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AGI logoAs you are probably aware, Guns and Gunsmiths is sponsored by the American Gunsmithing Institute, the leading source of Professional Gunsmithing Training Courses as well as other gunsmithing and repair videos. Their generosity in providing the funding and much of the content for this FREE source of online gunsmithing and firearms is worthy of your consideration when you next need to purchase educational and training materials for your firearms. Continue reading


Tip From The Workbench–Magazine Maintenance

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Master Pistolsmith

In this video AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith Gene Shuey shows how to check your pistol magazines for damage and then get them race ready with both polishing and correct lubrication. If you are a competitive shooter or use your pistol for self defense, you need to make sure your magazines are in top condition.
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Taurus Curve Bench Evaluation

kenBrooksby Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

A few weeks ago we featured the range evaluation of the new Taurus Curve pistol by the team at the Gun Club of America.While they had some difficulty adjusting to the unusual sight picture, the gun performed well.

This time AGI Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks takes a careful look at the construction and features of the gun from the gunsmith’s perspective. This is one of the benefits that membership in the Gun Club of America includes–when they do a firearm review it is much more comprehensive than simply a range test! Continue reading


Getting an Intratec Tec-22 to Run

Hooverby Ryan Hoover
RH Custom Guns, Fredericksburg, TX

How do you get a Tec-22 to run? You chase it! Ahem….

All bad jokes aside, it can be very frustrating getting these plastic wonders to actually cycle. First, let me say that I don’t think any .22 automatic is going to be 100% unless it is custom-built with precision components. When someone brings a stock .22 auto into my shop because it isn’t cycling, I usually have 3 prescriptions – clean it, don’t dry fire it and try different ammo. The stock Tec-22 is much worse than this, though. Continue reading


Cold Bluing–A Money Maker Tip from AGI

Included in the Professional Gunsmithing Course from the American Gunsmithing Institute’s course is a section called The Money Makers. These are simple and fast gunsmithing jobs that can easily bring you extra income into your business. If you are not a professional gunsmith, they are also handy skills to know when working on your own guns. Continue reading


Police Products Ultrasonic Gun Clean and Lube System

Looking for a product that can help bring some extra income to your gunsmithing business? Take a look at this gun cleaning and lubrication system from Police Products. AGI President Gene Kelly interviews the company owner in this SHOT Show interview.

Relevant to the interest shown here in metal refinishing, this is also a product that can help prep parts before applying the various coating products. Continue reading


In Gun News This Week

Here are a few more of the firearms stories found this week on the internet. Thanks to G&G subscriber Dana for finding the first one–it is very relevant to much of the discussion here the last couple of weeks..

Cerakote: Isn’t it supposed to be ceramic?

Schoolteachers in Oklahoma Undergo Concealed Carry Training

‘No open carry’ signs are likely to trigger next Texas gun debate

GOP DEBATE: JEB BUSH SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA-STYLE GUN CONFISCATION LAWS

GOV. ANDREW CUOMO BLAMES SOUTH FOR NEW YORK’S GUN VIOLENCE