Author Archive for Brian

Owner/Editor of Industryoutsider.com, outdoor enthusiast, photographer, animal lover, and collector of gadgets, cameras, knives, and firearms. Recreational shooter, and 2A supporter. A former competitive cyclist, I'm all about promoting bicycles as a transportation alternative. Life's too short to take things to seriously. Have fun. A bad day outdoors beats a good day at the office every time.

Volquartsen Magazine Follower Button Upgrade

Volquartsen’s Magazine Follower Buttons for Ruger pistols are one of my favorite upgrades. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can make a noticeable difference in reliability. It’s nice to know that performance upgrades for your Ruger Mark series pistols don’t…

Ultimate Cliploader for Ruger Mark Magazines

If you have a Ruger Mark pistol*, and shoot it often, you need the Ultimate Cliploader. Normally, when I see “Ultimate” in a product name, I roll my eyes. But in this case, it’s a very accurate description. Because you…

My Wife’s Purple Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite

Last month, I shared an article about the TandemKoss modifications I made to my wife’s pistol. It’s a Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite, with the purple barrel. The process had a few ups and downs from the beginning. First, I…

TandemKross mods for the Ruger MK IV 22/45

If you want to customize your Ruger MK pistol, TandemKross should be your go-to. They have just about anything you could want to make it more reliable and/or accurate. Whether you are a plinker or competitor, they’ll help you make…