In this video, Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap answers two questions from readers. In his own style, Bob talks about removing a Cutts compensator on a Browning A-5, and then goes on to explain how to make a starter punch for those really stubborn pins. Is there anything about gunsmithing Bob doesn’t know about? I doubt it! Continue reading
AGI Gunsmithing Instructor and Master Gunsmith
Ken Brooks operates PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.
In this video, Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks discusses the real dangers that can occur if and when a customer brings a loaded gun into your shop. This will eventually happen to every gunsmith, so be prepared to deal with it, and develop a system for checking guns as soon as they arrive at your place of business. Continue reading
A while back a gentleman brought me a factory gun that was shooting poorly; groups were averaging 2.5″ for five shots. It made no difference what ammo was used. The client had tried factory ammo and reloads in different bullet weights. He tried changing loads and seating depth, even neck sizing was attempted just to see if cases fire-formed to the chamber were more accurate. Continue reading
In this video, Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap shows us extractors that break the usual rules and their interaction with ejectors. Make sure you watch this one at least twice to get all the information–you never know when one of these guns will come across your own workbench.
One 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.
In this video, Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap answers three questions from Gun Club of America members. Listen carefully to his answer to the first question in particular and learn the real difference between a gunsmith and a “parts-swapper.” This is the type of advice that can only enhance your reputation as a competent gunsmith! Continue reading
Some time ago here on Guns and Gunsmiths I posted a video about loose breech in pistols. However, given all the interest in the recent video lesson about headspace, I think you all will like this expanded video where Ken and Bob discuss loose breech and its effect on headspace in pistols. Enjoy. Continue reading