PayPal accepted?

As of 18 October, we no longer accept PayPal as a form of Payment.  This action is a result of Paypal's refusal to process our payments because of their 'Brand Risk' Department who sent us the following message.  As a result, we will be navigating away from PayPal.  We still accept all major credit cards, and we'll continue to seek PayPal alternatives which offer our customers secure transactions and ease of use.

Dear Xxxx Xxxxxxxxx,
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you are in violation of PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy regarding your sales
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Please refer to transaction/s: xxxxxxxxxx, xxxxxxxx
As a result, your account has been limited temporarily.

To help us resolve this, you will need to:
- Remove those items from that violate
PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy. Example/s: Ammunition, Upper Receivers.
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Instead of having to remove certain items or PayPal altogether, you may
choose the following alternative/s:
- Split your payments on This means that
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violating items outlined above. In this case, PayPal would only be
permitted as a payment option on those items that are in compliance with
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What type of barrel should I choose?

Choosing the right AR Barrel

What type of barrel should I choose? This is understandably one of the most common questions we receive.  When it comes to choosing a barrel for your AR-15, Ballistic Advantage is one of the best barrel options.  Accuracy guarantee, fit, function and price, are all right where they should be.  We understand choosing just the right barrel for your build can easily become overwhelming.  However, we think this will help you narrow down to a barrel which will fit your needs.

Material - Chrome Moly or Stainless Steel

Each material is has has different chemical elements which affect barrel life, accuracy and cost.

4150 Chrome Moly -

Steel is alloyed with other metals like Nickel and Chrome as well as other non-metals such as Carbon, Sulfur and Silicon. Each element changes the properties of the mix in order to gain desired characteristic like machinability, corrosion resistance or strength.

A major factor in metal hardness is its percentage by weight of Carbon. Metal has a crystalline structure and the small Carbon atoms find their way in-between the iron atoms when alloys are heated, strengthening the crystalline structure. By quickly cooling the heated metal the Carbon atoms are frozen in place resulting in a much stronger and harder metal.

As the name implies Chrome Moly steel has chrome as part of its alloy; about 1%. This is not enough to inhibit rust but it does increase the tensile strength combined with Carbon to around 100,000 psi and increases the yield strength in the range of 75,000 psi after proper heat treating.

416R Stainless Steel -

Stainless Steel is designed for corrosion resistance. With a much higher content of Chrome than regular steels. This Chromium forms a passive film of Chromium Oxide about the outer surface which prevents corrosion by blocking oxygen diffusion at the surface and preventing its spread into the internal structure of the metal.

416 Stainless has the ability to be heat treated due to its 1.5% by weight composition of Carbon, even more than Chrome Moly steel but its 13% Chrome composition is plenty high enough to deter any type of corrosion.

So, let’s now look at its strengths. Tensile strength of 416 Stainless falls into the 75,000 psi range and its yield a low 40,000 psi.

Stainless Steel with its additives gains a characteristic machinability factor that greatly improves surface finish. This will be the foundation of your barrel decision after reading this entire article.

How to choose..

When deciding on a Ballistic Advantage barrel, corrosion should not be a factor, even if you live in a humid or salty environment due to the fact that all of our Chrome Moly Steel rifle barrels are coated with high quality QPQ Melonite.

Many tests regarding the longevity of Alloy steel barrels versus Stainless barrels indicate CMV barrels outlast Stainless, albeit by a narrow margin.

Why would I choose an expensive Stainless barrel over a CMV?

It all depends on what type of shooting you are doing.

The machinability of Stainless Steel is much greater than that of Chrome Moly Steel.  Due to this fact the surface finishes will be much smoother and this is most important in the throat of the bore.  The throat is where fouling begins and the spread of impurities throughout the barrel. So, Stainless Steel fouls less and is easier to clean. This is why I should spend the extra money?

No, due to less fouling and better finishes the Stainless barrel is up to 30% more accurate than a CMV barrel.  The exception to this with continuous firing and heating up of the barrel.  Due to the low yield strength as stated above Stainless Steel has a much smaller effective temperature range of use. Whether it be extreme cold or high heat.

Well, guess where that leaves us. A few accurate shots very precisely placed at a reasonably controlled temperature? Competitive shooting. Stainless Steel is the hands down winner for accuracy and repeatability at a competitive shoot.

