In this Tips From the Workbench video GCA Technical Services Manager Jack Landis shows how to make a simple wooden jig to help cut stocks to length and keep everything square and neat. His saw is using a Freud Thin Kerf blade for smooth and chip free cuts. Continue reading
Long ago I bought all of the firearms I “needed” and, ever since, I have been buying the guns I want. My latest purchase of a Browning BAR rifle chambered in .30-06 goes back into the “need” category. The last few times I have gone on my morning walk up the mountain, I have been sent back home by big black bears. I always go walking with a rifle, which is usually light in weight and chambered in 5.56 x 45mm. Continue reading
by GCA Member Thomas Brooks
Since the year 2008 we have had quite a surge in the sale of firearms. Whether it was a popular trend or influenced by outside forces, some of the most sought after firearms for almost ten years have been the AR platform rifles. At times we had shortages of both available guns and the ammo for them. But that has begun to change. While sales are still high, prices have come down, and availability has gone up. Now that freedom loving patriots have these marvels of engineering in their hands they want to personalize them. This can be anything from pink quad-rail foregrips to thousand dollar scopes. As firearm investments turn from initial panic purchases to increasing a firearm’s worth to its owner there is money to be made for gunsmiths. Continue reading
By Bill Paradis
Gun Club of America SilverPLUS Member
With high expectations, and the anticipation of adding a new pistol to my brother’s collection, he and I set out to build an AR15 pistol from an 80% lower from Genesis CNC, and a complete pistol upper from SOTA. He was on vacation and stopped by here to build his new pistol. He knew I had the tools, the range, and, thanks to AGI, the knowledge to build out a stripped lower. He had all the parts shipped to me and brought his milled 80% lower with him. Continue reading
In this video, Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap answers two questions from readers. In his own style, Bob talks about removing a Cutts compensator on a Browning A-5, and then goes on to explain how to make a starter punch for those really stubborn pins. Is there anything about gunsmithing Bob doesn’t know about? I doubt it! Continue reading
by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor
Growing up in Australia many years ago (too many to mention without feeling old) there were many opportunities for a teenager to go shooting. I still fondly remember the instances my father took me shooting, and for six years I was a member of the Australian Army Cadets where I was able to shoot everything from Lee Enfield .303s to Brens, Vickers and even a mortar on one occasion. Under strict supervision of course.
However, these are different times—even here in the USA—and there are now much stricter limits on what a young person can do with regards to firearms. That’s why I was pleased to receive an email from one of our Australian G&G subscribers, Garry Bennett, when I was in Australia earlier this month visiting family. Continue reading
This is probably going to be more of a “shop tip” than a “feature article” but it’s something that came up recently in my shop that I thought was worth sharing. Continue reading
In this extract form The Gun Club of America’s GunTech magazine, AGI’s Jack Landis takes a look at some magazine extenders for his wife’s pistol. If you can’t find extra mags, at least you can put more rounds into the ones you have.
I’m no lawyer, but these may not be legal in states with magazine capacity laws, so check first before buying or installing. Continue reading