Articles by Rifleshooter

5 Great gift ideas for shooters and reloaders!

November 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Considering how technical the shooting sports can be, shooters and reloaders can be demanding people to shop for.  With over twenty years in the sport, I decided to weigh in with my gift ideas.  Hopefully this guide will help give you the perfect gift this …

223 Ackley Improved: A better 223? Whether it’s simple curiosity or a desire to increase performance, exploring different cartridges is part of being a shooter.  One way to accomplish this is to purchase a new firearm.  Another, more economical option, is to convert a rifle you …

Lapua brass is on sale!

November 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

  Wow, just browsing the net and saw Brownells has some pretty deep discounts on Lapua brass, take a look, (click here).

In this post I’ll be machining a golf ball pattern into the top of a 1911 slide.  This pattern will match the golf ball texture on the grip and main spring housing, giving the pistol a unique, custom look. For reference purposes, a schematic of …

Perhaps the biggest disadvantage of 1911 pistol is the shape of it’s butt.  The square edge can print when the pistol is carried concealed.  To address this, Ed Brown designed a Bobtail conversion mainspring housing for full and Commander sized guns.  This conversion replaces the …

Countersunk and flush cut slide stop pins have become common on custom 1911s over the past few years.  This simple modification adds a distinctive touch to a 1911 frame. For reference purposes, a schematic of a 1911 pistol can be found here. Before we get …

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