Guns

Painting Camo on a Shotgun

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014 in Guns | 0 comments

While on holiday break I wanted to knock out some projects I have been wanting to do.  One of the top ones was putting a camo finish on my pump shotgun in preparation for a possible Spring turkey hunt, and just to get rid of the ugly black stock finish.  My latest firearm is an H&R Pardner 12ga pump shotgun with a 28” barrel.  It’s a lower priced shotgun, but built really well and is essentially a Remington 870 clone.

A black finish would be fine for a home defense/tactical shotgun, I bought this with the intention of it being more of an all-around shotgun that will also be suited for some hunting or outdoor adventures.  So obviously the black had to go.   The whole process is actually pretty simple and the hardest part for me was just deciding what camo pattern to use.

I grabbed three cans of Rust-oleum camouflage paint for roughly $3 a can, and spent hours looking at camo pattern stencils on the internet.

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Video: Fobus SP11B Paddle Holster Overview

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Guns | 0 comments

This is a quick overview of the Fobus SP11B compact paddle holster I got in this week.  It’s been great so far and I’m impressed with the quality.

Get it from Amazon: Fobus Compact Holster Paddle SP11B

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Upgrading the M&P15 Handguard with UAG Rails

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Guns | 0 comments

I finally started the upgrades on my Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport rifle.  I’ve been wanting to do it for a while, but kept pushing it off so I wanted to get it done so I can move on to other projects.  This is an awesome AR in both performance and price, but it was time to put some accessories on it and I started off with replacing the plastic handguard with a picatinny aluminum rail from UAG.  I went with the UAG because pretty much all the reviews were positive and for just $40 they were a great deal.

Installing them took about 15 minutes or so, and I didn’t need a special tool to get the handguards off.  It takes a bit of effort and a couple of tries, but once you get the delta ring pushed down you just pry the handguards apart with a screwdriver and they are off.  The new ones go on and are secured with a few screws.

I haven’t decided yet on what accessories such as lights, grips, lasers, etc. I’m going to add.  I’m just going to add one or two and see what works and what doesn’t.

M&P15 handguard rail

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