Foredom Handsets and Tools

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

Following up from Jack Landis’ review of the flexible shaft grinders from Harbor Freight last week, this time Gene Shuey takes a look at the more expensive Foredom tools. If you are a busy gunsmith that uses your tools a lot, maybe he will convince you to go with a higher quality product. Continue reading

.22 Long Rifle Rimfire Cartridge

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

I learned to shoot using the .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge and it is still one of my favorite and most used rounds. The rimfire’s low felt recoil and quiet report make it a good cartridge for beginning and youth shooters. It is a great small game hunting cartridge as well as being a good round for economical tactical training. While growing up, shooting up a few boxes of .22 rimfire ammo was good cheap fun. Continue reading

Tool Review: Harbor Freight Flex Shaft Grinder

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
GCA Technical Services Manager

You will often hear some of the gunsmiths here refer to a Foredom grinder, arguably one of the most used power tools by gunsmiths. Foredom tools are top quality which means they also have a top quality price.

In this review Jack looks at a cheaper alternative from Harbor Freight. If you are not a full-time professional gunsmith that uses tools every day, this may be a great and less expensive alternative for you. Continue reading

FOLLOWUP: Your opportunity to help one of our own.

by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

As you know G&G Contributor and friend Robert Dunn had a fire at his property a couple of weeks ago that destroyed his firearms, gunsmithing tools, reloading equipment, ammo, and much more. An event that would test the mettle of any of us. The GoFundMe account set up to help Robert has been very successful and I would like to thank all of you who made such generous contributions. The campaign is still active, so CLICK HERE if you would still like to help a fellow gun enthusiast get back on his feet after such a devastating loss. Continue reading

Tips for Combining Current Technologies and Gunsmithing

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

The use of current technologies (such as computers and cameras) in Gunsmithing would seem to go hand in hand, however, because of fear, different methods of working and learning, generation gaps and individual special interests, these technologies are sometimes over-looked and feared instead of being embraced. Many times, it is merely laziness that is the limiting factor in learning and fear is but an excuse. If making a job faster, safer, and easier is not “your cup of tea”, you could just lop off a couple of fingers from your hand and this should balance out any ideas or concepts that could help you out in the future. Continue reading