Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mauser 9mm C96 "Red 9" Broom Handle Pistol



The distinctive characteristics of the C96 are the fixed magazine, the long barrel, the wooden shoulder stock which can double as a holster or carrying case and a grip shaped like the handle of a broom. Besides the standard 7.63×25mm chambering, the C96 was also chambered for 9×19mm Parabellum or 9mm seen in the following pictures.

My brief encounter with the Mauser was a pleasure. My son and I took the pistol to the indoor pistol range with a handful of my USPSA Match 9mm ammo. Loading the pistol proved difficult without the stripper clips that the pistol was designed for. Infact, I'm not quite sure how you would load the pistol without the stock installed as you may see in the video above. Topping off the integral box magazine with a 10th round was incredibly tough without a stripper clip. However, once loaded the pistol was a joy to shoot. Both my son and I found the recoil super soft and manageable. The pistol shot high and right for both of us but that did not stop up from blasting away. I did notice if you have a "high grip" on the pistol, there is the possibility of "hammer bite" from the action cocking the hammer as it is pushed back. My 1st shot fired bit me, but was easily remedied with readjusting my my grip.

Once we were done with the broom handle we pulled out the German Walther P-38 and then the IPSC Open gun chambered in 9mm for some final blasting. It seemed fit to end the night with a high tech gun after shooting the antique 9mm's.



































Saturday, November 15, 2014

Optimus Defense 80% Billet Lower

As mentioned in the video review of the Optimus Defense 80% Billet Lower that was milled out to full auto specs seen below, I was unable to fit my 100 round dual drum magazine from KCI into the lower. These are a Korean knock-off of the better known BETA mag. As you can see from the photos below, the Magazine well of the Optimus lower is flared. This is a nice feature that allows for a larger target when seating a fresh magazine under stressful conditions. However, the flare of the magazine well adds additional width to the lower and unfortunately interferes with the dual drum design.

The Optimus lower is also somewhat longer than a typical forged lower. This creates a longer path for magazines to travel into the gun when seating. Therefore if the magazine exterior dimensions change such as with the SureFire 60 and 100 round aluminum body magazines, the mag will not seat. The flare of the SureFire magazines hit the magwell on the lower and do not allow these high capacity magazines to seat.

If you would like to see the process for completing your own 80% lower click HERE for my video on the Whiskey Arms 80 percent lower.

Optimus Defense 80 percent lower SBR machinegun
This is the configuration we used for most for the testing.  It proved to be the most fun when shooting fully automatic.  The recoil and muzzle flash combined with the concussion from the muzzle break got high marks on the fun factor scale.

build party milled machined legal ATF firearm
This is how I received my 80% lower.  In the photo you can see there is no trigger/hammer pin holes drilled.  Also, the fire control pocket for the LPK (Lower Parts Kit) is not milled.  This makes the lower not a gun by the ATF rules.

trigger guard integrated billet milled machined magwell flare
Looking at the bottom of the Billet lower, you can see that there is not hole for the trigger.  This is another part of the lower that the user needs to complete in the build process.  Also take not of the enlarged magwell (where the magazine sits).  This will be discussed more in the pictures that follow.

ATF Legal non registered LPK fire control machinegun M16 AR15
Here is the lower showing the fire control pocket after being milled.  Since a Licensed Class III Manufacturer was doing the machining work to complete this lower, they milled and drilled a few extra locations to allow for the Fully Automatic fire control components.  See the video below for a demonstration of the final result and a closer look at this lower and its parts.



KCI Beta Lower high capacity magazine Optimus Defense Billet
Front view of the Optimus Defense lower with the 100 round AR15 drum magazine inserted as far as it will go.

Forged Billet machined magwell lower magazine
Optimus Defense 80% Billet Lower (Left) and Typical Forged AR15 Lower from Colt (Right)

Surefire magazine 556 223 double stack high capacity Optimus Defense Lower
Front view of the Optimus Defense Lower with a SureFire 60 Round Mag inserted as far as it will go.

