Glock 17

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

Over the years, Glock has become a “household” word, at least in the Urban Dictionary. There are many different models of Glock pistols, but when I envision a Glock, my mind goes back to the 1980s and I picture a Glock 17. Though the pistol has gone through some noticeable design changes in the area of the grip and the recoil spring and guide rod, the functioning and safety features have remained the same. Continue reading


Small Arms of the Civil War

By Robert Dunn
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Charter Member

The American Civil War was a dark time for our nation. Since history tends to repeat itself, it is good to know about our history so we can avoid making the same mistakes. There is a lot to be learned from that time period. Many advances in technology and manufacturing occurred through necessity.

Though many of the small arms used during the Civil War are now considered archaic, it would be a mistake to take their firepower lightly. Keep in mind that these weapons and the folks that used them took hundreds of thousands of lives on the battlefield and crippled several times that many more. Over 620,000 lives were lost between the years of 1861-1865 (about 2% of the population). Continue reading


Moving With Firearms and Ammunition

By Robert Dunn
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Charter Member

Moving can be a daunting and emotional task, even if it is just down the street. If you are moving out of state or out of the country, the experience can be even more complicated. When you add firearms and ammunition into the equation, you may be surprised at how difficult and frustrating a move can be. I have moved and lived all around the country and even overseas throughout my life- time, starting at a mere four years of age. Every move I’ve made has included both firearms and ammunition. Continue reading


Ruger LCR

By Robert Dunn
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Charter Member

I love the Ruger LCR! I just wanted to get that statement out of the way so there is no guessing where I stand regarding this lightweight revolver. I usually write about the firearms that I personally own but the LCR is actually my wife’s gun. I will own one myself before too much time goes by because it is a practical weapon and it’s fun to shoot. I think that a revolver is the best choice for my wife for home defense. I say this because if she is awakened at 3:00AM and has to defend herself against an intruder, all she would have to do is point at the bad guy and pull the trigger to get the desired results. Continue reading


Remington 870 Shotgun

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

I have always wanted a Remington 870 shotgun, so last year finally bought one. I knew when I was buying it that it was not manufactured like they were in the old days. There is no Walnut stock, beautiful engraving or blued finish; mine has a durable sand blasted black finish. The plastic trigger guard is the first thing I noticed that I wasn’t thrilled about. The synthetic stock certainly fits, but nothing is flush with the receiver. I found a mystery part in the butt stock during its first trip to the range, which I will tell you about in a second. Continue reading


American Boy Scout Rifle

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

Certain firearms seem like old friends and my brother’s American Boy Scout Rifle is a good old friend. I don’t remember life without this rifle. It was one of the first firearms that I fired. The gun is actually a military version of the Remington No. 4 Rolling Block Rifle. The No.4 Rolling Block Rifle was first manufactured in 1890 and was an excellent “youth gun”, as it fired .22 and .32 rimfire cartridges. Remington sold a lot of these rifles and they were very popular.BoyScout1 Continue reading


Smith & Wesson Military and Police Revolver

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

M&P1While going through their father’s things, my Mom and her sister came across an old Smith and Wesson revolver that had belonged to my Grandfather. The gun was stowed away in his trunk with some military memorabilia from WWI and an unopened bottle of whiskey. As I think about it, I believe that it would be a cold day in hell if the things in that trunk were ever in need of use again. My Grandfather was a kind and practical man. He owned a Winchester 1873 that he kept at his grocery store and the revolver was hidden away at home in case of emergencies. Continue reading