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


Restoring Grandpa’s Favorite .22

Gene Kelly head ShotBy Gene Kelly
President, AGI and GCA

Recently on a Fall day,I looked longingly at Grandpa Steven’s Favorite .22 long rifle hanging on the wall where it has spent the last 30 or 40 years of its life. Grandpa used to tell me stories about how he would walk the woods as a boy with that gun and how he had taken hundreds of rabbits and squirrels for the dinner table with it. Continue reading


Gunsmithing Q&A with Ken Brooks

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 is his answer to some recent questions that may help you as well.

If you think you have another solution to any of these problems, please add them to the Comments below. Continue reading


Helping Each Other!

forumsI hope that you are all visiting the Guns and Gunsmiths Forums whenever you visit the site. There are a number of posts from readers with questions or problems that have gone unanswered, especially in the Gunsmithing Forum.

Please try to help your fellow readers by answering their questions or offering advice whenever you can. And don’t forget to use the Forums yourself if ever you need help with a project, or even if you just want to start a conversation related to guns and gunsmithing. If you have participated in the Forums already, THANK YOU!