A Litte More On Rule 1: A Gun Is Always Loaded

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Rule 1: A gun is always loaded! Yes. Always. Even when it’s not. Every year we hear about people who are accidentally shot with ‘unloaded’ guns. “I thought it was unloaded!” “I’m sure I unloaded it last time I put it away!” “It wasn’t loaded before!” “Maybe I was loaded last time I unloaded it!” […]

Buyers Guide: Blackhawk! Leather Speed Classic Gun Holster

Blackhawk! Leather Speed Classic Snubnose Revolver Holster

We recently reviewed the Blackhawk! Leather Speed Classic Holster for a Ruger LCR revolver and found it to be an excellent concealed carry solution for several reasons. It’s discreet. The design causes the revolver to ride high relative to the belt line. This makes for easier concealment and reduces the need for a knee-length photographers […]

A Custom Ruger 10/22 for Project Valour-IT

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  We’ve just completed an epic building project. Successfully. Without bleeding. Or parts left over. Over the past couple of months, we’ve been working with the great folks at Ruger and Brownells to customize a stock Ruger 10/22 Carbine. It’s now a fancy race rifle. A glamorous gun. A fantastic firearm. A phantasmagorical plinker. You get […]

Soup It Up For Soldiers Step 5: Optics – Add The Right Riflescope

Nikon ProStaff Rimfire 4x32 scope on Ruger 10/22

After much crying, whining, gnashing of teeth, a few injuries, but no lost parts, we’ve reached the finish line with Step 5 of the Ruger 10/22 Soup it up for Soldiers Custom Ruger 10/22 build. Ruger Custom 10/22 Project Step 5: Add A Sweet Riflescope The generous folks at Brownells have donated a sweet optic […]

Soup It Up For Soldiers Step 4: Custom Ruger 10/22 Extended Bolt Handle Installation

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We’ve completed 3 steps out of the 5 planned for this Ruger 10/22 customization project. As my teenage kids would say, we’ve got “one sick rifle” at this point. As you’ll see from the photos, we’ve put a temporary optic on it for testing as the bull barrel has no iron sights. What’s next? Custom […]

Soup It Up For Soldiers Step 3: Ruger 10/22 Competition Trigger and Magazine Release

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Now that steps 1 and 2 of the Customer Ruger 10/22 project are complete, we’ve got one nasty accurate rifle with what is perhaps the world’s most comfortable (and sporty) stock. As you’ll recall, with the help of Brownells, we installed a Revolution Extreme custom stock on the now customized Ruger 10/22. What’s next? Step […]

Soup It Up For Soldiers Step 2: Bull the Barrel

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Last Week… Last week in Step 1: Sportify the Stock, we replaced the standard stock on our Ruger 10/22 with a custom Revolution Extreme one, graciously donated by Brownells. This week, we’re going to replace the barrel with a sporty competition model from Tactical Solutions – also graciously donated by Brownells. Remember, at the end […]

Soup It Up For Soldiers – Step 1: Ruger 10/22 Stock Upgrade

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The Mission: Customize a Ruger 10/22 Carbine We’re building a custom Ruger 10/22 rifle. For education and charity. And fun. We’ve always thought that the Ruger 10/22 rifle is one of the classic customizable platforms out there. It’s so popular, and so extensible, that an entire supporting industry has sprung out out of the (gun) […]

Top 5 Coolest Things from NRA Annual Meeting Day 1

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Even with a busy meeting and interview schedule, we managed to spot some pretty nifty things during day 1 of the NRA Annual Meeting in St. Louis. So far, we’ve only covered about 30% of the exhibits, so look for more over the next two days. Here are some of the standouts from Day 1: […]

Soup It Up For Soldiers: You Can Get The Ultimate Custom Ruger 10/22 and Benefit Project Valour-IT

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We’re going to have some fun, learn some things about home gunsmithing, melt the phone lines to the the Brownells GunTech Team, and hopefully not butcher a perfectly good Ruger 10/22 Carbine in the process. And all for a great cause. At SHOT Show 2012, we got to talking to GunTech Team Leader Dave Bennetts. […]