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NEW ON GUNS AND GUNSMITHS THIS WEEK…
- Jack Landis answers your questions
- Left Longridge talks gun leather
- Zombie Shotguns!
- Free Gunsmith Directory.
- News from Around the Web
- and more!
AGI Technical Services Manager, Jack Landis, answers questions
from other gunsmiths that many of you will find educational.
Question: Do you glass bed a synthetic/polymer stock the same as a wood stock?–Steve Continue reading
by Joe Alesia
alias “Lefty Longridge”
World Champion Cowboy Action competitor and AGI instructor Lefty Longridge knows all about leather holsters and gear that not only look authentic, but can give you an edge in competition. In this video he shows us his own special rig, and what to look for when you are shopping for your own. Continue reading
AGI Gunsmithing Instructor Ken Brooks is a partner
of Bob Dunlap at PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.
In this video, Ken demonstrated how to determine if your 1911 hammer has positive or negative hammer to sear engagement. A great thing to know for both functionality and safety reasons. Continue reading
by Paul Smeltzer,
Athens Gunsmith Service, Athens LA.
I was at a gun show recently when I noticed an elderly gentleman in a wheelchair gazing at several Garands and M1 Carbines that I had on my table. He was wearing a WWII veterans cap with a good bit of “fruit salad” on it, and a wind-breaker with additional battle ribbons. As I watched him he reached out and put a feeble hand on the barrel of a Garand and seemed to stroke or pet it. I walked over to him and said, “you look like you are familiar with those”. Without looking up he said, “438987″. Not sure I heard what he said, I said, “excuse me”, he repeated “438987″, his gaze still fixed on the rifle, still stroking the front sight; I told him that I understood. Continue reading
Is your gunsmithing business listed in an online directory?
If not, you are missing out on a great opportunity for new business. Let’s face it, nobody uses the old paper Yellow Pages anymore–everyone wants to find what they need online, including services such as yours. Continue reading