The more you know about your AR-15, the better you can quickly diagnose issues when they arise. This video slowly cuts away more and more parts of an AR-15/M4, showing how this marvelous firearm works.
The entire video is fascinating and worth watching, but if you don’t want to watch 5 minute of AR-15 awesome (yes, that is the scientific term), here’s looping gifs highlighting some of the interesting parts.
Slow motion AR-15 cutaway gifs
The fire control mechanism is an excellent, compact package. There are no wasted motions in an AR-15, or most firearms for that matter.
The way the AR-15’s bolt cycles and seats is so simple, but so genius.
Did you know rifle barrels wobbled that much?
Thank you very much to Vickers Tactical for this fantastic footage.