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

Tip From The Workbench–Extractor Cuts

kenBrooksby Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

In this video AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks answers a question from a Gun Club of America member about extractor cuts in barrels. Ken shows you a messed up extractor cut and then takes you through the procedure to clean it up and restore it one step at a time. Before it’s over you will gain more insight into these cuts and know the tools and techniques you can use to restore them. Continue reading

In The War Room—A Problem AK Receiver

with AGI Instructor John Bush

This time in The War Room, John looks at a friend’s AK that would not accept a magazine. He shows not only how they managed to fix the problem, but demonstrates the type of critical thinking and gunsmithing skills that make a true craftsman. He was even able to save the owner some money by salvaging some parts, rather than simply throwing more money at the problem. Continue reading

Long Term Firearm Storage

by Gun Club of America Member Thomas Brooks

Over the years I have received numerous firearms from customers, plus some of my own collection,  that require some long term storage solutions. The length of time for storage varies from item to item of course, but the quality of preparation work must always be above and beyond professional grade. As a gun owner and gun enthusiast I recognize the investment, no matter how costly, that people put into their Second Amendment treasures. Continue reading

In Gun News This Week

Here are a few more firearms articles I thought were interesting on the web this week:

In The Classroom with Bob–Metallurgy for Gunsmiths


by Bob Dunlap
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

In this video, Bob takes us to the classroom to discuss metallurgy, in particular, the types of steel used in firearms manufacture. He talks about the procedure you use to determine the type of steel you are working with as well as proper hardening techniques for each type of metal. He also discusses the difference between carbon steels and stainless steels and the benefits and drawbacks of each when they are used in guns. Continue reading

Strange Problem with a Select-Fire AR

SiersBy John Siers a.k.a. “Gunsmith Jack”

I love ARs because they bring me so much business. On the other hand, I hate ARs because everyone who owns one thinks he’s a gunsmith. Can’t begin to tell you how much time I’ve spent (and money I’ve made) fixing really silly problems created by weekend warriors trying to “tweak” or “improve” or just “dress up” their ARs. Fortunately, none of these people have gotten hurt… yet. Continue reading