Just a quick update. The Crosman ICON Tactical Conversion Kits are now listed. I promised they’d be up by the end of the week. They are up, but probably won’t stay in stock for long. That’s because I only have 4 complete sets in stock. I have more printing and will have them put together and back in stock quickly.
The ICON Barrel Bands will be released sometime next week. After that I’m going to take a little break from designing for a bit. Orders will still be fulfilled and customer service will still be open. I’ll just take a step back and be quiet for at least a couple of weeks before I get back to cranking out new products.
Thank you for your business, thank you for your support, and thank you for the opportunity to serve you!
I’ve just listed the Rear Pic Rails for the Benjamin Marauder Pistol. It’s just a pic rail and a screw, nothing special, but it hasn’t been done as far as I know. Since I don’t have to have a metal adapter machined the price is low as well. You can now easily and cheaply mount a side folding stock on the Benjamin Marauder Pistol with this adapter and the Poor Man’s Side folder (or another 1913 Picatinny Side Folder). Here’s a look at the P-Rod with the Side Folder Installed and closed:
I never announced it, but I’ve also added a cheaper minimalist fixed-LOP option. There was something wrong with “The Poor Man’s Side Folder” costing $80 (Still way cheaper than any option I currently know of). Just to ensure that it lives up to it’s name I added a cheaper option that turned out pretty slick. You now have the option to choose from adjustable side folding stock or fixed side folder.
You can see that mounted on the 2289 in my latest instructional video posted on the YouTube.
Rear Pic Adapter Plans
So far, I’ve made the side folder compatible with the Hatsan Sortie, Beeman 2027, and now the Crosman 13XX, 2240, etc. I’ve also completed a design for the DIANA BANDIT, CHASER, AND AIRBUG. It should be a couple of weeks before I get the aluminum parts for those, but I will release the adapters as soon as I get that in. I have some things to work out for the MARAUDER PISTOL adapter, but I should have that ready next. Fortunately it doesn’t need any machined parts, so I’ll be able to get that to market faster. Here’s a P-Rod preview:
Crosman ICON Tactical Conversion
These are done. I just need to take pictures, make install video, edit, and list them. The Beeman 2027 and Crosman ICON are very similar. The Grip Adapter and Stuck Tube are almost identical, but for a few minor differences. The kit uses the barrel band as a mounting point for the forearm. There will only be one forearm option on this one. I’ll also add a couple of barrel bands to the mix. Here’ a preview of how that turned out:
Some of you may remember that I was testing a direct fit suppressor for the AEA HP SS Max a while back. We’ve had a lot of inquireies since then for the AEA airguns and other big bores. I ended up not selling it because the threads were too fine and were easily cross-threaded during installation. I decided against the direct fit route and went with a threaded adapter from DFL and a suppressor with metal threads from yours truly. I’ve worked up the suppressors in M18X1 for .357 and .457. I’ve tested them on a couple of 357 AEA’s and the Air Force Texan 457. I need to do more extensive testing, but they seem to hold up well, they definitely work well, and look slick. Whether or not I release them after all this will depend on how busy we are and if testing goes okay. If none of this stuff sells well I’ll probably put those out there too and then take a break from designing new stuff for a while. Check ’em out!
Stay tuned! Thank you for your business, thank you for your support, and thank you for the opportunity to serve you! We’re working hard at cranking out great products at great prices!
I apologize for the brief post folks. I’m working hard to keep up while still cranking out new products. These take a long time to print. If they go out of stock it should only be a day or so before I have more on the shelf! Next will be the ICON Tactical Conversion Kit. Stay tuned for that!
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In the video below I demonstrate the installation of the side folder on the Hatsan Sortie and open and closed one a thousand times with very little wear. I also mention a few things about using the side folder on the Beeman 2027.
Beeman 2027 Side Folder Lower
I’ve also added a new option to the Beeman 2027 tactical conversion kit. You can now choose from the standard lower or from a lower with a rear facing pic rail for side folder compatibility. One advantage of using the Poor Man’s Side Folder on the Beeman 2027 is that you will still have access to the hammer spring adjustment. Just fold the stock over and you now have access the the adjustment screw.
The new Red Dots make for a good combo with this kit as well. I know it looks like the magazine blocks the sight picture, but it doesn’t show in the glass at all.
Milspec A2 Grips
Some other news; I’ve switched suppliers for the Milspec A2 grips. I’ve found another American manufacturer who makes a better grip with a much cleaner fit and finish. All of our conversion kits will now include these new grips.
