8 reasons why this MANAEL Muzzle Brake is our new favorite for precision rifle shooting!

As custom gunsmiths, we’ve been making muzzle brakes for a decade and experimented with lots of styles to improve recoil. But this is our new favorite.

The MANAEL Self Timing Muzzle Brake is branded as Australia’s solution to Precision Rifle performance.

This design is the brainchild of Aussie firearms manufacturers MANAEL and Australia’s leading PRS gunsmithing experts Ignition Custom Engineering (ahem, yes that’s us).

Years of testing and design and its finally here! A brake that looks sexy AND gives maximum recoil management so you can get back on target faster.

Forget about recoil and focus on making impacts with this 100% Aussie precision rifle muzzle brake.

Here are just a couple or reasons why this is our new favorite for Practical Rifle and Precision Rifle Series competition! 


1. Its kind of sexy

These sleek, sexy lines create a powerful silhouette. The people at the range will know you mean business.

They’re made large enough for the heavy barrels we see in PRS (no teeny tiny nubs or weird dong shapes dangling from your muzzle)!

Weighing 180 grams they aren’t going to tip the scales either.


2. Get back on target faster with competition-level recoil management

We love this brake for precision shooting where your priority is getting back on target faster. Every second counts, right?

The MANAEL Self Timing Brake really drops felt recoil to a minimum  – don’t get us wrong, you will still feel some recoil especially on larger calibres but it makes it manageable. But it does knock it back a lot and super importantly it reduces the amount of movement after a shot.

Less movement during a shot = less time searching for your target again. We call it “rapid target-reacquisition”. 

The design speeds up target re-acquisition thanks to the specialised ports. Gasses are effortlessly redirected to control both muzzle flip and felt recoil while keeping the rifle straight.


See for yourself (live in action at Precision Rifle Series)


3. There’s no pointy out bits to get stuck on barricades


designed sleek to reduce snag points when entering barricades

Some designs have large steps in, or out, along the brake. Some designs spread right out much wider than the barrel.

Our testing showed this just wasn’t needed. And worse, it provided a snag point.

And is there anything worse for your score than wrestling to untangle a muzzle brake from a barricade?????

The MANAEL Self Timing brake is designed sleek to reduce snag points.


4. Supporting gear made right here (100% Australian Made).

Choosing this brake puts love back into our shooting industry and community. You get an awesome product and the <3 feels too. aww

✔️ Support local jobs; this product is 100% Australian designed, made and owned. 

✔️ Support the local industry; where you put your dollars = industry growth.

✔️ Support your sport; MANAEL and Ignition Custom Engineering are sponsors of the Precision Rifle Series Australia.



Get your MANAEL Brake here & show some love for Aussie Made rifle gear



5. Its built to last! 

The MANAEL Self Timing brake has been through endless testing to make sure it delivers on its promise and can handle anything you throw at it.

Our team has been smashing this brake for the past three PRS seasons and we are yet to have it come loose or give us grief! 

These things are billet machined to extreme tolerances. The Stainless Steel brakes are testimony to the quality (no chance to “cover up” poor workmanship).

If you break one, I’ll be surprised (and please let us know so we can warranty it).


MANAEL Self Timing Brake (and tuner) in action at Precision Rifle Series


6. Optional Barrel Tuner is available 

If you haven’t tried a Barrel Tuner yet, click here for more. TLDR; they help tighten group sizes by managing/tuning to harmonics of your barrel.

There are combined brake-tuners out there….but they offer limited flexibility in what you can do.

We love the MANAEL Set up because being two separates you have freedom to run just one or both!

(Ideal if you run multiple rifles and want to share).

View the collection of MANAEL Brakes & Tuners here



7. Super simple install. Only takes minutes & you’re ready to smash steel

No gunsmith needed. I mean, we can charge you to fit it if you want….but seriously….its super simple. MANAEL designs all their gear to be that way.

Screw the brake onto your muzzle thread and tighten the jam nut to lock it in place. It won’t go anywhere even with the big boom cartridges! 

Lock nut tightening tool is included (which doubles as a bottle opener for after the comp has finished). 

More detailed install steps can be found here (view description)


8. There’s one to suit just about any rifle calibre in Black or Stainless Steel

Choose your calibre size:

  • 6.5 mm – suits calibres up to 6.5mm including:  Rimfire: .22 etc, Centrefire: 223 / 556, 243, 260, 6mm, 260, 264 / 6.5mm and variations (eg 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5×47, 6.5PRC, 6.5 BRA, 6.5GT)
  • 30 cal – suits all calibres up to 30 calibre including Centrefire: .300, 308, 270 etc

Choose your thread size: At present they are available to suit 5/8×24 muzzle threads and more sizes are on the way.

Choose your finish: Black, a blasted surface Stainless Steel or fresh Stainless Steel.

Which finish option do you prefer?


Check out more about the MANAEL Self Timing Brake here at our webstore

Don’t risk rust. Get your rifle Cerakoted properly.

The deep, glossy hues of a freshly blued rifle can be very sexy.

Not so much when you pull your rifle out the safe and its covered in rust.

Rust actively destroys the value of your firearm and its functionality. At best its annoying and you need to keep up the maintenance to ensure it doesnt progress.

At worst, it eats away the working surfaces of your firearm – including inside the reciever and barrel. So its no longer accurate or safe.

Rust can take over faster than you think – only 12 days in this test:



This is why you need a gunsmith to help with Cerakote!

Forget metal bluing. Get the rifle Cerakoted by our gunsmithing team and you know you’re covered.

Contact out gunsmithing team today and we can help.


What is the difference between Metal Bluing and Cerakote?

Metal Bluing is a chemical application process (components are coated) which changes the surface colour. Its usually deep blue or black. A good bluing job will be glossy and even.

But it provides very little real protection against the elements. That means rust.

Cerakote is like the superhero of the story. Its a Ceramic based coating that, when applied correctly, will completely protect the surface from oxidization rust.

But the best part?

Cerakote comes in a HUGE variety of colours and can be applied to almost any metal surface.


Our gunsmiths treat Cerakoted parts at a specific temperature to ensure maximum surface and rust protection. What do you think of this Tungsten Cerakote colour?

The gunsmiths at Ignition Custom Engineering perform Cerakote applications on handguns, rifles and shotguns almost everyday (and even some motorbike or smaller vehicle components).

Contact us today and we can find the perfect colour combination to protect your rifle!


When is the best time to apply Cerakote?

Prevention is better than cure. So its best to apply Cerakote while the surface is still healthy and rust-free.


What if there’s already some rust on my rifle or firearm?

Step 1: Don’t panic. Call us.

Step 2: let us help.

Most of the time, light rust can be treated to protect the rifle from degrading any further. During the Cerakote process, we blast back the surface layer to get rid of any active rust so the Cerakote goes onto a pristine surface.

When you can see “pitting” (holes or changes to the surface texture), that means the rust is getting deeper. We can clean out inside these pockets to ensure it doesn’t progress.

You will still see the divot because the missing material is gone. But when we apply the Cerakote, you can rest assured that it is protected and won’t get worse.


What if its really bad? The rust is in the barrel, the bolt head/body or the receiver

There comes a point where some damage can’t be fixed without replacing components. But don’t give up just yet – Our gunsmiths can inspect it and let you know what we can do.


What can I do to prevent rust?

Keep your firearm in a dry location. Installing a De-humidifier in your safe is a very valuable investment as it will help keep moisture levels down.

