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The Parts, Parts Who's Got The Parts Affair

Advice from a fellow fan of "Man From U.N.C.L.E." helped me learn more about the iconic show prop and find sources for the various components needed to make a filly functional firearm.

The Cage And Threaded Skirt Affair

More than an aesthetic component—the U.N.C.L.E. Special's flash hider served a dual purpose. Slight modifications made the one I found fit my needs even better.

The Finicky Spring Affair

Having an aesthetically correct U.N.C.L.E. Special is one thing, if it is incapable of reliably sending rounds downrange each time the trigger is pulled—well, then you're left a cool-looking paperweight.

The Holding Pattern Affair

Discoveries in relation to "The Modicum of Movement Affair" and my job work-load have created a lull in the creation of my "Man From U.N.C.L.E." carbine.

The Back to the Drawing Board Affair

It appears I'm going to need to postpone accuracy testing of my U.N.C.L.E. carbine (i.e., "The Acid Test Affair") due to unresolved technical problems: Unfortunately, it's exhibiting some failure to feed issues.

The Persnickety Pistol Affair

While it's somewhat common for semi-automatics to behave finicky when hollow points are involved; in my nearly 40 years of shooting, I've never experienced such behavior with full-metal-jacket ammunition—that is until the other day.

The Poised For Completion Affair

While I'm sure my gunsmith has grown tried of my whimpering at this late stage of my project to produce a live-ammo-firing variant of the U.N.C.L.E. Special, I can't help it.

The Fun Functional Test Affair

They say trouble comes in threes. If that's the case, good news must come in twos. This long two-year project of building my own live-ammo firing "Man From U.N.C.L.E." Special has finally come to an end.

DPMS Panther 3G1

Chambered in 5.56 NATO, this AR-15 shot sub-moa out of the box using Federal's 55-grain V-Shok sierra Game King load.

Standing Watch: STI Sentinel Premier

STI's Sentinel Premier refuses to falter, even after being forced to digest 1,650 rounds.

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