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How to Make a Spring Airsoft Gun Automatic

How to Make a Spring Airsoft Gun Automatic

Airsoft guns that use a spring and batteries cock the firing mechanism after each shot has been fired. You can change a spring-powered airsoft gun from a single-shot weapon into an automatic that will let you fire many ...

How to Zero an M4 Backup Iron Sight

How to Zero an M4 Backup Iron Sight

The M4 carbine is a variant of the M-16 series of rifles; it is considerably shorter than the M-16. This shorter length requires exact zeroing to ensure proper accuracy. The zeroing process involves sighting the rifle ...

How to field strip a Glock 17

How to field strip a Glock 17

The Glock 17 is one of the most popular pistols in the world, and is widely carried by many law enforcement officers and civilians. In this tutorial, I will show you how to properly field strip a Glock 17 for cleaning. ...

How to Find the Year of a Cannondale Bicycle

How to Find the Year of a Cannondale Bicycle

Cannondale is a bicycle manufacturing company headquartered in Bethel, Connecticut. It operates throughout North America and has numerous subsidiaries in countries around the world including, Holland, Japan and ...

Left-Handed Bows vs. Right-Handed

Left-Handed Bows vs. Right-Handed

Most manufacturers design bows -- including longbows, recurves and compound bows -- for use by either right- or left-handed archers – they are not interchangeable. Accordingly, the first decision novice archers ...

Directions for Using an Engineer Lensatic Compass

Directions for Using an Engineer Lensatic Compass

The engineer lensatic compass is a precision instrument useful in measuring directions to objects and for land navigation. These compasses are not artillery compasses but are used in a very similar fashion. As the name ...

How Do I Load and Unload a 12-gauge Pump Shot Gun?

How Do I Load and Unload a 12-gauge Pump Shot Gun?

The 12-gauge pump-action shotgun is a weapon used primarily at shooting ranges. The gun also is used in military activities. The distinguishing characteristic of the pump-action shotgun is its action bar, which is used ...

How to Decode a Serial Number on an S&W

How to Decode a Serial Number on an S&W

Decoding the serial number on a Smith & Wesson firearm requires some research, as several codes were utilized for guns manufactured before and after World War Two. Reading the serial number is appealing for gun ...

How to Zero an ACOG Sight

How to Zero an ACOG Sight

Properly setting the zero on your ACOG means you’ll hit your target every time. The Trijicon Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight, or ACOG, is an optical sighting system that allows quick target acquisition using an ...

How to Read a Compass

How to Read a Compass

A compass in your pocket should help orient you wherever you roam. A compass needle always points to magnetic north to help you travel in the right direction. A compass has several parts, including the baseplate, the ...

How to Load CO2 BB Guns

How to Load CO2 BB Guns

CO2 BB guns use small 8-gram metal cartridges filled with CO2 or carbon dioxide as a propellant for firing the BB's. Once inserted into the BB gun, the narrow end of the CO2 cartridge is pierced and the CO2 gas is ...

Parts of a Gun

Parts of a Gun

There is a wide variety of firearms available today and an even wider range of parts for each one of those firearms. Fortunately, the basic parts are shared throughout the entire spectrum. Some of the types of firearms ...

What Is the Difference Between a 45 Automatic and a 45 Colt?

What Is the Difference Between a 45 Automatic and a 45 Colt?

The .45 Automatic and the .45 Colt are common names for two different handgun bullets that share the same caliber. When tracking the lineage of handgun development, the .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) could easily be ...

How Do CO2 Guns Work?

How Do CO2 Guns Work?

Rather than relying on the pressure caused by the combustion of a flammable powder, CO2 guns use compressed carbon dioxide to propel projectiles. CO2 guns typically fire steel balls, called “BBs,” or soft ...