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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Refinishing guns with DuraCoat

SiersBy John Siers
FFL and AGI Certified Gunsmith

Time was when a customer wanted a gun “refinished” a gunsmith had only a few choices – blue or parkerize for the metal, and if the stock needed some work it was time for sanding, steaming, and maybe some Tru-Oil.

Nowadays, there are still a lot of black guns out there, but many of them are not parkerized, and blued finishes are getting harder to find. More often than not, you have to turn to the “Used Guns” section of your local gun shop to find one with wood furniture, and in case you haven’t noticed, guns are now appearing on the market in some pretty strange colors. Continue reading


Ask The Gunsmith with Bob Dunlap

Dunlapby Master Gunsmith and AGI Instructor Bob Dunlap

In this video, Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap answers two questions from readers. In his own style, Bob talks about removing a Cutts compensator on a Browning A-5, and then goes on to explain how to make a starter punch for those really stubborn pins. Is there anything about gunsmithing Bob doesn’t know about? I doubt it! 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


Gunsmith Marketing — Pick a card, any card

gunstoreYou’ve spent a lot of time training to be a gunsmith, and now you need to build your business so you can recoup that investment, generate some real income doing what you love, keep the lights on, and have some money left over for continuing your education, buying more tools and enjoying the rewards that come from operating a successful business.
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Gunsmith Project… Fitting a Cominolli Safety on a Glock

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

In this video extract from the Gun Club of America‘s Guntech Magazine, AGI Instructor Gene Shuey shows how to fit a Cominolli Manual Safety Kit to your Glock.

The GCA Guntech magazine is just one of the many benefits that membership brings. If you really want to become a gun expert consider joining. More info and a trial membership can be seen HERE.

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