Question: Thank you so much for your help. . I’m trying to gradually get the parts I need to assemble my 6.5 Grendel upper as the funds come available. I don’t know if I explained before, or if you remember my mentioning this, but I’m partially blind, and am lost as a round ball in high weeds sometimes when it comes to what’s best and what’s needed when BUILDING an AR. I know the ins and outs on furniture and most of the lower, but figuring out what the differences are in muzzle devices is way over my head. Do you have any advice on muzzle devices, or is it pretty much like furniture where it’s pretty much up to your preferences? Continue reading

Walmart-WMT-Stock-News1Looks like yet another company is willing to throw the right’s of it’s customers to the wolves in an attempt to appease the masses of sheeple. This time, it’s Wal-Mart.

They’re ceasing the sales of all ARs.

Coming from the same company who immediately pulled Confederate flags from their shelves in the wake of the Charleston shooting, I’m not surprised.

According to, in December of 2012 there were 3.3 Million ARs in the United States.

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), in December 2014, there were 8.3 Million ARs in the United States.

That’s 5 MILLION ARs sold in a 2 year period. And Wal-Mart cites slow sales?

Don’t worry, not only are they ceasing sales of ARs, but anything MSR-related (18″ barreled shotguns, even 22lrs that resemble ARs). Even any accessories for the same firearms.

Odd that Fighting Sheep Dog can build an entire store based on the one thing Wal-Mart said isn’t selling.

There’s something rotten in the state of Bentonville.

Further digging might uncover that a major shareholder for Wal-Mart is a church in New York who’s been putting pressure on the company for YEARS to move away from firearms.

Guess you’ll have to find a veteran-owned, pro-2A, small business from which to buy your ARs, AR parts, and AR accessories from. And I think I know JUST the store. 🙂


Firearms purchases are available for layaway so long as the purchase price exceeds $350. We require 25% down or $100.00, whichever is greater. Monthly payments will be due on the same day each month as the purchase was made in the first month. If the initial payment was made on the 3rd of March, then the subsequent payments are due on April 3rd, May 3rd, and June 3rd. Each monthly payment must be equal to 25% of the purchase price when combined with fees and shipping, or $250, whichever is greater. Continue reading

Beginning June 30, 2015, if you are a member of the FSD Rewards Program, each time your total in-rewardsstore purchases reach $500, you’ll receive 5% off your next purchase!

Nothing to keep track of, no cards to remember, no numbers to write down. Our system keeps a running tally and will let you know each time you’ve reached that milestone!

How to Become a Rewards Program Member

Becoming a member is easier than earning the rewards! Simply make sure we have your contact information (name, address, phone number, and birthday) in our system when you checkout! You’ll earn points towards your next reward with each purchase!

One of the greatest aspects of the AR platform is the ability for anyone to build an entire firearm from scratch with very few specialty tools needed. In fact, many come into the shop at Fighting Sheep Dog and do just that!

There are a few parts that are easier to buy pre-assembled than to build. The bolt carrier group is one of them. But it need not be an intimidating process to assemble one!

Today, we’re breaking down the 5.56 Bolt Carrier Group – what’s in it, full auto vs semi, low mass options, the various coatings and processes, and more! Continue reading

AR FAQ Question:

“Hey guys, I have a question about Lar47’s. AR style rifles that shoot 7.62×39. I like my AK, but I don’t like the weight of it and potential inconsistency of accuracy. I’ve been reading a lot about different types of LAR-47’s coming on the market lately that all claim to be the best of them all. Without buying everyone and testing for myself I’m not sure how to judge which one really gives the best bang for the buck. No pun intended.

Do y’all have any thoughts about any of these rifles coming out? I know none will compare to the accuracy of the 5.56 but one of the features I really like is the low cost of ammo for them. Thanks for any insight you and John can give.” Continue reading