Recently the group that oversees the “WILD BUNCH” shooting competition over at the “Single Action Shooting Society” modified the rules on 1911 magazine modifications and now allow a leather magazine pad on the bottom of our 1911 magazines. These can be bought a Mernickle Holsters and they are beautiful…https://www.mernickleholsters.com/ And you can even have your
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PROPER 17HMR BORE GUIDE!
When Hornady developed the 17HMR rimfire cartridge, they really hit a home-run! And the rifle manufacturers turned out a plethora of rifles to chamber it.
But unlike the 22RF cartridge, which many seasoned shooters will tell you, might never need to have the bore scrubbed, the 17HMR with its “real” copper jacketed bullet and its extreme velocity, needs bore cleaning often.
The problem is, no one makes a “proper” bore guide for this type of rifle. Most 17HMR rifles are nothing more than 22RFM rifles with a 17cal barrel. And many of these 22RF rifles have one issue when you try to use a standard bore guide that protects the delicate chamber edge and the bottle neck area of the chamber. A fixed ejector is in the way.
This little “shark fin” is right in line with the chamber and is fixed. It doesn’t move out of the way. Therefore the bore guide you might use for your centerfire rifles will not pass by and work in this rifle.
We perform a modification to the magazine and the trigger guard on the CZ-527 that converts the exposed, some feel rather ugly, drop down magazine to a more modern looking flush mounted magazine. BEFORE AFTER Here’s what we do: Mill the trigger guard to a flush bottom fit. We do not offer blueing, so we
After months looking for another Stainless Steel, Ruger New Model Vaquero in 38/357…..I finally found one at a very reasonable price (Well, reasonable for the Covid times $800!) Problem is, it had a 5.5″ barrel and my other NM Vaquero is 4.62″. A quick request on the SASS Forum and Boomstick had me into a
One of the weakest points and an area prone to failure in the Colt Single Action Army and its accurate clones is the handspring. The hand is the part connected to the hammer that when the hammer is cocked, it extends through a window in the frame and rotates the cylinder for the next round
Three Wheeled SASS Gun Cart I’ve been wanting to update my Cowboy Action gun cart for some time. My cousin recently got involved with the sport and I built him a cart that the plans have been rolling around in my head for some time. Here is “Fifthwheel Pete’s” cart I have since added a
I recently started loading shotgun shells as I’ve been shooting lots of a new found sport called TRAP…. I bought a used MEC 9000 progressive loader and set it up in the loading room. I loaded 100 shells and went to the trap range. They all worked great! A couple days later on a raining
I recently purchased a Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon Sporting…..Have lusted after one for years and finally fulfilled a bucket list item! Everything about the shotgun is great….Except the EJECTION …..The spings Beretta used will launch a shell upon opening the action into the next county! And if you actually use your hand to capture the
I have a wonderful , 40 year old Charles Daly / Miroku 12G Superior Trap shotgun. The other day, shooting trap, I was 21 for 22 when the top lever leaf spring broke. UGH!!! As I’m sure most of you are aware, leaf springs were used in many older shotguns, rifles and handguns. Today, most