The 45 Automatic +P Trail Gun Addendum

I thought we were there. Snow on the ground was melting and receding, icy stalactites were loosening their grip on the gutters, and the house and driveway were previewing the magnitude of clean up that would keep me busy through spring. Mud season. Then the snow began to fall, heavily. […] [Read More]

DIY Reloading Press Tray 2.0

03/12/2023 – When the original reloading press tray 1.0 was constructed, above, there was no intention to rest on our laurels. More so, we were surprised, after extensive research, that laurels was not a metaphor for “butt”. The process goes something like this. Get an idea, turn it into something […] [Read More]

The 45 Automatic +P Trail Gun

I will leave the roles of Alaskan homesteader and subsistence hunting to others who actually live those realities. Rural living, at least in my area, is certainly not the same. Anytime a person lives within an hour round trip to a Hannaford, they are not in a survival setting. For […] [Read More]

6mm ARC

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]

M&P 15 Volunteer XV Pro M-Lok & The 6mm ARC Parte Terza - Conclusione

03/07/2023 – In Maine, it is never good to say that winter is coming to an end and sunshine will soon follow… for a couple of reasons. The first, it will jinx this happy ending and it will snow until June. Second, men should never phrase the weather with such […] [Read More]

M&P 15 Volunteer XV Pro M-Lok & The 6mm ARC Seconda Parte

03/05/2023 – “Yesterday”, and the rest of the 1965 Paul McCartney lyrics that follow, express the day. This scene was a black top driveway, patches of green lawn and woodland. The town was out posting roads in anticipation of spring thaw. The daytime temperature was 40°F. But that was then […] [Read More]

M&P 15 Volunteer XV Pro M-Lok & The 6mm ARC Prima Parte

02/26/2023  – I want to build a 33 Willys pro street car but, for the life of me, I am not sure for what purpose? Pick up groceries or mail? Drive to New Hampshire to the nearest NHRA track and bracket race? If it breaks, how would I get back? […] [Read More]

The Winchester Model 1886

02/19/2023 – Optimizing combinations is essential to devising a system that is greater than the sum of its parts. Aristotle? Sure. Why not? Or… or… we can go with what is before me, spicy pork rinds and Swiss cheese. The pork rinds are tasty and have virtually zero carbs. However, […] [Read More]

Uberti’s 1873 Cattleman II El Patrón Competition

02/12/2023 – Sometimes I feel nostalgic, longing for the good old days. Why? I don’t know for sure, but the desire to do so typically follows opening an envelope containing a property tax bill, or making a payment for heating oil, or buying diesel for the tractor… or watching cable […] [Read More]