We’re almost at 1000 subscribers to this blog. I haven’t paid too much attention to that sort of thing, but it just hit me that this blog post will go out to 938 people. That’s pretty great and very encouraging. It’s also pretty frightening and very humbling. Thank you for your support, thank you for your business, and thank you for the opportunity to serve you!
Next up should be Stormrider Conversion Kits if all goes according to plan!
The 1X20 Red Dots are only available in Picatinny/Weaver bases and they have a screw right through the middle. This means that the Red Dots would need to be centered over one of our Crosman Scope mounts and there would be a little too much daylight on each side. I’ve added an option to the Crosman Scope Mounts to select a single extended mount. I think the 1X20 Micro Red Dot looks better with this scope mount than with the short set of 2.
Dovetail to Picatinny Adapters
If you have a steel breech on your Crosman, or if you’d like to mount one of these Red Dots on any airgun with dovetail grooves you will need some sort of riser or adapter to go from 3/8 inch or 11mm dovetail to Picatinny/Weaver. We’re now offering low-profile dovetail to picatinny adapters that pair well with these Red Dots. Check those out here: https://buck-rail.com/product/dovetail-to-picatinny-adapter/
Poor Man’s Side Folder – The next product release will be the poor man’s side folder and a compatible lower/grip adapter for the Beeman 2027. I have all the parts for these and we are assembling a few everyday. I just need to get pictures and product pages done. I’m thinking by the end of next week, August 5th.
Stormrider – After that I plan on releasing the Gen I and Gen II Diana Stormrider tactical conversions. Designs are done and I think they are awesome. I’m super excited about these.
Crosman ICON – I’ve completed a design for a Tactical Conversion kit for the Crosman ICON. That will be released once I’m done with the Stormriders. I will also have a barrel band for this one.
Side Folder Adapters – The designs for the Crosman 13XX and 2240 side folder adapters are done. I’m just waiting on another manufacturer for the steel parts.
I’m getting burned out again. I won’t shut the business down this time, but I might take a break after all these are done and try to recharge my batteries before attempting another manic design session. We’ll keep chipping away on the business end. Speaking of which, we’ve been running out of space for a while. I have some ideas for how we can make more room. In the meantime, once we get all of these products released I’m sure we’ll be overcommitted. My plan is, essentially, to overcommit first and then deal with the consequences afterward. Wish me luck!
Deo volente, we will keep cranking out great products at great prices! Thank you for your support and thank you for the opportunity to serve you!
Howdy folks! It’s been a while. Here’s an update on what I’ve been working on.
Beeman 2027 Tactical Conversion
I’ve listed the tactical stock conversion kit for sale HERE. I just released the suppressor today. Check that out HERE.
I’ll also be releasing a “lower” or grip adapter that will be compatible with Picatinny mounting side folding stocks. Stay tuned for that.
Poor Man’s Side Folder
I’ve recently found myself searching for a reasonably priced side folder that is also good looking. I’ve found some that were good looking and some that were reasonably priced, but I couldn’t find both. I hope to remedy that with the “Poor Man’s Side Folder”. Don’t be fooled by the name. It is compact, good looking, locks open, locks closed, adjustable LOP, and will be compatible with multiple airguns. The design and testing are complete (Tested on the Sortie). I have all the parts (Metal hinge pin, E-Clip, Springs, screws, nuts, etc.) I have the custom steel parts on order for mounting it to the Crosman 2240 and 13XX (no power adjusters… sorry). It will also be compatible with the Beeman 2027 Lower, mentioned above, and I will work on an adapter for the Diana Bandit, Chaser, and Airbug next.
Diana Stormrider Tactical Conversion
Since I released the Diana Tactical Conversion kit a common request has been to make one for the Diana Stormrider. The Gen I seems to be backordered everywhere, so I will need to wait to see what I would need to do for that one. I do, however, have a Gen II and have worked up a nice little kit for it. Check it out:
Still testing, but expect that in the near future. It will be announced here.
1X20 Mini Red Dots
I’ve noticed a lot of our customers mounting 1X20 and 1X25 Red Dots using our Crosman Mounts. A single mount, from a set of 2, can be used to mount one of these, but they don’t quite look right. I’ll be extending the Crosman 2240 and 13XX mounts to match one of these red dots and offering them as an option. Here’s what I mean:
These Red Dots will be available at a great price from us soon. We’ll also be offering low-profile dovetail to Picatinny adapters if you’re looking to mount one on a Diana Chaser, Bandit, Airbug, or any other airguns with dovetail grooves. Stay tuned for that!
