Reloading–More Than Just The Basics!

ZeglinThumbnailwith Fred Zeglin
AGI Instructor and Owner of 4D Reamer Rentals

There are lots of reasons to reload your own ammunition–cost, reliable accuracy, wildcat ammo hard to find anywhere else, and more.  The folks at AGI have developed this remarkable certified course that goes beyond the basics and can turn you into a “master” at reloading with great advice about equipment and techniques that take all the guesswork out of this skill. Continue reading

In The Classroom with Bob–Firing Pins Part 1

Dunlapby Bob Dunlap
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

This 3-part video has been seen here on Guns and Gunsmiths in the past, but it is such a great lesson, it bears repeating for those that missed it before.

In Part 1 of this valuable and informative lesson, Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap explains how primers work and therefore why the fit of the firing pin is important. Incorrect firing pin fitting not only leads to reliability issues, but can also be dangerous under some circumstances. This “primer on primers” is essential to understand before you can begin the process of repairing and fitting firing pins correctly. Continue reading

The Care and Feeding of Pet Glocks!–New Summer Offer

Dunlapwith Bob Dunlap
AGI Master Gunsmith and Instructor

PrintLots of you already know how great the AGI Armorers’ Courses are. These 2-hour plus DVD courses are much more than a simple disassembly/reassembly lesson. They cover everything from the gun’s history, a complete design and function review, common areas of repair and modification, complete disassembly and reassembly and more.  Continue reading

Gunsmithing the Phoenix HP-22/25–Part 1

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

Just when you thought all of those cheap little pistols from the “Ring of Fire” era – the Ravens, the Lorcins, the Brycos, etc. were history… along comes the Phoenix. This pistol has been around for a couple of years but recently seems to have gotten much more popular. I’ve not only seen them on gun auction sites but also in the display cases at local gun shops. They may cost as much as $150 over the counter, but can be had online for around $100.Phoenix1 Continue reading

S&W M&P Shield–Bench Evaluation

Ken Brooks, PISCO Gunsmithing

by Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Owner of Pisco Gunsmithing

In this video extract from GCA’s Guntech DVD magazine, Ken takes a look at the S&W M&P Shield pistol. These bench evaluations are done in conjunction with a range evaluation by Gun Club of America and AGI staff. They provide a much more complete review of a firearm than you normally see elsewhere. As a master gunsmith, Ken is able to use his many years of experience to evaluate the design, function, materials used, and other features that you can’t see simply by firing the gun. Continue reading