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Magazine Types in Various Weapon Systems All weapons capable of firing multiple rounds through a single barrel without reloading have a magazine of some sort. This ...
Standards in Optic Mounts Standard Mounting Platforms Slotted Accessory Rails There are two standards in slotted accessory rails. One of them is the Picatinny, ...
About Punches With the assistance of rssslvr, from Calguns Punches are tools which consist of a fairly wide striking surface at one end, and a narrower surface on ...
About Standard Scope Rings Modern scope rings typically fit onto a Weaver or Picatinny rail, and come in either 30mm or 1" diameter. However, some specialty scopes ...
About the Kel Tec SU 16 Line The Kel Tec SU 16 is quite popular in California, where it was (until the advent of Off List Lowers) the closest thing to a true detachable ...
PROCEDURES TO MODIFY WEAPON ACCESSORIES MAGAZINES Desert Eagle 50cal mag follower replacements Modifying a CZ 52 magazine for 9 round capacity Modifying ...
Sights Faded sight paint cleaning faded/dingy sight markings. Painting new markings on sights Giving AR 15s that 'Evil Black Rifle' look CLP is used ...
Analysis of the Rock River Arms 9mm System A good friend recently gave me an opportunity to borrow his 9mm AR upper so that I could figure out exactly how it worked ...
Analysis of the Kel Tec SU 16 For other SU 16 related articles, visit AboutSu16 Recently, I have been more and more bothered by the fact I've never actually taken ...
Analysis of the Promag AR 15 Steel 10rd Flush Fit Magazine This is part of the STANAG Magazine Comparison series. Promag Steel 10rd flush fit magazine While I tend ...
The HK High Reliability Steel AR Magazine This is part of the STANAG Magazine Comparison series. HK Steel Magazines As you may notice, the HK magazine spring retention ...
Analysis of a Magpul Windowed Pmag This is part of the STANAG Magazine Comparison series. Magpul, best known for its durable polymer AR 15 accessories, introduced ...
Analysis of a Sig Sauer 30rd Magazine This is part of the STANAG Magazine Comparison series. Sig Sauer has been putting out STANAG magazines lately, to go with their ...
The Anatomy of a Bullet This would have been, more correctly, referred to as 'The Anatomy of a Round'. However, 'bullet' seems to flow better, so I hope you'll permit ...
Article Index by Gun RIFLES AK 47 Building, 922(r) reference, Comparison vs Saiga, About Bulgarian AK's, AK 47 Markings AR 15 Main AR 15 Page, Building ...
Barrels and Crowns The crown is the part of the barrel immediately inside of what would be called the "business end" of the gun in question. It's the terminal end ...
How to Inspect a Barrel CoyoteKiller, of SKSboards.com, states: Take a good bore light with you and it will be no problem to spot a bad bore. The critical area to ...
About Bore Lights Bore lights are available through a number of vendors. As of Dec 2005, SocalGuns had them for $6 in store, and I understand that Wal Mart sells ...
About Bore Oil Bore Oil is simply oil meant to lubricate and protect the metal on your gun or in the barrel from corrosion. There are many different varieties for ...
About Bore Snakes The Bore Snake is a fancy, weighted cord produced by Hoppes, available in various sizes ranging from 22 caliber to 12 gauge. Cleaning is greatly ...
About Bore Solvent Bore solvent is a liquid cleaner which dissolves away powder and other deposits from the rifling of the barrel, the action, or any other place on ...
Choosing your Receiver and Parts Kit As a Californian, I'm not very familiar with the majority of receiver brands only the ones we can have in California. Anyone ...
Preparing a Parts Kit for Installation Overview AK parts kits tend to come in a big box, having been demilled to BATF specifications. While some parts kit suppliers ...
AK Trigger Guard rivet removal guide Tools used: Roto Zip RZ 20 (has a right angle grinder, invaluable in this) A set of pointy steel punches and one drift ...
Finishing an AK 47 build The manufacturers of domestically produced AK 47 receivers generally choose to err on the side of caution where the dimensions are concerned ...
