And The Winner Is…

SuperTuck_HH_sig229_wgThanks to all of you who entered the Crossbreed Holsters giveaway contest this month. Almost 1,000 of you entered just by submitting you email address and signing up for the informative emails from Crossbreed. I signed up as well, and have received some very generous offers for their products. They are so good, I would buy them all if I had the guns and money to do so! Continue reading

In The Classroom: Headspace Part 4

by Bob Dunlap and Ken BrooksDunlapkenBrooks
AGI Instructors and Master Gunsmiths at PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon

You asked for it, so here it is!

In Part 4 of this comprehensive look at headspace, Bob and Ken now test the effects of excessive headspace in their Mauser using commercial ammo. Previously their test using thicker military ammo failed to get the result they were looking for. Continue reading

Gunsmith Business Tips I Would Like to Pass On

CapitalCityby Luke Patchett
Capital City Gunsmiths

The following was submitted by GCA Silver Member Luke Patchett at Capital City Gunsmiths ( in the Ask The Pros forum on the Gun Club of America website. I think his advice is so spot on I asked his permission to reprint it here. Thanks Luke!

I am loving this business. I do like the gunsmithing trade, but I also love the business side of it as well. The gunsmith skill is really only half of the trade, without business skills, you will have trouble growing.

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In Gun News This Week

Here is some of the latest gun news from around the web. Has your local news media had an interesting story this week? Send us the link and we’ll share it here!

Dozens of toy guns collected in effort to reduce gun violence

CO: Gun rights more popular than ever

AK-47 maker Kalashnikov gives rifles makeover

Dream Jobs: NRA Seeks High Power Rifle Program Coordinator

Will Texas soon live up to its gun-friendly reputation?

Gunsmithing Q&A with Ken

kenBrooksOne of the best benefits of being a Silver Member of the Gun Club of America, is the “Ask The Pros” forum on the GCA website. Ken Brooks, AGI Instructor and co-owner of Pisco Gunsmithing visits there everyday to help gunsmiths with particular problems they are experiencing. Here are his answers to some recent questions that may help you as well.

One day you may be stuck with a similar problem as these guys, so listen well, Grasshopper.
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Cowboy Heroes and Their Guns

Howes2by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

Growing up in the ’50’s and ’60’s, like many of you of “a certain age”, I spent a lot of time (probably too much) watching the old classic cowboy action TV shows and movies.

We all had our heroes and favorites, from Roy Rogers to “the Rifleman”, Bat Masterson to Gunsmoke, Lash la Rue, Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, Cisco the Kid, and many more including the greatest cowboy of them all, John Wayne. Continue reading