Beeman 1357 and 1358 Suppressor
I believe this suppressor is our most affective to date. I’m very proud of it. We’ve sold a humble 92 so far. I have only heard good things from folks who’ve used it, but haven’t had a single review come through for some reason. If you’re one of those lucky 92 please consider letting other customers know that it doesn’t suck.
Here’s a little video I posted for that one recently:
You may have noticed… we’re back on YouTube. We’ll try to start posting there more regularly. Not everything that is uploaded on YouTube will be shared here. If you’d like to keep up with what we’re doing there check out the channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/BuckRail/videos and do all the things that YouTubers like to tell you to do. Or not. Either way, there will be more and more videos posted there of some interest to airgunners.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you! Know that it’s not taken for granted and we’re still working hard to provide great products at great prices.
Starting Friday, July 1st, we’ll be raising prices on many of our items.
I don’t take this lightly, so let me give you a lengthy explanation. This business started as a lesson for my kids. At the time, I was a full-time welder in the Oil and Gas industry and a hobbyist designer and 3d printer. After developing the Little Buck Rail for my daughter to use a Red Dot on the Daisy Buck I thought other folks may want one too and started a little business that would be operated mostly by them. My eldest son would 3d print Little Buck Rails, and him and little sister would write thank you notes with hand drawn pictures. Mom would ship and they’d make a few bucks here and there.
Confession time: Not intending to do anything more than the Little Buck Rail, I wanted to name the website “buckrail.com”. Unfortunately, that domain name was taken by a news company in Jackson, Wyoming. So I made the brilliant decision to add a hyphen between buck and rail. I guess that’s better than “A1Airguns.com” (I just looked it up. That’s a real domain…) Can you even look up websites in alphabetical order?…
Anyway, we’re coming up on three years in business. Much to my amazement, and the amazement of friends and family, we’ve grown way beyond a business lesson or side-gig (I left full-time employment in the Aerospace industry in November 2021) and will likely grow beyond a home-based business soon.
Our product line has expanded rapidly and we’re only just getting started. There is way more demand for this stuff than I imagined and will work hard to be the one that provides it. We now keep almost 40 3d printers running 24/7 and barely keep up with demand. The only reason we don’t run more is because we’ve maxed out our breaker box (I’m working on that!). Instead of raising prices to match demand we just work harder and longer hours and find ways to decrease costs and increase production while still providing great value products. This has worked well for us so far and has allowed us to keep prices low while everything is going up elsewhere. With that being said, the cost of doing business has increased significantly as we’ve scaled up. In order to continue providing great products at great prices I need to increase prices. I’ll continue working hard to make our products accessible to the little guys and provide the BEST VALUE out there.
Speaking of value, check out what my fellow Texan and Buck-Rail.com customer did earlier this year. He bought a suppressor from us for $20 or $25 (the older UNF suppressor with helical insert and smooth finish), took a very blurry picture of it, and auctioned it on eBay, with little to no description, for over $40!
Thank you for your understanding and thank you for the opportunity to serve you!
Hey there folks. A lot going on at Buck Rail lately. Here’s the highlight reel…
Air Venturi Avenger
Avenger Barrel Bands are out and I’m giving a few away. Use code FIRST20 at checkout to get one for free. Only the first 20 customers can use it. Limit one per customer. Check those out here: Avenger Barrel Band. Let me know what y’all think!
Akela/Kratos suppressors are back in stock. I’ve increased the outside diameter some and tightened up the baffle inner diameter. Also, I’ve added a scope rail support for the Akela. This has been a common request from customers and it worked out nicely. Check that out here: Akela Scope Rail Support
We stopped shipping to Canada a while back. Canadian customs kept holding packages for “closer inspection” and it became impractical for our small business to absorb that. Wes at AirgunArcheryFun.ca will be selling our Diana AR Conversion Kits within Canada. Wes is a great guy to do business with. I’ve bought quite a few things from him myself and it was all top notch with great service to boot. If you’d like to see any of our other products (sorry, no suppressors) available in Canada reach out to Wes and let him know!
Beeman 2027 Work In Progress
I’m working on a tactical conversion for the Beeman 2027. This PCP pistol is a lot of fun, feature rich, and solid for the price. The stock is purdy, but a bit clunky and… well… YUGE. Seriously, you have no idea how big this thing is from the pictures.
