In The Classroom: Headspace Part 4

by Bob Dunlap and Ken BrooksDunlapkenBrooks
AGI Instructors and Master Gunsmiths at PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon

You asked for it, so here it is!

In Part 4 of this comprehensive look at headspace, Bob and Ken now test the effects of excessive headspace in their Mauser using commercial ammo. Previously their test using thicker military ammo failed to get the result they were looking for. Continue reading

Gunsmith Business Tips I Would Like to Pass On

CapitalCityby Luke Patchett
Capital City Gunsmiths

The following was submitted by GCA Silver Member Luke Patchett at Capital City Gunsmiths ( in the Ask The Pros forum on the Gun Club of America website. I think his advice is so spot on I asked his permission to reprint it here. Thanks Luke!

I am loving this business. I do like the gunsmithing trade, but I also love the business side of it as well. The gunsmith skill is really only half of the trade, without business skills, you will have trouble growing.

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Gunsmithing Q&A with Ken

kenBrooksOne of the best benefits of being a Silver Member of the Gun Club of America, is the “Ask The Pros” forum on the GCA website. Ken Brooks, AGI Instructor and co-owner of Pisco Gunsmithing visits there everyday to help gunsmiths with particular problems they are experiencing. Here are his answers to some recent questions that may help you as well.

One day you may be stuck with a similar problem as these guys, so listen well, Grasshopper.
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In The Classroom: Headspace Part 3

Dunlapby Bob Dunlap and Ken BrookskenBrooks
AGI Instructors and Master Gunsmiths at PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon

In Parts 1 and 2 (look under the Authors tab above for Bob Dunlap if you missed them) Bob explained what headspace is, and how to accurately measure it. Now, in this video, he and his partner Ken Brooks give a great demonstration of the effects of too much headspace and why, under the right circumstances it can be an annoyance if not dangerous. Looks like they had a lot of fun making this video as well.

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