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AR Hammer Beer Opener

Do you have an old AR hammer sitting around? After a little discussion over on the Triangle Tactical Facebook Page on whether or not an AR hammer would work as a cool beer opener, my friend Max posted up this picture of an old AR hammer he had sitting around. He said it took a little grinding to make it work, but now he has a cool beer opener for the man cave. I think …

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The Beginning of a Holster

I’ve had a hankerin’ for a black leather pancake holster for my XDs 9mm for a while now. They go on and off pretty easily, hold tight to the body, I find them really comfortable, and kydex pancake holsters suck. After doing some looking around online, I just can’t justify the price that comes with with nice leather these days, so I figured I may as well make a nice holster, and document the process …

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DIY: Stippling

Stippling plastic things has grown in popularity over the past couple of years. It’s easy, cheap, and with a little plastic it can really make a good looking, as well as functional result. Here’s a couple of videos I’ve shot recently showing you a couple of the more popular styles of stippling: The first is the “tree bark” style, which if you want to see a better picture of, check out this post about stippling …

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Glock Sight Install Nightmare

Helped a friend install some new Ameriglo night sights on his Glock 22 last night. He had already removed the old rear sight, and began to install the new rear when it got stuck. I was able to hammer it back out of the dovetail, grease it up, and push it back in without too much trouble with my homemade sight pusher. Changing the front site was an absolute nightmare. The pistol is a Gen2 …

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DIY – How To Make Kydex Holsters

This is a step by step guide showing you how to make Kydex holsters. This is a pretty easy process, definitely easier than the shotgun shell caddies I showed you how to make in the first part of the “3-gun on the cheap” series. I made this holster out of .08″ Boltaron thermoplastic. I like this thickness of plastic, as it’s thick enough for most uses, yet thin enough that it’s still pretty easy to …

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Covert Rifle Bags

With the current state of things, many people are looking for ways to transport their rifles without carrying around a big case that screams “GUN!”. This past weekend I was walking around Gander Mountain¬† and I saw a display of covert rifle bags made by Blackhawk that were shaped like tennis bags, but they were just a hair bigger, which allow for a broken down AR-15 to fit in the bag covertly. Alternatively, Comp-Tac has …

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DIY – Shotgun Shell Caddies

This is a step by step DIY guide on how to make your own shotgun shell caddies for 3-gun competition. When making these shotgun shell caddies, I use 0.08″ Kydex or Boltaron. I’ve used Kydex brand plastic in the past, but recently started using Boltaron brand due to the lesser cost. I purchase the plastic from knifekits.com. First things first, to make these, you need something to mold the kydex around. I’ve actually found an …

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3-gun On The Cheap!

3-gun is one of the fastest growing shooting sports, and for good reason: its a LOT of fun! Especially here in Eastern NC, we have a lot of options when it comes to 3-gun, with more being added every year. I’d bet that most people interested in 3-gun probably have a rifle, shotgun, and pistol suitable for getting started in the game, but most of them probably don’t have the rest of the gear needed, …

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DIY – M&P Novak Rear Sight Modification

I’ve mentioned a couple times that I feel that the Novak sights that come on the S&W M&P9 Pro are a little crowded. When shooting I feel like I’m not getting as much light through the sight picture as I would like. The obvious answer would be to just buy new sights, but that is too easy. I’ve become a really big fan of my Sevigny competition sights that I have installed on my Glock …

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Buy Fiber Optics for your Sights in Bulk!

If you are buying fiber optic inserts for your sights by the inch, you are getting screwed. If you are anything like me, you prefer a fiber optic front sight on your competition pistols. Being that the fiber optic insert is just a small piece of plastic, they tend to break fairly often. I recently noticed some cracks in the fiber optic insert on the front sight on my S&W M&P Pro, and decided to …

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