Wood-Stocked AR-15s

The AR-15 was first created to take advantage of “space age” materials but new offerings can make modern sporting rifles more traditional. Wood stocks provide a classy new look of a combat classic.

NOTE: Wood For AR by Lucid (WoodForAR.com, 605/996-7474) phone number doesn’t work.

by Dean Meier
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Winchester 1912 Restoration

A project repairing and cold bluing a Winchester Model 1912.

by Paul Mazan
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Permanent Rifle Bedding

Here’s the results of bedding a M1A rifle action in its stock permanently; that is, epoxied together as one unit. Ancillary comments on increasing stock rigidity are included.

by J. C. Tate, CDR USN (Ret)
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The Safety Fast Shooting System

Carrying “cocked and locked” may give a threatening appearance to some. For those that need or want another option, here’s how to install the Cylinder & Slide Safety Fast Shooting System.

by Charlie Briggs
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S&W Bodyguard Upgrades

A popular carry gun, the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 from the M&P series can be made more comfortable and reliable by simple mechanical means. Here’s how I upgrade them.

by Sergey Lyalko
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Beretta Model 76

Produced from 1971 to 1985, Beretta’s Model 76 was the company’s 70-series semi-automatic .22LR target pistol. Here’s how to maintain on work on it.

by Mark R. Hollensen
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New Timney Triggers

Timney’s new Calvin Elite replacement trigger for the 10/22 platform features a one-piece complete trigger assembly of CNC machined 6061-T6 aircraft grade billet aluminum. The trigger, sear, and hammer are wire EDM cut and heat-treated steel for extended durability. This is a self-contained unit ready to install by pushing out the two action pins and replacing the complete factory trigger assembly. The unit features a Timney-designed extended magazine release that can be operated by one finger for ease and accessibility as well as an auto bolt release.

The trigger pull is set between 1.5-2 pounds from the factory with no creep. The Calvin Elite comes with four different shoes that include curved, flat, heeled, and knurled shapes. All necessary tools for fitting and adjusting shoes are included. One key feature of the trigger is the shoes are fully-adjustable for a custom fit for every user and application. The shoes are adjustable for length of pull, cast, and height for custom comfort and positive contact.


The Timney replacement trigger for the SIG MPX is the latest in the Timney lineage of AR-style, semi-automatic, replacement triggers. Offered in curved and straight shoe trigger options, the trigger, hammer, and bridge are constructed of heat-treated steel. The housing is machined 6061, T6 anodized alloy and the trigger is factory calibrated for a pull weight of four pounds with a two-pound first stage and two-pound second stage for the two-stage model.

Timney’s MPX trigger is a self-contained, 100% drop-in unit ready to install in your rifle for a smooth trigger pull with no gunsmithing, fitting, or adjusting required. Visit TimneyTriggers.com or call 866/484-6639 for more information.

Read more in the August 2018 issue.

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