Those Tiresome Rifle Maintenance Chores

HollandBy Darrell Holland
AGI Senior Instructor/Master Gunsmith

and Hunting Guru

How many times have we neglected our rifle maintenance over the years? Tired and wet, we return home to hibernate and replenish those vital body fluids lost during the hunt. Oftentimes we toss aside our most trusted friend in our selfish desire to seek comfort on the home front. Sound familiar? You bet it does! Continue reading


Lessons Learned The Hard Way Are Often Worth Repeating!

HollandBy Darrell Holland
AGI Senior Instructor/Master Gunsmith

and Hunting Guru

The 2009 hunting season was looking pretty grim. I had just built a new .280 Remington on my Signature Series Action and wrapped it with a new adjustable comb rifle stock. I was anxious to “christen” this new rifle, but the tag draws were unkind to me and I was left in the cold with nowhere to hunt. At the urging of a friend, I managed to find some over the counter tags allowing me to hunt. Idaho elk and Wyoming antelope were now on the menu. Continue reading


In the Classroom with Bob and Ken

DunlapkenBrooksby Bob Dunlap and Ken Brooks
AGI Instructors and Master Gunsmiths at PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon

In this video, Ken Brooks and Bob Dunlap explain the problem of loose breech in semi-auto pistols. They show you how to diagnose it, and the myriad of problems it can create if not fixed. This is a great full lesson, of interest to anyone who owns a semi-auto pistol. Watch the whole thing before you run off and check all your own guns! Continue reading


Tips for the Woodsman–Rifle Cleaning Part 2

HollandBy Darrell Holland
AGI Senior Instructor/Master Gunsmith

If you are a hunter or long-range rifle shooter, you know how important it is to have your rifle as clean as you can get it, and lubricated properly. But there is a good chance you may not be doing that correctly. In this 2nd video (CLICK HERE if you missed Part 1) Darrell Holland shows us how to finish off your rifle cleaning with correct lubrication techniques. Continue reading