ARs, Aluminum & Anodizing: Three Bound Mice

Guide to Everything AR

The third-most abundant element on the planet, aluminum is used in tens of thousands (if not millions) of everyday objects, but it’s not the easiest material to produce.

In order to achieve the stability, oxidation resistance, and strength it’s known for it needs to be combined with other minerals in a sophisticated type of alchemy.

Don your foil hat and let’s dive in.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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