It has been a whole year since I started this blog.
I thought I would post an update on some highlights of my posts to keep everyone up to date and to reflect on some of my projects.
Don't worry, this is only a partial list of the 84 posts on my blog.
My 1st post was about firearms finishes and what I learned in the process of restoring guns.
A Lesson in Refinishing
I then documented my first attempt at the HOt Salts Bluing method
A New Start
I did a post on a hunting rifle that I did my own Camouflage painting on I will follow that up with a post this summer showing how it was done
I followed up that post this year with a post on how to build an inexpensive hunting rifle
Building an Inexpensive Hunting Rifle
My Father & I started (and eventually finished) a complete restoration of a Winchester model 1906 pump action .22 rifle. At the completion of the project, my Father gave me the gun as a gift.
Father & Son Project
I thumbed my nose at the Hoplophobes with my Tacticool 10-22
Something for the Hoplophobes
That post got updated after my search for a better 10-22 gun stock
We looked at the advantages of Stainless Steel Media Tumbling
Stainless Steel Media Tumbling
We took a look at the guns used by Hollywood in our favorite films
We documented the refinishing of a walnut gun stock using Birchwood-Casey's Tru-Oil
We examined the Zombie Gun Craze
We followed that up with:
After searching for and buying a new gun safe, I shared what I had learned
A Primer on Gun Safes
I started some new projects, finishing knives by installing the handles and polishing
New Project: Knives
We examined some of the more exotic guns both modern and antique
Exotic Guns - Antique
Exotic Guns - Modern
Another restoration project, a very rusty Ruger Standard Pistol from 1951
Redemption for an Unloved Gun
We took a look at the copy cat guns in the industry
Attack of the Clones
We attempted to settle the dispute over the benefits of reloading by comparing costs
To Reload or not to Reload
I showed how I polish my stainless steel handguns
Polishing you Gun
We explored options on keeping tabs on your gun collection
I performed a trigger job on a Ruger SP101
Trigger job for a Ruger
While searching for a new stock for my Mossberg 590, I displayed the options available
Mossberg 500 Stock Options
We took a gander at the anomaly colloquially known as "Kabooms"
I documented the modifications to my Beretta CX4 Carbine
Beretta CX4 Carbine Mods
I profiled the process on saving gun screws that were messed up by using the wrong screw drivers
Fixing Buggered Gun Screws
We examined and dispelled some myths regarding the Winchester Model 94 receivers.
Winchester Model 94 Rifles
I started a Firearms Dictionary, explaining terms, nicknames, and abbreviations used in the gun world.
We explained and cleared up some of the worst myths and legends involving guns
Gun Myths and Legends
In honor of Elmer Keith's Birthday I documented the history of my favorite cartridge: The 44 Magnum (look for a similar write up on the history of the 357 Magnum)
The 44 Magnum
I found a sporterized Arisaka at the gun show for cheap, I decided to improve upon the previous gunsmith's work. Stay tuned for updates on this project
Latest Gun Show Find
Sporterized Arisaka Redux Part 1
I performed an action job on a Ruger 10-22, this is an easy project that almost anyone can do to improve the performance of this iconic rifle
10-22 Action Job
This was a review of one of the guns in my Shotguns post, this was a documentation on how I built a home defense shotgun for cheap
Building an Inexpensive Home Defense Shotgun
We did an update on the movement of women into the gun world, this post displays many of the new products designed for worm
A brief history of Ruger's Security/Service/Speed Six line of double action revolvers
Ruger's 1st Double Action Revolvers
The post from earlier this week in case you missed it, the title explains it
Creative uses for Ammo Cans