As part of your general maintenance, wipe down surfaces with a dry clean cloth after use (especially if there’s mud or water involved. And let’s face it, we are shooters. There’s almost ALWAYS dirt, dust and mud involved).

A light coating with your preferred gun oil (never WD40!!!!) can also help prevent rust build up.


Call us on 0402219831 and let’s see how we can help!

Giveaway! Introducing the MANAEL Sedajo Chassis at PRS Monarto Meltdown

This year’s Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown was a special one for us because we revealed the latest crazy creation made in partnership with MANAEL Australia.

The MANAEL Sedajo Competition Chassis is designed for PRS competition. Its undergone two years of development to master this game changing design.

The Sedajo will be available for retail purchase from Ignition Custom Engineering in 2022.

This weekend’s PRS prize table included a custom Sedajo Chassis – complete with Monarto Meltdown logo – up for grabs in the random door prize.

And the lucky winner was Corey from Qld. Congrats, we look forward to seeing you smashing steel using your new Australian Made MANAEL Chassis!





Done & Dusted for 2022 – Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown PRS Prize Winner Gallery

What a weekend! This weekend’s Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown Precision Rifle Series match has wrapped up at the Precision Rifle SA clubrooms tonight.

A few sunburns, lots of tired bodies, but huge smiles all around after three days of packed with precision shooting action.

On behalf of the entire Ignition Custom Engineering team, we are so proud to sponsor this event and the PRS series.

Massive thanks to organisers, ROs and volunteers who kept us safe and on time all weekend (and put up with the occasional heckle).

And thanks to all the shooters who made it so much fun!

And now….for the winners and grinners.

Gunsmith Nik showing off his 2022 PRS Sponsor Patch


Did you catch the Live Broadcast?

Open Division Place Getters



Division Winners



But what about the prizes?

The prize table was packed! Thousands of dollars worth of gear and vouchers from Ignition Custom Engineering and MANAEL. Plus a swag of prizes from other sponsors.

We love that we can support our sport and local community through sponsorship of this event and the whole 2022 PRS calender.

Huge shout out to the 2022 Series Sponsors Vortex Optics as well as Burris, Kestrel, Nightforce, Delta Tactical, APRS, OSA, Swarovski Optics, Stage One Apparell, MDT, Kahles, STS Targets, Annealing Made Perfect, Manners Composite Stocks, PRojectile Warehouse, Evolution Gear and more!

Next time you’re in the market for some new firearms gear, support the companies that support our sport.

What kind of prizes can you win at a Precision Rifle Series match? Check it out!


Competition off-the-range

Its a bit of a tradition at any Ignition Custom event, that we unwind with a few games (and prizes!)

A ICEng Mug for an ICEng Mug (its not rigged, I swear)
thanks to Evolution Gear for the double rifle bag prize!

What about the major prize from Ignition Custom Engineering?

well, click here and read all about it….

Precision Rifle Series Australia – Live broadcast 2022

When you can’t be at the match, you can still keep up with the live broadcast from the 2022 Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown PRS Event.

Our PRS match is the first to boast live coverage thanks to Precision Rifle Series Australia, Impact Dynamics & Captivating Attention.

Head over to Facebook to keep up with the latest from the range.

2022 Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown is coming! Precision Rifle Series Australia

We’ve been waiting with anticipation for the 2022 season announcement from Precision Rifle Series Australia.

And the very first match for the year is April 1-3…..the Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown!

First place winner Butters from NTPC at Prize winners: Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia

Hosted by yours trully at our home range SSAA Precision Shooting Club (SA), this is one of the biggest events on the PRS calendar.

Its going to be even more exciting this year with the launch of several new Precision Rifle Clubs around the country (hi NSW and Tas!)

Did you know Precision Rifle is one of the fastest growing shooting disciplines in Australia?

So glad to have y’all on board and can’t wait to share the love with you at the Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown.

Tickets sold quickly at the PRS Australia Members-only launch last week. A handful of spaces are left and will go live today (February 21) through Precision Rifle Series Australia.

Curious to know what all the hub-bub is about? Come on down! Spectators are welcome. Guarantee you will have as much fun watching as the guys shooting!

@iceng.au hoodies. Endorsed by all cold Stage Officers at Australian PRS matches (the ones with good taste in clothing at least).

We have a stack of AMAZING prizes to giveaway – including some brand new precision gear from Aussie firearms manufacturers MANAEL.

MANAEL will also be unveiling a new product (keeping in tradition with Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdowns). We’ve had a play with the new product and its going to knock your socks off!!!

Plus we’re giving away merch and the usual cool gear like gunsmithing prizes and vouchers.

Free hugs for prize winners: MANAEL Arca Rail Barricade Bag (BORIS model). Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia
Prize winners: MANAEL Arca Swiss Clamp – Harris Bipod style. Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia
Marksman division winner gets a Timney Triggers T3 Trigger AND a side hug! Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia
Prize winners: Gunsmithing Cerakote voucher. Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia
Prize winners: MANAEL +4 Extension Mag AICS Base. Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia

We’ve been involved with Precision Rifle Series since its grass roots in Australia in 2016. So proud of all the work to grow the sport to where it is today. And super psyched to be hosting the VERY FIRST MATCH OF 2022!!!

Tune in to social media for updates.

See you at the range!!!

How much difference can a breeze make on a 22LR? A.K.A. Watch your wind calls….

What difference a little breeze can make with 22LR rifle! Rather than let ammunition cover up potential weak areas, you have choice but to learn how to read wind and how to hold for it. That's why rimfire trainer rifles are such a great tool.
During testing on a custom rimfire build we took a few videos which show perfectly how important it is to read wind when holding in breezy conditions.

Read more

Join the team! We are looking for a CNC Operator / Machinist

Seeking an enthusiastic, qualified & experienced CNC Operator / Machinist to roll up their sleeves and join the firearms industry and our team at Ignition Custom Engineering! You are self motivated, able to work independently and get a kick out of making things as efficient as possible. And ready for an immediate start in this Casual role at our specialist workshop in Pooraka SA.
We know you’re in a hurry to get the application in, so here’s the key points:
• CNC Operations and Programming
• Qualifications and experience essential
• Manual machining skills a huge advantage
• Firearms and Drivers license essential. Defence clearance a bonus.
• Tell us about your experience/involvement with firearms in Australia (please include your “shooting resume” too).

Read more

How in tune is your barrel? New tuners & brake combinations from MANAEL Australia

We love new products!! This nifty new Barrel Tuner launched last week at the Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown Precision Rifle Series Australia match.

They were a tad more popular than we expected and we ran out of stock…oops! But MANAEL Australia is busily making more for us as we speak and delivery of all models begins within 1-2 weeks. How good is local manufacture?

The MANAEL Barrel Tuner is designed to provide maximum potential out of your catridge by managing barrel harmonics & vibration. It’s a simple DIY install so you can betuning your rifle within minutes (slide the MANAEL Barrel Tuner onto your barrel, screw on your muzzle brake and you can begin). It works with most muzzle brakes or thread protectors.

Internal surfaces are smooth and snag free, no screws to cause scratches.

We’ve got instructions on how easy it is to install and tune your barrel here.

Matching self-timing muzzle brake

MANAEL have released this sexy self-timing brake too, because apparently gunsmiths aren’t needed anymore 😉

Designed for precision rifle competition by Australian firearms manufacturers MANAEL (and fellow sponsors of Precision Rifle Series Australia).

Sleek and sexy lines create a powerful silhouette and rear-facing side ports are designed to drop felt recoil to a minimum and aid target reaquisition.