Single vs Double Hook Triggers This information was obtained from Harlan of Nodak Spud, by Bladewurk of Calguns The trigger slot dimension is basically the same ...
Final assembly of an AK 47 This is just a placeholder, but 7/32" E clips will hold the fire control group pins in place. However, you're better off buying the L shaped ...
Tools Used to Build an AK 47 Most guys have most of these tools lying around, however some guys had to discover that they need a lot more tools to get the job done ...
922(r) Worksheet for AK 47 Builds Also, see the main 922(r) page See also: About 922(r) Features The United States has a lovely bit of import law, which prevents ...
Preparing your AR parts for assembly Many folks recommend soaking your AR 15 lower parts kit overnight with CLP before the assembly. Not only does it lubricate them ...
Verifying 922(r) Compliance on a FAL build Also, see the main 922(r) page Before entering into the meat of this article, I'd like to thank Calguns.net's users TheMan ...
922(r) Worksheet for G3/CETME builds See also: Sporting vs Non Sporting Firearms The United States has a lovely bit of import law, Title 18 USC 922(r), which prevents ...
922(r) Worksheet for MKA 1919 builds and Various Clones See also: Sporting vs Non Sporting Firearms, ATF Correspondence Archive on the Akdal MKA 1919 The United ...
922(r) Worksheet for MP5 builds and Various Clones See also: Sporting vs Non Sporting Firearms The United States has a lovely bit of import law, Title 18 USC 922 ...
Verifying 922(r) Compliance on an SKS The United States has a lovely bit of import law, which prevents most of the more interesting rifle designs from being directly ...
922(r) Worksheet for Saiga Shotguns Also, see the main 922(r) page Also, see the Saiga rifle 922(r) page Also, see the ATF Letters on Saiga parts count This ...
922(r) Worksheet for Saiga Rifles Also, see the main 922(r) page Also, see the Saiga shotgun 922(r) page This chart is for Saiga Rifles ONLY. The Shotgun is ...
922(r) Worksheet for HK UMP / USC builds See also: Sporting vs Non Sporting Firearms DRAFT STATUS ONLY!!! Do not rely upon this page yet, it has NOT been vetted ...
Building Guns from Parts In America, it's generally still legal to assemble your own firearms from readily available components. Folks mostly do it for legal or financial ...
About CLP CLP stands for 'Clean, Lubricate, Protect'. It originated from a military specification for lubrication, cleaning, and corrosion resistance. There are ...
CZ 97B Grip Screw Problems The CZ 97B is a 45 caliber semi automatic big brother to the reliable CZ 75B pistol. One well known and frequently lamented issue with ...
Transfer FFLs for Off List Rifles in CA This list is absolutely, by no means, an authoritative list of all FFLs willing to transfer off list rifles in California. ...
People v. Clark (1996) 45 Cal.App.4th 1147 , 53 Cal.Rptr.2d 99 Micro note: This was the "is it loaded?" case. This article needs to be written, but at least a citation ...
People v. Rooney, 17 Cal.App.4th 1207 (1 Dist. 1993) In this case the California court of appeals decides that for purposes of California law, a rifle with a folding ...
Back in the 1990s, Calico Light Weapons Systems introduced a line of guns. Their distinctive feature was being fed by helical magazines, which held the promise of ...
This presumes that you have first performed the bench checklist for your rifle, and now have it at a shooting range for live fire. This checklist is focused primarily ...
This is a QC checklist for AR 15 lowers. It is primarily slanted to the evaluation of 80% AR 15 lowers, but it may be used on any lowers. A while back, I posted that ...
Bench Checklists QC Checklist for an AR 15 Lower Live Fire Checklists Live Fire Checklist for an AR 15 SeanNewton 03 Jan 2014
Periodic Checkup Procedures This is not for regular, ordinary cleaning it's meant for things every gun owner should check every now and then, perhaps every few thousand ...
