In Gun News This Week

Some more interesting firearms news stories found this week on the internet…

CCW Weekend: Why You Should Never Fire Warning Shots

Firearms and firearms accessory makers increasingly consider women buyers

Hoppe’s Black Designed to get the Most Out of Modern Firearms

AMERICAN GUN OWNERS LESS LIKELY TO CHOOSE SMART GUNS OVER TRADITIONAL FIREARMS

SIG SAUER, Inc. Thanks Partners for U.S. Army Modular Handgun System


So You Want To Be A Gun Writer?

Howes2by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

We are always on the search for interesting stories and other articles to share with you here on Guns and Gunsmiths. Most of the articles come from the staff of instructors at the American Gunsmithing Institute, but occasionally we have featured articles from subscribers such as yourself. Excellent examples are “What’s that rifle?” – a Canadian Custom by Dana Delesoy and Fitting Magpul Hunter Bottom Metal to a Remington 700 BDL Stock by Ryan Hoover.

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Camping For Seniors (or, Too Old To Squat!)

Howes2by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

I have loved camping since I was a small child. And I’m talking about rough camping with a tent or tarp for shelter and the barest minimum of luxuries. I am not referring to “camping” in a large motorhome equipped with a full bathroom, squishy full-size bed and a full kitchen. That is what my wife considers camping, bless her heart, and I have to admit I do enjoy it as well, especially on longer vacations. Continue reading


Review–Gun StoreMaster™ from Blue Book of Gun Values

Howes2by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

gsmlogoIf you hold a Federal Firearms License and buy, sell or repair firearms, you know that there is a responsibility to keep accurate records of all the firearms in your inventory. You also know that it is critical to make sure your paperwork is accurate and follows all legal requirements, especially when it come to completing Form 4473 for firearms sales and transfers. Any error here could result in substantial financial penalties if an audit by BATF caught any inconsistencies! Continue reading


An Historical Extract for Gunsmiths

Howes2by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths editor

The following is an extract from “The Convicted Gunsmiths of New South Wales–A definitive history 1788 – 1850” by R. C. Solomon Self-Published 1990.

My son gave me this book for Christmas and I thought many of you would be interested in some of the content, which I will reproduce here at various times.–Gary Howes, Guns and Gunsmiths editor,

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