GunVault SpeedVault SV500
The first responsibility of gun ownership is safety. Providing a good balance between quickly accessing your firearm when needed vs. keeping it out of the hands of those who shouldn’t touch it what GunVault Inc, makers of “personal sized” gun safes, are offering with their SpeedVault SV500 and SpeedVault SVB500. The SpeedVault’s design […]

GunVault SpeedVault SV500 Review   Recently updated!


Side view of the Sig MPX's charging handle.
As I mentioned in my previous thread about the Sig Sauer MPX’s trigger, I’ve been loving my Sig Sauer MPX. But as time goes on, a few nagging little issues have reared their heads. First, it was the aforementioned trigger issue, and the “confusion” over whether an aftermarket AR-15 trigger group […]

Sig Sauer MPX Charging Handle Problems Can Be “Fixed” – ...


Form 1 selected 2
Not long after purchasing my Sig Sauer MPX in pistol configuration, it was obvious to me that the most effective and natural configuration for this weapon is a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR). “Converting” a firearm to an SBR can be done in a number of ways, but it usually entails either […]

How to E-File an ATF Form 1   Recently updated!



Sig Sauer MPX 5
I’ve been loving my new Sig Sauer MPX. It can legally be a pistol, carbine, or SBR… depending on its configuration (and how much tax you’ve paid). One of the selling points of the weapon is that its primary controls borrow heavily from the ubiquitous AR-15, meaning anyone who knows how to […]

Will Upgrading the Sig Sauer MPX to an AR-15 Trigger ...


My buddy's CZ 75 B 9mm semi-auto pistol 1
Recently, a very good friend of mine named “MJ” purchased his very first firearm: a 9mm semi-automatic CZ 75 B Omega. I think he made an excellent choice. And like any proud new papa, he couldn’t contain his excitement. In fact, here’s the Facebook photo he messaged me within seconds of […]

What Products Should a New Gun Owner Buy? (Semi-Auto Pistol ...


StrikeMeter Logo
I write lots of product reviews for “geeky” tech stuff (like smart thermostats, automatic toilet flushers, surge protectors, etc.). But when I get a chance to review some tech that also involves one of my other interests (karate in this case), I’m all over it. As a part-time karate instructor at Fairwood Martial Arts, one […]

Product Review: StrikeMeter by Martial Arts Instruments



My GMC logo is black! 2
I keep a 2007 GMC Yukon Denali parked at the Utah house to drive when we’re there. It’s perfect for “Inter-mountain West weather.” It’s comfortable, holds plenty of passengers and cargo, has great four wheel drive, heated seats, and a has a handy windshield washer fluid heater system that can help […]

Rant & Rave: GMC Dealer Recalled a Little Too Much









Ruger Mark III 22/45 Field Strip
I’ve already posted a field-strip video for an old-school Ruger “Standard” (or Mark I), but wanted to do this separate video showing some of the nuances of field stripping and re-assembling a Ruger Mark III 22/34 Lite.

Video: Ruger Mark III 22/45 Lite – Field Strip and ...


Cisco/Linksys E4200 overclocked to 532 MHz 15
For the past few years, I’ve maintained an article on this blog offers my recommendation for the best DD-WRT build and settings to get max speed from a Linksys E4200 router. One of my recommendations in that article is to use the Administration: Commands tab in the DD-WRT GUI interface to […]

DD-WRT Speed Tweaks: Do they Really Work?


Fill Valve with Ball Float 1
I’ll admit it — I titled this post to attract homeowners who are searching for how to fix a leaky toilet. But wouldn’t it be even better if you could prevent your toilet from leaking in the first place? This article will help you do both! During this year’s Spring Break, our […]

Leaking Toilet? Try the $25 Toilet Tune-Up



I’ll walk you through installing a Short Reset Trigger Kit (SRT) in a Sig Sauer P220, and show the “before and after” difference using a P226 with the SRT kit already installed. However, at 17:24, I promised to “come back later” and discuss the sear pin re-assembly position… and forgot. […]

Sig Sauer Short Reset Trigger Kit Install





Sig Sauer 1911 Tac Ops Cleaning
In this video, I’ll walk you through “maintenance cleaning” of a Sig Sauer 1911 TacOps, but the same principles can be applied to cleaning any 1911.

Sig Sauer 1911 TacOps Cleaning


Glock Detail Strip
It’s easier than you think. I’ll walk you through removing EVERYTHING from your Glock, marking potential wear locations with a magic marker for future reference, and putting everything back together. Start with a field strip, and continue to a detail strip.

Glock FULL Detail Strip and Re-assembly


Benchmade SOCP Dagger
This unique knife from Benchmade is designed for rapid deployment and “creating” space” in a self-defense situation. It’s small, light, and very easy to conceal.

Benchmade SOCP Skeletonized Dagger




Cannibalizing parts from the old ice maker 5
If you’ve got a KitchenAid (or Whirlpool, or Kenmore) fridge with an ice maker that’s not making ice, don’t call the repairman. This is a very easy (and relatively inexpensive) fix that you can totally do yourself. These same instructions will work for any similar Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, Amana, or JennAir […]

How to Cheaply Fix a KitchenAid / Whirlpool Ice Maker ...


KOHLER Touchless Toilet Kit 14
My initial review of the KOHLER Touchless Toilet Flush Kit was positive… except for the part where the unit started to magically flush the toilet all by itself in the middle of the night. I called it the “phantom flush.” If you recall from my review, KOHLER promised to send me […]

Product Update: KOHLER Touchless Toilet Flush Kit Parts Upgrade



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