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
In this video, AGI Instructor Gene Shuey first give a simple and inexpensive tip for making it a little easier to rack the slide on a Glock 17. Then he goes on to give his answer to an age-old question–Glock or 1911?
You may agree with him or not, so tell us what you think in the comments below! Continue reading
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.
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
Master Pistolsmith Gene Shuey answer two Glock questions from Gun Club of America this time. Gun Club of America members get phone and email tech support from the AGI instructors as part of their membership. If you are a serious gun owner or gunsmith, this benefit alone makes membership worthwhile.
Some of you may remember this article we posted back in February. I guess so many of you went to the Utopia Tools website and ordered the abrasive wheel sets that they ran out!
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 our 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