Gunsmithing Project–Mauser Drop-In Trigger

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Director

In this video project, AGI’s Jack Landis shows how to add a drop-in trigger to a Mauser rifle. If you are building a sporting rifle out of one of these old war horses, you can modify the existing trigger to improve the way it feels and breaks, or you can install a drop-in replacement.In this video Jack shows you the latter process. Follow his example and you will end up with a much more “user-friendly” rifle to enjoy. Continue reading


Firearm Coatings–Cerakote and DuraCoat

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

 

There are many different options for putting a protective or decorative coating on firearms. Some are essentially a controlled corrosion of the metal while other are actual coatings. In this video extract from the GCA GunTech Volume 75, Jack Landis shows you some interesting and educational information about Cerakote firearms coatings. Continue reading


Peters Stahl 1911 Field Evaluation

With AGI’s Jack Landis, Gene Shuey and Gene KellyJack Landis

Last week we showed the bench evaluation of this unique 1911 pistol. Able to be changed to a number of different calibers simply by swapping out the barrel and magazine, this is a hard-to-find, but enviable firearm.

This week the AGI team take it to the range and put it through its paces. How will it do? Will Gene ever get it back? Watch and learn. Continue reading


Pelican Rifle Case Review

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

AGI’s Jack Landis loves tools, gadgets and other firearms paraphernalia more than anyone I know. In this video he takes a look at the Pelican Rifle Case and compares it to the heavy metal case I have seen him drag back and forth to various shows like SHOT and the Annual NRA meetings. How will it stand up? Make sure to watch this before you spend your hard earned cash on a new heavy duty gun case. Continue reading


Product Review and Project–.22 conversion for your Mini-14

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

Conversion kits to convert your firearm from a larger caliber to shoot inexpensive .22 LR ammo are very popular. Some work great, others need some help. In this product review and project AGI Technical Services Manager Jack Landis looks at a .22 conversion for the Mini-14 rifle and how to install it. That makes this popular rifle much less expensive to shoot–great for plinking or small game.

Jack also shows how he fixed a couple of problems with feeding. Without this knowledge a user could get very frustrated with this product. All the more reason to keep watching Guns and Gunsmiths and becoming a smarter gun owner. Continue reading


Jack’s Tip of the Month

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

This tip comes from our friend Dino Longueira, Gunsmith Extraordinaire and Master of Majestic Arms.

I was talking to Dino one day about another matter when I mentioned that I had launched and lost the safety detent plunger from a Ruger MKII .22 pistol. Since I was modifying three of the guns for Ruger Rimfire competition I also mentioned that I had ordered four of the shifty little buggers from Brownells. He laughed and said Ruger says they are the most often lost part in all of their guns. I hadn’t exactly felt like the Lone Ranger on this before, since most people I know who have worked on these guns have lost their share (you know who you are, enough of you have called me about them!). I also didn’t hate Dino for laughing at me (if I hated everyone who has laughed at my ineptness the list would look like the Los Angeles phone book) because he is one of those unusual people who sounds as if he’s laughing with you . . . yeah, I know, what a talent. Continue reading


Gunsmith Project–AR10T conversion Part 2 of 2

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

Converting an AR10T target rifle to a carbine may not be a gunsmithing job that many of you will need to tackle, but in this special project, AGI Technical Services Manager Jack Landis shows how it is done (correctly!) and achieves some great results.

Here is Part 2 of this project. If you missed Part 1 you can see it by clicking HERE. Continue reading