GUNS Magazine May 2013 Digital Edition - Page 70

Our Caps Will NOT Scratch Your Scope Or Rust has taken Weaver® style rings to new heights and new lengths KWIK-SITE QUARTERMASTER HorNady SoNic cleaNer 2l MIkE CUMPSTON y vibrating case cleaner having M quivered its last and gone down to dusty death, I decided to take a flier dark with range grunge lying at the bottom of the stainless steel tank. The solution being “green” is discarded without fanfare. Cases must undergo a final rinse and dry completely before they are ready to load. The Sonic Cleaner is suitable for cleaning gun parts and other small metallic objects with compatible cleaning solution or by Ultrasound alone. FEATURING GUNS ALL-STARS! on the significantly more compact 2-liter unit from Hornady. It promises to accommodate about 300 .223 brass at a whack and half that number of .308 as well as more of the various handgun cases than I care to deal with at a single sitting rendering them clean and moderately shiny with minimal fuss and in short order. It also promises the cases will not achieve the high luster associated with the more traditional granulated media and chemical polish tumblers. Maker: HornaDy P.o. Box 1848 granD isLanD, ne 68802 (308) 382 1390 www.gunsMagazine.coM/HornaDy Part Number: 043320, Dimensions: 6.5" tall x 9" x 10.75", Tank Dimensions 2.1 Qt: 3" x 6" x 7.2", Timer Settings: 1-30 minutes, de-gas, optional heat, 110 volt, Price: $142.84, Hornady One Shot Cleaning Solution 32-ounce: $20.49 lock-N-loAd ultrAsoNic cleANer d&l Heavy dUty rear SiGHt JOHN TAFFIN ave Lauck of D&L Sports is a D former police officer and also a top gunsmith specializing in semiThe Hornady Lock-N-Load Ultrasonic cleaner is suitable for metallic gun parts or cartridge cases. It is more compact than vibrating case cleaners and does not require extra apparatus to separate the media after cleaning. The 5.56mm case (far left) is typical of fired mil-spec brass. The contrast after ultrasound cleaning is obvious (near left). The commercial 9mm brass took on a nice luster inside and out after about 20 minutes in the tank. automatic pistols and rifles. He is also the author of an excellent book The Tactical 1911, subtitled The Street Cop’s and SWAT Operator’s Guide to Employment and Maintenance. Several years ago, Dave worked over a pair of S&W 4-inch Model 29s for me, smoothing and rounding the triggers, and fitting stag stocks. They are two of my favorite .44 Magnums. Now Dave has just come up with replacement sights for Smith & Wesson J-, K-, L-, N-, and X-Frame sixguns. The former requires fitting by a gunsmith as the topstrap must be milled out, however the last four are easily installed by anyone with a proper screwdriver. Leading U.S. Manufacturer of Scope Mounts Since 1967 Aside from the ultrasonic action, the active ingredients include water and 1/2-ounce of a citric acid-based cleaning solution for every 20 ounces. The Hornady prediction is that most cases will be clean and free of carbon deposits within 10 to 20 minutes and this is pretty much what I got with relatively new handgun brass. Discolored brass benefited from a couple of 30-minute sessions though the necessary time might have been shorter if I had paid attention. I treated a basket-full of .556 NATO to two full 30-minute runs before the annealed coloration of the neck began to match the color of the case body. The used solution is satisfyingly The D&L rear sight easily installs on a Smith & Wesson Mountain Gun using three screws and the already drilled and tapped top strap. Now these revolvers already come factory equipped with adjustable rear sights so why would anyone replace them with D&L fixed sights? Several reasons come to mind. The rear sight blade of the Smith & Wesson 70 W W W . G U N S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • M AY 2 0 1 3

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