Projects, Shooting

Cheap and Durable Target Holder System

Just because a target holder is expensive, doesn’t mean it’s durable and will last. Likewise, the opposite is true: just because a target holder is cheap, doesn’t mean it won’t last long. While there are a number of target stands/holders on the market, many don’t last long at all. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the most durable.

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Upcoming Gun Project Update

Just last month I posted a video on YouTube that displayed a functioning, integrally suppressed shotgun. The video also included instructions on how you could construct your own, assuming it is legal in your state. Since the video, I have constructed a second, more durable suppressor, and made a few small tweaks to the design. I’ll be posting updates on how the shotgun performs with some subsonic shells I ordered just for this test.

NOTE: For those who haven’t watched the video, I’ve provided it down below. Version 1.0 was able to reduce the sound of standard Winchester birdshot so that hearing protection wasn’t needed.

Entertainment, True Stories

“Just Hit It with A Hammer” – An Adventure in Bad Gunsmithing

I think it’s reasonably safe to say that, at one point in their life, all gun owners have made some sort of modification, addition or customization to one or more of their guns. The first “high-powered” rifle I ever owned was a Yugoslavian SKS I purchased from a local sporting goods store. I remember grinning with excitement as I smelled the gun solvent and hot water stripping the cosmolene from the rifle. The rifle was reasonably accurate out to 100 yards, and I enjoyed shooting it for many months before I entertained the idea of removing its wood stock.

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