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DIY – Pine Cone Stove

Years ago when I was a Boy Scout, I had a scoutmaster that had a cool little wood burning stove that he would use on occasion at different camping events. The cool thing about this stove is that it folds up completely flat, taking up almost no room in a pack, which if you have ever done much backpacking, you know that is a good thing. It was one of those things that would pop …

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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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