Category Archives: Gun Tech

Carlos Hathcock Method of Sighting in a Rifle

Sighting in a rifle is an important thing to do if you want your rifle to be dead on when taking a shot. Which brings us to the Carlos Hathcock way of sighting in a rifle. For those that don’t … Continue reading

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Shut the fuck up, kid

Critics have questioned whether 17-year-old David Hogg and the other high school students demanding that the nation’s gun laws be strengthened are mature enough to understand the complex policy positions they’ve staked out. But this weekend, Hogg labeled one of … Continue reading

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What’s So Special About the 3-Screw Ruger Blackhawk?

If you happen to stumble onto an online forum for Ruger firearms or single action revolvers you may find that the term “3-screw Blackhawk” appears quite frequently. You may also notice that some people have a certain esteem for the … Continue reading

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My Revolver Stopped Revolving

Revolvers fail, too. I feel like I’m starting to sound like a broken record at this point, but I’ll probably keep bringing it up until people stop spreading misinformation about revolvers being “100% reliable.” In the video below, I describe … Continue reading

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Ragging on the Smith & Wesson

Of all the big American firearms manufacturers, Smith & Wesson is–in my opinion–the most deserving of censure. Certainly not because they make guns, nor are their products (always) unsafe when used as directed. However, Smith & Wesson’s corporate actions over … Continue reading

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The Colt 45 Automatic – A Shop Manual

In PDF form, from WiscoDave. Volume I Volume II

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Smith & Wesson manuals

Here’s a link to your S&W manuals for those of you that have lost yours. HERE -WiscoDave

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Lose your gun manual?

Look no further, you can find it HERE (except Smith & Wesson). Optics also. -WiscoDave

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Your Smith & Wesson’s innards

Disclaimer: These videos were posted for the sole purpose of showing the disassembly/assembly of your Smith & Wesson revolver. If you’re anything like me, you’re curious about the inner workings of machinery and this is the reason these videos were … Continue reading

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17% off – Great Eclipse Sale

HERE at Midsouth Shooter Supply. -Elmo

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The Care and Feeding of the AR/M16 Platform Rifles

I don’t know what the deal is with this post. It went up, it disappeared, and then it appeared in the archives. I’m reposting again in the hopes it will stay put because it’s got some great information in it. … Continue reading

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Varmint Al’s Reloading Page (and other stuff too) Advanced reloading, rifle tuning, coyote hunting, hunting tales, Ham radios, gunsmithing, all kinds of good shit. If you’re thinking about getting into reloading, don’t be intimidated by this page. I’ve been reloading for over 30 years and do a … Continue reading

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Time to ‘fess up

Monday I received a Lee 4-20 lead smelter for casting bullets at the post office, from Midway with no invoice or paperwork. I have no clue as to the perpetrator. Well, I’ve got a few. Several of my readers have … Continue reading

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Running Spares- Keeping Your Weapon Going

AR-15 vs. AK-47. 7.62 vs 5.56. 308!! Mil-spec, mil-surp, match grade, green tip, etc, etc, etc. If you’ve been a shooter any amount of time, you’re familiar with these terms. In the internet-land these are hotly debated for some reason, … Continue reading

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The .22 Confusion

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M1 D Sniper Garand

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300 Blackout

An email question: Fixin to build a new AR, (my addiction is getting the best of me!). Thinking about a 300 Blackout. Other than having to stock up on a more expensive ammo, what are the pros and cons in … Continue reading

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The 1877 Bulldog Gatling Gun

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Understanding headspace

Headspace is one of the most critical measures in your rifle. A quick definition: the distance from the face of the locked bolt to a datum line or shoulder in the chamber that arrests the forward movement of the cartridge. … Continue reading

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AR-15 Ammunition And Barrel Twist Rate

A very good article that I ran across over at WRSA. Be sure to watch the video at the end. There are a lot of articles and discussion forum threads on barrel twist rate for AR-15s. So why am I … Continue reading

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