It’s super easy to install, so you can be competition-ready within minutes.

Screw the brake on your barrel, lock it in using the jam nut. It won’t go anywhere with the supplied lock nut tightening tool to secure it in place – plus the lock nut tool doubles as a bottle opener!

For more info, including how to install, check it out here.




That’s a wrap! 2021 Precision Rifle Series Australia – Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown

What a match!!!!

The PRS community sunk its teeth into the first (and only) Precision Rifle Series Australia match for 2021, The Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown. We are so grateful to have had this overdue opportunity to get out and shoot. And so proud to partner with PRS Australia to make this match happen.

The Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown was hosted April 9-11 at our home range SSAA Precision Shooting Club at Monarto.  Its the largest precision and practical club in Australia. And super excitingly, the Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown was the largest PRS match held in Australia to date!

Stages were designed by Match Director and all around top bloke Travie Harris with some fun challenges for new and experienced shooters.

We may be biased, but the Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown is one of the best opportunities on the PRS Calender to come alongside some of the country’s top shooters and experience precision shooting at its best. Its friendly, fun and everyone is happy to share gear, tips and support so every shooter can achieve their potential.

The Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown marked the end to a long shooting drought for many in 2020 (not a single PRS Match, thanks Covid!). In response, everyone brought their A-Game (well, at least a C-game….some of us didn’t get to practice much last year, alright!!!????).

Many shooters were hungry to the range, smash steel and spend time with mates. But the big prize table was also an incentive and featured including gear, services and merchandice from Aussie firearm manufacturers MANAEL & Australia’s leading PRS gunsmiths Ignition Custom Engineering.

MANAEL also introduced its newest product the MANAEL Self Timing Muzzle Brake, designed exclusively for long range precision and heavily tested in live fire matches to prove it performs as flawlessly as it claims!

Monarto has consistent weather. Which is best described as “inconsistent”. The Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown was no exception.

Friday was hot, dry and dusty. Saturday was a confusing combination of dusty and gusty winds, with sporadic icy showers that had us all reaching for our Ignition Custom Engineering Hoodies! The gusty winds continued and strengthened through Sunday but at least it didn’t rain.

@iceng.au hoodies. Endorsed by all cold Stage Officers at Australian PRS matches (the ones with good taste in clothing at least).

Shameless plug – our Hoodies, PRS Shirts and cotton tees are available here: https://shop.iceng.com.au/clothing-merchandise/

Saturday Silliness

After the first day of competition, everyone retires to the clubroom for a hearty meal and general the shenanigans you can expect from Ignition Custom and the PRS crew. Apart from the shooting and on-stage banter, this is one of our favorite times of the weekend.

Community, amirite?


Final Results Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown – Precision Rifle SEries Australia 2021

Butters fought with a fierce determination to claim top position at the 2021 Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown.


Competition was fierce and very close

The determination was palpitable between top performing shooters, with Butters of Northern Territory Practical Rifle, Lukas M and Ash P sparring over the top position.

Butters cinched it with a stellar performance. But the win wasn’t made easy with Lukas M closing in behind.

When the final points landed, Lukas claimed second position.

Third place went to Ash P, who is consistent and clean in his performance, and certainly kept both Lukas and Butters looking over their shoulder!

Great performance from all competitors. Congrats also to the first place getters in the Marksman, Semi-Pro and Production categories.




Winners & Grinners Gallery

What a weekend! We are signing off now to sleep for maybe a week. Then start planning to do it all over again in 2022.


Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown – Precision Rifle Series Australia 2021

Precision Rifle Series Australia is kicking off the much-anticipated 2021 season and we are hosting the very first match of the year: The Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown.

Hosted April 9-11 at our home range SSAA Precision Shooting Club at Monarto.  Its the largest precision and practical club in Australia.

And super excitingly, the Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown is the largest PRS match held in Australia to date! 



Competition is going to be fierce.

We are all hungry to get back to the range, especially with no matches hosted in 2020. So its going to be exciting for shooters and spectators alike.

The Ignition Custom Monarto Meltdown is the perfect opportunity to experience precision shooting at its best, with some of the top shots from Australia in a friendly atmosphere.

Plus there’s a big prize table including gear, services and merchandice from Aussie firearm manufacturers MANAEL & Australia’s leading PRS gunsmiths Ignition Custom Engineering


So long, Buchan

We have loved hosting the Ignition Custom Winter Classic events at Buchan over the past few years. Beautiful range, town and people.

Thanks so much for having us all these years (and sorry again about the table, Buchan Caves Hotel. You guys are champs!)

Now, look out Monarto!


Converting a WFA1 to take the Forward Assist Bolt Action Kit (FABA)

MANAEL’s Forward Assist Bolt Action Kits (FABA) kits have provided a popular solution for those wanting extra grip points on the new WFA1-L rifle from Warwick Firearms Australia. 

But what about the older WFA1 model? Straight out of the box, the MANAEL FABA kits are not compatible with the older WFA1.

But Ignition Custom Engineering can quickly modify the upper recievers to fit the FABA kit. Click here to book in today.

It requires milling the pic rails on the sides and bottom to create a flush surface. We then cut in M-lok slots. And finally we finish it in Cerakote to match the original factory finish.

Version 2 FABA foreend is more streamlined and features a hex-grip texture. The Warwick WFA1 foreend has been modified to suit.

The whole proces can be done as a contactless service: book in through the website or over the phone, post your upper reciever only to us and when its all done, we can ship it back.

Version 1 FABA on a modified WFA1 Rifle by Ignition Custom Engineering

The FABA kit creates an easy forward operation of the bolt action, with an ergonomic foregrip and grip texture. It does not change the action type of the rifle (it is a bolt action). The FABA is fabricated from billet aluminium and stainless and is 100% Australian Made by MANAEL.


The FABA (Forward Assist Bolt Action) Kit is available Ignition Custom Engineering (click here to view online).


New lighter FABA Kit

You spoke, they listened. Following feedback from customers, MANAEL have released the Version 2 of their famed Forward Assist Bolt Action (FABA) Kit, featuring a new streamlined, lighter foregrip and improved stainless handles. 

Overall weight of the kit has been dropped from 550 grams to approx 400 grams.

The FABA kit creates an easy forward operation of the bolt action, with an ergonomic foregrip and new hex-grip texture. Fabricated from billet aluminium to be hard wearing, light weight and long lasting.

The Version 2 is available with M-lok slots on the bottom of the grip for mounting accessories.

Following customer feedback, the size and feel of the bolt handles has also improved.  Knurled stainless steel bolt handles with free spin action, provide easy grip and ergonomic use. They are slightly smaller than the Version 1 knobs.

Its an easy DIY install (no gunsmithing required). Does not change the action type of the rifle (it remains a bolt action).

Ambidextrous kit for right-handed WFA1-L rifles. Can be used without bolt handles.

Made in Australia. Designed and produced by MANAEL in Adelaide, Australia.

Note this kit is compatible with the WFA1-L. We can modify older WFA1 rifles to suit (contact us for details)

Buy online!

Kit includes:

  • Aluminium foregrip
  • all required link bars, spacers, screws and fastners
  • Charging style handle
  • Weight 555 grams  New weight 400 grams

Aussie solution to increasing magazine capacity on AI Accurate Mags

South Aussie firearms manufacturer MANAEL has released its latest firearm accessory designed to increase capacity of short action centrefire magazines. The +4 Magazine Base Extension Pad gives a few extra rounds in hunting or centrefire rifle competitions such as PRS, where a mag change can make or break a stage. Boosts capacity by 4 rounds in AI style mags/Accurate Mags in 308, 6.5CM, 243, 22-250, 7mm-08, 260rem.

