Gunsmithing Q&A with Ken Brooks

kenBrooksAGI Gunsmithing Instructor and Master Gunsmith
Ken Brooks operates
 PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks, one of the AGI instructors, has been a valuable resource for Gun Club of America members for years, answering their questions and helping them become better and more successful gunsmiths. Here are a few of his answers to their questions that may also help you.

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The Dunn Armory… Savage Model 755A

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

I guess at this point in my life, I could be considered a collector of firearms. Within my collection, I have a collection of long recoil operated shotguns. This would include Browning Auto 5s, Remington Model 11s and my most recent acquisition, a Savage Model 755A. All of the previously mentioned shotguns are based on John Browning’s designs. Like Remington, Savage Arms also licensed the design from Browning. The Model 755, at first glance, does not look like the other “humpback” shotguns I love so much, but the way the gun functions is very similar to the rest of the pack. Continue reading


Target Barn–A New Resource For G&G Readers

by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

If you like to shoot handguns, or test them in your gunsmithing business, most of the time you don’t need bullseye targets. In fact, if you train for IDPA, NRA or other shooting events, or just want to sharpen your home defense skills, what you really want are body-shaped cardboard targets, especially ones that have areas marked on them representing the different “kill zones” that are used in scoring competitive shooting. Continue reading


Tips from the Workbench with Ken Brooks

kenBrooksAGI Gunsmithing Instructor and Master Gunsmith
Ken Brooks operates
 PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

In this video, Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks discusses the real dangers that can occur if and when a customer brings a loaded gun into your shop. This will eventually happen to every gunsmith, so be prepared to deal with it, and develop a system for checking guns as soon as they arrive at your place of business. Continue reading