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The S&W M&P Magazine Baseplates Are Too Big!

One of my gripes about the S&W M&P9 Pro is that the magazine baseplates are just too big! With the baseplate being so large, it changes the angle of the magazine in my hand during a reload, and is causing me to fumble some reloads. Certainly I could just practice more and more until I’m used to the different angle, however, I like to stay proficient with both of the pistols that I shoot most …

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S&W M&P9 Pro Trigger Job

Yesterday I posted about my first impressions of the Smith & Wesson M&P9 Pro, and the majority of my discontent with the pistol was with the awful gritty trigger. Sure, I could throw an Apex Tactical DCAEK kit in the pistol, and the trigger would improve considerably, however, I don’t feel that I should need to throw a $100 trigger kit into a brand new pistol in order for it to have a serviceable trigger. …

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DIY MOLLE Clip

While getting some stuff around last night for this weekends Trace Armory Group pistol/carbine class, I wanted to add a small “boo boo kit” to my HSGI Suregrip belt. Low and behold I did not have any MOLLE locks, or other MOLLE attachment pieces around the house. I came up with a really stupid simple solution, that is easy to weave, easy to make, and easy to detach. It is so simple in fact, that …

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Crossbreed Supertuck Squeaking!

The Crossbreed Supertuck is a fine holster, and mine is my favorite holster for concealed carry. As I noted in my review of the holster though, the clips on the holster are rubbing against the leather causing a nasty squeak when I move about during the day. I’ve done some searches on the internet, and this appears to be a pretty common issue. The first suggestion I found online was to rub body powder into …

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DIY – The in’s and out’s of working with kydex.

I’ve been working with Kydex for a while now, and from time to time I help out a friend and make a holster, or magazine pouch, or something for them. I don’t do it as a business (filling orders sucks) however, its a lot of fun, and once you have all the tools, you can really save a lot of money on holsters if you buy new guns a lot. Where to get it? I …

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DIY Glock Sight Pusher

I’ve got a handful of Glock pistols, all of which wear some sort of aftermarket sights. For a couple years now, I have been hammering them in with a framing hammer, and a brass punch. It actually works quite well for getting them into the dovetail, however for fine tuning the sights at the range, it can be a pain. I was home visiting my parents this last week, and I had the opportunity to …

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Pearce Grip Handstop

This is a quick tutorial on how to use a Pearce pistol grip extension as a handstop on a Troy TRX Extreme handguard. I would imagine the process would be similar on other similar handguards as well. First, I headed over to see my friends at Carolina Gunrunners this afternoon, and I picked up a Pearce grip extension for a Glock 26. While looking around, I noticed the Pearce grip extensions, and noticed that they …

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