Ballistic Advantage significantly increased the accuracy of Chrome Moly barrels through the latest manufacturing techniques and optimum process control.  A Chrome Moly barrel with an effective corrosion resistant coating is your best choice barrel unless you are a competitive shooter.

Shop AR barrels here: AR 15 Barrels & AR 10 Barrels

How to break in your new AR Barrel.



Labor Day Specials

Labor Day Specials

In honor of our customers....the working class of America, we're offering a special price on a couple of different products by Nosler, Hornady, Aero Precision and Ballistic Advantage this Labor Day.


All of us reloaders are well aware of Nosler, but how many of us can say we've tried them?  James and I were the same way, until we got our hands on their products for the first time.  Nosler's Custom Competition line is quite attractive and over the course of the past year, both of us have made the swap from Sierra's MatchKing line.  So we've decided to give our customers a chance to pick up some of these at a fantastic price.  Yes, the pricing is CHEAPER than blemished, but these are first run, top retail quality bullets.

Nosler 30 Caliber 175gr Custom Competition

Our Labor Day Price:  $55.99 per 250ct ($0.22 /ea)

Our Regular Low Price:  $69.98 per 250
Other Retailers:  $80.00 per 250

Nosler 22 Caliber 69gr Custom Competition

Our Labor Day Price:  $68.99 per 500ct ($0.13 /ea)

Our Regular Low Price:  $95.65 per 500
Other Retailers:  $112.00 per 500


2,000 Hornady 22 Cal 55 grain bullets - Coupon Code

Most of you will appreciate this next one, as it's one of our most popular sellers.  The Hornady 22 Cal 55 grain FMJ or SP bullets.  We'll keep this real simple.  Buy one of our 2000ct bulk packs of either the FMJ-BT W/C or SP, and enter in code LABORDAY16, and the price is just $139.99.  Shipping is under $7.

Hornady 22 Cal 55g FMJBT - Click here

Hornady 22 Cal 55g SP - Click here


SPR Optics Mount

Aero Precision's SPR Scope Mount is very light weight, rugged, easily mounts to your picatinny rail, and will allow you to use a larger optic with your AR rifle.  We have both 1" and 30mm mounts available for purchase.

Our Labor Day Price:  $65.99

Our Regular Low Price:  $71.99
Other Retailers: $94.99


16" Hanson Profile 223 Wylde Stainless Steel Barrel

Ballistic Advantage barrels come with a Sub-MOA guarantee from the manufacturer and include a pinned low-profile gas block at no additional charge.  We also offer the ability to add on a melonite gas tube, muzzle device and crush washers at a very affordable rate when purchased with any of our barrels.  FREE SHIPPING on these as well.

Our Labor Day Price: $184.95

Our Regular Low Price: $204.95
Other Retailers: $245.00


Happy rifle building, reloading and unloading this Labor Day Weekend.  Stay safe out there.


James & Jeff


Site Upgrades

Every day we strive to provide the best customer service possible.  Part of what we consider customer service, is to provide our customers with an enjoyable shopping experience.  In the world of e-commerce, what's considered enjoyable?  A well lit, pleasing to the eye, properly functioning, and fast website.  We think we have captured the essence but as we've grown the "fast" has slowly become slow.  As of recent, we have upgraded our servers to be able to provide that same enjoyable experience to more customers at once.  Should you experience anything out of the ordinary, we invite you to email us at so we can address the issue you're having.  Otherwise, stay tuned for our next email!  We're just as anxious to see our new server handle the influx of traffic as you are to snatch up a great deal before it's gone.

Thank you to all of our past, current and future customers for providing us with the opportunity to serve you.

Happy reloading, and stay safe out there!


Lower Shipping Rates – AR15 Upper Receivers

Lower Shipping Rates - AR15 Upper Receivers

We're proud to announce a 35% reduction in shipping costs for our AR15 Upper Receivers.  We here at Arm or Ally are constantly seeking more efficient and effective ways to deliver your parts and components at the most competitive rates in the industry.

Insured.  Competitive.  Transparent

Unless USPS raises rates, the costs are estimated as follows:

1 Receiver:  $5.95 / ea

2 Receivers:  $4.50 / ea

5 Receivers:  $3.00 / ea

7 Receivers:  $2.85 / ea


Leupold Blowout!

Here is a great opportunity to score a Leupold Optic at a fantastic price.  This is a one time offering, made available at a first come first serve basis.  Quantities are extremely limited, and in many cases, only 1 may be available.  If you see something you like, send us an email right away.  See below for rules and instructions for how to place your order.

