The gun store guys make a how-to video:

I didn’t have time to watch all 30min yet, it looks like it might be alright though. I stopped it at around 8:15 where he called Hoppes solvent “Hoppies”.   hahah do people say that?  That’s the first time I’ve ever heard it.


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New from FN Herstal… the BLACK BOX

The FN Black Box stores information that allows preventive maintenance and facilitates corrective maintenance, which greatly increases weapon reliability and availability.

The FN Black Box is a molded module that fits in any weapon type.
It features a non-replaceable battery that has a remarkable service life of 10 years and a recording capacity of 100,000 rounds.

The FN Black Box:

  • detects/discriminates/counts shots
  • measures burst rates and burst lengths
  • records firing sequences
  • detects stoppages due to failures to cycle

The armorer can therefore anticipate necessary maintenance actions and consult all previous maintenance operations when and as required.


Part of the reason I like guns so much is that there are no electronics in them.  I know this is just a monitoring device, but still it just seems like a headache waiting to happen.

Source – FN Herstal – HERE

Hat Tip – SayUncle



Treat Your Rifle Like a Lady

The Will Eisner M-16 U.S. Army Rifle Maintenance Booklet

Officially known as DA Pam 750-30
32 Pages on proper cleaning and assembly of the M16A1 Rifle
Issued in comic book form, and with rifle, to every U.S. soldier stationed in Vietnam.

Chapter titles include:

  • How to Strip Your Baby
  • What to Do in a Jam
  • Cues From Guys Who Know
  • Sweet 16
  • All the Way with Négligé
  • Drain Before Shooting

Also introduces “Maggie”, a personified M-16 cartridge with arms, legs, and eyelashes.

Full comic book available – HERE