3D Printers and Firearms Parts Manufacturing

This week we are back on the BigGunner81 Channel, after our first channel strike that placed us in “YouTube Jail” for a couple months and basically placed a temporary ban on live streams. In this episode we talk about 3D Printers, CNC Machining and more…

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The “GOLDEN BOY’ My Christmas Story -Henry Repeating Arms

This was a great experience and I would like to share my story with you all. As some may know I have been wanting to add a Henry Rifle to the collection for sometime. This is something special to me, see my father and I had been talking about these rifles shortly before his passing. He had me order him a catalog from TV, it was something we bonded over. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to pick one up earlier, and I wasn’t able to share this with him.

Needless to say, when the opportunity came up to purchase one and meet Anthony Imperato the owner of Henry Repeating Arms I couldn’t pass it up. Not only did we get to meet Mr. Imperato, he also signed the box as well. I really feel purchasing this rifle was meant to be. In fact it was the last Golden Boy that Nichols Store had in stock that day and this was just before Christmas. I couldn’t ask for a better Christmas present, and I really feel like my father had something to do with this. I also thank Laura for suggesting we go there.

I hope you all have a Blessed Christmas!
-Rick aKa BigGunner81

Vid.Me – Lasted all but 2 Seconds….

So shortly after we started our Vid.Me channel.. POOF Vid.Me was no more, Vid.Me Announced they were discontinuing service starting December 15th, 2017. Thus the search continues for a gun channel friendly video hosting service. Of course having more than one platform in today’s climate is not a bad idea. Let us know what hosting site you recommend in the comments…

Vid.ME & YouTube

So many of you may know recently the BigGunner81 youtube channel received a community strike over a video we had posted several years ago featuring a bumpfire stock. With that strike we lost our ability to stream live on the BigGunner81 channel. So as we found out we can host a secondary channel on youtube that will still allow for us to live stream. That channel is BigGunner81 LIVE!.

Now of course with all the anti-gun antics of pulling advertising on gun channels, community strikes, ect. It’s time to start looking at utilizing multiple social media platforms especially for video hosting. Of course we have other forms of social media, facebook, instagram, twitter, and the list goes on. So one new site we starting using is Vid.me which is similar to YouTube, yet also very different. As of right now the Vid.Me seems friendly or tolerant to say the least of firearm related channels.

Stop by and check out / follow our new channel on Vid.Me @ http://vid.me/BigGunner81 currently we are adding our more popular videos and will begin adding some of the newer content as we go. We thank you all for your support of the BigGunner81 channel as well as The 50 State of AR-15. (stay tuned as we are still working on our new site for The 50 States or AR-15 project)

-Rick aka BigGunner81

HM Defense announces the HMBTM Bolt

October 2017
Mt. Orab, Ohio – HM Defense announces the release of its all-new HMBTM Bolt, an enhanced durability bolt for M16, AR-10 and AR-15 rifles. The HMBTM Bolt corrects a natural weak point in existing Mil-Spec M16, AR-10 & AR-15 bolts where the cam pin hole passes through the bolt. Under extensive use, including the stress of combat, a standard Mil-Spec bolt can fail at the cam pin hole location.

The HMBTM Bolt by HM Defense eliminates the pass-through cam pin hole and replaces it with a cam pin socket and tapered cam pin design. This new patent-pending design eliminates the natural weak point of Mil-Spec bolts by significantly increasing the amount of metal (and strength) at the cam pin location. The result – No more broken bolts!
“The HMBTM Bolt design provides a substantial improvement in long-term durability over the existing Mil-Spec bolt,” said Clay Barker, General Manager at HM Defense. “Every M16 and AR rifle can benefit from our new HMB TM Bolt design”
Additionally, the HMBTM Bolt reduces contact between cam pin and firing pin, enabling smoother operation of firing pin, bolt lugs and aft gas rings. The new cam pin socket also retains lubrication for extended operations.
The HMBTM Bolt is 100% compatible with Mil-Spec M16 & AR-15 BCGs and can be installed as a drop-in bolt replacement in any existing M16 or AR-15 rifle. The HMBTM Bolt will be standard on all HM Defense HM15 rifles and available as an HM Defense bolt replacement kit or in a complete HMBTM Bolt Carrier Group starting in September 2017.

For more information on the HMBTM Bolt and other HM Defense technologies, please visit HMDefense.com.

The 50 States of AR-15 1st UPDATE – Mid-Evil Industries

As we mentioned in the past The 50 States of AR-15 project is living project. That means the rifles may have updates from time to time, with new products coming out, and changes in legislation ect. So Here is our first rifle to be updated. The California rifle received the Mid-Evil Industries TX3 & 360 Degree Vertical Fore Grip (VFG). The 360 VFG is pretty slick and allows the user to further customize how they manipulate the rifle. The TX3 which comes with a Ambi QD end plate is a nifty tool that can be used to pop those tight take down pins. Check out the video for more info.

#HaveFunShooting #The50StatesofAR15

Rifle Rack or Guitar Stand?

So I was looking at some options for a rifle rack, I recently picked up a wall mount rack however I decided for now I may not want to put holes in the wall of the rental home. Of course it has to be something relatively cost effective. (You know more money for ammo and all) So I remembered I saw a while back someone using a guitar stand for a rifle stand. So I started looking at options on Amazon of course. and came across the one above and ordered it. While I’m writing this my order has yet to arrive. Meanwhile I posted the link on my facebook page, and several friends thought it was a nice idea. Philip from Ground Zero Precision who supplied the photos below found a slight modification for the ones he bought which helped it work better for this application as shown below he moved the positioning of one of the cross bars at the bottom, a very simple modification of course to help cradle the stock of your rifle.

These can be purchased on Amazon by clicking the link below:

Want to build a cheap AR-15?

So you want to build a Cheap / Low cost / Budget AR-15? Well here is a video dedicated to that… In this video we will show you how to build an AR-15 lower receiver for around $100. We use an FMK AR-1 Extreme Polymer lower receiver. We will be following this video with a part 2 building a low cost/budget upper receiver. Then of course we will be testing out the complete rifle.

Thanks for watching, and as always “Have Fun Shooting…”


Tuff Products – Organize your gear

Tuff Products makes some excellent gear, especially when it comes to organizing your firearms. In the video above we take a look at their inline 6 double stack pistol mag pouch. Not only is their gear TUFF, it’s very versatile. These mag pouches are excellent for organizing your range bag, keeping your pistol mags organized, and can attach to a belt with it’s velco loops, or any M.O.L.L.E. compatible gear as well. They can also be used to help keep your safe organized as well.

"Have Fun Shooting…"