A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


The Caldwell Zero Max Shooting Rest Sometimes We Just Need Rest

It seems that I have been bench resting a lot of rifles lately to zero in scopes and such.  While I have a Caldwell Lead Sled, it is not the most transportable bench rest in the world. I do have … Continue reading

10/22 Trigger Shimming… ... with Michigan Center Outdoors and TriggerShims.Com

Having performed several standard 10/22 trigger conversions to Volquartsen Match Hammer and Sear units, I was still not satisfied with the results. Granted that the trigger pull weight was tremendously reduced by using the Volquartsen Match Hammer and Sear units, … Continue reading

The Ruger 10/22 Trigger: To Replace, Modify, or No to Both?

If you are a Ruger 10/22 owner, you will probably agree that the most contentious part of the firearm is the trigger.  Heavy and rough from the factory, the standard 10/22 trigger has garnered a lot of complaints over the … Continue reading

Gunsmither 10/22 Bolt Bar and Extractor Tool – Product Review

THE CLAIM – PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: If you have ever struggled with re-installing your charging handle and spring under the bolt in a Ruger 10/22, this is the answer! This solves the problem of properly aligning the bolt and charging handle … Continue reading

The Ruger 10/22 Target Project

If you are in the Ruger 10/22 frame of mind, and if the 10/22 Target model interests you, this article may be worth a read. The Ruger 10/22 Target, in the current models, is offered in two models; the 1121 … Continue reading

Optic Rings and Demonic Possession

Having mounted a number of magnified and non-magnified optics on long guns and handguns in my brief time as a firearms operator, I have a few thoughts on optic mounting rings. Like many who are handgun enthusiasts, I have a … Continue reading

Ruger 10/22 Target (Model 1262) – Product Review

The Ruger 10/22 is a semi-automatic rimfire rifle that was introduced in 1964 and was chambered in .22 Long Rifle. As popular then, as it is now, the Ruger 10/22 has almost a religious following among adults, has served as … Continue reading

BDC Rifle Scopes: by “Taurian”

Bullet Drop Compensation rifle scopes, or more commonly referred to simply as BDC scopes, lead to more questions than answers for most of us. Questions stemming from using BDC scopes may also apply to MIL-DOT scopes as well.  Factually speaking, … Continue reading

Short Distance Zeroing for Long Distance Shooting

Before deer hunting season hit here in Georgia, there were many hunters bringing their hunting rifles to the indoor range that I frequent for “zeroing” prior to the actual season, or to initially zero the rifle prior to taking it … Continue reading

Nikon PROSTAFF RIMFIRE II 4-12×40 BDC 150 – Product Review Peering Through A New Looking Glass!

It is not unusual for me to try out different, reasonably-priced scopes on a rifle until I find one that I like. After all, you can read the reviews and reports, and after reading many of them you will still … Continue reading