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Why You Should Start Squirrel Hunting

(Author’s note: Sometime ago Hunter Elliott asked me to contribute some hunting content to Rangehot.com. I fully admit that I failed him miserably on this. In my defense part of it may be that I didn’t know exactly what kind hunting content his readers at Rangehot would most like to see…..Hunter has told me repeatedly to […]

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Lessening recoil with Reduced Radius Firing Pin Stop for 1911

Lessening recoil with Reduced Radius Firing Pin Stop for 1911 A few years back, I addressed a problem that a guy on on a gun forum was having with an unstable extractor.  It was clocking…or rotating…and causing him a few issues.  The cure was to closely fit an oversized firing pin stop, and the only […]

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BPM CQC 300 BLK pistol and AAC SR-7 silencer.

BPM CQC 300 BLK pistol and AAC SR-7 silencer. First, let’s address some terminology. The silencer was invented around 1902 and patened in March 1909 by an American inventor Hiram Percy Maxim, son of Hiram Stevens Maxim who invented the Maxim gun. Maxim called the invention the Maxim Silencer. As a side, note the muffler […]

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Building the budget scout rifle I’ve always wanted.

    Building the budget scout rifle I’ve always wanted.   I have always loved the idea of a scout rifle. A light, quick handling rifle with low power optics chambered in a cartridge powerful and accurate enough to be effective out to 200-300 yards. The issue with most off the shelf scout rifles, is […]

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Casting Lead Bullets, The Evolution of the Wheel Weight

With the cost of doing business at the range going up every time it rains I decided that casting lead bullets from scrap lead might be worth the endeavor. I spoke with Robert Bank (a member at m1911.org) initially about getting started. We exchanged many emails and spent several hours on the phone getting me […]

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