Are 80% Frames, 3D Printing, and the Ghost Gunner Now Obsolete?

The Bakersfield Police Department is reporting that they arrested a felony parolee who was “in possession of an airsoft gun that had been converted to fire .357-caliber ammunition and had six live rounds of live ammunition” One more time…an airsoft handgun…converted to fire .357 ammo. From the police image above, that appears to be this […]

Is Your Gun Failing to Feed? Check Your Magazines

In our post earlier today on gift ideas for your favorite gun-owning father, Sam Hoober suggested buying pop some quality magazines. He correctly pointed out that a semi-automatic handgun’s most common failure point is the magazines you’re using to run it. Don’t believe him? Sam’s suggestion prompted frequent TTAG commenter Dyspeptic Gunsmith to chime in […]

Improving Your Mil-Spec AR Trigger

What’s the best way to improve your AR-15’s mil-spec trigger? Simple…buy a better one. Seriously, the easiest way to make your mil-spec AR-15 trigger smoother and crispier is to replace it with a better aftermarket AR trigger. There is a wide variety of good replacement triggers made by excellent companies like Timney, Geissele, ALG defense, and CMC, just to name a few. […]

How to Stipple a GLOCK Pistol

By Matt Sandy ‘Stippling’ is melting the plastic exterior of a polymer gun with the intent of improving the texture for a better grip. Below is a good example from Polinger_Firearms. This article is not a step-by-step “how-to” on stippling jobs: There are too many good YouTube videos demonstrating how to stipple, and I’ve linked my favorites in the appropriate sections […]

Building The Pig Truth: a .458 SOCOM Hog Hunting Gun

It has been over a year since I wrote about a gun I personally own (and told you that I’d feature more of them), so I’m way overdue in presenting The Pig Truth to y’all. This dedicated suppressed, 12-inch-barreled, thermal optic-equipped .458 SOCOM was built for hammering wild hogs here in Texas. In this article […]

Timney Makes the Best AR Trigger, Hammers Down

Hello, my name is Kat and I am a trigger snob. It’s true. After years of using all manner of triggers in every platform imaginable I’ve developed the kind of tastes that drain wallets and involve occasional grumbling – okay, cursing – at grit and stacking (no matter how slight). Earlier today it was a […]