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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.

The Locking-Block Roadblock Affair

My apologies to all for the sporadic nature of my U.N.C.L.E. Special Project. While my work as Assistant Editor for Shooting Illustrated takes precedence, sometimes fate intervenes instead.

The Oregon U.N.C.L.E. Group, a Blizzard and Caribbean Cocktails Affair

Over three feet of snow (and another 10 to 20 expected Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday) is enough to make anyone contemplate hopping a red-eye flight for the sanity-saving sands of some Caribbean paradise.

The Return of Man from U.N.C.L.E. Affair

Blog fan Oddjob recently sent me some commentary inquiring about the status my U.N.C.L.E. Special project.

The Reason for Celebration Affair

Following a weekend bought with the flu (hopefully not of the H1N1 variety because much like Samuel L. Jackson's character, Jules Winnfield from "Pulp Fiction"

The Prior Planning Affair #2

While some may feel compelled to toss out the early bird and worm analogy, I prefer planning for the worst and hoping for the best.

Hobby Gunsmith" Hell

Some call it boredom—some call it withdrawal, but to me it's like "hobby gunsmith" Hell.

The Next to the Last Stop Affair

Apologies once again for the lack of timely blog updates pertaining to my U.N.C.L.E. Carbine Project.

The Finicky Feed Lips Affair

Since work prevented me from continuing the function test of my project last Friday, I spent the weekend practicing strobist-style photography with my Canon Rebel, XSI in preparation for an upcoming business trip to Montana.

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.

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