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How To: 4 Easy Glock Upgrades Anyone Can Do

While a box stock Glock will run like a champ right out of the box, these four upgrades will make yours even more accurate and shootable.
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How To Upgrade Your Muzzleloader’s Open Sights

Using Brownells parts, we show you how to extend the range of your muzzleloader with open sights.
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How To Care For And Upgrade AR Springs

One of the more overlooked components of the AR-15, properly functioning AR springs are vital to the platform’s performance.
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How To: Customizing The AR So It’s Race Ready

Given the ease of modification, there's no reason you should be satisfied with a stock AR. Here’s a quick look at how to make your rifle race ready.
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How-To: Installing A Free-Floated Handguard On Your AR-15

Upgrading from a standard to a free-floated handguard can increase your AR-15’s accuracy potential, and it isn’t difficult following this procedure.
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How-To: Properly Mounting a Scope on a Rifle

Mounting a scope on a rifle is one of those things that can seem fairly straightforward on the surface, but once you actually start doing it, it can go sideways very quickly.
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How Does Barrel Bedding Affect Accuracy?

Not all barrel bedding is equal. There is a lot with regard to bedding dynamics that can either increase or decrease a rifle's accuracy.
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How-To: Customizing the Remington 870

The Remington 870 pump action has been used as a standard police model for decades. But as good as this gun is, it can always be improved by the application of aftermarket parts and the ingenuity of a custom gunsmith.
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How To: Converting the AR-15 to Piston-Driven Operation

There are some solid benefits to converting the AR-15 to piston driven operation, but it can be a bit of an undertaking. Here's what you need to know.
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How To: Creating a Custom Day/Night Ruger 10/22

In this custom build, a standard factory Ruger 10/22 is transformed into a suppressed predator and varmint slayer capable of daytime or nighttime operation.
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How To: Pushing SKS Upgrades to the Limit

SKS Upgrades? It almost sound like an oxymoron. But here's what can be accomplished by a truly determined fan of the rugged cold war relic.
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How To: Choosing A Flash Suppressor, Muzzle Brake And Compensator

Common muzzle devices — flash hiders, compensators, muzzle brakes — are often-overlooked features when shopping for an AR. But they shouldn't be, as each enhances the rifle in its own way.
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Gun D.I.Y.: Improving AK Triggers

Stock AK Triggers are not known for their crisp, clean breaks. But there is something that can be done about this with some simple modifications or upgrades.
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Q&A: Zeglin on the Impact of P.O. Ackley

We talk with gunsmith and author Fred Zeglin on P.O. Ackley's incredible influence on the modern firearms world.
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The Ins and Outs of Fireforming Cases

A catch to choosing a rifle chambered for an Ackley Improved round is obtaining the brass to reload. Luckily, fireforming cases — shooting them in the Improved rifle — is a quick and easy way to procure plenty of brass.
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Great Aluminum AK Handguards

Check out these great aluminum AK handguards to turn your Kalashnikov rifle into a more tactical firearm.
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