Timney Releases (Affordable) Impact 700 Trigger

Timney Triggers just added a new affordable option for the Remington 700 platform. The Impact 700 retails for $124.99 and has a non-adjustable pull weight of between 3 and 4 pounds. Like other Timney options, it is a cassette-style unit that drops into a rifle. Let’s take a look at what all this trigger brings to the table.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Closer Look - Real Avid Master Gun Vise

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to take you guys along with me in an exciting closer look. I have always wanted to work with Real Avid since they are a Minnesota-based company and that is where I live. They were kind enough to send some products my way and before a full-on review, I thought a good old-school closer look to prime the pump would be fun. Let’s dive right into this closer look at the Real Avid Master Gun Vise!

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Current Custom Options

Welcome back to Wheelgun Wednesday, where we love to discuss all things revolver-related!  This week, we’ll be taking a look at the current state of the revolver customization industry.  There’s quite a few good reasons to get your revolver worked on, such as:

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Installing a Dlah Designs Flush Optics Plate

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to go over a simple task that could be potentially overwhelming to the uninitiated. From the title you can deduce I am talking about installing the Dlah Designs Beretta 92 RDO flush fit optics plate. Dlah or Dylan as you may know him was nice enough to allow me to review his well-made optics plate. I figured before a full review I should elaborate on the installation. That being said, let’s dive right into installing the Dlah Designs Beretta 92 RDO Flush Fit Optics Plate!

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Breakthrough Clean Technologies Suppressor Cleaner – No More Dip?

Cleaning your suppressor isn’t something you’re going to do every day, maybe not even every year, but it’s something that does occasionally need to be done any time you’re running exceptionally dirty ammunition or you’re a high-volume suppressor shooter. While you do have the option of using an ultrasonic cleaner or using the infamous “dip” method, this new option on the market from Breakthrough Clean Technologies seems to eliminate the toxic risk of the dip and the overwhelming cost of purchasing a proper ultrasonic cleaner. While I’m a proponent of using the cheap, yet toxic dip method, this stuff looks to be a much less risky way to accomplish the task of cleaning out your suppressor. Breakthrough Clean Technologies Suppressor Cleaner is a new 100% biodegradable, virtually odorless suppressor cleaner that can help not only clean your suppressor but also reduce the frequency that you’ll have to clean your suppressor with its ammonia-free formula.

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The Curious Case Of The Pin-less Front Sight Base

The AR-15 is undoubtedly the most popular gun in America. Virtually all gun owners have at least used, if not built, multiple of them. Every once in a while, there is one that is a stumper. This is the story of the strangest front sight base I have ever dealt with.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Replacing Small Parts in a Luger P08

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to take a break from the sawdust and woodwork on the Remington Model 10 Trench Gun project and do some quick new old gun maintenance. I recently picked up a 1916 World War One Luger P08 with many matching numbers. Let’s dive right into replacing a Luger P08’s small parts!

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Tool Time: Fix It Sticks SIG Sauer Compact Pistol Toolkit

Although I’m definitely dating myself with the 1990’s Home Improvement reference, I can’t help think of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor every time I pick up my Fix It Sticks set for a project. Simple, everything in one place, and the right tools for the right job. The Fix It Sticks SIG Sauer Compact Pistol Toolkit is designed for, well, SIG Sauer pistol owners. The 26-piece set has all the maintenance and upgrade tools required for your SIG pistols, outside of work that should be left to professional gunsmiths. Details can be found below.

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Pushing for Perfection: XS Sights DIY Sight Pusher Kit & Meprolight Hyper-Bright Sights – Glock 48

One of my all-time favorite carry guns has to be my Silver Slimline Glock 48. I’ve had this handgun going 4 years now and I’ve carried it extensively more or less in its original configuration save for an aftermarket trigger shoe and a flared magwell. Recently I decided to give the OEM Glock night sights that were on the pistol a swap and to do that I worked with the guys at Meprolight to get a solid set of day/night sights to go with the Glock 48. Fast forward a couple of weeks and I had three new pairs of sights to pick from. To install them, I enlisted the help of recently released the XS Sights DIY Sight Pusher Kit, which is designed specifically for Glock pistols. In this review, I will share my experiences using both the XS Sights DIY Sight Pusher Kit and the Meprolight Hyper-Bright sights to see whether or not you’d want to pick either of these items up for your own home gunsmithing needs.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Remington Model 10 Handguard Fix

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to do a little woodworking. I apologize for the lack of Armorer’s Bench content as of late. It has been tough juggling all the projects I have planned and getting them set up. One such multifaceted project is my Remington Model 10 Trench Gun project. Fear not! I am not destroying a beautiful well working and well-finished Remington Model 10 in order to achieve this. I picked up a real heap of one and got the necessary materials together to make a gun I never thought I’d own. My old soul is absolutely flustered with excitement. Let’s dive right into this Remington Model 10 Handguard Fix!

