Author Archives: William Daugherty

About William Daugherty

William Daugherty is a firearms enthusiast, competitive shooter and Second Amendment advocate living in the Upper Connecticut River Valley region of Northern New England.

IO Inc. AK-47 update for 2013

NOTE: this is a follow-up post to my original review of the IO, Inc. AK-47C Having shot this rifle for almost five years, I’ve gotten to know it really well. I still like it, probably more than when I first reviewed … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part V: Sum of its parts

With the addition of a simple bipod the Precision Rifle was ready for the range. I was very interested to see how this would all come together. This project was a study in focus. My goal was to build a … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part IV: Geissele SSA-E Two-Stage Trigger

With the scope mounted the gun was fully assembled and ready to fire. I had purchased the lower parts kit without a trigger because I knew I would be adding a much better unit than the USGI work-alike that would … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part III: Simmons Whitetail Classic 6.5-20x 50mm

With the base rifle assembled I still needed to put a proper optic on it. After reading a lot of information about scopes I decided that it would be very difficult to beat the 6.5-20x version of Simmons’ Whitetail Classic … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part II: RGuns complete upper receiver

With the new lower completed I was ready to find a new complete upper receiver for my Precision Rifle project. I had been trying to buy a Bushmaster Predator upper for some time. I liked the concept of a longer, … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part I: Palmetto State Armory stripped lower

Eugene Stoner would be amazed at how popular his creation has become over the last 50 years. As “America’s Gun” there are many sources for information and parts. It doesn’t require a lot of tools or even mechanical aptitude so … Continue reading

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Burris Fastfire II: excellent low cost/low profile 1x optic

After finding my red dot had completely lost zero while riding around in my trunk I decided it was time to get my hands on a more appropriate optic for my “truck gun”. What I found was much more than … Continue reading

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Timney 667 AR-15 trigger: Finally!!

After nearly two years shooting my Ruger SR-556 I finally broke down and bought an aftermarket trigger for it. I had long considered this purchase and after looking at Chip McCormack, Geissele and Timney I finally decided on the excellent … Continue reading

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SureFire Shot Timer: Excellent Free Training Tool

Prior to purchasing a dedicated shot timer I took a look around the Apple app store and found Surefire’s shot timer application, called simply “Shot Timer”. It was and is still free and is arguably more polished than many commercial … Continue reading

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Pistol Review: S&W 22A

Some years ago I found myself in the local gun shop looking at the various pistols when I found myself staring at a pistol I’d never seen before. It was a blocky looking thing with a Weaver rail covering the … Continue reading

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