Chiappa's "Rhino" revolver is an oddity which has drawn my interest for a while. Like the legendary Italian Mateba auto revolver, the Rhino is a revolver where the ...
Cleaning the CZ V 22 AR 15 upper I've read about near constant jamming from the V 22 upper on various online forums, but for quite some time, mine never had a single ...
About Cleaning Brushes A cleaning brush is a cylindrical shaped brush, usually made of bronze/brass or nylon, which is designed to slide down the barrel of your gun ...
About Cleaning Patches A cleaning patch is a small piece of soft material like t shirt material (highly recommend buying the t shirt type cleaning patches at Walmart ...
Cleaning Rods A cleaning rod is simply a long thin piece of metal, usually with a handle, which is used to push and pull patches and brushes through the barrel of ...
Tools of Gun Owners and Gunsmiths Some assistance by Spiggy, of Calguns See also: Firearms Measurement Tools The list below is separated into a number of categories ...
A Comparison of Various STANAG Magazines STANAG magazines were first developed for the Armalite AR 15, which was first released over 50 years ago. Over the course ...
Ordnance is a Michigan based company which produces a lot of 37mm and 40mm launcher systems. Articles on Sage Ordnance products "Deuce" over/under 37mm / 40mm ...
CLEANING COSMOLINE FROM YOUR SKS By Galahad, of SKSboards The most important task relative to Cosmoline cleaning is to memorize and then continue to repeat to yourself ...
Curio And Relic Licenses C R is a broad classification which covers all the types of guns which you can purchase with a Type 03 Federal Firearms License issued by ...
Curio And Relic Discount Reference A lot of gun buyers spend a fair amount of time on the internet pricing around to get bargains. Probably the most readily available ...
About Deniers "1000 denier", "1600 denier", etc, appears a lot in tactical clothing. It's a measure of density, which is itself a measure of weight. A one denier ...
This directory of manufacturers is being undertaken because there are a lot of manufacturers which don't have domain names you can obviously infer from their brand ...
Definition: DOJ In a GunWiki context, DOJ refers to the California Department of Justice. The General is in charge of the DOJ. In keeping with the focus on firearms ...
Donating to GunWiki Hosting costs for GunWiki are presently $75/mo, and started on 1/1/09. Initial hosting was free at a friend's co location facility, but when he ...
TGW Donations If you've landed at this page as a result of a completed donation to TGW, thank you. Your contribution will help defray the monthly expense of hosting ...
GunWiki Donor List Unless at some point the donor list becomes space prohibitive to post, I shall make a point of listing any donors (unless of course they would prefer ...
Electrolysis Method of Bore Cleaning By MarvWhite, as originally posted on SKSboards. This is the Electrolysis Method of cleaning a rifle bore. Often surplus rifles ...
Factors of Accuracy When you set your eyes on a target, you have established the point of aim (POA). From the moment you start to pull the trigger, hundreds of ...
About Effective Range Note: This article is still being written; expect something final in a few days VERY few questions I get at gun shows are any more irritating ...
The Factors Behind Recoil Recoil is a subject which has been studied by shooters ever since the first musket. There are a lot of things which affect recoil, or don ...
Restoring Faded Sight Paint Phil, of SKSboards, writes: Use a whitening toothpaste brush. It's abrasive enough to take the dirt away, but won't completely eat the ...
My favorite AR configurations Note that I don't have all of these configurations active at this time. Some of them are actually combinations that I thought were really ...
Common Forum Abbreviations As posted on SKSboards.com, by DarkLordIce AAMOF: As a Matter of Fact AFAIK: As Far As I Know AKA: Also Known As AOW: Any Other Weapon APB ...
Forums Frequented for TGW Material Without the knowledge which is presently locked in thousands of minds, connected to a few hundred web forums, Gunwiki will never ...
Free States A newbie looking at firearms discussion forums will frequently see confusing references that look like they date back to the Civil War. In gun owner circles ...