Read more

Does the Adler Slick Spring Kit work?

Its been a few years since we introduced this nifty little DIY install product to the Ignition Custom Engineering shelves, but we still get lots of calls to see if the Ignition Custom Adler Action Slick Smooth Spring Kit (try saying that three times fast) is...

Read more

Retiring the Nerf Rifle

It started with a Remington 700 and a very loud Cerakote job....but all good things come to an end, including the reign of the notorious Ignition Custom NERF Rifle. We pay tribute to the work horse that served us through two years of Australian precision and practical rifle events (2016 to 2018).

Read more

New, easier to use webstore

Our team is launching a new webstore to make shopping experience easier for you.

Two exciting changes are a more reliable notification system (including knowing if something is a custom/backorder item before purchase) plus easier navigation so you can find products more easily.

If you have feedback on our former site system and what you would like to see in the new webstore please email it through to sales@iceng.com.au

Thanks for the ongoing support!

Masterpiece Arms Accessories in stock

Accessories and parts for the Masterpiece Arms (MPA) Chassis collection are live on our webstore. Like us, MPA are specialists in long range precision shooting. And where we partner with PRS Australia, MPA are official partners with PRS USA and their gear is tried and tested by Team MPA PRS shooters.

Read more

Masterpiece Arms modified Tikka T3

This Tikka T3 has been given a new lease on life with a little love and care from our gunsmiths. The action was in unfired condition, but the bolt was damaged with minor surface marks. Functionally, it was perfect but its appearance meant it couldn't be sold as "new"....so we got out hands on it and had a little fun giving the factory rifle a facelift. Including a Masterpiece Arms chassis...

Read more

Official Gunsmiths of PRS Australia

Ignition Custom Engineering has been named the Official Gunsmith of Precision Rifle Series Australia! Building a competitive PRS gun is different from other rifles and we've spent many years experimenting with different tolerances and techniques...

Read more

Ultra lightweight build MANAEL titanium action

What do you do when you can't find an off-the-shelf solution? We turned to Aussie firearms manfuacturer MANAEL for a custom titanium action to create a unique ultra-light-weight build (so customised, the client even chose their own serial number). Featuring Southfort Labs Kiwi Composite components. Built in Adelaide by our gunsmiths.

Read more

Rifle Mounted Data Holders – X Ring Armory & Hawk Hill Custom

Taking eyes off the target and moving to check your ballistic information can eat up valuable time in competition or hunting. We've introduced two new Mounted Data kits (by Hawk Hill Custom and X Ring Armory) designed to display the ballistic and drop chart information close to your shooting eyeline to reduce movement and lost time. Both kits attach to the picatinny rail with pivot points to adjust the location of the card holder.

Read more

Long range hunting Howa 1500

Upgrading the action & bolt The Howa 1500 can be a cost effective rifle to base a build on. From the factory they perform well, but with a little aftermarket care can be a very competitive and accurate tool. In this case, it formed the basis of a powerful long-range hunting rifle in South Australian conditions.
Read more about the process here....

Read more

PRS Ready: custom built 1000m rifle

Today we look at a ground-up custom build by our Adelaide gunsmiths, capable of competition-grade performance at 1000m distances. The new owner and lucky shooter only needs to fit a scope, head to the field and step it out as far as their skill allows.
One of our specialties as gunmiths (and passions as shooters!) is precision and practical rifle series (PRS) style competition - so that formed the overall direction and theme of this custom rifle build. It had to be something easy to maneuver in movement competition with reliable performance and precision accuracy.
Read more....

Read more

Hunters & Heads Night at Willalooka South Australia

Heads-up to all hunters who enjoy a hot fire and good company, the Willalooka Tavern's annual Hunters and Heads night is is on again combining country hospitality with displays and actions of hunting gear, apparel and goods.
We will be shooting the breeze around the Tavern's wood fires, ready to discuss your firearm build or repair projects, and may have a few items for display.

Read more

Long range accuracy in Australian made rifle chassis

One happy customer: This gun was built for speed and Precision Rifle Series style competition with a specific design focus on fighting wind. The Precision Rifle Products Chassis was a key factor in this! Check out the video and info about it.

It uses 107 grain projectiles which have almost identical wind drift as a 230 grain Berger 30 cal projectile from  300 win mag, out to 1000m.

Read more

Stretching shooter ability at Impact Dynamics Rimfire Challenge

New and experienced .22LR shooters took to the field earlier this month for the Impact Dynamics Invitational Rimfire Challenge sponsored by Ignition Custom Engineering. Held in South Australia on a crisp and sunny weekend, weather was near ideal for .22LR competition (apart from a few gully breezes which presented a challenge for some of the newer shooters)....read on

Read more

Little touches make big a difference

This CZ P09 is a beautiful example of how a small and simple modification can have a massive impact.

It was delivered to us in factory condition, including full standard black finish.

We finished the slide and safety release in Titanium Cerakote (leaving the frame as standard). Its a relatively inexpensive and quick change. But the results were impressive.

Our customer was thrilled to take home a custom and unique looking handgun.

New lightweight composite Grayboe stocks to launch in Aus

Grayboe Stocks are the latest tactical and hunting lightweight composite stocks to hit the Australian market and boy, are we excited. We are the official Australian distributors for these bad boys. They don't officially launch until SSAA SHOT Show Expo later this month but we couldn't resist this sneak preview....Grayboe uses new technology to deliver a top-end quality custom order stock within 3-6 weeks for well-under $1000 AUD. As any excited shooter or gunsmith would, we fitted it to a barrelled action and got shooting.

Read more

Rifle of the ANZAC: remembering the Lee Enfield

With the going down of the sun and the morning, we remember them; the countless men and women who laid down their life in service to Australia and New Zealand. Today we also look at one of the most common firearms used in battle by Australians in WWI – the Lee Enfield (sometimes known as the MLE or SMLE or simply a “303”).

The Lee Enfield rifle was standard issue among Aussie diggers in WW1. Image courtesy of Australian War Memorial

The Lee Enfield is a magazine-fed 303 calibre bolt action rifle, originally produced in 1895. It takes its name from James Paris Lee‘s rear-locking bolt system and the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield where it was originally produced.

So what does MLE or SMLE or mean?

Short Magazine Lee Enfield No 1 Mk III (SMLE No 1 Mk III). Image courtesy of Australian War Memorial

The “LE” stands for Lee Enfield” and the other letters refer to different model variations.

“MLE” was the first model and it means Magazine Lee Enfield (included in this category is the “LEC” Lee Enfield Cavalry Carbine which had a slightly shorter barrel).

1915 Australian Lithgow No.1 MkIII (H) SMLE (later used as the basis for No1 MkIII* HT sniper rifles).

Next came the “SMLE”  which means Short Magazine Lee Enfield (and the variations of how to pronounce it vary from “smiley” to “smelly” and “S.M.L.E.” . Take your pick). It was shorter and lighter again. This is the version that made its way into the hands of the Aussie diggers.


Diggers of the 5th Division 4172 Private (Pte) George James Giles, 29th Battalion (left) and 4015 Pte John Wallace Anderton, 32nd Battalion, just out of the trenches, in full kit (with mud), including webbing with ammunition pouches and trenching tool. Anderton has a canvas breech cover on his rifle. Pte Giles’ entire complete uniform and rifle are held by the Australian War Memorial


The Lee Enfield was appointed as the standard issue rifle among Commonwealth nations when WW1 was declared i 1914 (Australia was only 13 years old as a newly federated nation!).

