Projects 2005-2006

Krylon Fusion Paint – Paint plastic stock on Mossberg Pump

Glock Recoil Spring Tool

Glock Trigger Job and tuning

SKS Trigger Job and tuning

 ALWAYS BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR FIREARM IS UNLOADED BEFORE WORKING ON OR CLEANING IT. Immediately after installing any  spring, in any type of firearm that imparts power to a hammer(s), striker(s) or firing pin(s), as the case may be, with the firearm UNLOADED and without any trigger contact, actuate the firearm several times in a vigorous manner to make certain that the hammer(s), striker(s) or firing pin(s) are securely retained in the cocked position prior to let-off. Also, actuate the safety to determine that it is working properly. If during these tests, the hammer(s), striker(s), or firing pin(s) should fail or be released without trigger contact, or the safety does not work properly, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LOAD OR FIRE THE FIREARM until corrective repairs are made. If any doubts ever exist concerning the safe operation of your firearm(s), consult your local Gunsmith. The above procedure also applies where recoil, bolt or action springs have been installed as well as with any spring replacement.

NOTE: Always wear high-quality safety eyeglasses when installing or fitting any springs, to prevent eye injury. High-quality safety eyeglasses should be used when shooting any firearm. DO NOT use ammunition exceeding standard factory pressure levels.

NOTE: The use of any after market product in your firearm may limit or void the manufactures warranty.

WARNING – Failure to follow this procedure may result in an accidental discharge, firearm damage and serious bodily injury. Always be certain that your firearm is functioning properly before use.

WARNING – Please urge caution when using reduced power hammer or striker springs in firearms, particularly in firearms used for critical applications such as law enforcement. Reduction of the hammer or striker spring may compromise the reliability of the firearm.

 Glock Recoil Spring Tool

I had a really hard time installing my new spring and stainless steel guide rod installed. I came up with the following tool: Your guide rod may not have the pre-tapped hole this tool will need to work or you may need a different size threaded rod. Spring is ISIMI and T.H.E. SS Rod.

Parts & Procedures:

one six inch piece of #8 x 32 threaded rod.

one six inch piece of cable shrink wrap.

one #8 x 32 cabinet knob.

Tighten cabinet knob on one end of  the threaded rod. Install Shrink wrap, heat.


place recoil spring onto guide rod.  Take tool above place it through the guide rod hole in the slide. Attach tool threading the recoil spring on the tool until you can screw into the guide rod. Make three turns.  Now you can pull and push at the same time.



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Paint plastic stock on Mossberg 500 Pump

Krylon Fusion Paint – Flat Black


Cleaned existing OD Green stock and hand pump with Acetone

Painted three coats within 15 minutes of each coat with Krylon (c) Fusion Paint – Flat Black. Let sit seven days for the best cure.

 Initial Durability Testing:

Three trips to the firearms range – Shooting 100 times with slug, buckshot, and shot.

Two USPSA Shotgun matches – Shooting 50 times with slug, buckshot, and shot.

Six Cleanings using Hoppes and Break Free CLP.

At 2014 – many trips to range, to 3 Gun matches etc. 

Results Pictures:

Before –



After 7 years a few chips



 GLOCK 17 TUNEUP – ACCURIZING  Glock Trigger Job

Reading Materials:

the $0.25 Glock trigger job
(and a crash course in detail stripping)
 By: Mr Poyz 10-24-02

IPSC / USPSA “Dremeling the Glock”

Wolffe Spring

Purchased Products:

Stainless Steel Guide Rod T.H.E. Accessories

ISMI 15LB Recoil Spring

Glock Factory 3.5 LB connector

Lighter Glock striker spring


1 hour to clean, polish, and install.

Always do a function and safety test after any work you perform.

This worked out real nice.  Nice smooth crisp trigger.

Cost: $ 55.00

In 2007 I added a Storm Lake barrel, Dawson precision sights.


Chinese SKS 7.62 x 39  TUNEUP – ACCURIZING   (a minimal level 1 )

Trigger Job   

Reading Materials:

Jamie Mangrum  of

Jamie did a nice job and a lot of work on the Lil Miss. I learned from him. His site is no longer around I will describe what I did based on his work.

-Mostly work on the trigger assembly. Replaced the hammer spring, (stock 37, Wolffe 27 lbs), and the magazine release / sear spring. (Red Circle)

– polished (green) any rubbing surfaces, especially sear, and any moving parts. (like the glock, polish)



In 2011 I performed a sear / trigger work as told by Sailor Curt. I call that the final and level 2.

Purchased Products:

Wolffe Spring – SKS Performance pack   $10

SKS Owners   – Murrays Gunsmithing makes a spring for the firing pin and prevents slam fires.   $22  for a chinese pin and spring.

I already had the shock buffer. (no longer use shock buffer)

Initial results from the bench using Winchester White Box 7.62 x 39, at 50 yards, open site , groups were 1 3/8 inches smaller after the trigger job.  I might add, I use this rifle in USPSA matches.

SKS 7.62 x 39 AMMO:

I use Wolf and Winchester white box.  In 2010 started testing other types and found golden tiger to be the most accurate.