5.11 Tactical Bag: Mission Rolling Duffel 5.11 Tactical's website lists this bag's dimensions as 30x20x13". Doing the math, this bag's capacity should be around 4 ...
5.11 Tactical's ATAC A2 Flashlight Overview My review sample of this flashlight arrived on November 2nd, 2011. As of today, I've completed a two month evaluation ...
5.11 Tactical's ATAC Gloves 5.11 Tactical was so kind as to send my wife and I a set of their ATAC tactical gloves for review. Given that my daily life is that of ...
A Review of Lee's Perfect Powder Measure Pictures pending; hopefully the text of this review will be useful on its own The Perfect Powder Measure, by Lee Precision ...
Blackhawk's Serpa Level 3 Sig Retention Holster See also: RefBlackhawk and RefSerpa for related information I noticed Serpa holsters for the first time after getting ...
The Look: The Tactical's Ladies Polo I received is black, short sleeved. It has 3 buttons by the collar. On the left sleeve is two sections to stick your pens and ...
A digital scale is recommended, with a known degree of precision. Given that trigger pull is measured in ounces, if the precision of your scale is somewhere in the ...
Firearms Term Glossary This section is for defining words which gun folks take for granted that everyone knows. Common Abbreviations Common Abbreviations ...
Saiga vs AK: A Comparison Given that Saiga rifles are built in Russia, and are based on Kalashnikov actions, there should be no surprise that folks like to ask how ...
About GunWiki This wiki was set up after Christmas '05, when I had to ask a stupid question on a forum because I'd never actually seen a fairly comprehensive firearms ...
Over the years, I've run across a number of interesting guns which would benefit from an overview page. While I have no shooting experience with most of these, I ...
As always, click any photo in the article to zoom in Overview At the 2013 SHOT show, Craig Johnson and I met the creator of a device which designed to assist people ...
Off list Lower History Introduction As most are ...
In Depth Details on Various Lubricants and Cleaners Edited/moderated by Sean Newton. Additional direct and indirect contributions by PPGMD and Tempest, of Sigforums ...
Lands and Grooves Some information originally taken from TiredOldFart, on SKSboards.com This question comes up semi regularly, and in fact it is one of the very ...
About California Private Party Transfers On January 1st, 1991, the state of California made it illegal, generally, to transfer a gun within California without the ...
Notes about California law This page is not a substitute for reading the actual text of the laws. The best place to read California's firearms laws is at the Department ...
California Legal 1911 Carbines For years, Californians have lusted for the Tech carbine conversions for 1911 pistols. The problem is that, although it's legal to ...
About 50cal Bans in California California's much publicised ban on 50 BMG rifles (called AB50, after the bill which lead to it) has lead to a wide misconception of ...
California Approved Firearms "Is that California Approved?" is one of the first questions out of the mouths of many potential gun buyers at Californian shops and gun ...
A California AR/AK "Series" Assault Weapon FAQ OLL FAQ Version 2.1 Monday 30 Jan 2006 William M. Wiese Jr. San Jose, CA wmwiesejr@yahoo.com Note: You should ...
Weapons which are Banned in California California essentially has two classifications of prohibited weapons, with a degree of overlap. They are: Weapons which ...
I have hesitated to write a page like this in the past, because I don't really want the legislators to see what I have to say about the mitigation of their bills. ...
Signed? Text Bill Summary Status Impact No ??? SB38 ??? ??? ??? No ??? SB47 ??? ??? ??? No ??? SB53 ??? ? ...
Local Gun Laws in Los Angeles (i.e. "Why can't that be sold in Reseda?") For some time, the disclaimers on Turners' weekly advertisements confused me. "Not available ...
A Contrarian Point of View on Off List Lowers TGW's articles on California law tend to follow what I personally consider a fairly airtight interpretation of California ...
Legal Disposal of California Assault Weapons (Incomplete) For one reason or another, periodically people wish to dispose of assault weapons in California. The path ...
Interesting Exceptions in CA law Assault Weapons As documented in Bill Wiese's AR/AK FAQ, the only AR's and AK's which are "assault weapons" are the ones on ...
