Ring of Fire Revisited – The Jennings J-22

SiersBy John Siers a.k.a. “Gunsmith Jack”

Some time ago, I wrote an article about gunsmithing the Raven MP-25, the granddaddy of all of the cheap little “Ring of Fire” pistols from the 1970s and 80s. At one time, these guns were the best-selling guns in the USA. They went out of production decades ago but there are thousands of them still out there. Most gunsmiths never get to see one because they cost so little it just isn’t economical to have a gunsmith repair one of them. Continue reading


Gunsmith Project… Fitting a Cominolli Safety on a Glock

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

In this video extract from the Gun Club of America‘s Guntech Magazine, AGI Instructor Gene Shuey shows how to fit a Cominolli Manual Safety Kit to your Glock.

The GCA Guntech magazine is just one of the many benefits that membership brings. If you really want to become a gun expert consider joining. More info and a trial membership can be seen HERE.

Continue reading


Steel Plate Hangers for your Range

with Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

We all like to shoot, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. But where you shoot is different for most of us. If you are a gunsmith, you may be lucky enough to live close to a range where you can test fire guns, or even better, have a small range on your own property. If you are a hunter you will sometimes want to check your sights before you hit the hills. If you carry a firearm for self defense you should train to be able to draw and shoot quickly and accurately, or maybe you just like to target shoot for the sheer fun of it. Continue reading


The Business of Gunsmithing–Part 2

By Paul Smeltzer
Owner/Operator Athens Gunsmithing

Start Up

Welcome back to The Business of a Gunsmithing. We have discussed what for some may have been basic information. Perhaps, but neglect of the basics are the very reasons why new businesses fail at such a high rate. What I hope to do with this series is be honest and clear about what it takes to have the best chance of not being a negative new business statistic. With that said let us explore the start up process. Let me begin by providing you with a checklist of sorts. Continue reading


Glock 17

DunnBy Robert Dunn
AGI and GunTech Video Producer,
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Charter Member

Over the years, Glock has become a “household” word, at least in the Urban Dictionary. There are many different models of Glock pistols, but when I envision a Glock, my mind goes back to the 1980s and I picture a Glock 17. Though the pistol has gone through some noticeable design changes in the area of the grip and the recoil spring and guide rod, the functioning and safety features have remained the same. Continue reading