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New AR Duty Triggers from TriggerTech

TriggerTech has expanded its range of AR triggers to include new Duty models. These cassette-style triggers feature drop-in installation. Both single-stage and two-stage options are available in the Duty range.

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New XD-M & Hellcat Threaded Barrels from Springfield Armory

Two staples within the Springfield Armory handgun line-up are their micro-compact Hellcat for everyday carry (EDC) as well as their full-frame XD-M (Xtreme Duty Match). While they can be likened to each like a big-little brother relationship, if you were ever in the market for a threaded barrel for either of them, you had to go swimming in the aftermarket parts world to hopefully find one with a good fitment. Now, Springfield Armory is offering XD-M threaded barrels for their 4.5″ models and Hellcat threaded barrels for their standard 3″ offering.

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The Rimfire Report: Fixing My Dad's Marlin Model 60

Hello and welcome to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is about the rimfire firearm world and its many types of firearms, shooting sports, ammunition, and history! I am back at the helm filling in for Luke C for this week. Last week Luke covered his first impressions of the new Ruger Super Wrangler Revolver. Today we are doing a little story time. This will sort of be a hybrid of Rimfire Report and Armorer’s Bench. Let’s talk about fixing my dad’s Marlin Model 60.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Commentary on The Marlin Model 60

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I had some rimfire stuff on my mind since Luke C reached out and asked if I could fill in on Rimfire Report (I unfortunately have been pretty busy). It made me think of back when I was going to school for gunsmithing and repaired my father’s boyhood 22LR rifle. I’ll save that story for a future Rimfire Report whenever I am called upon again but for now, I wanted to do a commentary article on the Marlin Model 60 series of rifles. All variations of it apply even my dad’s old Coast to Coast Model 40 that he asked his father to buy him in the early 70s. Let’s dive right into this Marlin Model 60 commentary!

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Cleaning a Silencer Central Banish 45

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided it has been a while since we have done a step-by-step article. This one will be pretty straightforward but hopefully, some Banish 45 owners out there find it helpful. Sometimes suppressor parts cannot or are suggested against using an ultrasonic cleaner which is my typical go-to for cleaning lead and carbon fouling. That is why today we are using the old water and soap method. Let’s dive right into cleaning a Silencer Central Banish 45!

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Mandalorian AK: Cursed Quasi-Cosplay, or Is This the Way?

Many guns are exceedingly serious tools, purpose-built for potential life-or-death situations. Others are made more for fun – entertaining, enjoyable range toys. Today’s examination focuses on a case of the latter. Unless you live under a rock, by now you’ve likely at least heard of the extremely popular television series “The Mandalorian”, launched in 2019, from Disney’s Star Wars universe. One of the titular character’s weapons in the series is a sniper rifle called the Amban Phase-Pulse blaster, noted for its prominent two-pronged forked muzzle. As gun guys often do, some viewers who are also firearms aficionados have geeked out over the show’s prop weapons, looking for real-world guns that the props may be based on. In the case of the Amban rifle, there were none to be found. The blaster was an entirely fabricated prop and not a dressed-up real gun, as many other Star Wars weapons have been. However, the mad AK scientists at a Phoenix-based shop called Lee Armory have at least somewhat changed that.

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K&M Aerospace Releases the SCAR Handler for NRCH Models

Those of you who own, or at least have handled the Non-Reciprocating Charging Handle (NRCH for short) FN SCAR may have noticed that the stock version of said charging handle has stuck out from the side of the gun. This can be anywhere from annoying to some, to downright frustrating to others, especially when it can get caught up in slings, gear, brush, etc. Enter K&M Aerospace with their SCAR Handler folding charging handle which promises to tighten things up by folding out of the way when not in use.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Infante S6 Ultrasonic Cleaner 1-Year Review

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to do a quick one-year review of the Infante S6 Ultrasonic Cleaner that I previously reviewed over at our sister site AllOutdoor.com. Though not much of my opinions or feeling have changed about this device and the practice of using it, I have come to some conclusions I thought I would weave in after a little over a year of use. That being said let’s dive right into this Infante S6 Ultrasonic Cleaner 1-Year Review!

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Affordable DIY Beretta M9 Thin Grips

When it comes to guns, sometimes, the factory and aftermarket options just don’t quite cut it, whether from an ergonomic or aesthetic standpoint. In the case of one Beretta M9 owner, Ben, the standard-sized grips that were supplied with his Beretta M9 were too large for his liking, and the aftermarket options were over his budget. Thus, he set out to make his own thin grips for his Beretta M9. Let’s take a look at his process and the final result.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Installing New Mauser C96 Parts

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to give my Mauser C96 a bit of maintenance and a fresh change with new Mauser C96 parts since it has been getting a lot of attention lately. For the past few weeks, it has been featured fairly heavily as the hero gun in my Curious Relics series over at our sister site AllOutdoor.com. With that comes the price of hands-on wear and tear at the range. By no means do I mistreat my old school firearms but shooting them and working with them, in general, can be sort of “stressful” on them for lack of a better word. One recommendation I have to anyone out there who is interested in owning and shooting older guns is to make sure you buy spare firing pins and extractors if you can without breaking the bank. Then swap those out with the originals and keep the originals on standby. That is what I did and that is what lies below. Let’s dive right into installing new Mauser C96 parts!

