Ruger's Blackhawk In 256 Winchester Magnum Part II

The bold, the brave the few… Handloaders For me, this is an exercise an independent study that may, or may not, lead to a practical conclusion. It doesn’t matter, as I like the handloading process and that is often its own reward. Handloading can be an exercise in production; a... […] [Read More]

Ruger's Blackhawk In 256 Winchester Magnum Part I

I decided to write this article in two parts. Yes, almost like a firearm duology. Part 1 addresses the firearm and it’s initial performance. Part II addresses fabrication of 256 Winchester Magnum ammunition, optimization for revolver use and additional firearm performance. I could not get my head around all of... […] [Read More]

Big Deer, Mini Rifle

I thought I was getting caught up with this year’s projects. Not a chance. I attempted to wash off the porch’s rim joist and found surface rot where the granite slab front step had been bearing against the wood. Trapped dirt and moisture took a toll. At 1,400 lbs, the... […] [Read More]

Ruger's Redhawk 45 Colt / 45 Auto

This is Hostas number five. Yes, it is supposed to have big, two tone green striped leaves, as did Hostas one through four. One by one, overnight, they were converted into green stalks. The disappearance of leaves was not much of a mystery. Yesterday afternoon, while eating lunch, a very... […] [Read More]

Marlin's Model 1894 Introduction

6/26/2023 – Most firearm companies that have been sold, or have expired under the weight of competition or government before being sold, were either moved to offshore manufacture with only final U.S. assembly, or product offerings were reduced to a few cherry picked models. In some cases, famous American brands... […] [Read More]

S&W Performance Center M&P 10 M2.0

Above is what is left of my Hosta plants. Not just this one, all five of them in and about the yard. A few years ago, I reached an agreement with the resident eight point buck, Adam; don’t eat the plants in the garden and I will not turn you... […] [Read More]

Ruger's American® Rimfire Target

It’s 3AM. I’m working on this week’s article. A TV show is on in the background to create a little settling down noise, a documentary that might help me understand the culture of Comic-Con. The noise isn’t settling and I will never understand Comic-Con culture. Three cups of dark coffee... […] [Read More]

Ruger's LC Charger

I work on all of my electrical and carpentry projects in a basement workshop. By workshop, I mean a bunch of old machines strewn about and parked on tables, two work benches piled high in a state of disarray, and many… many 30 amp outlets along the walls and ceiling.... […] [Read More]

30 Super Carry

Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may... […] [Read More]

Ruger's Bearcat

Too much time on my hands so I try to keep busy. This weekend it was repairing, of all things, woodpecker damage to the covered porch ceiling. Tomorrow afternoon I’ll sand it out, attempt to match the stain and see if Gorilla Wood Filler is any good. But, early tomorrow... […] [Read More]