Tip From the Workbench–Barrel Taps and Dies

ZeglinThumbnailwith Fred Zeglin
AGI Instructor and Owner of 4D Reamer Rentals

In this video lesson, Fred Zeglin discusses the use and types of taps and dies used when working on barrels. This is an operation that must be done correctly–threads that are damaged of not straight relative to the axis of the barrel can result in accuracy issues as well as compromise the strength of the screwed joint. Continue reading

Iron Sights Are NOT Obsolete

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Director

If you read all of the popular gun mags today you would be drawn inescapably to the conclusion that there were no rifles left in the world (outside of SASS) that were not wearing high dollar telescopic sights. Now I would be the last person to tell you that this is not the best set-up for the western half of the US in general, or for rifles intended to take game at distances expected to exceed 100 yards anywhere in the world.

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AK-47 — The most prolific rifle in the world

DunnBy Robert Dunn 
AGI and GunTech Video Producer, 
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Charter Member

The AK-47 is the most prolific rifle in the world. It is a weapon that has changed the course of human history like water has cut rivers into the earth. The AK can be seen on flags, money, T-Shirts and in the hands of just about every nationality in existence and some that do not even exist anymore. The AK stands for Avtomat Kalashnikova and the 47 was the year that the rifle was manufactured. The rifle was designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov and the Soviet Armed Forces began using the AK-47 in 1949. The AK replaced the older Russian used weapons, such as the Mosin-Nagant and SKS rifles. Continue reading

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Tip From The Workbench–Headspace Gauges

ZeglinThumbnailwith Fred Zeglin
AGI Instructor and Owner of 4D Reamer Rentals

In this video, Fred explains why headspace gauges are made to the sizes and specifications they are, and what that means to a gunsmith that machines or reams chambers for customers. Understanding how to use your tools can make all the difference in your firearms business and the quality of your builds. Continue reading

Trigger Job Techniques

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

In this video extract from GCA’s Guntech Video Magazine, Jack demonstrated some techniques for making sure your trigger jobs are done accurately and safely. CLICK HERE to find out how you can join the Gun Club of America and get videos like this, including a new disassembly/reassembly every month with the Guntech video magazine, plus lots of other great benefits for gunsmiths as well as regular gun owners. Become a Firearms Expert!.

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Product Demo: Taccon AR-15 Trigger System

with Gene Kelly
AGI and Gun Club of America President

In this video from the SHOT Show Range Day, Gene Kelly looks at a drop-in trigger system from TACCON USA that is so fast it makes your AR-15 run almost as quickly as an automatic. Good thing ammo has come down in price!

I wonder how long it will take before some liberal politician gets wind of it and has it banned. Continue reading