Monthly Archives: January 2015

Decisions, decisions….

Being the Frugal Armorer, I will trade or barter before parting with any cash. I had scrounged a bucket load of .338 Lapua brass that I sold to a friend for a song. The proceeds thereof went to Chris at … Continue reading

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Trying my hand…

My buddy Victor has shown great skill at using a soldering iron to stipple the grips on polymer framed pistols. So I thought I would try it out on a MagPul 30rd. magazine.

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Upgrade…

Previously, I had built an AR-15 from parts I had laying around. ┬áSadly, the M16A2 buttstock was too long for Mary’s length of pull. But a collapsible buttstock from Bravo Company USA solves the problem nicely. So, the camouflage paint … Continue reading

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The mystery pocket…

Not just for ChapStick!

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The EQ36ESM…

This is the current condition of the first AR-15 I built. Originally, it was configured as an AR-15A1. It had an actual M-16A1 upper assembly utilizing a semi-auto bolt carrier group; since at that time, full-auto carriers were verboten. Later, … Continue reading

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The roughest of the collection…

But vitally important. My 12 gauge High Standard K-120 RIOT circa 1969 is my home defense shotgun. Plain Jane wood furniture without rails; if ever held up before a jury, it should not evoke knee jerk “scary black tactical weapon” … Continue reading

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1st Article rights…

The Delaware Constitution. First Article. Section 20. “A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and State, and for hunting and recreational use”.

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$89.00 AR-15!

While cleaning up the arms room, I did an inventory of the miscellaneous parts that tend to accumulate over time. Along with the stripped DPMS lower receiver I had stashed away, I had all the parts needed to build an … Continue reading

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The start of a new maintenance cycle…

My first M1 Garand. Repatriated from Korea long before the Obama ban. This the rifle that got me started competing in the CMP rifle matches.  

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