A Gun Owner FAQ for Californians I've written this FAQ because there are certain questions which I answer over and over at California gun shows, and I frequently end ...
Legally Configuring an HK Style Rifle in California Most folks are acquiring HK clones based on the H K 91 / G3 pattern. However, there are a number of domestic builders ...
Magazine Rebuild Compatibility Chart This is the beginning of a "rebuild compatibility chart" for a wide variety of magazines, rifle and pistol. Under California ...
California Laws Regarding Magazines See also: Magazine Rebuild Chart for Californians Low Capacity Magazines (10 or less) Are Unregulated Calfornia does not regulate ...
About the California Military Assault Weapon Permit This is a skeleton of a pending article. MAWP's aren't very well documented, and I intend to correct that for ...
Military Non Residents and California law Under normal circumstances a person moving to California must register any handguns brought into the state within 60 days ...
A Guide to Moving to California with Guns If you're a gun owner moving into California, it would be advisable for you to read through the LegalCalifornia section. ...
California Configuration Issues with Fabrique National's PS90 and FS2000 Rifles Both the PS90 and FS2000, in their default configuration, are like a laundry list of ...
California Legal Paperless Gun Transactions First off, it is not illegal to transfer certain guns without paperwork in California. However, it is vitally important ...
This is a short excerpt from the California Penal Code, section 12276.1. It does not address shotguns or handguns; I will correct this deficiency later. Penal Code ...
Shotguns in California Law Unless otherwise stated, all excerpts of California Penal Code are as obtained on October 29th, 2007 from the Attorney General's Website ...
Thompsons in California Amazingly enough, the Thompson is ridiculously easy to render California compliant, if you don't mind losing some ergonomics. The Cutts compensator ...
A Timeline of California Firearms Laws Based on a post from Librarian, of Calguns; subsequent additions by Sean Newton. Effective Date Bill Penal Code ...
Notes about Federal Law Federal Weapon Restrictions You may not have a rifle of less than 26" overall length, or it becomes an AOW (Any Other Weapon). In most ...
Sporting and Non Sporting under 922(r) Also, see the main 922(r) page ATF's first test of "sporting" vs "non sporting" firearms was with the USAS 12 shotgun. The ...
Counting Parts for 922(r) See also: Sporting vs Non Sporting Firearms The United States has a lovely bit of import law, Title 18 USC 922(r), which prevents most ...
The Difference between Flare and Grenade Launchers Article in progress; still identifying research points Fundamentally, the difference between a grenade launcher ...
Pennsylvania Firearms Laws A friend of mine has started hassling with deciphering the laws in PA. I'm helping out a bit, and he intends to toss back what he's learned ...
A Listing of Gun Shows It's important that anyone wishing to add to this page, keeps in mind what it isn't . This is absolutely not going to become a gun show calendar ...
Firearms maintenance procedures Generic cleaning procedure for rifle barrels Generic cleaning procedure for pistol barrels Extra steps needed to neutralize ...
Firearms Measurement Tools See Also: Common Tools of Gun owners and Gunsmiths Eventually, I'll end up putting together a bunch of articles here. However, at present ...
MidwayUSA Merchant Notes MidwayUSA is more or less a well organized online Wal Mart of shooter supplies, in contrast with Cheaper Than Dirt (a badly organized online ...
Definition: Milsurp Milsurp is short for "Military Surplus". Thanks to various reasons, including the UN's insistence on the destruction of usable firearms which ...
About Miltec 1 MilTec1 "The ONLY all purpose synthetic metal conditioner and gun oil", according to their claims http://www.militec1.com/ official website http ...
Applying New Sight Paint Hutch45, of SKSboards, writes: If you're talking about a typical sight with white paint and not depressions that would be wiped over with ...
At the 2013 SHOT show, I finally got to get some hands on time with an Olympic Arms 9mm AR. Olympic uses a blowback operated design, and its design is different from ...
