Why Your AR15 Isn’t Accurate

A lot of people have decided to rush and buy their first AR15. Despite spending thousands on “High End AR’s” many are finding that they are getting 2-5+ MOA results and needing to clean or lube their guns often. This comes down to a dozen factors but most often its that mass produced off the shelfs rifles do not get the propper fitting with parts that they deserve.

AR-15s can be obscenely accurate. The design lends itself to consistency, making it an anomaly in the semiautomatic rifle world.

Perhaps the primary reason is that unlike other semiauto rifles, the standard gas-impingement AR-15 doesn’t have a bunch of moving piston parts hanging off its barrel – meaning it can effectively be free-floated.

However, a lot of AR-15 rifles and carbines aren’t all that accurate – certainly not as accurate as their owners hoped. Several things can be done about that.

  • Choosing the right parts (Barrel, BCG, Upper, Lower, Handguard, Trigger)
  • Getting the right fit in each part (A lot of shops now and days do not properly fit their rifles from the factory. This leads to small imperfections that make parts fit improperly and are not corrected.)
  • Choosing the right ammo/caliber. (AR15’s are multicaliber platforms. Maybe the standard .223/5.56 arent the best caliber for you. If you’re looking for a more powerful and accurate round you might want to look at 6.5 Grendel)

I would really like you to focus on the 2nd bullet point. This is so often overlooked by new consumers that major manufacturers could be doing it so wrong and not explain properly. When your mass producing rifles, the result is cutting down costs, but often also cutting down quality. Without manually fitting parts properly you end up with a reliable but innaccurate firearm. Take 2011’s or 1911’s for example. Most high end manufacturers who make these guns for comptetion do not mass produce these types of guns because they have to be to tighly fit together to make them accurate and reliable firearms. There’s a big debate among the two larger 2011/1911 manufacturers where one is growing traction and the other has moved to mass production. SOme argue that that production style has made their product less desirable and lacks in accuracy and quality while the company who is just now gaining traction is becoming the replacement and taking a good portion of the largers companies clients. We wont name anyone here for the sake of staying out of that debate.

TLDR version, sometimes buying local means you get a better product than bigger brands.

Coronavirus & Gun Sales

Many gun buyers seem worried that the exponential spread of covid-19 will lead to a season of hard-to-find essentials — of illness-related disruptions in the grocery supply chain — with angry have-nots out to steal from the haves. Perhaps, more likely, Americans will weather the crisis peacefully. In any event, many appear to think it is better to be safe than sorry.

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System said it responded to inquiries on 2.8 million prospective gun-buyers last month — the third-highest monthly total since the system was created in 1998, and up from 2 million in February last year. With crowds nearly wiping out firearm and ammo inventories at some stores since President Trump’s March 13 declaration of a national coronavirus emergency, this month’s gun-buyer total could be even larger.

According to data from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, handgun purchase permits in the first two weeks of of March totaled 487. That’s a 53% increase from a similar time span in January, data show

As for February, the National Instant Background Check System saw over 2.8 million checks done, over a 30% increase compared to the same month last year. Within North Carolina, February saw over 52,000 checks — a 6% increase from last year.

The guns meant for competitions, hunting and collectors are not in demand, Hyatt said. It’s the rifles, shotguns and handguns that are flying off the shelves.

Line out the door to purchase firearms during Covid-19

Invest in guns? Why Custom Guns Sell Better…

We’ve all tried to explain to our wives at some point that guns will make more money then they cost. Well here is some data for you to show her now to prove a point.

Is there a trend for depreciation, or appreciation, of firearms? Generally speaking, firearms will lose some of their value over time. However, when they reach antique status, the price will climb again. While the value of a gun may depreciate over time, it doesn’t lose as much value as goods in other industries. Gun (as well as ammo and accessory) prices will fluctuate based on a number of factors, including the current political climate and inflation.

With the midterm elections around the corner, I have no doubt that gun values will remain steady (perhaps even dip) or climb, depending on the outcomes. Firearms tend to appreciate in value under democrat regimes, and depreciate or remain constant under republican regimes. For instance, under the Obama administration, gun sales skyrocketed and have been in stead decline under Trump. The same holds true for the Clinton and Bush regimes. Both of these claims are reflected in this detailed report on gun sales statistics check out the University of Cincinnati.

Inflation can be loosely tied to the political climate as well. However, it is less about political affiliation, and more about economic stability. Regardless of whether the current president is a democrat, republican, or independent, gun prices typically track along the same lines as inflation. Unfortunately, to my knowledge, there is not comprehensive data on used firearm sales. If there is, I don’t think it breaks down firearm sales by make and model. I seriously doubt that data would account for any firearm accessories data associated with the sale. Furthermore, there is such a great degree of variance between sales for an abundance of reasons. I’ve listed some below:

However, for the sake of this article, I will use one of my own handgun for perspective. I will be talking about the purchase of my Sig Sauer P250 compact chambered in 9mm. This weapon was purchased from a gun show through an authorized vendor (i.e. not private sale), was new from the factory, and included an extra magazine. My pistol also has the glow in the dark (tritium) night sights, which can raise the value. I negotiated my price, so there is variance in pricing from that alone. However, all said and done the price was $422.00.

