Gunsmithing Q&A with Ken Brooks

kenBrooksAGI Gunsmithing Instructor and Master Gunsmith
Ken Brooks operates
 PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks, one of the AGI instructors, has been a valuable resource for Gun Club of America members for years, answering their questions and helping them become better and more successful gunsmiths. Here are a few of his answers to their questions that may also help you.

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Tips from the Workbench with Ken Brooks

kenBrooksAGI Gunsmithing Instructor and Master Gunsmith
Ken Brooks operates
 PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

In this video, Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks discusses the real dangers that can occur if and when a customer brings a loaded gun into your shop. This will eventually happen to every gunsmith, so be prepared to deal with it, and develop a system for checking guns as soon as they arrive at your place of business. Continue reading


Tip From the Workbench–How To Fix an Uncocked Rifle Bolt

Ken Brooks

with Ken Brooks, AGI Gunsmithing Instructor
and owner of  PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

This may seem like a fairly simple fix, but some rifle owners get stuck when they find that they have removed the bolt from their rifle, it becomes uncocked, and they can’t reinsert the bolt.

AGI Master Gunsmith and Instructor Ken Brooks gives a quick demonstration of how to safely re-cock the bolt so it can be inserted back into the action. Sometimes these little things can be frustrating—we hope this helps. Continue reading


Tips from the Workbench with Ken Brooks–Adhesives

kenBrooksAGI Gunsmithing Instructor Ken Brooks
owns
 PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

In this video, Ken talks about the adhesives that he and Bob Dunlap use regularly in their own workshop. Of course, new and improved products are coming to the marketplace every day, so your mileage may vary. I particularly like the “Gorilla” brand products. So please use the comment section below, and tell us not only what you use in your gunsmithing work, but equally importantly what you do NOT use for any particular reason. We’re all here to learn from one another!

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Tips from the Workbench–Screw Kits

kenBrookswith Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

In this excerpt from GCA‘s Guntech Video Magazine, Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks looks at some of the kits of screws, roll pins and other small necessary items. While these may not be necessary for the gun “tinkerer” who works on just a couple of guns, the professional gunsmith shops find these a necessity.

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Gunsmithing Q&A with Ken Brooks

Ken Brooks, PISCO Gunsmithing

with Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor, Owner Pisco Gunsmithing

AGI students and Gun Club of America members get access to several methods of contact with the instructors, including a special forum on the Gun Club of America members-only website. Here are a few of their questions to Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks. His answers may also help some of you improve your gunsmithing skills.
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Gunsmithing Q&A with Ken Brooks

kenBrooksAGI Instructor Ken Brooks
owns 
PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks loves to help other gunsmiths, especially those still building their experience and skills, by answering their questions. If you are a Gun Club of America member or an AGI Pro Course student, you also get access to this invaluable benefit.

Take a look at these three questions he has answered in the past. Many of you might be asking for the same information. Continue reading