2016-09-20

SCAR Review: FN SCAR-16S & SCAR-17S.

(updated 04-09-2020) SCAR-17 This is the first rifle I’ve been excited over in years. I have a lot of experience with the FAL and think it is a great rifle, but it is 60 year old technology. Surely there is some tangible improvement? So when the SCAR-17 (SCAR-H) became available in semiautomatic for […]
2016-09-20

FAL Tutorial: Repairing FAL Magazines

(updated 04-09-2020 Repairing FAL Magazines. In the past, FAL magazines were priced at a level that made it difficult to justify spending any time or money in repairing damaged ones. As the price of magazines increases, it may become cost-effective to repair instead of replace. I have designed tooling to repair laterally compressed […]
2016-09-20

Misc. Review: Exploring the Individual Combat Load.

(updated 04-09-2020) Introduction How many magazines should I have? How many should I carry? I am asked this question frequently. The only real answer is “it depends.” What’s the mission? What’s your fitness? What’s the terrain? How are you carrying it? How big are you? Are buddies armed with rifles that use the […]
2016-09-20

Misc. Review: The Remington 870 20g for Home Defense

This started as a thread seeking to identify a really nicely made 20g 870 tube extension. I still haven’t identified it, but I have played around with these 20g shotgun and thought I’d post my observations.Personally, I don’t have much use for a shotgun in a “tactical” role. Other than shooting rabbits and […]
2016-09-20

Misc. Review: Fine Scale Models

(updated 04-09-2020) Introduction From doll house furniture, to Dungeons & Dragons figurines, to wooden sailing ships to military aircraft and armor, all my life I have been interested in miniatures. If I could have found a way to make a living building models, I may never have become a professional gunsmith. Building plastic […]
2016-09-20

Misc. Review: ARS Ghillie Suits

(updated 04-09-2020) Introduction In the distant past, ARS manufactured ghillie suits. Eventually, I’ll expand this blog. xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx
2016-09-20

AK Tutorial: Saiga Sporter AK Conversion

(updated 04-09-2020) Introduction The recent introduction of the SAIGA SGL-10 has made for an excellent opportunity for an “almost factory” rifle at a great price. Former versions were more difficult to convert. This one was designed specifically to get around the US import ban on “assault weapons,” yet be a cost-effective conversion once […]
2016-09-20

AK Tutorial: Adjusting the TAPCO G2 AK Trigger

(updated 04-09-2020) Introduction I had some trouble with hammer-follow using NoDak Spud NDS-3 receivers and TAPCO G2 fire control groups. I contacted TAPCO. They said they hadn’t heard of it happening. I contacted NoDak Spud. Harlan recommended I buy the more-expensive Arsenal 1-claw group. I bought the Arsenal fire-control groups. They worked better, […]
2016-09-20

AK Review: Assembly and Dissassembly, PKM Tripod.

(updated 04-09-2020) Introduction This is a work-in progress photo documentary on assembly and disassembly of The PKM Light Tripod. Please contact me if you have any interesting information, schematics, differences in links and Chinese versus European variations. xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx […]
2016-09-20

AK Review: Assembly & Disassembly, Ruchnoy Pulemyot Dagtyareva (RPD).

(updated 03-17-2020) This review is for informational purposes only I DO NOT SELL PARTS FOR THE RPD I DO NOT OFFER RPD BUILDS. I DO NOT HELP PEOPLE BUILD THEIR RPDs DO NOT CONTACT ME ABOUT RPDs Introduction This is a work-in progress photo documentary on assembly and disassembly of RPD variants. Please […]
2016-09-20

Misc. Review: Czech Vz52 Rifle, Assembly & Dissassembly,

(updated 04-09-2020) This review is for informational purposes only I DO NOT SELL PARTS FOR THE VZ 52 DO NOT CALL ME ABOUT THE VZ 52 Introduction The Czechoslovakian Vzor 1952 rifle, or Vz. 52, is a magazine fed, clip-loaded, semiautomatic, gas-operated, forward-tilting bolt, infantry rifle which entered Czech military service in 1952. […]
2016-09-20

Misc. Tutorial: Building a Browning 1919

(updated 09-20-2016) This tutorial is for informational purposes only I DO NOT SELL PARTS FOR THE 1919. I DO NOT OFFER 1919 BUILDS. I DO NOT HELP PEOPLE BUILD THEIR 1919s DO NOT CALL ME ABOUT 1919s Introduction The following information is for legal manufacturers only. You must have your Type 7 FFL […]