My exploding “.223” Pistol Build

By Bill Paradis
Gun Club of America SilverPLUS Member

With high expectations, and the anticipation of adding a new pistol to my brother’s collection, he and I set out to build an AR15 pistol from an 80% lower from Genesis CNC, and a complete pistol upper from SOTA. He was on vacation and stopped by here to build his new pistol. He knew I had the tools, the range, and, thanks to AGI, the knowledge to build out a stripped lower. He had all the parts shipped to me and brought his milled 80% lower with him. Continue reading


Ask The Gunsmith with Bob Dunlap

Dunlapby Master Gunsmith and AGI Instructor Bob Dunlap

In this video, Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap answers two questions from readers. In his own style, Bob talks about removing a Cutts compensator on a Browning A-5, and then goes on to explain how to make a starter punch for those really stubborn pins. Is there anything about gunsmithing Bob doesn’t know about? I doubt it! Continue reading


High School Gun Clubs in Australia

by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

Growing up in Australia many years ago (too many to mention without feeling old) there were many opportunities for a teenager to go shooting. I still fondly remember the instances my father took me shooting, and for six years I was a member of the Australian Army Cadet Corp where I was able to shoot everything from Lee Enfield .303s to Brens, Vickers and even a mortar on one occasion. Under strict supervision of course.

However, these are different times—even here in the USA—and there are now much stricter limits on what a young person can do with regards to firearms. That’s why I was pleased to receive an email from one of our Australian G&G subscribers, Garry Bennett, when I was in Australia earlier this month visiting family. Continue reading


In The Workshop–Magazine Extenders

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

In this extract form The Gun Club of America’s GunTech magazine, AGI’s Jack Landis takes a look at some magazine extenders for his wife’s pistol. If you can’t find extra mags, at least you can put more rounds into the ones you have.

I’m no lawyer, but these may not be legal in states with magazine capacity laws, so check first before buying or installing. Continue reading


.30-30 Winchester Cartridge

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

They say that timing is everything and, in the case of the .30-30 Winchester cartridge, the timing could not have been better to ensure its popularity and longevity. This Winchester cartridge has been an iconic round in the hearts of deer hunters and lever action enthusiasts since its debut in 1895. The .30-30 has remained a very popular cartridge in the United States for well over a century and is still going strong. Continue reading