Lithgow Arms in NSW began producing the SMLE 1 No 1. Mk III in 1912 with about 13,800 rifles reaching Australian forces in 1913 and 1914 (it took until 1915 for wartime quantities of 20,000 rifles per year to be produced). Each rifle was produced with a bayonet that had a matching serial number. In true Aussie fashion, some diggers ditched the traditional canvas webbing and strap designs for Kangaroo leather.


What is it like to use?

From a gunsmithing perspective, not much has changed in the design since the early models. Although the Lee Enfields remain cock-on-close system while most modern rifles have moved to cock-on-open system. Diggers were made of tougher stuff than some modern day shooters – the rifles have a solid buttplate so recoil can be a factor to consider.

Have you shot the Australian Lee Enfield? Or have some interesting info about the Australian Lee Enfield? Please let us know by emailing sales@iceng.com.au

We pay our respects and give thanks to those who served Australia and New Zealand during WW1, WW2 and beyond.


SSAA SHOT Show Melbourne 2017

In exactly a month the 2017 SSAA SHOT Show Melbourne will open its doors on the biggest shooting sports event in Australia. Which means we have only four weeks to get our very exciting new products ready for launch!

All of us at ICEng are shooting enthusiasts so its great to be immersed in a safe, pro-firearm culture, explore the latest and greatest from the industry and grab a few bargains.  SHOT Show is always a great chance to talk about our favourite subject with people who feel the same way.

But this year we are extra excited because we have some new things to announce and products to introduce for the first time. Some are masterpieces, designed and fabricated by our talented gunsmiths (including a major change for the Australian market).

We’ve also got exciting new partnerships to announce and brilliant new products which haven’t been seen in Australia yet. Plus we will have discounts on offer for SHOT Show attendees.

Mysterious, much? Stay tuned, we can tell you more over the next few weeks leading up the event (or just come on the day to see for yourself).

You can find us at Site 402…which is in the thick of the action between the shooting range and the demonstration/talk area (towards the rear of the expo building, on the way to the outdoor exhibitors, working gundogs and food area).

More than 14,000 people are expected this year, so we are busily stacking up on business cards and promo gear. What would you like us to bring for display? Or to bring for sale? Let us know on Facebook (or send us an email sales@iceng.com.au)

What’s on for SA Shooters this March

“Mad March” is upon us and sleepy old Adelaide town has been transformed into a buzzing metropolis of adventure with Clipsal 500 Supercars, Adelaide Cup Day, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival, WOMAdelaide just some of the key events livening up the cityscape. Its also a really busy month for us at Ignition Custom Engineering with a few key events - and some workshop/ office closures - to mark into the SA shooter’s schedule.

Read more

2017 Adelaide Arms & Militaria Fair & “Ask A Gunsmith”

The Adelaide Arms and Militaria Fair is upon us again this month, kicking off on Saturday March 25 & Sunday March 25 at Greyhound Park, Angle Vale.  We will be hosting "Ask A Gunsmith" once again at the Ignition Custom Engineering stand, where you can chat with some of our team to discuss project ideas or any questions about guns, gunsmithing and shooting.

Read more

Ask a gunsmith at South East Field Days

Our head gunsmith Nik is stepping out of the workshop and setting up shop at the South East Field Days on March 16 and 17, to host "Ask A Gunsmith" at our stall - so come along, armed with your questions and find us in the Lions Pavillion. Its a great opportunity to discuss a project idea (likes the oddball ones!)

Read more

Raising scope elevation to 55MOA for 22LR with custom pic rail

Thanks to custom picatinny rail created in-house by our gunsmiths, this 22LR Lithgow Crossover now has the elevation adjustment to shoot out to 400m on dial-alone.

The rifle was set up for long-range competition use (precision rifle and field) but the factory mounting options didn’t support enough scope elevation. This was reducing the amount of elevation available, costing time and accuracy when finding and hitting the target.

So, our gunsmiths created a picatinny rail in 55MOA to allow maximum elevation adjustment. The rail was made to suit the length and size of receiver, with a cut out for the ejection port and drilled/tapped to suit. It was finished in black Cerakote.

With a trigger job to bring the factory trigger down to 1lb, it is ready for some accurate competition and field work.

Email us to find out what rail options we an create for your firearm at sales@iceng.com.au

Pic rail brings new sights to Colt 1911 Rail Gun

Our client was wanting to reduce eye strain and aid clarity of vision by moving to a a sight/scope that allowed two-eye target acquisition while shooting pistol competition with their Colt 1911 Rail Gun. The Vortex Viper 6MOA Red Dot was the answer, but this Colt was just not designed to accommodate it.

Installing an off-the-shelf picatinny rail meant the sights would sit too high (there would be too much offset between the sight and the bore).

This design needed to be low profile, high speed and low drag for competition. So we created a custom picatinny rail with a lower profile and modified to slide to create a tidy recess for the rail to nestle into.

After finishing in Cerakote, the pistol was ready to go. Now there is a happy shooter rocking their Rail Gun with a new Vortex Viper and both eyes on target.

Vortex Viper fitted to a Colt 1911 thanks to custom pic rail fabricated by our gunsmiths
Vortex Viper fitted to a Colt 1911 with an ICEng custom picatinny rail
Custom pic rail and modifications to fit Vortex Viper to Colt 1911

Aftermarket shotgun barrel clamps, followers and nuts in blue and red

With the rising notoriety of the Adler, Pardus and other 12ga shotguns in Australia, there seems to be more and more variations among the models of shotgun available. Some of these are functional like barrel length but many changes are cosmetic, like if the stock is wood or synthetic material or the colour of the action.

And why not? Everything about you says something about you. Firearms can be very personal and a reflection of identity. In response we have created series of colourful and eye catching shotgun accessories so you can “pimp your 12ga” to suit your style.

For several months our ICEng aftermarket shotgun followers and magazine nuts have been available in red, blue, silver, black and gold. Black is standard and timeless, but the red and blue have been hot selling items.

Aftermarket mag nuts and followers in silver, blue and red on Pardus, Uzkon and Adler.

Its time the popular Ultralite Barrel Clamp and Tactical Barrel Clamp with removable picatinny rail options caught up. This month we are offering a limited run of red and blue Ultralite Barrel Clamps and Tactical Barrel Clamps (with removable picatinny rail).

Ultralite clamp, follower and magazine nut in red to suit the Adler, Pardus, Uzkon and other 12ga shotguns.

The finish is slightly darker than the follower and nut, but creates a stunning impact when teamed up together. The red really rolls with the Adler “Rockstar” model (which features an action finished in red). The blue set produces a perfect picture when paired up with the blue Pardus. Either option creates an eye-catching and custom look to the standard wood stock or synthetic stock shotgun (or if you want to go all out, email us about a Cerakote job).

Both barrel clamp styles are designed for use with an ICEng extension kit (there may not be enough tube length to fit it on the factory 5 shot version). The Ultralite is compatible with Adler, Pardus and most 12ga lever action shotguns.

The Tactical Clamp with removable rail is compatible with most shotguns but is better suited to the +3, +5 or +6 extensions. It does not suit most Pardus models.

The follower and mag nut bundle, plus the clamps are all available at our webstore.




