Just got back from Colorado Springs where I spent most of the day with gunsmiths Karl Lippard and Charles Henderson. I got a thorough explanation of both of their signature guns, the Combat NCO and the CQB. Actually, it wasn’t so much an explanation as it was like drinking from a firehose. It’s going to take a few days to process it and get it down into something that makes sense, but in the meantime, here’s a nice snapshot of a corner of Karl’s garage-cum-workshop and a few nearly-built CQBs and NCOs in their final stages of fitting. Trust me, this is only the tip of the iceberg.