  • Brand New / Sealed Factory Packaging
  • $15.95 Flat Shipping, any quantity via UPS.
  • First Come, First Serve.
  • Full Factory Warranty included.  Returns to us are subject to a 20% restocking fee.
  • Limited Quantities.
  • Must ship to billing address only.

Note:  If you have questions, please use Google and search using the product numbers below.  The part numbers will identify the reticle and all information you desire to know about the optic.  Emails with questions will be deleted without response.  We are anticipating a high volume of interest in many of these optics.

To Place Your Order...

  • Email  Include your Full Name, E-Mail, Billing Address, and the Factory # of the optic(s) you want to order.
  • If still available, you will receive an invoice requesting payment to the email address given.  We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.  No phone orders are allowed.
  • Payment must be received within 48 hours or your order will be cancelled and given to the next customer in line.


LEUPOLD MARK 8 3.5-25X56MM 35MM M5B2 M 1 $4,260.01 115480
LEUPOLD MARK 8 3.5-25X56MM (35MM) M5B2 1 $4,260.01 170813
LEUPOLD MARK 8 3.5-25X56MM (35MM) M5B2 1 $4,260.01 170814
LEUPOLD MARK 8 3.5-25X56MM (35MM) M5B2 1 $4,260.01 115062
LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 1 $4,133.46 116448
LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5C2 M 1 $4,008.17 115294
LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5C2 M 1 $4,008.17 170313
LEUPOLD MARK 8 3.5-25X56MM (35MM) M5B2 1 $3,884.13 170812
LEUPOLD MARK 8 CQBSS 1.1-8X24MM (34MM) 1 $3,506.99 112564
LEUPOLD MARK 8 CQBSS 1.1-8X24MM (34MM) 1 $3,506.99 116670
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 6.5-20X50MM (34MM) 1 $2,898.05 111855
LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5C2 M 1 $2,880.52 119214
LEUPOLD MARK 8 CQBSS 1.1-8X24MM (34MM) 1 $2,817.87 110121
LEUPOLD MARK 8 CQBSS 1.1-8X24MM (34MM) 1 $2,817.87 114921
LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 3 $2,441.99 116777
LEUPOLD MARK 3 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 1 $2,441.99 119213
LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 1 $2,441.99 115087
LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 4 $2,379.34 115292
LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM 34MM M5C2 MAT 1 $2,316.69 117876
LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5C2 M 1 $2,316.69 170312
LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5C2 M 1 $2,316.69 120721
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 6.5-20X50MM (34MM) 1 $2,185.14 67810
LEUPOLD MARK 4 20-60X80MM BLACK MIL DO 1 $2,185.14 110825
LEUPOLD MARK 4 20-60X80MM BLACK TMR 1 $2,185.14 110826
LEUPOLD MARK 6 1-6X20M (34MM) M6C1 MAT 7 $2,003.46 115044
LEUPOLD MARK 6 1-6X20MM (34MM) M6C1 MA 7 $2,003.46 115045
LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5C2 M 1 $2,003.46 170826
LEUPOLD MARK 6 1-6X20MM (34MM) M6C1 MA 1 $2,003.46 114337
LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 1 $2,003.46 115946
LEUPOLD MARK 6 3-18X44MM (34MM) M5B2 M 1 $2,003.46 115943
LEUPOLD VX-6 7-42X56 TMOA PLUS 1 $1,841.83 118504
GR 20-60X80MM KIT SHADOW GRAY 1 $1,841.83 120533
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 3 $1,802.98 110079
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,802.98 63050
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,802.98 63055
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,802.98 110083
LEUPOLD GR 20-60X80MM SHADOW GRAY 1 $1,666.41 120376
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,612.54 120627
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,612.54 64665
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,612.54 110082
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,612.54 110076
LEUPOLD MARK 4 12-40X60MM BLACK TMR 5 $1,568.69 60040
LEUPOLD MARK 4 12-40X60MM BLACK MIL DO 1 $1,568.69 53756
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 2 $1,518.57 67980
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 4.5-14X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,518.57 120625
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 4.5-14X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,518.57 65495
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 4.5-14X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,518.57 110081
LEUPOLD MARK 4 ER/T 4.5-14X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,518.57 110075
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,518.57 67985
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 16X40MM (30MM) M1 1 $1,473.01 50541
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 10X40MM (30MM) M3 1 $1,424.60 47638
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 3 $1,423.35 67970
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 3.5-10X40MM (30MM) 1 $1,423.35 67940
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 3.5-10X40MM (30MM) 1 $1,423.35 110080
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 3.5-10X40MM (30MM) 1 $1,423.35 110074
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,423.35 67975
LEUPOLD VX-6 4-24X52MM (34MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,403.30 115011
LEUPOLD VX-6 4-24X52 (34MM) SIDE FOCUS 1 $1,403.30 115012
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,329.38 54690
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 8.5-25X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,329.38 60070
LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X50MM (30MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,315.59 120162
LEUPOLD GR 12-40X60MM HD KIT SHADOW GR 1 $1,315.59 120559
LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X50MM (30MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,315.59 120599
LEUPOLD MARK 4 MR/T 1.5-5X20MM (30MM) 1 $1,310.57 113594
LEUPOLD MARK 4 HAMR 4X24MM (INCL. FLAT 1 $1,284.27 110995
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 3.5-10X40MM (30MM) 1 $1,281.76 67950
LEUPOLD GR 12-40X60MM HD KIT BROWN 1 $1,272.48 61070
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 2 $1,235.41 54680
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 2 $1,235.41 60080
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 6.5-20X50MM (30MM) 1 $1,235.41 120626
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 3.5-10X40MM (30MM) 1 $1,235.41 67930
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 3.5-10X40MM (30MM) 1 $1,235.41 67935
LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X44MM (30MM) SF CDS M 6 $1,227.88 115004
LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X50MM (30MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,227.88 170792
LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X44MM (30MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,227.88 120161
LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X50MM (30MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,227.88 120174
LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X44MM (30MM) SIDE FOC 1 $1,227.88 120597
LEUPOLD VX-6 3-18X50MM (30MM) SF CDS M 1 $1,227.88 115007
LEUPOLD MARK 4 CQ/T 1-3X14MM (INCL. CA 1 $1,186.53 67675
LEUPOLD MARK 4 MR/T 2.5-8X36MM (30MM) 1 $1,186.53 112633
LEUPOLD MARK 4 LR/T 4.5-14X50MM (30MM) 2 $1,177.77 67965