Timney Triggers’s newest creation; the Ruger Precision Rifle two stage trigger

This past week marks an exciting turning point for the Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) market in Australia as Timney Triggers announced its latest creation; a top-end two-stage trigger designed especially for the RPR range. Buy it now

The new Timney RPR trigger is self-contained and ready to drop-into the Ruger Precision Rifle and offers an exceptionally smooth, crisp, and adjustable weight two-stage trigger pull.

From the factory, pull weight is calibrated for half-pound first stage and one-pound second stage. But being adjustable, you you can get it exactly to your liking. First stage can be adjusted from ½ pound to one pound while the second stage ranges ½ pound to two pounds. The trigger is offered in straight and curved trigger shoes models.

There’s a reason we became Australian Timney Trigger suppliers. Actually, there’s a few.

Timney Triggers has become the largest trigger manufacturer in the world over the past 70 years.   Their exceptional workmanship and attention to detail in manufacturing, use of quality materials and precision performance out-of-the-box.  Each trigger is hand tested and calibrated backed up by lifetime warranty.

Here’s what they said about the new RPR:    ” The RPR trigger housing is constructed of military-grade, 6061 T6 alloy that is CNC machined using state-of- the-art robotics and is anodized for superior durability. The trigger is also CNC machined, heat treated and coated. The sear is wire EDM cut, heat treated to 58-60 Rockwell and Teflon-nickel coated for lubricity and dependable, long-lasting service life.”

Timney’s new RPR trigger option

We have had plenty of hands-on-time with Timneys building custom rifles and gunsmithing in our workshop in Adelaide SA. As shooters we love using them out in the field. Our customers have given great feedback too using them in real world applications on Remingtons, Mausers, Howas, Ruger, Weatherbys, CZ and more.

What does our head gunsmith say about the Timneys?  “We love the crisp, clean break. Who can go past the precision and performance of the Timney Trigger Calvin Elite trigger for the Remingtons? What better option for a precision rifle than a top of the line aftermarket precision trigger like this?”

If you want to get your hands on one, you are in luck. Even luckier if you want to be among the first in Australia to buy one. We are proud Australian suppliers for the Timney range and have the first batch of the new Timney Trigger Ruger Precision Rifle trigger en-route to our workshop in Adelaide, SA.  Hop over to our online webstore to raise an order.






Ask a Gunsmith at Adelaide Arms Militaria Fair (Adelaide Gun Show)

Talk over your project ideas with some of Adelaide’s leading gunsmiths as the Ignition Custom Engineering team host “Ask a Gunsmith” at South Australia’s premier firearm expo – The Adelaide Arms and Militaria Fair – next Saturday and Sunday.

Ask us about aftermarket upgrades or repairs, or perhaps that nagging oddball question that no one can seem to answer…..If no one else knows or can do it, we most probably can. We specialise in the unusual and unique and are not afraid of a challenge.

We will also be showcasing a small selection of the custom jobs we can do as fully licenced D-class manufacturing gunsmiths.

Twice a year the team at Tarling Events throws open the doors to Adelaide’s biggest gun, firearm and militaria collecting and trading event which attracts several thousand punters from across South Australia. The Fair  (or Adelaide Gun Show as its affectionately called) stretches across 2300 square metres in the undercover function centre at Chasers Expo Centre at Greyhound Park, Angle Vale SA.

Adelaide Arms and Militaria Fair (aka Adelaide Gun Show) features 2300 sqaure metres of firearms and pieces for all styles of shooters and includes Ignition Custom Engineering
Adelaide Arms and Militaria Fair (aka Adelaide Gun Show) features 2300 square metres of firearms and pieces for all styles of shooters and includes Ignition Custom Engineering

It offers a prestigious and premier collection of historic and collectible rifles and guns and armed-forces memorabilia.

For the hunters, there are knives and hunting equipment and accessories. Plus stalls catering for target and competition shooters.

Some of the samples you might see at the Ignition Custom Engineering stall include:

  • Custom built rifles and handguns
  • Aftermarket custom shotguns
  • Muzzlebrakes and flash hiders
  • Bolt fluting and knobs
  • Extractor upgrades
  • Custom Cerakote work
  • Weight reduction/lightened firearms for hunting
  • Accuracy and precision upgrades for target acquisition in competition or hunting
  • Aftermarket fabrication work
  • Lever action upgrades
  • Rebarrels and chamber work
  • Trigger work / upgrades and aftermarket triggers inc Timney Triggers
  • Decommissioned/display pieces
  • Let us know if there’s something specific you want to see

One of the common questions we get is about changing calibre on a rile or changing from one brand of magazine to another. We’ve done plenty of these styles of conversions. If this is something you’ve ever thought of, we can happily talk you through the process at the Arms Fair.

We can decommission firearms too – that means keeping the look of the firearm intact while altering its internal mechanics so it no longer functions. We include a SA Police certificate so it can legally be used for display outside a safe. So if you find something on the day at another stall or there’s something at home you want for display (not use) come speak to us and find out how we can make it happen.

At Ignition Custom Engineering, our team believes in supporting the shooting community at a local level and have proudly been part of this event for several years – along with some of South Australia and Adelaide’s leading firearms industry innovators (names like Impact Dynamics / Southern ShootersSTS Targets, Precision Rifle Products, Projectile Warehouse, & Afterdark Surveillance).

Admission is $10 (children are free) and you can discuss the day’s finds with mates over a meal on site at Chasers Restraunt. Be sure to bring cash for purchases as EFT facilities are not always available.

Adelaide Arms & Militaria Fair

Ask a Gunsmith @ Ignition Custom Engineering stall

Saturday October 15, 2016 – 9am to 5pm

Sunday October 16, 2016 – 9am – 3pm

Greyhound Race Track, Angle Road, ANGLE PARK SA

Mid North SA & Jamestown Show

The October Long weekend is almost upon us again here in South Australia which means the Mid North is gearing up for the 142nd Jamestown Show on Monday, October 3.

We are proudly joining the action this year at Jamestown, sponsoring the Young Farmers Challenge event.

Farmers are a very talented breed, but they tend to keep quiet about how brilliant they are. This challenge is designed to showcase the skills, equipment and techniques used by farmers in series of fun and competitive challenges.

Challenges range from sheep drenching or dirt removal, hay stacking, setting up a portable electric fence, stitching bags stitching of chaff to mending a pair of pants while still wearing them and kicking a footy.

Some of the Ignition Custom Engineering team will also be hosting an exhibitor space at the Jamestown Show, ready to chat about anything firearms and the unique work we do. So come on down (enter a team in the challenge, if you haven’t already) and say hi!





Increasing longevity: Much loved 9mm makeover

This Trojan Spartan 9mm had seen its fair share of action. It came to us with a shot out barrel. The owner was wanting to rejuvenate this handgun to prime condition and keep it in top working order for years to come.

First on the list was a new barrel and bushing. Then we installed new Novak front sights to improve the ease-of-target acquisition.

New Novak front and rear sights compliment the ease of use and looks of the makeover to this Trojan Spartan 9mm
New Novak front and rear sights compliment the ease of use and looks of the makeover to this Trojan Spartan 9mm

As the handgun was often used in competition, we carved in front grip checkering to increase grip stability.

Now the surfaces and working parts were all serviced and ready, we Cerakoted the firearm to protect against the elements and wear and tear. Magpul Flat Dark Earth was the colour of choice, fitting in with the owner’s goal of a functional and tactical look.