Bear in mind that this pistol is not old enough to be considered an antique. I’ve looked around the internet to find comparable prices, and they generally hover around the $300-$400 range used (approximately 71%-94%), which is slightly higher than I expected. Because my weapon was purchased new from the factory, I will be doing an apples to apples comparison of prices. Currently a new gun similar to the one I purchased appears to be going for around $649.00. Upon further investigation, this firearm is no longer available from the manufacturer, which could be the reason for a price spike. I’ll discuss gun appreciation in a later section.

Why Should You Get Glock Slide Cuts?

Oh where to start? A lot of guys will say you should never cut a factory Glock Slide because it will decrease the reliability. The answer to that is, only if you get it cut by the wrong person. All of us at Culper Precision run some form of slide cuts on our glocks. With our oldest one being a Glock 19 gen 3 with over 20 thousand rounds through as well as newer Glock 19x which we showcase at Shootah and put well over 10’s of thousands o rounds through.

Out of the thousands of slide cuts we have done there has yet to be a malfunction due to the slide. We’re confident in all of our cuts after testing them in multiple scenerios year round before releasing them as options to the public.

Carbon Fiber GLock SLide with Carbon Fiber GLock Called the Atomic 6 By Culper Precision.
Atomic 6 Carbon Fiber Glock

Now why would you get your slide cut? Well if i had to put it into percentages the main reasons why you would cut your slide other than basic optic cuts are;

25% Weight Reduction

25% Grip

50% For Instagram haha

Custom Glock 43, Glock 43 customization, Glock 43 slide cuts

Lets all be real if you are customizing your glock you are posting picks of it and shareing it to the world for everyone to see how cool it is. But aside from just looks there is a legetimate weight reduction sometimes even up to 50% that makes you gun really light to EDC. There is also the fact that front serrations don’t always come stock with Glock and adding a grippy texture to the front of your slide definitely helps with manipulating your firearm and clearing malfunctions.

So Slide cuts do offer some real functionality to your gun at a really good price especially if you’re getting your slide cut rom Culper Which garuntees the best bang or your buck in Cerakote, Stipple, and Slide cuts for optics, or more eccentric cuts or weight reduction, and texture for slide manipulations.

Remember to always send you gun to get customized by professionals because if customization is done by the wrong person it could cost a life.

Carbon Fiber Glock The Atomic 6

Carbon Fiber Glock

Carbon Fiber Glock?!? I know what you’re thinking and yes it’s true Culper precision has made the world First Carbon Fiber Inlay GLock Slide for the Glock 19 Gen4. The Kit either includes the full gun with a Nomad Defense Frame or the Modulus slide kit that include just the Slide and Spring kit as well as precut for the RMR or SRO optics. Both kits include sights and full internals.

The Atomic 6 utilizes aerospace grade carbon fiber that is layered into a stainless steel slide. This reduces weight of the heaviest part of the Glock and is Ideal for conceal carry. Weighing only 15oz this is the worlds best option for weight reduction in your handgun. Culper is currently interested in applying this technology to other pistols.

Carbon Fiber Glock with Flux Brace system

You can order your Atomic 6 Carbon Fiber Glock Today!

Why Carbon Fiber? We chose carbon fiber because when it comes to strength and weight Carbon Fiber has one of the best ratios.

Why You Need Cerakote

Cerakote has many benefits and is one of the most popular coatings for firearms. It’s not just for looks, It’s got a lot to do with rust protection, durability, and overall helps against erosion. You might ask “Well what is cerakote?”.

Custom Glock Cerakoted Glock 43 Glock 43 modified and covered in cerakote

From Cerakote’s website “Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic Composite coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness”

Cerakote is known to be one of the toughest coating in the industry. It’s unmatched when it comes to popularity and a lot of people might not even know their firearm is cerakoted from a good portion of factories. Companies like Noveske, & Aero Precision both use cerakote on their rifles. More and more companies turn to shops like Culper Precision for large batches of cerakote on firearms and firearms accessories. If you are looking to have some after market coating added to your rile then cerakote is definitely the way to go.

Cerakote is your choice for irearms customization and if you’re looking for the best prices on Cerakote that’s what Culper Precision is here for. Go to our custom shop and find all the cerakote patterns you want and add it to customize your gun.

What is Glocktoberfest?

Glocktober or Glocktoberfest?

You might have heard the word “Glocktober” or “Glocktoberfest” this month and here’s a quick breakdown on what that means for those of you who might be new to the gun community or even just new to Glock. Glock is a super popular firearms manufacturer so popular that fans of the Glock have dedicated October to what they call “Glocktober” where glock owners share pictures of their custom glocks. Some cerakoted glocks, or custom glock slide cuts, some glocks have incredible stipple done. It’s a time to share how you’ve transformed your glock and look to other for inspiration.

