In The Classroom with Bob–Firing Pins Part 1

Dunlapby Bob Dunlap
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

This 3-part video has been seen here on Guns and Gunsmiths in the past, but it is such a great lesson, it bears repeating for those that missed it before.

In Part 1 of this valuable and informative lesson, Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap explains how primers work and therefore why the fit of the firing pin is important. Incorrect firing pin fitting not only leads to reliability issues, but can also be dangerous under some circumstances. This “primer on primers” is essential to understand before you can begin the process of repairing and fitting firing pins correctly. Continue reading


Gunsmithing the Phoenix HP-22/25–Part 1

SiersBy John Siers a.k.a. “Gunsmith Jack”

Just when you thought all of those cheap little pistols from the “Ring of Fire” era – the Ravens, the Lorcins, the Brycos, etc. were history… along comes the Phoenix. This pistol has been around for a couple of years but recently seems to have gotten much more popular. I’ve not only seen them on gun auction sites but also in the display cases at local gun shops. They may cost as much as $150 over the counter, but can be had online for around $100.Phoenix1 Continue reading


S&W M&P Shield–Bench Evaluation

Ken Brooks, PISCO Gunsmithing

by Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Owner of Pisco Gunsmithing

In this video extract from GCA’s Guntech DVD magazine, Ken takes a look at the S&W M&P Shield pistol. These bench evaluations are done in conjunction with a range evaluation by Gun Club of America and AGI staff. They provide a much more complete review of a firearm than you normally see elsewhere. As a master gunsmith, Ken is able to use his many years of experience to evaluate the design, function, materials used, and other features that you can’t see simply by firing the gun. Continue reading


IMPORTANT! Pop-Up Targets, Good–Pop-Up Ads, Bad!

virusHere at Guns and Gunsmiths we always go to extreme lengths to make sure that our computers are always virus free. We even approve every comment that you make to articles by hand to make sure no spam comments get through, possibly with attached viruses. Our email systems are also protected with special software that “quarantines” suspicious emails so they can be safely deleted. Continue reading