Gunsmith Project–AR10T conversion Part 2 of 2

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

Converting an AR10T target rifle to a carbine may not be a gunsmithing job that many of you will need to tackle, but in this special project, AGI Technical Services Manager Jack Landis shows how it is done (correctly!) and achieves some great results.

Here is Part 2 of this project. If you missed Part 1 you can see it by clicking HERE. Continue reading


Getting Started And Is A Newsletter For You?

By Clint Hawkins
Owner Hawkins Arms LLC,
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Member

Four years ago, while taking a SBA (Small Business Administration) course conducted by our local community college called the SBDC (Small Business Development Course), one of the key things promoted by the mentor working with me on my business plan was this:

Publish a newsletter for your potential and existing clientele. Continue reading


Introduction to Restoration

Smeltzerby Paul Smeltzer
Athens Gunsmith Service, Athens LA. 

This the first in a series of articles on firearms restoration of civilian and military guns, inexpensive and common guns, as well as some high dollar and somewhat rare pieces.  We will look at a variety of techniques, tools, how to’s and some interesting museum pieces.  As I sit in my office writing this there is a Boyd’s anti tank gun from the North Louisiana Military Museum on the other side of the room, not very many of those around. Continue reading


Ask the Gunsmith with Bob Dunlap

Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap

Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap

with AGI Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap.

In this video excerpt from the Gun Club of America’s Guntech video magazine, Bob answers some gunsmithing questions that will be of interest to all gunsmiths and gun “tinkerers”. He also explains how the AGI method of training, which is to understand the design and function of each gun part so you know how to repair them, is essential when dealing with guns for which there is little information or parts. Continue reading


How Not to Starve While Camping! A Survival Book Review.

Howes2by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

Camping and hunting are both activities that many of us love. The great outdoors, the leaky tents, the uncomfortable sleeping pads–and the bad food.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. It is easy to throw in a few bags of freeze dried food that is simple to prepare, relatively healthy and tasty, doesn’t require refrigeration, and is light enough to pack. And a packet of Slim Jim’s for the really adventurous. Continue reading