Package Deal – $50 OFF – AR15 Upper Receiver, BCG, and Stock

Package Deal

We've just put together our first package deal, where you can save $50 OFF our already low pricing  Purchase an Aero Precision AR15 Assembled Upper Receiver ($76.95), plus an Aero Precision Bolt Carrier Group, plus a LUTH-AR MBA3 Fully adjustable stock, and receive $50 OFF.  No coupons are necessary.  Simply place all three items in your cart and the discount will be applied.  Good while supplies last.  Don't miss out!

We are still offering free shipping on all of our Ballistic Advantage barrels.  Sub MOA guarantee - direct from the manufacturer.




New Website!

After many hours, our new website is live.   We hope you find it easier to navigate, a better organized catalog and more enjoyable shopping experience.  In addition to these upgrades, we have bolstered our security with the help of SiteLock, TLS/SSL certificates, and some behind the scenes analytical tools.

We hope you enjoy the new site, and should you come across any errors or bugs during your browsing, I invite you to email me directly at

Happy Reloading!


Happy Holidays from the U.S. Postal Service

Black Friday kicked off the 2015 holiday shopping season and as such, the U.S. Postal Service is doing whatever it can to keep from falling behind.  For the next month and a half, the chances of your package being delayed, or lost is far greater than any other time of the year.  However, there are ways to help keep your package on track, and avoid the stress involved with not receiving your reloading supplies on time.  Address!  The USPS must deliver to your address in order for us to get the goods to you.  Monitor your tracking numbers; if you have not received your pacakge within 4 days of receiving a shipping notification, immediately get on the phone with the USPS at 1-800-ASK-USPS and initiate a package trace.  Should a package go missing, the chances of it being found are far greater if you are proactive.  Asking a postal manager to locate a package which was last scanned at their facility, 15 days after it was initially scanned there isn't going to make their job any easier.

The missing tracking data is clear in this second screenshot.  The customer had the impression they would receive their item within 3 days, yet it was more than 3 days until it initially appeared in tracking.   Keep in mind the USPS Priority Mail is not a guaranteed service and the Postal Service does not consider a package lost until 30 days past the shipping date!