M1 Carbine

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

If you want a rifle that has a great history, low recoil and good accuracy, the M1 .30 caliber carbine is an excellent choice. This carbine was issued in 1942 as an alternative to the larger M1 Garand. The military wanted a weapon that was not cumbersome yet had better long-range accuracy than a pistol.M1-1 Continue reading


From the Dunn Armory—The Model 1780 Girardoni Air Rifle

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

In 1803, the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, had just completed the Louisiana Purchase which entailed purchasing 828,000 square miles of land from the French for a mere 15 million dollars. This investment made necessary one of the most important expeditions in our history, the Corps of Discovery Expedition, circa1804-1806, more commonly known as the Lewis and Clark expedition. Continue reading


The BAR Rifle

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

Long ago I bought all of the firearms I “needed” and, ever since, I have been buying the guns I want. My latest purchase of a Browning BAR rifle chambered in .30-06 goes back into the “need” category. The last few times I have gone on my morning walk up the mountain, I have been sent back home by big black bears. I always go walking with a rifle, which is usually light in weight and chambered in 5.56 x 45mm. Continue reading


.30-30 Winchester Cartridge

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

They say that timing is everything and, in the case of the .30-30 Winchester cartridge, the timing could not have been better to ensure its popularity and longevity. This Winchester cartridge has been an iconic round in the hearts of deer hunters and lever action enthusiasts since its debut in 1895. The .30-30 has remained a very popular cartridge in the United States for well over a century and is still going strong. Continue reading


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