This is an example of a relatively simple job which will protect a firearm and keep it running for many, many more years to come, regardless if its near-new or much-loved.

Did you want to know more about Cerakote?

Creating consistency: solving extraction issues and stuck cases

You know that horrible feeling when your extraction fails and cases randomly get stuck? We don’t…not since we started M16 extractor upgrades all those years ago.

Standard extractors aren’t always reliable.  When cases get stuck its frustrating, damaging and can be dangerous – particularly when in the field.

An M16 extractor upgrade eliminates the possibility of stuck cases by creating a better functioning relationship between the case and extractor claw. It will improve consistency and reliability of your bolt face. That means better performance and consistency so you are free to focus on the target.

Plus less damage to your brass, which is a key factor for reloading shooters.

We use Badger brand extractors (or can order others in by request) but the install process requires a gunsmith…wait, we are gunsmiths…isn’t that convenient?

You can post your bolt direct to us (no need for a firearms dealer transfer). . Why not bundle it with a bolt fluting or bolt knob upgrade at the same time?

The process can take up to 3 weeks excluding post time. If you don’t want to pay return postage costs, simply throw in a spare self-addressed pre-paid parcel bag in with your bolt and don’t forget to keep the tracking number.

Purchase the extractor & install now

[shopify embed_type=”product” shop=”ignition-custom-engineering.myshopify.com” product_handle=”m16-extractor-upgrade-install” show=”all”]

Left hand Timney Triggers

We are loving the Timney Triggers. They are high quality and crisp with an awesome break. Great value for money when looking for after market solutions to improve firearm performance. Being left handed doesn’t mean being left out….we have #511 left hand triggers ready to ship today to suit the Rem 700 left hand.

If you’re after a Timney in a different configuration, send us an email at sales@iceng.com.au and we can get you a price.

Buy it now – #511 to suit Rem700 Left Hand

Aftermarket Magazine Nuts – Adler, Pardus, Uzkon, SHS


This light weight aluminium nut is crafted as a 12 sided hex shape for easy manipulation compared with the straight-fluted factory version.  Designed and manufactured here at ICEng to suit the Pardus, Uzkon SHS and Adler.



These nuts are included in extension kits for SHS, Pardus and Uzkon. 

Buy it Now!


No flash: Keeping targets in sight during night shooting

This is footage is courtesy of a customer using an ICEng custom “Operation Bikki Bikki” Flash Hider while shooting with a thermal/night vision scope.  At about the 3 second mark, the shot is fired (it was a confirmed clean and quick kill) and the 60kg boar drops. Usually a white light would wash over the scope, but the flash hider keeps it nice and dark.

The flash hider is designed to remove the bright muzzleflash from shooting that can wash out night vision and disrupt target acquisition in low-light situations. Instead, the shooter is free to move onto the next target without delay (or can remain on-target to give accurate and immediate follow up shot if required).

The flash hider used in this video is the Operation Bikki Bikki model, custom made in-house at Ignition Custom Engineering. It includes the prong piece, which screws onto a threaded barrel, and a removable blast shield.

Aussie made Flash Hider and blast shield in Coyote Tan

It can be customised for any calibre, fabricated from stainless steel and can be finished in Cerakote. You can buy it now using the link below. As it is a custom made piece per order, turnaround is 3-4 weeks.

Buy It Now

Adler A110 magazine extensions

For some shooters, the factory 5 shot version of the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun does the job. But others have found a need for a larger capacity shotgun. Particularly in primary industries, pest management, hunting or  competition such as IPSC.

We manufacture and sell magazine extension kits for the Adler. The kits can increase you capacity by an additional 2 to 6 shots, depending on the size kit you opt for.  They are designed as DIY installations and do not require permanent modifications (they are reversible).

Adler plus 2 and plus5 side by firearm watermark
The ICEng Adler +5 (10 shot) extension tube is aligned with the 28″ barrel, while the shorter +2 tube lines up with the 20″ barrel. Both kits can be fitted to either the 20″ or 28″ model shotguns.

How does it work?

We experimented with single-piece tube designs when the Adler was released, but we found the wall of the tube in single piece styles had to be thinned out too much and was at risk of splitting. We stand by our products with a full lifetime warranty, so that was not an option.

The answer was to create a two-piece magazine extension. This keeps the integrity of the extension tubes and gives greater flexibility in changing between magazine capacity sizes quickly and easily. It also gives greater control over the end length so you can tinker until its exactly in line with the end of the barrel.

Installation involves removing the factory mag tube (And putting it somewhere safe), screwing in the extension pieces and reassembling the foreend. Instructions are provided.

To change capacity, remove the clamp and swap over the extension piece for a different size one. Simple as that.

To go back to factory capacity, unscrew the whole kit and screw back in the mag extension. Voila!

ICEng's +2 and +5 extension tube and Nordic clamp kits alongside the Adler A110 28" model

ICEng’s +2 and +5 extension tube lengths alongside the Adler A110 28″ model

The Deluxe Adler Extension Kit offers a full magazine replacement option that’s stronger than single tube mag replacements

Which size should I get?

Our kits can increase the capacity by an extra 2, 3, 5 or 6 shots.  The +2 extension creates a really nice weight balance, but the +5 can’t be beat if you’re looking for a few extra rounds while hunting.

The +2 style is recommended for 20″ barrel shotguns as its roughly flush with the end of the muzzle.

The +5 style is recommended for 28″ barrel shotguns as it sits roughly flush with the end of the muzzle.

These kits have been popular for hunting and local IPSC competitors looking to increase capacity while remaining under the competition’s overall gun length rule.

Adler NH shooting
The 28″ model lever action Adler A110 shotgun, fitted with an ICEng +2 tube to increase capacity to 7 shots.

Standard kits are finished in a hard-wearing black Cerakote.

Lever action shotguns have been available in Australia since the late 1800s. Gunsmiths have been modifying them since this time, including class-appropriate capacity changes. Some states may have restrictions on capacity or magazine type. Please confirm with your local firearms authority to confirm your state or territory laws.

For more information, email sales@iceng.com.au

Click here to see more aftermarket accessories for the Adler A110

Custom compensator for enhanced IPSC performance

This is the end product after meeting a customer who wanted a custom IPSC  (International Practical Shooting Competition) race gun, for competing in open major class. The handgun is a Tanfoglio XL4 in 38 super. We were given free run on design with a few minor specifications from the customer.

The custom compensator started as solid steel.
A custom compensator in early machining stages.
After machining: this compensator was designed and manufactured by Ignition Custom Engineering to transform a Tanfoglio XL4in 38 super into a custom IPSC handgun.
All the machine work is complete and the newly customised Tanfoglio XL4 is ready for the Cerakote process.
A top view outlining the compensator design on a custom Tanfoglio XL4in 38 super reworked into a custom IPSC handgun with worked hammer, trigger, custom ICE compensator and Cerakote. If you look closely through the barrel port, you can see the barrel un Burnt Bronze and lubricant (its freshly oiled ready for use).
This Tanfoglio XL4in 38 super was reworked into a custom IPSC handgun with worked hammer, trigger, custom ICE compensator and Cerakote.

First we cut in a red dot sight to aid rapid target acquisition.

Next came a new custom compensator, designed by Ignition Custom Engineering and fabricated in-house from scratch. This will reduce recoil, allowing the shooter to stay on target longer and decrease time between aimed shots.

We lightened the hammer for decreased lock time. It was also partially skeletonised to reduce weight and reduce strike time. Then we only had to perform a minor trigger job to get it to standard.