Magna Matic Defense is primarily notable for producing gunsmithing tools.. When I stopped by their table at the 2014 SHOT show, they had a neat lineup of tools. ...
Most of the information in this post was sourced from RCI's website, including their instruction manuals. Pictures and what I recall, are from my inspection of their ...
Stockpile Logistics is a new (established 2013) company based out of Pahrump, Nevada. Their first product is the Bird of Prey compensator. At the SHOT show in 2014 ...
Thank you for your input Your input has been forwarded to a TGW editor. Rest assured that your personal information will remain private. Please note that, although ...
Abrasive Blasting in Gunsmithing Work in progress this is more of a placeholder at present. Equipment Checklist Air Compressor: You will want an air compressor ...
Assembling an AR 15 Lower Receiver Because there are a number of things involved in assembling an AR 15 lower, I've chosen to keep each part as a distinct article ...
Installing the Front Pivot Pin on an AR 15 First, drop the long detent spring into the hole on the front right side of the receiver. There are two of these springs ...
Installing a B 15 Bullet Button on an AR 15 This style of magazine lock is no longer popular in California, but I still personally prefer it over most modern bullet ...
Installing the AR 15 Bolt Catch Assembly This is a step by step guide to installing an AR 15 bolt catch assembly. Each of the pictures to the right can be zoomed ...
Installing the Magazine Release on an AR 15 First, separate out the parts. Magazine release button, magazine release, and mag release spring. Insert the magazine ...
Installing the Sporting Conversions Maglock on an AR 15 Although modern California compliance technology has evolved long beyond this point, the Sporting Conversions ...
AR 15 Collapsible Buttstock Installation and Removal The instructions are nearly the same, whether you're going forward or backward, just performed in reverse order ...
AR 15 Fixed Buttstock Installation Unfortunately, although I shall describe herein and with pictures the process of installing an AR 15 fixed buttstock, I don't actually ...
Testing a Bullet Button for Failure Bullet buttons are a widespread and commonly used compliance device for AR 15's and similar rifles in California. The AR 15 bullet ...
SAFETY INSPECTION FOR THE CZ 52 PISTOL (prevent accidental discharge upon decocking on a live chamber) The CZ 52 is a fascinating pistol design, chambered for the ...
Cleaning Deposits from Reloading Bins If you've put any decent number of rounds through a reloading press (particularly a progressive), your bins will eventually look ...
Cleaning a Vibratory Tumbler As you can see in the picture below, tumblers get dirty over time. During the process of vibratory tumbling, the media scratches spent ...
Magnum Research 50cal Mag Followers Apparently, a while back, Magnum Research decided that there was a feed issue with the 50 Action Express magazines. Specifically ...
Fitting a Loose Kydex Grip to a CA 94 For Christmas 2011, I received a Solar Tactical grip wrap for my Coharie Arms CA 94 MP5 clone. Unfortunately, the CA 94's pistol ...
Fixing a G3 / PTR 91 Magazine By Rorschach, of Calguns The purpose is to lock a 10 round magazine in unlisted HK style weapons, thus complying with the requirements ...
Installing an Accu Wedge Ever since I got into the AR 15 scene, I've seen a LOT of people expressing great concern about wanting their upper and lower receivers to ...
Installing a Harris Bipod on a Saiga Unfortunately for Saiga owners, Harris doesn't make any standard bipod mount for the Saiga rifle. Most folks would simply drill ...
Installing a Used Front Sight Base onto a New AR 15 Barrel This article is a work in progress. Check back soon for more information. Synopsis Century Arms has ...
Installing a Kushnapup Stock onto a Saiga 12 When Bjorn Muller's Kushnapup stock was announced, it generated plenty of interest in the Saiga world. Progress towards ...
Installing a Phase 5 Extended Bolt Release (EBR) See also: Installing the AR 15 Bolt Catch Assembly Whenever I read EBR, I think "Evil Black Rifle" a phrase which ...
Reviewing and Installing the DPMS Receiver Rug After my stuck primer experience, I've been keeping primer jams in mind when shooting my AR's. It's not like I could ...
