Firearm Evaluation — Beretta PX4 Storm

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

When the Gun Club of America does a firearms review it is much deeper than the usual “let’s shoot it and see how small a group I can get” reviews of many magazines and videos. GCA really pulls the gun apart and examines everything about the construction, materials, function and design of the firearm before it gets to the range. Continue reading


In Gun News This Week.

Here are just a few of the many interesting firearms articles found on the web this week. Have something to share? Let me know and I will post it here, or add it below in the comments.

Gun-owning mom defends her stance

Trigger Reset: Don’t Waste Your Time

Rubio comes out for relaxed gun laws

Gun safety for children / Lessons could prevent a tragedy

Powerful 3D-printed rifle fires NATO rounds


Hugh Toenjes, Master Gunsmith

Gene Kelly head Shotby Gene Kelly
AGI President

While at the American Custom Gunmaker’s & Engraver’s Convention, AGI President Gene Kelly interviewed Hugh Toenjes who showed us a Kentucky Long Rifle he built that is worth at LEAST $250,000! Not only is the wood and metal finish work and engraving exquisite, it also shoots amazingly well (especially when you consider it’s a black-powder muzzle-loader.) You simply HAVE to see this video, it’s impressive! Continue reading


The All Important… Breadcrumb Trail

Holland By Darrell Holland
AGI Senior Instructor, Master Riflesmith,
Long Range Shooter and Hunter

In our formative years while perched atop our parent’s or grandparent’s lap, we listened to the story of Hansel and Gretel and how they attempted to find their way home via the breadcrumb trail. We’ve all used a similar method to find our way back to camp or where we parked in that mega parking lot late at night. Continue reading


In Gun News This Week

Here are just a few of the interesting firearms stories we have found this week in the media.

Pyramyd Air Hosts Second Pyramyd Air Cup Airgun Competition

TN House passes guns in parks bill

Rubio comes out for relaxed gun laws

Carrying spare ammunition: It’s not an option, it’s a must

Backwards Bullets — Testing Upside-Down Rifle Bullets

Poll Finds Gun Rights More Popular Than Gun Control


In the Classroom with Bob

Dunlapby Bob Dunlap
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

This month Bob talks about the pros and cons of a popular finish for firearms. We all know that just because everyone is doing something doesn’t make it the BEST idea and also, just because something LOOKS great doesn’t mean it IS great. Bob explains not only the process used to apply the finish, he also explains the science behind its weakness which explains why he doesn’t recommend this type of finish for many applications. Continue reading


Gunsmithing Q&A with Ken Brooks

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

Members of the Gun Club of America know that Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks, one of the AGI instructors, spend hours each week answering their questions and helping them become better and more successful gunsmiths. Here are a few more of his answers to their questions.

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