Tool Review: Harbor Freight Flex Shaft Grinder

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
GCA Technical Services Manager

You will often hear some of the gunsmiths here refer to a Foredom grinder, arguably one of the most used power tools by gunsmiths. Foredom tools are top quality which means they also have a top quality price.

In this review Jack looks at a cheaper alternative from Harbor Freight. If you are not a full-time professional gunsmith that uses tools every day, this may be a great and less expensive alternative for you. Continue reading

FOLLOWUP: Your opportunity to help one of our own.

by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

As you know G&G Contributor and friend Robert Dunn had a fire at his property a couple of weeks ago that destroyed his firearms, gunsmithing tools, reloading equipment, ammo, and much more. An event that would test the mettle of any of us. The GoFundMe account set up to help Robert has been very successful and I would like to thank all of you who made such generous contributions. The campaign is still active, so CLICK HERE if you would still like to help a fellow gun enthusiast get back on his feet after such a devastating loss. Continue reading

Tips for Combining Current Technologies and Gunsmithing

DunnBy Robert Dunn 
AGI and GunTech Video Producer, 
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Charter Member

The use of current technologies (such as computers and cameras) in Gunsmithing would seem to go hand in hand, however, because of fear, different methods of working and learning, generation gaps and individual special interests, these technologies are sometimes over-looked and feared instead of being embraced. Many times, it is merely laziness that is the limiting factor in learning and fear is but an excuse. If making a job faster, safer, and easier is not “your cup of tea”, you could just lop off a couple of fingers from your hand and this should balance out any ideas or concepts that could help you out in the future. Continue reading

Remington Model 1889 Shotgun

DunnBy Robert Dunn 
AGI and GunTech Video Producer, 
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Charter Member

One day my brother came by the house and dropped off our friend Jerry’s shotgun to see if I knew anything about it. It was obvious it was an old Remington as it has Remington Arms Co. stamped onto both sides of the receiver. After a little bit of research, I determined it was an early vintage Grade 2, 12 gauge, Model 1889 side by side shotgun. Continue reading

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