As has become tradition, my Labor Day 2012 gathering turned into a gunsmithing party. The HK USP 40 Compact which I bought recently came with an extended magazine ...
Making an AK 47 Bolt Catch It's worth mentioning that the common AK 47 does not have an automatic bolt hold open mechanism. New AK's may appear to have a manually ...
Making Time to Reload Article in progress One of the most common excuses given for not getting into reloading, is that there just isn't enough time to set aside ...
ATF Standard Method to Measure Barrel Lengths This is ATF's standard method for measuring the length of gun barrels it has been documented to be the case for shotguns ...
MODIFYING A CZ 52 MAGAZINE TO HOLD 9 ROUNDS ( 1 from 8) Phil, of SKSboards, writes: Don't go blind, wear safety goggles. 1) First thing to do is unlock your magazine ...
MODIFYING A 40CAL CZ 75 (or Baby Eagle) MAGAZINE INTO A FULL CAPACITY 9MM MAGAZINE With the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban, most Americans are able ...
The RW Hart bullet puller is a "pliers style" bullet puller. While you can order it directly from Hart, most folks tend to buy or hear about these tools via MidwayUSA ...
About Recrowning Barrels I am by no means an expert on recrowning barrels, but there are a few ways to do it. It's possible to recrown a barrel with sandpaper and ...
Separated Primers in AR 15s There's a reason that military brass usually has crimped in primers. That reason, is that a primer floating around inside of your AR 15 ...
Removing the Flash Hider from an HK93 pattern Rifle Credit: Doug, aka m1a1driver of Calguns, and SeanNewton My friend Doug wanted to be able to use detachable magazines ...
Slugging a Barrel To "slug" a barrel, is to push a soft lead slug through it and then measure the diameter of the slug afterwards. The advantage of this is that you ...
The CZ 97B is a double stack 45ACP pistol with a double stack magazine. The standard capacity for this pistol is 10 rounds, which makes it an excellent choice for ...
As has become tradition, my Labor Day 2012 gathering turned into a gunsmithing party. I quickly realized that I hadn't yet stripped down the HK USP 40 Compact which ...
How to Remove a Stuck Case from Sizing Die The Problem If you manage to wedge a casing into a die so badly that its rim gets torn off by your press when you try to ...
Tumbling Brass Granted, there are plenty of ways to clean brass. That having been said, this article isn't about the other methods. It's simply about some of the ...
Shooting Ranges in California Name Address City Phone Hours Notes Shooting Center 5590 Ruffin Road San Diego 858 279 7233 1000 ...
Recommended Build Party Guidelines Note: This article still needs polish; it started off as "idea hamstering" for the disclaimers at the bottom. Potential Legal ...
Recommended Modifications for the Century PAR 1 The Century Arms PAR 1 pump action AK's were plagued with performance problems related to their conversion to pump ...
Modifying the Kel Tec SU 16 For other SU 16 related articles, visit About the SU 16 The question of modifying the Kel Tec SU 16 comes up mostly in California, where ...
308 AR Compatibility Chart There are several manufacturers of 308 caliber AR family rifles now. Most of them will interchange with one system or another, and it can ...
The AK Family General Overview In military applications, the AK 47 is a select fire weapon first introduced in 1947 by Mikhail Kalashnikov. In civilian applications ...
AR 15 Buttstock Reference When dealing with the AR 15, some folks have issues with installing the buttstock. This article gives an overview of the way buttstocks ...
Iron Sights for the AR 15 Platform The vast majority of AR rifles presently produced, do not come with built in sights. Instead, their upper receiver has a flat picatinny ...
Replacement Nuts for the ARMS #40 Rear Flip Up Sight It's fortunate that, because the ARMS #40 picatinny mount rear sight's mounting nut can be easily lost, it is ...
Running an AR 15 in 22 Long Rifle See also: 223 Remington vs 5.56mm vs 22 Long Rifle. Conversion kits vs Dedicated Upper Fjold, of Calguns, brought up that the 22LR ...