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Installing XS Sights on The Magpul MBUS

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to try something I have not done before. This article will be pretty uneventful as far as earth-shattering content BUT!!! I could not find much content out there as far as replacing Magpul MBUS sight pieces so I figured I’d share my little adventure and hopefully reveal some helpful things along the way. That being said, let’s dive right into installing XS Sights on the MBUS.

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TFB Review: Ghost Gunner 3 Optic Cut Kit – DIY Glock RMR Cut!

The next evolution for the home machinist is DIY RMR cuts in Glock slides with the Ghost Gunner 3 (GG3). Defense Distributed was kind enough to send in their Optic Cut Kit. I ran the code on two slides and documented the process. Let’s take a look at how you can machine your own RMR cut into slides in the convenience of your own home.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: 2023 Armorer's Bench Wishlist/Goals

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and new year! In this article, I decided to run down some goals I have for the year as well as some stuff that Santa was not able to check off my wishlist. It has been pretty rough up here in Minnesota as far as the weather goes so the workshop has not really been an option. Inside, warm and away from the snow and wind I thought I would jot down some general goals and things on my wishlist for 2023. While we run through it make sure to think to yourselves what you would like to see out of TFB Armorer’s Bench for this year. Any types of articles you would like to see more of? Any new stuff to try out? That being said, let’s dive right into my 2023 Armorer’s Bench Wishlist/Goals!

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Gun Shops and Gun Laws of Pakistan. Part One: What Happened to "Khyber Pass" Industry?

While most people wouldn’t know anything about the firearms of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, or the Philippines, Pakistan’s weapon manufacturing is world-famous, but for all the wrong reasons. The term “Khyber Pass” is often used in the US to describe a low-quality AK made from mismatched parts or to make fun of a poorly made handgun or a rifle.

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Fry Tech to Debeut Its New Brujeria Eletromagnetic Dampening Rifle

Fry Tech is a company at the forefront of new firearms technology and is hard at work designing and developing new technologies specifically for the GUNCAD industry – i.e. those who like to design and produce their own firearms at home using various DIY methods. Fry Tech has just announced that they will reveal their first patent-pending design – their Brujeria rifle that features a recoil-reducing electromagnet system. The Brujeria (Spanish for witchcraft) technology is said to limit the amount of recoil felt by the user which should lead to less physical stress, better comfort, and better shot accuracy.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: 2022 TFB Armorer's Bench Wrap-Up

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to take a second to reminisce and look back on all that we have covered in our new series this year. TFB Armorer’s Bench started in August of 2021 so 2022 has been the first full year in its short history. 2022 has been a little more hands-on and intensive in terms of having projects to talk about so it is nice to have this break from the day-to-day and sit down at the bench and feel like progress has been made. Let us jump into all that we have covered in this 2022 TFB Armorer’s Bench Wrap-Up!

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XS Sights Introduces Two Glock Rear Sight Pusher Tools

XS Sights has been in the gun sight business for more than a quarter of a century, having been founded as Ashley Research & Development in 1996. They are best known for their modern semi-auto handgun night sights, including some tritium and photoluminescent options. In addition to these, they offer products for other firearm types as well, such as hunting rifles, shotguns, and more. Their product lineup has recently expanded further, now also offering two models of rear sight pusher tools for Glocks.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Closer Look - Strike Industries Collar Adjustable Gas Block

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to take a closer look at a cool chunk that I recently installed on my AR15. I of course am talking about the Strike Industries Collar Adjustable Gas Block. Prior to working with this particular adjustable gas block, I had no hands-on experience with them. I finally had a chance to run out to the range the other day and get to know it a little more and I felt it was a good idea to share some initial thoughts and present the product as is. Let’s dive right in!

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TFB Armorer's Bench: A Peek at My Gunsmithing Library

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to do another show-and-tell sort of Armorer’s Bench article. This one will showcase and talk about what exactly is in my “Gunsmithing library”. Any gunsmith or armorer can be greatly helped by literature. Yes, I realize books are a boring topic but it is one of the most useful things in my toolkit. This job is one where you can learn something new every day and the answers to questions you may have are not always on the internet. Let’s dive right into what exactly is in my personal gunsmithing library!

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Things in My Portable Gunsmith Kit

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to take a peek into something that does not really make an appearance on my bench but is supposed to act like a bench on the go. I of course am talking about my gunsmith kit for lack of a better name. I take this with me on trips or to the range all the time. It is composed of away-from-home essentials, a mish-mash of tools and equipment that may not solve every illness guns can have but it works for a good short-term “just in case” scenario. I hate that feeling of needing something and not having it so that is why long ago I put together this kit. Please excuse its disorganization, things are stacked for fit not for looks. Let’s dive into my portable gunsmith kit!

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