The One Thing That You Really Need to Know… ...when you choose a concealed-carry holster

—by M1911A1— We all have our own ideas about what makes one holster more appropriate for self-defensive concealed carry than another. And consider all of the choices that you have to make: Inside the pants or outside the pants, high-ride … Continue reading

Rock Island Armory XT 22, Model 51930 .22LR 1911-Based Pistol Part 2 of 3 - The Issues

This article is a follow-up to my Rock Island Armory XT 22, Model 51930 .22LR 1911-Based Pistol Part 1 of 3: http://guntoters.com/blog/2017/02/05/rock-island-armory-xt-22-model-51930-22lr-1911-based-pistol-review/ article. This article focuses on a couple of issues that I have with the pistol and how I … Continue reading

Rock Island Armory XT 22, Model 51930 .22LR 1911-Based Pistol Part 1 of 3

The Rock Island Armory XT series of pistols have opened the door to inexpensive, reliable, and fun shooting 1911-based pistols intended for target shooting, competition, plinking rounds, defensive work, and hunting rodent-like animals.  Three versions are available: XT 22 Standard … 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

Gunsmither™ 10-22 Safety Takedown Tool Product Review Removing and Installing the 10/22 Safety Safely

I am going to start out by saying that if you own a Ruger 10/22, and like to do your own work on the trigger group, the Gunsmither™ 10-22 Safety Takedown Tool should be in your gunsmithing tool box – … Continue reading

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