Product Review–Beretta 92 Carry Compensator

with Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

One of AGI’s Pro Course graduates has a business called Moonlight Firearms Technologies. Recently they sent a sample of their barrel compensator for the Beretta 92/M9 for Jack to evaluate. For those of you that carry such a firearm, this compensator is considerable shorter to those you often see on race guns, so it is suitable for everyday carry. Continue reading


Two 70 Year Olds Still On Target

By Dennis Sandoz
Pro Course Graduate, Charter GCA SilverPLUS Member

It all started almost 70 years ago when my father first introduced me to his love of hunting and a .22 bore rifle. Growing up on a farm, we had a rifle in the corner of the porch that was handy for hunting small game or target practice. My father encouraged me to participate in the high school rifle club where I learned about competitive shooting and became familiar with the Mossberg Model 44US, World War II, training rifles. Continue reading


A Gun Club of America Member Restores an Arisaka Rifle

by Bill Paradis
Owner, Paradis Gunsmithing

While I was minding my own business, OK, maybe I was reloading, I had a customer pull up to my shop and he says “I have this gun you might be interested in” while pulling out a very old looking rifle. When I first saw it I thought it was a Mauser, it sort of looked like one, and I believed he was correct. I was interested; after all I am interested in most guns, so there wasn’t much of a chance he could have pulled out a firearm I wasn’t interested in seeing and handling. Continue reading


Barrel Turning Lathe Fixture

with Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

If you ever need to set back a revolver barrel, or turn a barrel for any other reason, this handy fixture shown by Jack Landis will make the job easy and accurate. Jack made this fixture when he was a student at Lassen College. It is a simple tool (all the best ones are) that any of you with a lathe and a few tools could make for yourself. Continue reading


Lessons Learned The Hard Way Are Often Worth Repeating!

HollandBy Darrell Holland
AGI Senior Instructor/Master Gunsmith

and Hunting Guru

The 2009 hunting season was looking pretty grim. I had just built a new .280 Remington on my Signature Series Action and wrapped it with a new adjustable comb rifle stock. I was anxious to “christen” this new rifle, but the tag draws were unkind to me and I was left in the cold with nowhere to hunt. At the urging of a friend, I managed to find some over the counter tags allowing me to hunt. Idaho elk and Wyoming antelope were now on the menu. Continue reading