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


In The Workshop–Magazine Extenders

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

In this extract form The Gun Club of America’s GunTech magazine, AGI’s Jack Landis takes a look at some magazine extenders for his wife’s pistol. If you can’t find extra mags, at least you can put more rounds into the ones you have.

I’m no lawyer, but these may not be legal in states with magazine capacity laws, so check first before buying or installing. Continue reading


Gunsmithing Project–Squaring a Shotgun Muzzle

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

In this video extract from the Gun Club of America‘s Guntech magazine, AGI Instructor Jack Landis looks at some different tools for squaring off the muzzle of a shotgun that has had the barrel shortened.

If the muzzle or crown of any barrel is damaged or not square, it can have a surprising (bad) effect on the accuracy of the firearm, so this is often one of the first things a gunsmith can check when asked to accurize a weapon.

CLICK HERE to see this tool on Brownells website.

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Repair Your Laminated Stock with Jack Landis

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Director

In this complete gunsmithing project, AGI Technical Services Manager Jack Landis shows how to repair damage to a multi-colored laminated stock using simple tools and supplies that anyone can easily follow along. This is a real money-saver for those of you facing a similar problem, and maybe even a money-maker for the professional gunsmith. Continue reading