Toggle-Locked Orphan: the Benelli B76

Today we have another article from our now gone friend Kevin O’Brien, or “Hognose” as he was known by his many fans and admirers. Kevin was the owner and writer of and  passed away  in spring of 2017.  We repost his work here to save it, introduce it to more people hopefully and to … Read moreToggle-Locked Orphan: the Benelli B76

Where are they now – Muzzle Standoffs

The second AR15 upper I purchased had a Phantom flash hider with the crenelated front pin and welded to it. It looked the the bottom flash hider in the picture.  Not only was the Phantom flash hider a superior flash hider, it could be used as a pain compliance tool on others.  The sharp front … Read moreWhere are they now – Muzzle Standoffs


User “P08” over on arfcom  has posted about his recent stimulating lesson in handloading. “Bought a lightly used Sig 320 with the Romeo 1 sight on it last Sunday. Loaded up 100 rounds and went to the range. the first 80 went fine, then KABOOM! Felt a stinging in my right index finger and … Read moreA SIG 320 OOPSIE

A Taxonomy of Safeties

In addition to the other two posts so far today, I am sharing another one of Hognose’s posts from  This is a repost in our ongoing commitment to honoring  our dead friend Kevin and his work. A Taxonomy of Safeties by   Kevin O’Bien “Hognose” There are several kinds of safeties that are used on … Read moreA Taxonomy of Safeties

Why we are not currently taking guest posts from strangers.

As you know, we here at like to stay pretty informal. We previously encouraged people to send us guest posts, but almost every week now we get sent some absolute garbage. One example, we had someone submit an article, “Glock 42 V.s Desert Eagle: Which Is Best Suited For Military“. This wasn’t even a … Read moreWhy we are not currently taking guest posts from strangers.