Trigger Job Techniques

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

In this video extract from GCA’s Guntech Video Magazine, Jack demonstrated some techniques for making sure your trigger jobs are done accurately and safely. CLICK HERE to find out how you can join the Gun Club of America and get videos like this, including a new disassembly/reassembly every month with the Guntech video magazine, plus lots of other great benefits for gunsmiths as well as regular gun owners. Become a Firearms Expert!.

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Product Review—AR-15 Rail Alignment Tool

by Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

Installing a free-floating front rail on an AR is a common upgrade, especially for this who want to hang extra optics, flashlights, or other doo-dads on their guns. But you need to make sure that the rails are perfectly aligned, especially if you are mounting optics.

In this product review Jack Landis looks at one tool from Brownells that can help make this job much easier. Handy to have for your own guns, and certainly a good tool to have for the professional gunsmith. Continue reading

Product Review–Vent Rib Straightening Tool

with Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

If you own and hunt with shotguns, or if you are a professional gunsmith, this is one tool that can save you a lot of time. Straightening a bent shotgun vent rib is difficult to do by hand without doing further damage, but this tool from Brownells makes short work of it.

A professional gunsmith who sees a lot of shotguns come into their shop, will have this tool pay for itself the first time you use it. You can find it on Brownells website HERE. Continue reading

Gunsmithing Project–Recoil Pad Installation Part 2

with Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

In this full-length workshop demonstration, AGI’s Jack Landis goes though the complete process of replacing and shaping a recoil pad. Doing it wrong can ruin the appearance and value of a rifle, so it is important to understand the correct process as shown here. If you missed Part 1 of this lesson, CLICK HERE. Continue reading

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