In this video AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks answers a question from a Gun Club of America member about extractor cuts in barrels. Ken shows you a messed up extractor cut and then takes you through the procedure to clean it up and restore it one step at a time. Before it’s over you will gain more insight into these cuts and know the tools and techniques you can use to restore them. Continue reading
with AGI Instructor John Bush
This time in The War Room, John looks at a friend’s AK that would not accept a magazine. He shows not only how they managed to fix the problem, but demonstrates the type of critical thinking and gunsmithing skills that make a true craftsman. He was even able to save the owner some money by salvaging some parts, rather than simply throwing more money at the problem. Continue reading
by Gun Club of America Member Thomas Brooks
Over the years I have received numerous firearms from customers, plus some of my own collection, that require some long term storage solutions. The length of time for storage varies from item to item of course, but the quality of preparation work must always be above and beyond professional grade. As a gun owner and gun enthusiast I recognize the investment, no matter how costly, that people put into their Second Amendment treasures. Continue reading
by Bob Dunlap
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith
In this video, Bob takes us to the classroom to discuss metallurgy, in particular, the types of steel used in firearms manufacture. He talks about the procedure you use to determine the type of steel you are working with as well as proper hardening techniques for each type of metal. He also discusses the difference between carbon steels and stainless steels and the benefits and drawbacks of each when they are used in guns. Continue reading
I love ARs because they bring me so much business. On the other hand, I hate ARs because everyone who owns one thinks he’s a gunsmith. Can’t begin to tell you how much time I’ve spent (and money I’ve made) fixing really silly problems created by weekend warriors trying to “tweak” or “improve” or just “dress up” their ARs. Fortunately, none of these people have gotten hurt… yet. Continue reading
with AGI Technical Services Manager
While at the 2017 SHOT Show this year, one booth that Jack wanted to visit was NcSTAR. He has been familiar with their tools for some time and wanted to see what was new.
AGI and it’s surrounding homes and businesses narrowly avoided disaster as the entire city of Napa CA was flanked by huge wildfires to the east and the west. But they survived!
To celebrate and to help in the recovery effort, they are holding a Fire Sale on many of their products and will donate 10% of the sales to the local Salvation Army branch to help the less fortunate victims of the fires in their recovery with clothing, food and essentials. Continue reading
by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor
Well, we have survived what has probably been the worst set of wildfires in California history–over 214,000 acres burned along with over 5,700 houses and businesses destroyed and the tragic loss of at least 40 lives at this time. And as I write this, some areas are still burning. Continue reading