Innovative and Well Tested

You could have the most advanced and accurate rifle on the market, but there is little you could use it for if you lack ammunition. Of course, poor ammo may be better than no ammo, and any serious sport shooter should shop with a focus on quality as well as quantity. In this regard, you can get more bang for your buck by buying bullets from one of the best in the business. Here is some information on Hornady, the world’s largest independent bullet manufacturer.


Exodus Rifles

Posted by OTM Tactical on 2/28/2019 to Barrels
Exodus Rifles

In Exodus 9:16, God tells Moses to give the Pharaoh on his behalf. Part of the message reads, “But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” No product can make any human being like God, of course. With that said, Exodus Rifles may be able to imbue you with some of the power of a world-renowned marksman. Here is some information on this rising star in gun manufacturing.

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