There’s a lot of work to be done, yet. But I am super excited about what I have so far. The grip and rail are done, but I have a lot more work to do on the stock. I need to make the side folder mechanism (it will fold to the right), add an adjustable stock, and figure out how to keep the price low. Check out the progress:
If I work up a reasonably priced and effective side folder I will make an adapter for the 13XX, 2240, and Dianas as well. Please be patient with me while I work out the details. I don’t have a release date, but will announce it here when that day comes.
Sig MCX and MPX
I made suppressors for the MCX and MPX, but they don’t work worth a dang. I would be embarrassed to sell them. That’s all I got on that…
Another customer request has been to make the Gauntlet suppressor constrain the barrel. I’m about done with that and will have those available sometime soon. I plan on working up a few Gauntlet Barrel bands as well.
In our early days, my kids would draw pictures on “thank you” notes for every customer. I’m sure many of you remember this. That was back when we sold three products and this business was only an experiment and homeschool lesson for my two oldest kiddos. On the flipside, many of you have sent pictures to me. I’ve gotten pictures of dad’s shooting with their kids, tricked out airguns, I even got a picture of a Mandalorian Red Ryder conversion that included some of our parts. I’ve also received pictures, as evidence, of my failures as a designer, 3d printer, and a human in general (i.e. malignent mounts, repugnant rails, slanted suppressors, etc.). Sometimes pictures say it better than words. I’ve added an option to attach pictures to your reviews and plan on making it easier for you to share your pictures on the website. Stay tuned for more on that. In the meantime, if you feel so inclined, leave a review with a picture!
I have a mile long list of suggestions and I’m chipping away day by day. We’re working hard to be worthy of your business! Thank you for your patronage and for the opportunity to serve you!
Just another quick update to let you know what I’ve been working on and to make some low-key product announcements.
On my last post I announced the release of the Beeman Underlever Suppressor. Now I’ve added a “barrel band” for mounting bipods, lasers etc…. Check that out HERE
1/2-20 UNF Suppressors
I’ve added a .30 Caliber suppressor option to our 1/2-20 UNF Suppressor. It’s larger in diameter, has thicker walls, and is compatible with .30 Caliber airguns with a 1/2-20 threaded muzzle. There is no taper on this suppressor like on our other UNFs. I haven’t announced it anywhere until now and have already sold out a couple of times. Please bear with me. I make more each day and update stock daily. Check that out HERE.
1/2-20 UNF Adapters
Speaking of selling out…. I’m now having our steel 1/2-20 UNF adapters manufactured in the USA. They’re working on that right now and we’ll hopefully have those back in stock soon. If you’re subscribed to that product you will be notified the day that I get them. There are quite a few folks on the waitlist to be notified when they are back in stock. If they go out of stock again before you can get one I should be able to get them back in stock a little quicker now!
We use the same suppressor (with different adapters) on the 13XX, M4-177, 1077, 880, etc. Though they are not universal, they’re affectionately known to us as our UNI suppressors. A lot of folks have wanted to buy the adapters alone and use the same UNI on multiple airguns. I’ve been hearing that request for a while now and have finally made that happen. I’m sorry it took so long! You now have the option to buy only the adapter for those airguns. Please note that the UNI suppressors and adapters are M20X2 threads. They’re not compatible with anything else that I know of.
This suppressor is quickly becoming one of our best sellers. A common request has been to make it support the barrel to reduce barrel “whipping” etc. I’ve incorporated that feedback into the latest version. The suppressor now supports the barrel while still making use of the shroud volume to reduce the report.
Bulldog 357 Suppressor
You may have guessed, from the featured image above, that the trapezoidal suppressor is for the Benjamin Bulldog. It’s a direct fit on the .357 Caliber model and works great. Stay tuned for that. I’ve also received requests to make one that is compatible with the extended reservoir. That is on my list as well.
First PayPal divorced us, then Stripe. Something about irreconcilable ideological differences… Anyhow, ultimately, it has been a good thing. It’s been a lot of work, but we’re now up and running with Authorize.net and it’s way better for us and you. It’s a subsidiary of Visa, is very secure, and more reliable. It also allows for more customization and gives us more tools to better serve our customers. I’ve also added the option to pay by check or money order in case they get weird too.
We’re working hard to provide great products and great service at great prices. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!