Buffer stuff

Let’s look at the buffer for my new AR-15. It’s key to understand the gas system of the rifle when talking about the buffer. The gas system of the AR-15 is dependent on several variables for proper function. A bullet is fired, powder is transformed rapidly from a solid to a gas. A massive pressure is … Read moreBuffer stuff

SKS Type 56

I was lent this rifle by a friend. I wanted to take it apart and look at it’s guts first hand. It’s nice when others can lend you their toys. Something that people forget in the internet age is that reading about machines or watching on youtube is very different from actually working with them … Read moreSKS Type 56

More is more

I’ve recently been getting some parts together for a new rifle. This left me laying in bed the other night thinking (as I do) about length of pull and fine adjustability of collapsible butt-stocks for AR-15s. I won’t have the bulk of parts in front of me until this afternoon and I won’t have the action, barrel, … Read moreMore is more

The hair trigger

Not really, just some fine tuning. This is my first real “cuttin’ metal” modification to my AR-15 platform. I’m playing with the stock trigger mechanism trying to make it work well. Similar to my work with motorcycles, I’m trying to focus on modifications and cash outlays that actually make a difference and return on the … Read moreThe hair trigger


Blitzschnell means “very quick” or “like lightning” in German. That’s a perfect descriptor for this modification that I’m making to my Ruger 77/22 22LR bolt action rifle. I’m replacing the stock striker spring with a Wolff Blitzschnell Striker Spring (23lbs vs 19lb stock). It’s part of the #30375 Rifle Performance Pack. The goal in replacing … Read moreBLITZSCHNELL!

Power pin!

So, I ordered up a nice little 22lr rifle to reduce my shooting costs and light enough to practice some off bench shooting. It’s a Ruger 77/22 All-Weather. It’s a gun slightly more expensive than it’s competition, but it’s got a great reputation for use, it’s made in America, and it looks awesome. Plus, it’s super light … Read morePower pin!


The dedicated marksman rifle (DMR) – A rifle designed to fill the gap between an assault and sniper rifle. A battle rifle that can maintain accurate rapid fire at ranges up to 600 yards. I decided that it was time to invest in a nice rifle. Something that I could shoot long range (up to … Read morePVD-DMR308


Early this morning, local MTB talent Ben Cruz and one of his bro’s were in the woods in Novato. They were getting a hit lined up involving a stump or tree of some sort. In the stump, they discovered a duffel bag with a few Japanese war rifles in it. Arisakas. This is a boy dream. … Read moreArisaka!