Category Archives: SemiAutomatic

1911 FLGR – Yes or No? An observation from Experimentation

There has been a long-standing debate regarding the advantages and disadvantage of full-length guide rods (herein, referred to simply as FLGR or FLGRs) in 1911 pistols. Usually, I am of the standing that if a 1911 is equipped with a … Continue reading

Henry AR7 Upgrade Roll Out the Barrel!

Since my initial review of the Henry AR& “Survival” rifle (http://guntoters.com/blog/2017/03/12/henry-ar-7-u-s-survival-rifle-model-h002b-product-review/), a couple of upgrades have been made to the firearm that I would like to share. The first of these upgrades was a Red Dot sight, which is a … Continue reading

Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded (PX9151L) – Product Review

There is something about a stainless-steel firearm that says rugged reliability is inherent.  Those of us who live in the Southern United States also realize the advantages of owning and carrying stainless-steel firearms, as they are less prone to the … 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

Optics and the Henry AR-7 U.S. Survival Rifle Is the Challenge Worth It?

I recently wrote an article about mounting a scope to the CZ 527M Carbine and the challenges that I faced when doing so. Surprisingly, placing an optic on the Henry AR-7 U.S. Survival rifle is no less a challenge due … 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

Ruger MKIV Hunter (40118) Review Gittin' Yur' Groove On!

If you have read my review of the new Ruger MKIV Target 22 (Ruger MKIV Target (40101) Review The Best MK Yet!!: http://guntoters.com/blog/2016/10/30/ruger-mkiv-target-40101-review/), you already know how excited I am with this new version of the “MK” line of Ruger … 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

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