Firearms Light Duty / Cleaning Station

I wanted to show my light duty, sit down firearms station. This is in the Armory where it is easy to control the climate.

I made a set of drawers to help hold all my stuff.

Wanted some better light so we got a high efficiency light for overhead:

Right now the switch is a power strip. Made a real switch that I will add in the next couple days.

Thats it for now, I will update this weekend.

Forgot to show the railing! I have a Tipton Best Gun Vise, I got tired of having to clamp it down. So I routed the rail directly into the workspace!

Works good so far

As you can see from the pictures above, cant tell it is there when the mat is rolled over it.

Got the light switch hooked up

Full shot:

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Keeping it Solvent!

I wanted a solvent tank that will take care of my weapons parts as well as my shop tools. I got the Solvent Tank from Northern Tool and Equipment. Then I mixed up ‘Ed’s Red’ Bore Cleaner and poured it in. Well that was a mistake! I did not read the manual (RTFM), the pump is only for water based solvents:

I replaced the pump with this guy from Zoro.com I had to modify the top plate a bit to get it to fit:

Then I set it all in place and added some brass fittings to help keep the solvent out.

Put the wiring back together:

Added the brush and did a test run. All good!

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Pistol vs Steel

Published on Jul 30, 2017

 

We got our steel targets from MOA targets . Man is shooting steel fun! We got 1 – 1/4 inch AR400 and 1 – 3/8 AR500 targets. I threw one of the targets I cut into the mix as well. All 8 inch. By the way, the AR400 I thought I had is mild steel, you will see as the video series progresses.

In a nut shell all 3 handled pistol up to .45 at 10 to 15 Yards without penetration. The Mild had some dents, AR 400 and AR 500 nada.

Here is the Color Code:

Black = Mild Steel, We cut
Yellow = MOA Targets AR500
Orange = MOA Targets AR400

 

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Steel Targets

There is a lot of talk about steel targets. You can go on line and find enough information to boggle your mind. I decided to go with ¼ inch AR400 steel gongs. These are for my personal use, nothing more. I will post pictures after I light them up.

Here is shot of the 4×8 sheet.

AR400 Steel for targets

I had to remember how to use my plasma cutter. It was not pretty, but I got it done:

With my Army back, I found it very hard to work on the floor so broke down the plate into smaller lighter sections. With help we put it up on some saw horses to make it easier to cut.

I also discovered these little gems from Swag Off Road. I put the screw and washer in one of the unused holes to create an adjustable stand off. I just adjust for the locations and tighten down the 2 nuts to keep my cutting tip off the steel.

And the bottom. Ignore the scoring:

Greatly improved my cuts:

Here is a shot of the targets for this run:

1 – 20 inch

1 – 12 inch

5 – 8 inch

4 – 6 inch

Drilled 2 holes in each, painted and setup:

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FFL Application Status

11 April 2017 – Sent Application to ATF and Sheriff

13 April 2017 – Delivered to Sheriff

14 April 2017 – Delivered to ATF

18 April 2017 – ATF Cashed Check

09 May 2017 – ATF Called, Interview on the 16th of May

16 May 2017 – Interview went well, should have license in 4-6 weeks

27 May 2017 – License came in the mail!

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Example of Receiving a Firearm for Transfer From A Non-Licensee

  1. Obtain a copy of the sender’s driver’s license (or other government issued photo identification)
  2. Record the make, model, serial number, and date received on the paper containing the copy of the identification
  3. Place that into your IN binder
  4. When placing the entry into your A&D book, put the shipper’s name and address where the FFL number would usually go.
  5. Contact customer
  6. Have customer fill out Form 4473
  7. Conduct background check either through NICS or State Point of Contact
    1. If “proceed” result:
      1. Release firearm to customer
      2. Assign a sequential number to the Form 4473 and place in OUT binder
      3. Mark the firearm out in your A&D book.
    2. If “delayed” result:
      1. Do not release firearm to the customer
      2. Wait for a response from NICS or State Point of Contact
    3. If no response received from NICS in the close of three business days after the check was initiated, you can release the firearm to the customer
    4. If “denied” result
      1. Do not release firearm to the customer
      2. Either purchase firearm from customer, or
      3. Return the firearm to the FFL dealer from whom you received it*

    *If the result is “denied” and the shipper would like the firearm returned, you’ll need to send the firearm to another FFL dealer in the area and not to the individual directly

#3 in Bound Book Example

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Example of Receiving a Firearm for Transfer from Another FFL Dealer

  1. Person contacts you to be receiving FFL dealer for an online gun sale
  2. Send a copy of your FFL to their local FFL dealer
  3. Receive firearm, then record the make, model, and serial number onto the copy of the FFL license that was sent with the firearm.
  4. Mark date received at the top and insert into the IN binder
  5. Record the firearm in your A&D book
  6. Contact customer
  7. Have customer fill out Form 4473
  8. Conduct background check either through NICS or State Point of Contact
    1. If “proceed” result:
      1. Release firearm to customer
      2. Assign a sequential number to the Form 4473 and place in OUT binder
      3. Mark the firearm out in your A&D book.
    2. If “delayed” result:
      1. Do not release firearm to the customer
      2. Wait for a response from NICS or State Point of Contact
    3. If no response received from NICS in the close of three business days after the check was initiated, you can release the firearm to the customer
    4. If “denied” result
      1. Do not release firearm to the customer
      2. Either purchase firearm from customer, or
      3. Return the firearm to the FFL dealer from whom you received it

#5 in Bound Book Example

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