Product Review–.22 Rimfire Conversion Kits. PART 1

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

Jack Landis reviews two of the kits available to convert your 1911 pistol to shoot .22 rimfire. This is a great way to practice or train with these full size guns without the expense or noise of shooting .45s. Plus it is an excellent way to introduce novice shooters to this platform with scaring them off with the recoil usually felt. Continue reading

Tip From The Workbench–Punches

kenBrooksAGI Gunsmithing Instructor Ken Brooks
 PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

This time, Ken shows you a selection of custom-made, special-purpose punches. These are punches that YOU modify for specific uses, whether that be for punching out a certain type of pin on many different guns or performing a specific task on just one gun.

This one little segment can have a significan impact on your gunsmithing. It will provide you with the knowledge to save money making your own custom tools, but it will also help you save time and frustration, an important consideration for all of us. Continue reading

Gunsmith Marketing — Pick a card, any card

gunstoreYou’ve spent a lot of time training to be a gunsmith, and now you need to build your business so you can recoup that investment, generate some real income doing what you love, keep the lights on, and have some money left over for continuing your education, buying more tools and enjoying the rewards that come from operating a successful business.
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