Tuesday, July 30, 2013

M2 Machine Gun - Browning Ma Deuce Rimfire

If you've seen the micro Browning 1919, then you knew there was an M2 version in 22 Magnum with an interchangeable barrel for 17 HMR. When making this video the M2 blew up in the shooters face a couple of times due to a broken part that keeps the gun from firing out of battery. It was not until we disassembled the rifle that we found the problem. However, we go over the particulars of this really interesting gun. Now I just need a roll bar mount for my Jeep Wrangler :)

Here's a sample of a case firing out of battery.  See the video below for this event.

Monday, July 15, 2013

80% AR15 Lower - Making an AR-15 without the Government knowing about it.

As a hobbyist, I love doing little projects. Give me some parts for an AR15 and I am extra excited. At the 2013 Texas Multigun Championships I met Will of www.WhiskeyArms.com and learned about his 80% lowers for sale. Soon after the match I dropped by his shop to see for myself. An 80 percent lower is basically an AR15 lower that is only 80% complete in the definition of the ATF. So it can be shipped directly to your house without any FFL forms involved. The cool thing about these lowers is that WhiskeyArms ships them with all the tooling and jigs needed for you to complete the gun with pretty much standard power tools. Granted, in the video to follow, I used a real mill to complete mine. But judge for yourself if this project is for you... Now all I need is to pick a color to finish mine.

Mill Instructions:

Drill Press Instructions:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

1911 ATI / GSG / Sig Sauer 22 LR Magazine Safety Removal & Mainspring Housing Replacement

Removing the magazine safety in your GSG or Sig Sauer 1911 22LR pistol is one of the most easiest modification that you can do to your gun. In this video I will show you to the how to steps to accomplish this. Additionally I'll show you have to replace the factory curved main spring housing to an aftermarket flat one. This is also a very simple task and with a little patience you can accomplish it in no time. This video will pertain to all 1911's. So even if you do not own one of these fantastic 22 pistols, this video can help you modify your full power 1911.

I this video I do all my modifications on my second GSG pistol where I am in the process of converting the factory weapon into an IPSC Open gun. Any gun that is chambered for the 22 caliber long rifle round and is a close replica of your main center-fire gun is an inexpensive way to train.

This gun will do double duty since I plan to make my modifications based on smaller hands so that my son can start shooting Steel Challenge Competitions with me. However, It's gonna be cool anyway!

Be sure and pick your magazine upgrade kit for the GSG and Sig Sauer 1911 22LR pistol. With this magazine modification, you can get 15 rounds in the magazine and 1 in the chamber for a total of 16 rounds of ammunition in the gun! Click on the link on the right hand of this page or buy it on Amazon with the link at the bottom of this post!

1911 Auto Match Grade Triggers - Long Curve Nylon Trigger
1911 Auto Match Grade Triggers - Long Curve Nylon Trigger
Rigid stainless steel bow attached to extremely lightweight durable shoe has tabs for take up adjustment to provide a crisp-feeling trigger. Shoes are available in your choice of glass-filled nylon or aluminum and come equipped with an overtravel stop screw. Precise bow tolerances maintain proper magazine clearance for smooth function. Mfg: Sti SPECS: Bow - 4140 stainless steel. Shoe - Glass filled nylon or aluminum. Long Curve Trigger is 2-7⁄16'''' (6.1cm) long .239'''' (6mm) wide. Short Curve Trigger is 2'''' (5.7cm) long .237'''' (6mm) wide. Aluminum Trigger is 2'''' long .217 (5.5mm) wide.

1911 Auto Mainspring Housing - Bl/Fl Fits Gc - Chainlink
1911 Auto Mainspring Housing - Bl/Fl Fits Gc - Chainlink
Classic and contemporary looking mainspring housings combine form and function so there is no compromise in grip control even though they look great. Flat shaped housings are available with popular 25 lpi checkering preferred by many shooters as well the latest Snakeskin Chainlink and Chainlink II patterns that provide a secure gripping surface without the "sharpness" of machine cut checkering. Because they won't abrade your hand or clothing they make the perfect addition to competition carry and tactical guns. Chainlink model also available with integral lanyard loop for attaching a weapon retention device. Traditional Arched housing rides high in the heel of th Mfg: Ed Brown SPECS: Steel blued or stainless steel (SS) natural finish. The Government Model housing features drop-in installation in all full-size 1911 pistols including full size Para-Ordnance pistols such as the P-14 and P-16. All housings will work great with any finish or type of steel including alumin