Preventing Gun Violence and Mass Shootings–Your Say

Howes2by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

Let me get one thing clear at the start–I love my guns, I love to shoot, and I believe the 2nd Amendment is not up for debate. However I am tired of hearing about mass shootings in schools and colleges, gun violence by street thugs who seem to have no regard at all for human life, and many other senseless crimes committed with firearms. I’m also tired of the predictable rhetoric from much of the media and politicians that immediately jump on the gun-control bandwagon before the dust has even settled and the true facts are known.  Continue reading

No Sights for the American?

HawkinsBy Clint Hawkins
Owner Hawkins Arms LLC,
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Member

The Ding Dong Ya Say! ( I like the sound of Ding Dong, don’t you?)

In comes this nice new Ruger® American Rifle in .308 equipped with scope mounts.  Well, actually it came in with a client. My client says he wants peep sights on it.  “OK,” says I.  “This will cost, seeing that there is no provision for iron sights.  I will probably have to do some modifying to parts and possibly, but not likely, to the rifle.  Why do you want peep sights instead of the scope it is ready for?”  He allowed that since it is such a short rifle, it would make a good brush gun, and he wants peep sights.

Ruger® American Rifle in .308 Winchester, sans iron sights

Ruger® American Rifle in .308 Winchester, sans iron sights

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Can You Help Answer these Forum Questions?

Once again there are a number of gunsmithing question that have been posted in the forums section of this website that have not been answered. Can you help your fellow G&G subscribers?

Make sure you visit the Forums regularly if you want to help other gun owners with your years of wisdom and experience. Or post a question there yourself and let other help you in return. This is our community–try to be a part of it if you can. Continue reading

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Tip From The Workbench–Magazine Maintenance

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Master Pistolsmith

In this video AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith Gene Shuey shows how to check your pistol magazines for damage and then get them race ready with both polishing and correct lubrication. If you are a competitive shooter or use your pistol for self defense, you need to make sure your magazines are in top condition.
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Taurus Curve Bench Evaluation

kenBrooksby Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

A few weeks ago we featured the range evaluation of the new Taurus Curve pistol by the team at the Gun Club of America.While they had some difficulty adjusting to the unusual sight picture, the gun performed well.

This time AGI Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks takes a careful look at the construction and features of the gun from the gunsmith’s perspective. This is one of the benefits that membership in the Gun Club of America includes–when they do a firearm review it is much more comprehensive than simply a range test! Continue reading

Getting an Intratec Tec-22 to Run

Hooverby Ryan Hoover
RH Custom Guns, Fredericksburg, TX

How do you get a Tec-22 to run? You chase it! Ahem….

All bad jokes aside, it can be very frustrating getting these plastic wonders to actually cycle. First, let me say that I don’t think any .22 automatic is going to be 100% unless it is custom-built with precision components. When someone brings a stock .22 auto into my shop because it isn’t cycling, I usually have 3 prescriptions – clean it, don’t dry fire it and try different ammo. The stock Tec-22 is much worse than this, though. Continue reading