Sharp and detailed images will guide you through the disassembly and reassembly of the Ruger 10/22 trigger group. Use this as a reference to aid you with trigger jobs and/or installing custom parts…
Welcome to part two of the multi-part series on sighting techniques. In this section, we’ll be discussing a method called point shooting. Point shooting differs from standard aimed shooting in the sense that it is target-focused rather than sight-focused. In
This is the first installment in a multi-part sighting techniques tutorial. This section is intended to help give some visual aid to new shooters, or to those who are teaching someone else to shoot. The goal here is to give
This video demonstrates the correct [and cheap] way to perform a trigger job on an AR-15 with a standard mil spec trigger. It will guide you through the “what and where” of properly stoning the fire control group [FCG] components with an armorers stone. It also provides a detailed how-to on swapping out the hammer / trigger / disconnector springs for a lighter set using the JP Enterprises Reduced Power Spring Kit [3.5lb].
This video shows how a Ruger MK IV 22/45 LITE functions with the Tandemkross Blast Shield installed.
This is a great video that deserves some attention; a data compilation and analysis of real-world handgun shootings. It examines their effectiveness when weighed against other pistol calibers, and against rifles and shotguns.
With the seemingly constant increase of nuclear threats, be they accidental [Fukushima] or deliberate [North Korea], there has been a resurgence in Geiger counter and radiation detector sales. Lets take a look at how classic Geiger’s compare to a modern radiation detector.
This post was compiled to address the incessant light primer strikes that plague the Savage Rascal .22 LR, an otherwise good firearm. This condition is caused by a combination of two firing pin design defects: 1. An excessively wide rim
As you might already know, dry firing certain rimfire arms can do serious damage to internal components such as the firing pin and the breech. Using “dummy rounds” or “snap caps” can help alleviate the risk of doing serious damage to your gun.
This video tutorial shows you how to properly align standard rifle aperture/peep sights. It also gives you precise visual queues on correct sight picture.
Many physicians groups are lobbying Congress for permission and funding to study “gun violence” as a public health issue. That is why the irony of the following is as humorous as it is alarming.
Sometimes folks ask us why we do not include fingerprinting services like some other Utah Concealed Firearm Permit [CFP] instructors do. This article from the Salt Lake Tribune explains the response we have used for years. Poor print quality will get
In our Utah concealed carry courses, we get a large share of self-defense questions from our students. Needless to say, some can be difficult to answer with a simple yes or no. Sometimes the law uses ambiguous terminology. Other times, there
There are few things more disappointing in life than spending hundreds of dollars on a new concealed carry gun, plus hundreds more on ammo, sights, holsters, etc, just to find out that you don’t really like the gun. In this
Logic would dictate that when an armed, violent maniac is trying to kill you, a reasonable response would be to return fire, reload and repeat as needed. While the world struggles to digest what happened in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13th, 2015, the focus is drawn to a belated effort to end the wave of migrants from Syria into Europe. Unfortunately, this effort fails to address the most fundamental security flaw in the EU…
I have never considered myself to be an environmentalist, but I do love the outdoors. And, I tend to prefer wild lands be as clean as possible. In a recent shooting trip to one of my favorite BLM-managed sites, I couldn’t help but notice how much trash shooters have left in the desert.
Most of us are aware of people selling fake Asian-made knock-off’s or copies of legitimate name-brand products. This is nothing new. Some can be well-made and carry a much lower price tag, making them a decent value. However, there has
I have always been a huge fan of the Surefire E2-Series tactical flashlights. They are rugged, reliable and simple to operate during a stressful situation. However, the older models that use incandescent bulbs have been overshadowed by the enhanced performance and energy efficiency of the newer LED versions.
I can honestly say that I never experienced any real problems with the gas impingement system of the Stoner design. However, I quickly learned to dread the filth that would become of my BCG after even a short range session. I felt as though I was spending more time scrubbing carbon than flinging lead.
The Savage Rascal takes a solid stab at bringing us a rifle that is both compact and easy to wield.
If you are like me, you love your Ruger 10/22 rifles and carbines. However, I have always felt that the factory sights leave much to be desired. As I strive to bring my 10/22’s closer to perfection (and closer to
In the following review, we will examine the numerous standard features that make the Savage 10PC rifle an incredible value.
