Archive for June, 2011

Chris Muir’s Take on the ATF “Gunwalker” Story

Posted in gun rights on June 27, 2011 by blog648

My favorite political cartoonist, Chris Muir, has another scathing strip that excoriates the Obama administration’s handling of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ felonious stupidity that resulted directly in the violent deaths of 150 Mexican drug and law enforcement officers/agents.

Day by Day cartoon by Chris Muir


Marlin Model 60 Bolt Tutorial

Posted in Firearm Maintenance on June 25, 2011 by blog648

Hi-Point 9mm Carbine Magazine

Posted in Firearm Maintenance on June 16, 2011 by blog648

How to disassemble the Hi-Point 9mm Carbine (995TS) Magazine.

You’ll need a tool, such as this cable sheath knife, or a thin flat screwdriver. Incidentally, I number my magazines to aid me in keeping track of any that give me trouble. 

First, insert the blade between the body of the magazine and the plastic magazine bottom.

Pry down and out.

Rock the blade forward to disengage the tab in the magazine bottom from the slot in the magazine body.

Tip the bottom off the magazine. Notice the retention slot on the magazine. There’s one on the other side, too.

Release the spring tension carefully. Note the orientation of all the components, since they will need to be reassembled in the same way.

It’s a very simple magazine, consisting of the body, follower, spring and bottom.

After cleaning and maintenance, reassemble, then replace the bottom by rocking it back into place.

Reassembly complete.