The Tanfog was finished with custom duo-tone Cerakote work to stand out in competition. Colours used were Tungsten and Burnt Bronze (with 10% black).

Preparing your firearms for duck hunting season opening

Duck season is upon us again in South Australia with popular spots becoming hunting hotspots, including our old stomping grounds near Bool Lagoon in the South East.

As shooters swing their shotguns to the skies, our head gunsmith Nik has some tips to keep firearms safe and in top condition, while on field or in storage.

This little black duck has become a target for hunters in SA as duck season opens.

“When the shotguns come out, lot of shooters will be putting their rifles away for long-term storage,” Nik said.

But storage does not mean neglect.

“Give the rifle a good clean and oil the bores before you put it away so its in top condition when you want to use it again,” he said.

“Here’s a pro tip…store the rifle muzzle-down, resting inside a plastic take away food container. That way the cleaning fluids will drain into the plastic, rather than leaking into your stock and staining it, or making a mess inside your safe.”

A solid inspection and clean is also essential for your shotgun before you head off for the hunt, and after you return. This will help you get best results and extend the life of your firearm.

“Patch out the barrel, inspect it, pull the front-end off and give it a good clean,” Nik said.

And to avoid damage to the chokes, check your shotgun chokes are steel-proof to accommodate for water foul loads (steel ammunition).


Duck hunting season in SA runs from March 19 to June 26. Read more about SA’s hunting season at Environment SA, or check out the SSAA for includes information and links for other states.

Happy hunting and send us your action shots!

Transformation Tuesday – 300 blackout

Before – as the firearm arrived at the Ignition Custom Engineering workshop.
Transformation complete – 300 blackout with extractor work, fluting and rail

A unique build completed here in the Ignition Custom Engineering workshop recently.

It is a 300 blackout, fluted with a custom extraction system and custom-built flash hider.

Its topped off with a picatinny rail and finished in Cerakote (colour Coyote Tan).

Thanks to Hunter – Huntress (Simon & Jess). This Aussie couple is always updating their page with great Australian hunting related adventures. Check it out!

Say G’day at the South East Field Days

The South East Field Days in full swing attracts more than 22000 visitors and 600 exhibitors.

This Friday and Saturday (March 18 & 19, 2016) we are heading to the beautiful town of Lucindale
for the Annual South East Field Days.

For many years, we have attended the show among the 22,000 other visitors.

But this year is our first SE Field Days as an exhibitor.

Our head gunsmith Nik is pretty excited to be back on the Limestone Coast (he lived in the SE for several years and married a local girl) and having a yarn with our South East SA and Western Victorian clients.

Nik encouraged people to call through for a chat or ask any firearm-related questions –  from rifles, shotgun, handguns to performance and accuracy.

Hosted by the Lions Club, the event draws more than 600 exhibitors with the latest and greatest from the local, state and national rural and agricultural sectors.

The Ignition Custom Engineering stall will be at Site 1, Yakka Pavilion both Friday and Saturday.

Come past, grab a business card and say g’day!

The ICE team will trade the workshop for views of picturesque Lucindale – famous for lush pasture, prime livestock and great people – as we take part in the South East Field Days on March 18 & 19.

The infamous Tactical Falling Block build

During our recent interview on Precision Shooting Podcast, ICEng gunsmith Nik mentioned a “tactical falling block” build and we’ve had lots of questions about it. With permission we can now show some photos.

Enfield falling block in 45-70, 33" straight barrel with action gKRG Wiskey 3 stock (grafted onto the action among other modifications) and finished in Duo-tone Cerakote Burnt Bronze with Graphite black.
Enfield falling block in 45-70, 33″ straight barrel with action gKRG Wiskey 3 stock (grafted onto the action among other modifications) and finished in Duo-tone Cerakote Burnt Bronze with Graphite black.

It is an Enfield falling block in 45-70, 33″ straight barrel and has a KRG Wiskey 3 stock which has been grafted onto the action, rather than the action being put into the stock. Its finished in Cerakote Burnt Bronze with Graphite black duo-tone.

The lever had to be extensively modified and partly re-fabricated to get the lines of the grip to match correctly. To enable the fore-end to adapt to the action while maintaining strength and internal workings, the action has also undergone unseen modifications.

Enfield falling block in 45-70, 33" straight barrel with action gKRG Wiskey 3 stock (grafted onto the action among other modifications) and finished in Duo-tone Cerakote Burnt Bronze with Graphite black.
Enfield falling block in 45-70, 33″ straight barrel with action gKRG Wiskey 3 stock (grafted onto the action among other modifications) and finished in Duo-tone Cerakote Burnt Bronze with Graphite black.

One happy customer.
What do you think? Hop over to our Facebook site and let us know. your thoughts.

service the car, then service your rifle

If you have invested time and money into a custom quality firearm, you want to keep it in top notch. Just as you would service a vehicle, regular inspections and cleaning help keep firearms at peak safety and performance.

It is important to clean out debris from the firearm regularly so it doesn’t cause long-term damage. The process of dismantling, inspecting and cleaning can prevent rust and stock decay (plastic, polymer or wood). Once all the debris is cleared out, your rifle will feel smoother all round.

Here you can see an example of a Tikka T3 rifle that was in need of a good clean when it came to us.

Cleaning the trigger is important too – uncleared dirt and grime can destroy your sear, ruin trigger let off pressure and introduce creep. All of which impacts accuracy, ease of use and safety.  A trigger clean can be as good as a trigger job.

A good clean and inspection is best done after every hunting trip on shotguns and rifles. At a minimum, once a year.

For handguns, its best to perform a field strip and clean after every visit to the range.

If you have the skills and knowledge, it can be done at home. Or we can do it for you – all our Cerakote jobs involve a full strip and inspection.

What tools will you need? Apart from alan keys and screwdrivers, cotton-tips tips are essential! They are useful for catching dirt in the nooks and crannies without damaging any surfaces.

A rifle clean includes removing the barreled action for a visual inspection and wiping down all surfaces.

Shotguns can be cleaned by pulling the fore-end and barrel off and inspecting the action area for debris. But definitely leave trigger work on shotgun to professional.

Handguns can be field stripped; pay attention to wiping down the barrel slide and clean inside the feed ramp area with a cotton-tip.

To find out how we can help with keeping your firearm in peak performing condition, shoot an email to sales@iceng.com.au

Rapid target aquisition – Novak fibre optic sights & full trigger work


A new bushing compensator, full trigger work and Novak fibre optic sights for improved rapid target acquisition.

Look what we’ve been up to (one of the many projects on the go in our workshop this week: A Para ord 45acp with custom Novak fibre optic rear sight, compensator barrel bushing, stainless ambi safety and series 70 safety conversion.

As for the trigger pull, its down to 3lb 8oz with zero creep. Makes for rapid target acquisition.


Novak fibre optic adjustable duty cary sights fitted to a 45acp.

Novak rear rights fitted to a 45acp



Ignition Custom Engineering services all classes of firearms – including rimfire shotguns, centrefire rifles, lever and bolt actions and specialising in pump action rifles and C & D class firearms.

  • Full commissioned builds
  • Aftermarket upgrades
  • Trigger jobs
  • Action work
  • Custom bolt knobs & muzzle breaks
  • Handgun customization
  • Rifle bedding
  • Rebarelling
  • Servicing and repairs of old or non-functioning firearms
  • Parts and fitting
  • Cerakote
  • Custom machining jobs (mill, lathe, etc)