Gunsmithing Project–Series 80 Smoothing

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

The Series 80 safety system in later model 1911 pistols (introduced by Colt in 1983 if am not mistaken) can benefit from some smoothing to reduce the friction between the lever parts. But doing that requires knowledge of how the parts interact, and understanding just how much metal can be removed during that operation. Continue reading


Ask The Gunsmith — 1911 Questions

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

This time AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith Gene Shuey answers several 1911 questions for Gun Club of America lessons. Gun Club of America members can also get one-on-one help from the instructors at AGI as well as access to the Ask The Pros forum on the Gun Club of America website. CLICK HERE for details about membership.

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LaserLyte Laser Training Cartridge–Review and Use

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith Gene Shuey demonstrates how he uses the .45 laser training cartridge from LaserLyte to adjust the point of aim when he is working on the sights of a 1911 pistol.

Simple tips like this can speed up your gunsmithing jobs, making them more profitable and with less frustration. Continue reading


Cleaning Old Military Rifles–Tips and Tricks

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

In this short video extract from AGI’s “Professional Gun Cleaning Secrets” DVD, a (somewhat younger) Gene Shuey gives us some great tips and tricks for keeping ourĀ older rifles such as the M1 Carbine or Garand clean, functional and accurate. This includes a neat little “doodad” for keeping the solvents and dirt out of the sensitive areas of the action. Continue reading