Product Review and Project–.22 conversion for your Mini-14

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

Conversion kits to convert your firearm from a larger caliber to shoot inexpensive .22 LR ammo are very popular. Some work great, others need some help. In this product review and project AGI Technical Services Manager Jack Landis looks at a .22 conversion for the Mini-14 rifle and how to install it. That makes this popular rifle much less expensive to shoot–great for plinking or small game.

Jack also shows how he fixed a couple of problems with feeding. Without this knowledge a user could get very frustrated with this product. All the more reason to keep watching Guns and Gunsmiths and becoming a smarter gun owner. Continue reading


Jack’s Tip of the Month

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

This tip comes from our friend Dino Longueira, Gunsmith Extraordinaire and Master of Majestic Arms.

I was talking to Dino one day about another matter when I mentioned that I had launched and lost the safety detent plunger from a Ruger MKII .22 pistol. Since I was modifying three of the guns for Ruger Rimfire competition I also mentioned that I had ordered four of the shifty little buggers from Brownells. He laughed and said Ruger says they are the most often lost part in all of their guns. I hadn’t exactly felt like the Lone Ranger on this before, since most people I know who have worked on these guns have lost their share (you know who you are, enough of you have called me about them!). I also didn’t hate Dino for laughing at me (if I hated everyone who has laughed at my ineptness the list would look like the Los Angeles phone book) because he is one of those unusual people who sounds as if he’s laughing with you . . . yeah, I know, what a talent. Continue reading


Gunsmith Project–AR10T conversion Part 2 of 2

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

Converting an AR10T target rifle to a carbine may not be a gunsmithing job that many of you will need to tackle, but in this special project, AGI Technical Services Manager Jack Landis shows how it is done (correctly!) and achieves some great results.

Here is Part 2 of this project. If you missed Part 1 you can see it by clicking HERE. Continue reading


Tool Review–Epoxy for Plastics


Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

If you have a firearm with a polymer frame or stock, you know how they can be damaged or cut during handling or even accidentally. How do you repair it? Here is one solution from Jack Landis, AGI Technical Services Manager–a super hard epoxy especially designed for plastics. Inexpensive, effective and so simple even I can use it. I like that! Continue reading