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 more Buffer stuff

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 more More 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 more The 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 more BLITZSCHNELL!

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 more Power 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 more PVD-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 more Arisaka!