The “Strelok” app by developer Igor Borisov is a free, high-quality ballistic calculator for Android OS that has many noteworthy attributes (the “donate” version is $9.99). This independent review post will take you through the top features and highlights of
I recently decided to breathe some new life into my father’s 30-year-old Ruger 10/22 carbine. This rifle has been with him for as long as I can remember. This is the rifle that I learned to shoot with, and until
It appears that the folks at Techlite take customer concerns into serious consideration. Not too long ago, Techlite released a Gen-2 Lumen Master 150-Lumen Tactical Flashlight, and more recently, a 200-Lumen version as well. Techlite addressed some major points of
I was recently approached by an ammo retailer called www.ammoforsale.com, who sent me some Fiocchi Exacta 77gr Sierra MatchKing-HPBT .223 (223MKD) for testing. So, I pulled out the old 90’s model Ruger Ranch rifle, some targets and a chrono and
Most who visit this site are well aware that calling upon the aid of others in a desperate situation can take anywhere from minutes, to hours or days for that aid to arrive. I assume this is perhaps the primary
I thought I’d share these pix with you from a recent trip to the public range. These are the 300 yard rifle gong’s after several seasons of hard pounding. It’s amazing that hard armor plates can be defeated by soft lead
When I first started reloading, I recall feeling a bit overwhelmed by the perceived complexity of the task. Over time, I realized that reloading a modern metallic cartridge is actually quite a simple process, and is only complicated by the
One Brasstard.com reader recently contacted me with some questions about getting into a new 10mm Auto pistol. He had some great questions about 10mm guns, ammo, and accessories, and I thought it would be worth sharing with others who might
In this post, we will take a look at three high-grade .177″ hunting pellets, and how they perform in wet mass. These include… Beeman “Crow Magnum” Gamo “Rocket” Gamo “Red Fire” The test gun was a Crosman 2100 Classic pump
If you reload for auto pistol’s, I am certain that you are familiar with the hassles of tracking down your spent brass after it has been launched into the upper edge of the exosphere. This article will take an in-depth
As we approach yet another apocalyptic “prophecy” in 2012, some folks are already starting to prepare. As weapons and munitions caches in basements across the country begin bulging at the seams, I can’t help but question the validity of this
If you are involved in reloading, you may have heard about companies like Rainier and Berry’s who produce value-priced, copper-plated bullets. In this article, we will take a look at the .40 caliber Rainier plated hollow point to see how
For hunters, fishermen and outdoorsmen, navigation to and from our recreation site has become much easier in recent years. As GPS units become cheaper, smaller and more accurate, we have run out of reasons to procrastinate the adoption of this
Part combat sidearm, part mountain gun, the Glock Model 20 is a serious workhorse with vast potential. For many 10mm Auto aficionado’s, it is revered as being one of the best platforms for this hefty cartridge. After spending a considerable
The US Supreme Court released their decision on this landmark case today, applying the 2nd Amendment to States and cities. The doors of case law have effectively been opened for waves of new litigation against excessive regional “gun control”. Here
Ka-Bar is well known for making useful, durable and affordable blades. Their fighting knives are good enough for the US armed forces, and their Khukuri “Kukri” machete is no less a solid and serviceable product. If you are in the
The Gamo Rocket pellet is likely to impress even the most demanding hunter. The unique design of the BB-integrated hollow point, and the sheer down-range power of the Rocket makes for a very useful and diverse pellet.
With the amazing growth in the issuance of concealed carry permits throughout the United States, many new CC’ers are confronted with the daunting task of choosing a proper holster. Unfortunately, the industry has yet to develop a single holster that
As you may have heard, the FBI recently released the preliminary semi-annual crime report for Jan-June 2009. Once again, crime in America is on the decline… despite the fact that 2009 was a record year for the gun industry. Now,
In the world of “tactical” flashlights, it’s hard to beat the simple, robust and reliable design of Surefire lights. However, the quality you get from a Surefire comes with a steep price tag that many of us find hard to
I recently had the opportunity to borrow this handy little pistol for a falling plates match at Laguna Seca last weekend. It was one of very few Glock pistols present among the vast sea of precision-tuned 1911’s. When it comes
In this post, we will take a look at what is perhaps the most common caliber on Earth, the rimfire .22 Long Rifle. I wanted to test a few CCI “premium” loads, as well as one of my preferred “bulk
As a huge fan of the 10mm Auto cartridge, it was only natural for me to give the little beast some server space here at Brasstard.com. DoubleTap Ammo has been one of few ammo factories who load the 10mm up
Here is a report on the testing of 4 different types of defense-grade ammo for the .38 Special. From left to right, the Remington 125g Golden Saber +P, the Buffalo Bore 158g LSWC-HP, the Buffalo Bore 150g Wadcutter, and the
Anyone that has ever ventured into the shotgun section of an internet gun forum has likely witness a heated argument over various defensive loads. Most folks are of the school of thought that will accept nothing less than 00 buckshot
With the over-inflated price of ammo these days, it seems that everyone is going back to an old favorite… the .22 Long Rifle. Luckily, there is a whole slew of pre-configured .22 pistols and rifles out there to choose from,
Here is a comparison I did with two types of expanding/deforming x39 ammo. Both rounds were fired through an M70 Century Yugo AK with a 16.25″ barrel. The test medium was a pair of water-soaked phone books (see “Phone Book
These are some Winchester Super-X 12 gauge 2.75″ 1 oz. rifled soft lead HP slugs that I picked up at Wal-Mart at about $3/5-pack. I have to admit, they are loaded hot for only being a 2.75″ case. They kick