Alexander Arms 50 Beowulf See also: Reloading for 50 Beowulf Related discussion forum: http://www.50beowulf.com/ To answer the most frequently asked questions ...
Alexander Arms 6.5mm Grendel Arms is the primary source for 6.5 Grendel uppers. Baer puts out uppers and complete rifles. Defence sells complete Grendel ...
About 6.8SPC on the AR 15 The 6.8SPC uses a different magazine (although I've heard of successful modification of 5.56mm mags for 6.8SPC, all attempts at this I've ...
AR 15s Chambered in 9mm See also: Analysis of a Rock River Arms 9mm upper Current production 9mm AR 15 Vendors Bushmaster puts out a Carbon 15 based 9mm AR ...
AR furniture pricing I'm slanting this article towards AR furniture. The AR platform allows a truly ridiculous level of accessorizing, and my primary interest lies ...
Firearm Related Abbreviations Also, check the Common Gun Forum Abbrevations list. AOW Any weapon restricted by a ban which is NOT the assault weapon ban ATF Bureau ...
A Guide to Markings Found on AK 47's Romanian AK Markings The red 'G' marking on the side of the rear sight base on Romanian AK 47 kits ("Romy G kits", as they are ...
Annealing Techniques and Equipment Annealing is the process of heating brass necks so that it loses its rigidity, becoming pliable. To the reloader, this is desirable ...
AR Platform Buffer Systems In conventional AR series weapons, the buffer system consists of three main parts and a detent for retention purposes. There are certain ...
AR 15 Weapons Platform Family Major AR Family Members The AR 15 is the most commercially successful of the AR family. The M 16 is simply a select fire version ...
About Blackhawk Blackhawk is a Virginia based manufacturer of law enforcement and tactical gear. It's the outgrowth of a garage business started by a Navy SEAL named ...
Blackhawk's Belt Pouch Holster See also: Locked Unloaded Concealed Carry (LUCC) Back in November '08, the folks at Blackhawk sent me one of their pouch holsters ...
223 / 5.56mm Brass Reference 223 brass is generally primed with a standard Boxer Small Rifle primer. There's a slight difference between the 223 and 5.56mm cartridges ...
5.45x39mm Brass Reference This caliber is, as of December 2008, unavailable in Boxer primed brass as far as the collective knowledge of the internet seems to go. ...
6.8SPC Brass Reference If you've got a mixed collection of 6.8SPC brass, you should sort out your cases based on the primer size. Hornady's brass is primed with small ...
Brass reference for 7.62x39mm 7.62x39mm should only be loaded in batches sorted by headstamp. There are two reasons for this: While Federal uses small rifle ...
Armory USA's Bulgarian Imported AKs All information and research by ShooterDave; editted and formatted by Sean Newton I did some research on the Bulgarian AK known ...
Local places to buy Powder and Primers in California Buying powder and primers online tends to incur hazardous material handling fees. Because of this, it is frequently ...
About the Interactive Caliber Conversion Application To use the application, here. To read about it well, keep reading. Usage Instructions This section is strictly ...
An Overview of Chronographs What Chronographs Do A chronograph is a device via which you can find out how fast your bullets are travelling. This is useful to the ...
Brass Component Reference Guide One of these days, I intend to expand this to a headstamp database. I don't care what the history of any given cartridge is; all I ...
Conecealing Firearms Containers Holsters are one way of carrying firearms, either in the open or concealed. However, there is another category of firearms transport ...
Caliber Conversions on the Dillon 650 See also: Interactive Caliber Conversion application! I should note that this is mostly taken from the back of Dillon's 650 ...
"Ed's Red" Revisited I came across this recipe when researching the lubricants article. According to the article, ER will damage most wood finishes if left on ...
FFL Logbooks First off, this section pertains only to holders of Federal Firearms Licenses (FFLs). This does include Curio and Relic FFLs. Firearms acquired and disposed ...
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