Safety is no accident with Plug’r

It was a few years ago I reviewed the Plug’r for shotguns, you can read that review by following this link.  I am reviewing the Plug’r for a rifle using the Double D Armory SST AR-15 in 5.56 to illustrate how it works.

Firearm matches are a lot of fun and can be good training,  As with all sports, safety is paramount especially with firearms, so everyone leaves with the same number of holes we arrived with.
One critical aspect of range safety is showing a clear chamber (unloaded firearm). Competitions generally have many more participants than range safety officers, clearing and checking each chamber individually is not practical so chamber flags are utilized. If you are not familiar with a chamber flag, simply put it is a plug that fills the chamber and allows you to partially close the bolt holding the chamber flag in place. Chamber flags will have an indicator attached to easily identify it is in place verifying the chamber is clear.

When it comes to your rifle chamber flag, take a look at Plug’r, it is an all plastic chamber plug designed for rifles. Being a high impact plastic it will not damage the chamber or bolt face. This one has a  “Get Some” tag offering a bit of motivation, but you can customize your tag to reflect your personality. Plug’r is well made from a high impact plastic and is plenty durable for years of heavy usage. It is molded for a secure fit on the bolt face and in the chamber but puts no pressure on the extractor. I have been using this rifle Plug’r since SHOT show 2015 and it has help up well.

Plugr was designed by three gun competitor Sterling White and is it is IPSC and USPSA legal . He can be contacted at and see more about Plug’r at Facebook

By Hunter Elliott

I spent much of my youth involved with firearms and felt the call early on to the United States Marine Corps, following in my father's and his brother's footsteps. Just after high school I enlisted and felt most at home on the rifle range, where I qualified expert with several firearms and spent some time as a rifle coach to my fellow Marines. After being honorably discharged I continued teaching firearm safety, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and began teaching metallic cartridge reloading. In the late 1990s I became a life member to the National Rifle Association and worked with the Friends of the NRA. Around that time my father and I became involved with IDPA and competed together up until he passed away. I began reviewing firearms for publications in the mid 2000s and have been fortunate to make many friends in the industry. Continuing to improve my firearms skills and knowledge is a never ending journey in which we should all be committed. I am also credited as weapons master on a few independent films.

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