Okay, folks. I’m think thinking this will be it for a while. Avenger Tactical conversion kits are released. Here’s the video I recently made for installation. Please forgive me, but I had a little fun with the intro. The rest is the same ol’ dry instructional without any fluff:
I’ve also released the M-Lok Handguards for the Stormrider, Chaser, Bandit, and Airbug. No video for that as it installs just like the tri-rails. I personally prefer the M-Lok rails. They are more comfortable in the hand, look better(IMO), and provide for much more customization. The only downfall that I can think of is that it’ll cost you extra to add Pic rails, etc. Here’s my Stormrider with M-Lok Handguard installed.
We’ve gotten a lot of requests for side folders for the Stormrider and we’ve already gotten requests for side folders for the Avenger and bottle compatibility. I want to do it all. And I will try to do it all. In time… Bear with me, y’all!
I forgot to mention last time. I’m finally on social media, kind of. I don’t spend too much time there, but I will be posting small projects and pics on Instagram and Facebook occasionally. It’s easier for me to snap pics and give more casual updates on instagram and Facebook. If you want to follow along and/or show your support there you can follow the links below. If you feel so inclined leave Buck Rail a review on Facebook:
A lot has been happening behind the scenes at Buck Rail. We moved out the old print shed to make room for a bigger better one. We overhauled our manufacturing and fulfillment process. Improved the design of a lot of our parts. Crashed the website a couple of times. Fixed the website and improved the backend. And biggest of all, my big brother and big sister came to work with us. That means there are four of us in total now. I’d like to introduce you all to them soon.
I haven’t had much time to design new products, but this one has been done and was waiting for me to take pics, video, write stuff, etc. So without further ado, meet the one and only (that I know of) Diana Bandit, Chaser, and Airbug Side Folder.
It was a bit tricky to get the Rear Pic tight, but it ended up being a simple solution. I made a simple install video that you can check out below:
And last, but not least. Happy Veterans Day! This is a veteran-owned company with many veteran customers. It’s been awesome to have so much support from fellow vets, even if they are from lesser branches… All jokes aside, thank you very much for your support and thank you all for your service to our STILL great country. God bless you, God bless America, and God bless Texas.
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 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!
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!