Category Archives: Carbine

Ruger American Ranch 7.62x39mm vs. CZ 527 Carbine Rustic, 7.62x39mm

The 7.62x39mm cartridge is one of my all time favorites. The 7.62x39mm cartridge has been around since 1947 and has proven itself to be a light-recoiling cartridge for offensive work, defensive work, and hunting medium-sized game. The bullet design includes … Continue reading

CZ-USA Model 527M M, 7.62x39mm Carbine – Product Review Short by Nature - Not short on Performance!

CZ-USA was founded in 1997 and is the US-based subsidiary of Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod, a Czech firearms manufacturer. CZ-USA, based in Kansas City, Kansas, is responsible for the importation and distribution of CZ products in the United States. The … Continue reading

Hi-Point 4595TS and 995TS WC Advanced Optics Project More Optical Delusions!

I had purchased a Hi-Point 4595TS Carbine and was so impressed by it that a 9mm version soon followed; the 995TS WC. As with the Hi-Point 4595TS, the 995TS WC went through some modifications to include removing the rear and … Continue reading

Ruger 10/22 Takedown (Model 11100) Project A Journey That Comes Apart!

When the Ruger 10/22 was introduced in 1964, perhaps in response to Marlin’s ever-popular Model 60, it took the world of .22 caliber firearms by storm.  The Ruger 10/22 is now touted as being the most customized firearm ever.  In … Continue reading

Hogue Ghillie Green Rubber OverMolded Stock for 10-22 Takedown Standard Barrel

Hogue, Inc. has been the “go to” provider of grips and stocks since 1968. I have used Hogue grips and stocks on a few firearms to include Ruger, most 1911-based pistols, and my beloved Mossberg 500 12-guage shotgun that has … Continue reading

Henry AR-7 U.S. Survival Rifle, Model H002B – Product Review Can You Survive Without One?

Much has already been written and videoed about the Henry Repeating Arms AR-7 so I will not be able to add too much to the mix with one exception.  Most, if not all, reviews and videos regarding the Henry AR-7 … Continue reading

Scoping the CZ 527M Carbine

Scoping the CZ 527M carbine has been a contentious project for me. So much, in fact, that I decided to write a separate article so that you can learn from my mistakes should you decide to purchase a CZ 527M … Continue reading

The Ruger 10/22 “International” Build A Touch of this, a Touch of That!

It seems that I have been writing about a few Ruger 10/22 projects of late. This article addresses yet another 10/22 build; a conversion from the standard 10/22 carbine configuration to an “International” configuration. The Ruger 10/22 International was introduced, … Continue reading

Scouting Around – Part II (Ruger Gunsite Scout Review - Continued – Finally!)

If you have read my review of the Ruger Gunsite Scout in .308 Winchester (Scouting Around – Part I: http://guntoters.com/blog/2014/11/15/scouting-around-part-i/, I presented a somewhat detailed view of the RGS and promised a range report.  My, oh my, how time flies! … Continue reading

Hi-Point 995TS WC – Product Review

When I purchased the Hi-Point 4595TS carbine (read my reviews: Hi-Point 4595TS Carbine – Product Review and Hi-Point 4595TS Carbine – Product Review, Part 2 I have to admit that at first I was skeptical. That skepticism soon vanished after … Continue reading