Glass Bedding Rifles for Customers

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Ken Brooks operates
 PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

In this video interview, Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks talks about rifle bedding, particularly how he questions a customer to determine the best solution for his needs.

If you are a gunsmith, you understand how important it is to make your customers happy, and at the same time make sure they understand what is safe and appropriate for their needs. Integrity, professionalism and honesty are the hallmarks of a good businessman. Continue reading


Walther PPS Bench Evaluation

with Bob Dunlap and Ken BrooksDunlapkenBrooks
AGI Instructors and Master Gunsmiths

In this video Ken and Bob take a look at the Walther PPS pistol from a gunsmith’s perspective. Most gun reviews found on other websites only include a range evaluation, but GCA members also get to see detailed bench evaluations such as this. Click the ad on the home page if you would like more information about the benefits of membership in the Gun Cub of America.

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Book Review: P.O. Ackley—America’s Gunsmith

by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

Recently I receive a copy of a new book written by our own G&G contributor and AGI Instructor, Fred Zeglin. Until then, I had some  knowledge of P.O and knew that he was a cartridge designer best known for his “Improved” ammo designs, but not much more than that. I was soon impressed with how much more this great American gunsmith achieved during his life, and Fred has given us a great history lesson as well as a valuable technical manual for anyone interested in gunsmithing, wildcat cartridge design, and reloading. Continue reading


Tips From The Workbench–Soldering

kenBrooksAGI Gunsmithing Instructor and Master Gunsmith
Ken Brooks operates
 PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

However you pronounce it (British English speakers will know what I mean) soldering correctly is a skill that you will need when you are doing many firearms repairs and modifications. In this video Ken Brooks addresses soldering tips for a front sight and you will see that it is as much about proper preparation as much as technique. Continue reading


Are You Using the G&G Forums?

forumsThose of you who are GCA Silver members already know and appreciate how great the “Ask The Pros” forum is on the Gun Club of America website. It is the most popular places on the site, and one member recently stated on the GCA Facebook page “Ken and few others have helped me out on the forum more times than I can count. The search feature alone is worth the price of the entire membership cost. Don’t tell Gene, but it’s actually priced cheap for what you get in return.”

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