Custom Glock with Culper Precision Trijicon RMR Slide cut on Custom Glock Slide known as the Atomic 6 Glock Slide
Custom Glock

You don’t have to have a super custom Glock to enjoy Glocktober and maybe Glocktober inspires you to get your Glock customized with Cerakote, custom slide cuts, or even some stipple? The point is just to share and appreciate a product you love and maybe your own unique twist on your Glock inspires other.

Custom Glock with Custom Cerakote on a glock slide and custom glock slide cuts with trijicon rmr glock slide cut.
Multicam Pattern Cerakoted Glock Slide

Post your custom Glock pics on instagram and tag us! We’d love to see what you’ve done to make your Glock stand out!

Tag us @culperprecision

5 Best Mods For Your Glock

Here’s our opinion for the best Glock upgrades you can get.

1. Trijicon RMR or SRO

The reason you might want a red dot on your Glock is because it is a faster way to aim across the board. If you go through proper training and the optic is zeroed properly a red dot can dramatically improve your speed and accuracy. Just think why would you mount a red dot on a rifle? The same principle applies, it’s just an easier tool to use to aim and fire. Trijicon RMR and SRO are extremely popular and with the reputation that Trijicon hols it’s no wonder why. We don’t necessarily recommend the Type 1 RMR due to their design being more suited as rifle optics and not meant to be mounted onto a reciprocating slide there are a few flaws left that have to do with over all reliability and battery connection. The best dedicated pistol optics will be the RMR Type 2 or SRO that address battery connection and reliability concerns. Keep in mind though that the SRO is meant as more of a range day optic for competition, or plinking rather than duty due to the structure of the optic being larger and less durable than the RMR. Does that mean the SRO will break easily? NO! Of course not, it is a very durable optic but the RMR Type 2 holds the golden standard in our opinion for durability.

Custom Glock with Slide Windows
Custom Glock Slide With RMR Optic Cut For Gock

2. Slide Customization

Most Glock slides will require that you cut your slide to match the optic you choose, but before you drop off your slide to your gunsmith you should consider getting other upgrades to your slide to get everything done at once. A couple great upgrades would be Front Serrations if your Glock doesn’t already have them. Front Serrations are major additions that help with your grip on the slide. Helps with clearing malfunctions, chamber checks, and of course racking a round into the chamber. Front serrations will help you manipulate your slide in ways that you might be more comfortable with. Window cuts are a controversial topic but if you are looking to make your Glock “Gucci” then they definitely add some unique character while taking some weight off but you wont likely notice the difference. If cutting the weight on your Glock is something you’re interested in and want to avoid windows you’ll want to take a look at the Atomic 6 Carbon Fiber Glock Slide we offer. Built to reduce the weight and look incredible.

Atomic 6 Gucci Glock Carbon Fiber Glock Slide
Atomic 6 From Culper Precision With Killer Innovations Comp

3. Barrel

A match grade Glock barrel paired with window cuts takes your custom Glock build to a whole other level. If you want to make your build stand out this is a great way to accomplish that. Aside from looks a threaded barrel can open a whole new door of opportunity for your Glock in the future. from Comps, to suppressors, and sick looking thread protectors, adding a threaded barrel helps future proof your Glock build and gives it a wide range of accessories to play around with that will change the way you shoot.

Professional Cerakote Job Glock 43 with RMSC
Stipple Glock With RMSc Glock 43 Cerakoted and Stippled By Culper Precision

4. Glock Frame Stipple

Stippling is huge especially for the older generations of Glocks out there that don’t have an optimized feel. Getting your Glock Stippled or adding Undercuts makes a dramatic change to the grip of your Glock that improves your control, and handling of the gun. Glock undercuts help you get a higher purchase on your Glock by eliminating a small amount of extra polymer under the trigger guard where it connects to the rest of the frame. THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE TRIGGER GUARD. Don’t get confused you will still have a very strong trigger guard but it will be more slim where your knuckle would make contact and usually rub against. This results in a more comfortable and easier to control shooting experience.

Carbon Fiber Glock Slide
Atomic 6 Carbon Fiber Glock From Culper Precision

5. Glock Triggers

The Glock stock trigger is rough right out of the box. There are many parts and kits that make it better but our recommendations is just to buy a new trigger set al together. Things to ask yourself when buying a new Glock Trigger are; 1. Is it too heavy or too light to pull for what I intend to use this for? 2. Does the Trigger safety work with my frame (P80 Frames may have troubles with certain triggers so keep an eye out for compatibility.) 3. Is your trigger “crunchy” or “spongey” (does it feel rough to pull or spongey to pull) 4. Is this trigger compatible with my Glock model, and generation? 5. What do the reviews say? If you ask these questions you will be able to eliminate triggers on the market that might not work for you.