These are the handiest things. Everybody should have one and now you can get them at Lakeline LLC. It is the easiest way to get the last rounds in those magazines and saves fingers. If you have a P365, you really know what we mean.
We are adding support for Glock pistols. We added threaded barrels, recoil assemblies, and strikers for some models. Watch the parts grow we have for Glocks!
We also, after a long back order from Truglo, have Truglo Tritium PRO sights back in stock for the Taurus G2 pistols. On the Taurus front, we have out TX22 and have lots of exciting stuff in the pipeline for it. Have a great week!
Tis the Season! Here are some thoughts of things that are helpful for anyone who owns a pistol. None of these are Lakeline products, but they are the really useful things, tools mainly, that help any pistol person maintain and work on their pistol. All of these things I use and they make me happy every time I use them. They are in order from lowest cost up.
Needle Files. I use these all the time, and they cost less than $5! Most of the time I use this needle file set, which costs less than $3. If you want to step it up a bit, this needle file set has handles that make them nicer to hold on too and still only costs $6.99. I usually buy the cheap ones and litter them about the places I work like reading glasses.
Gunsmith screwdriver set. Working on your pistol with the rounded off screwdrivers that are used for prying things off the car, demolishing for a remodel, etc. just isn’t a great thing. Worn screwdrivers round out the special screws in pistols, making them difficult to get apart and they are just unsightly. I like a set that all fits in a case and gets stored with the guns, not out in the garage where they will be used and abused like the other screwdrivers. Being “thrifty” I find specialty gunsmith sets pretty expensive for what they have. I like a set that all fits in a case and gets stored with the guns, not out in the garage where they will be used and abused like the other screwdrivers. But, this nice $20 set has most everything needed and is reasonably priced: Aosky Professional Precision Magnetic Screwdriver Sets
Punch Set. Pistols have lots of little pins that are used to hold them together. To get them in and out, and to help persuade other stuck parts to move, the proper tool is a punch set. Brass punches are nice because they are softer than the steel in the pistol and usually won’t damage important parts. A good starter punch set can be had for under $30:
Torque Screwdriver. If you work with scopes and sights, a torque screwdriver is a necessity. Most sight work uses torques in the 6 to 30 inch pounds range. Some pistol sights, like many of the screw on pistol sights, need an even lower range, like 1 to 5 inch pounds. That gets more expensive, but a good tool for the low torque requirements is:
Sight tool or Sight Pusher. If you like your pistols, at some point you are going to change sights on them, or adjust them. Without a good sight tool, it is easy to scratch or ding up the slide or sights, or break the tritium vials in night sights. I own most of the cheaper sight tools, but still went ahead and bought this one when I was frustrated trying to use the ones that flex, bend, and scratch up my pistols. Save some money and buy the good one up front, it is under $200: Wheeler Engineering Armorer’s Front and Rear Handgun Sight Tool
Merry Christmas and happy gun tinkering from the gang at Lakeline LLC!!
The P365 followers look great, and keep looking great with use. The harder material and shape of the follower prevent gouging and the finish looks great even after use. Here are some photos of a follower with over 300 rounds run through it this outing and it still looks like new.
First, as removed from the magazine after shooting, it will have brass smeared on it:
Here is another shot:
The brass and dirt wipe right off with a gun cleaner. The follower still looks like new. There is a little bit of finish wear where the slide stop contacts it, right on the edge of the ledge that can be seen below:
The pistol runs fine, slow or fast, and it is consistent locking back after the last round. These add a very high quality feel and look to the magazines.
So far we’ve been having a beautiful, if sometimes cool, fall.
Besides enjoying some of the local events, like Mahogany and Merlot (pictured above), we’ve been working on products.
The metal followers for the Sig Sauer P365 are available. These don’t gouge and provide consistent, smooth feeding and solid slide lock engagement (after the last round is fired).
We have new products for the Taurus G2 series pistols coming out in the next couple of weeks as well as a product for the Ruger Security 9. Our fiber optic sights for the Taurus TH9 and TH9c should also be available in that time.
Enjoy your fall. Get out and do some shooting while there is still some great weather for it.
I am one of the Americans who actually knows which country we won our independence from in the 1700s as well as many other facts of our country’s history. I appreciate our country and those who sacrificed for it and continue to protect it to this day. It is what it is.
Still, I work with people who toil mightily to gain their independence to do the things the rest of consider normal every day and I appreciate our customers who help us help them to achieve more independence than most people think possible. It is a different perspective on Independence Day that is much more personal than the holiday meaning of it yet I can’t help but think about it even more so on the 4th of July.
So, thanks to you all and I wish you a happy Independence Day. We sure appreciate all of it.
This week I’ve been working more with our trigger springs for the Taurus Spectrum. We have 10% and 20% reduced power springs which lighten the pull weight on the trigger. Since the spring is held in with a custom rivet, I will have to get the rivets in stock to go with the springs before we get those on the market. The photo above has the 20% reduced power spring on the right, and the factory spring on the left.
We will have parts out for the Sig Sauer P365 soon as well. I’ve been busy testing and working on the first few of those as well. Thanks!