Surefire magazine 556 223 double stack high capacity Optimus Defense lower
Rear view of the Optimus Defense Lower with a SureFire 60 Round Mag inserted as far as it will go.


Surefire magazine 556 223 double stack high capacity Optimus Defense Lower
Mag catch removed from the lower so you can see how the SureFire double stack magazine does not travel far enough upward into the magazine well for it to catch and fully seat in the lower.



Thursday, October 30, 2014

High Capacity Magazine Upgrades for Compact 22 Pistols

Shoot more, load less! If you own a Ruger SR22, Walther P22, or the new Smith & Wesson M&P Compact 22 pistol, then you know how much it sucks to be limited to only 10 rounds of 22LR per magazine. These magazine modifications will give you extra rounds in the clip so you can shoot more and load less. For the Walther P-22 magazines, you will get an extra 3 rounds in the factory 10 round mag. The Ruger SR-22 pistol mags will also be increased to 13 rounds over the stock 10. If you own the S&W M&P22 Compact, you will get 14 rounds in the factory 10 round magazine. That's 2 more rounds over it's full sized M&P 22 brother. Own one of those? Visit Taylor-Tactical-Supply.com and see our mag upgrades for that pistol to get 15 rounds over the factory 12.

Please note that with the shockbottle follower, you will loose the slide lock to open on the last shot fired (the slide will not lock back on an empty mag upon firing the last shot).

Due to US restrictions I can only ship to US addresses. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

AR15 Mil-Spec Trigger Adjustment Grip Screw

This ingenious screw design replaces the milspec factory grip screw to remove the trigger creep and travel from factory mil-spec triggers in the AR15 rifle. The kit comes with an adjustment screw, lock washer and wrench. The adjustment screw allows for tweaking the hammer and trigger engagement points to clean up the GI trigger and give you a cleaner trigger pull for increased accuracy.

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Add reduced power springs below to lighten the pull of your trigger for a super sweet do-it-yourself trigger job.





Install Directions:

1. The internal set screw comes with thread locker pre-applied but for best results remove the internal screw and apply additional thread locker and re install the set screw inside the
large screw. Make sure to screw down the internal screw all the way in so that the tip just protrudes.
2. Remove the factory grip screw and lock washer from the grip of your rifle. Mind the spring and detent for the safety as they may bounce out if you remove the grip completely.
3. With the hammer cocked and the gun on safe, insert the Trigger Adjustment Screw into the grip and tighten the large screw with a 3/16” hex wrench until he pistol grip is secure.
4. Using the included hex wrench, finger tighten the internal screw inside the 3/16” screw until the it stops. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. Backout the internal screw 1/4 turn at a time
until the safety lever can by actuated. Verify that the trigger, disconnector, hammer and safety function correctly. Let your additional thread locker dry before putting your rifle to use.



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Colt Gold Cup 1911-22 High Capacity Magazine Upgrades

These magazine modifications are for the Colt 1911 Gold Cup 22LR pistol made by Walther. With these magazine modifications you can get additional rounds in the factory 10 and 12 round clips.  These modifications are not permanent and easily instals

With the Basic Upgrade you can get 16 rounds in the magazine.  Simply remove the factory follower, spring and spring retainer. Insert the Shockbottle follower, new spring and the included spring retainer and slide on the factory basebad or the shock bottle standard capacity aluminum basepad.

With the +1 Shockbottle Colt basebad, follower and spring, you will get 17 rounds in the magazine plus 1 in the chamber for a total of 18 rounds in the pistol.  Installation is easy, simply remove the factory follower, spring and spring retainer. Insert the Shockbottle follower, new spring and slide on the +1 Shockbottle Colt basepad and tighten the retainer screw with the included hex wrench.

* Please note that with the shockbottle follower, you will loose the slide lock to open on the last shot fired (the slide will not lock back on an empty mag upon firing the last shot).

Due to US restrictions I can only ship to US addresses. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Don't want or need added capacity but want the durability and enhanced features of an aluminum basepad? The Standard basepad below easily replaces the factory plastic basepad and adds additional length to the magazine.  The added length makes seating the magazine easier and is a must for pistols with magwells.




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