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 14
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