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We are Ron and Elizabeth Albanese.

We are owners of The Wisconsin Trigger Company. William is our son and the production manager . There is another son, a United States Navy officer, who is training at NAS Pensacola to becoming a Naval Aviator.

We will post fun and interesting stories on a variety of topics. Friends of Ron will contribute Man Stories about what happened at work. And recipes because why not?

Welcome to Tactical Cannoli Blog.

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The Summer of 69, and What a Summer It Was

  This is the one vacation that I will never forget. Every thing that led up to my family moving to Wisconsin started that summer. My father was fresh out of the Navy and was working for Continental Can Company. He was a field installer/engineer. Continental built canning and bottling production lines. The best part […]

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The Start of the 2 Stage AR-15 Trigger

This is not a long post. I found a photo hiding on my computer and thought I would share it. The history of the M-K II trigger in one photo. The first trigger in the photo is the very first 2 stage trigger ever fit to an AR-15. This is the prototype and start of […]

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Was Saved By a Marine’s Reaction Time

This was told to me by a very good friend. He is a retired USMC LT COL with 30 years in. He’s a big guy, always keeps himself in good shape, does a lot of defense training and helps train others. Definitely not the type of person you would randomly choose to mess with. He […]

side charge AR-15 rifle

Chapter 6 Talking Triggers, The Wrap Up

  In the previous chapters we covered the workings of a single and 2 stage trigger for AR-15 style rifles. I will bring it all to together in this last chapter. To begin with, you need to determine how you are going to use your AR-15. Are you looking for a 3 gun / speed […]

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The Ghost Had the Last Laugh

In 1969 my family moved to Watertown, Wisconsin. Back then, the Watertown area was very rural. The only shopping was in mom and pop stores and when you went to check out, the cashiers would first speak to you in German. Most of my new friends came from farm families. I mean old world rural. […]

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Chapter 5 A Look at Lock Time

This is one that is even more obscure then overtravel. Lock Time is the amount of time from the hammer release to the firing pin being contacted and driven in to the primmer of the cartridge. With lock time, shorter is better. This is true for speed guns and target rifles. As lock time increases […]

James Bond 007.

You Need To Be Better Than Bond, James Bond

  This winter Hulu had all the old James Bond films available, so my wife and watched them. Now all us true cool guys know Bond James Bond is definitely one of us. His way with the ladies is second to none. His gadgets are cutting edge technology for 1969. But I have to tell […]

AR-15 Adjustable overtravel

Chapter 4 The Magical World of Overtravel

We started to have a look at overtravel in chapter 3, and that’s the starting point for chapter 4. Some shooters want as much overtravel as they can get and some want as little as possible. Many 3 gun, speed gun and the short barreled tactical rifle style shooters tend to go with more. While […]

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The Good Old Days of Wrestling

   I was organizing the bookshelf in my office and came across my old photo album. For the younger ones among us, a photo album is just like the photo page on your phone, only in paper. Anyhow, several pages are photos from an AWA wrestling match back in 1980. The match was held in […]

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M-K Trigger Talk Part 3

  In part 2 we looked at the adjustable disconnector, which is an easy feature to spot. The next thing we will look at is Grit. Grit is more of a feel than something you can point to, unless the machining is really poor. When you pull a trigger, you have the hammer and the […]