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Gunsmithing: 5 Ways To Remove Frozen Screws

If you do your own gunsmithing long enough, you will run into screws that refuse to budge. From simple to extreme, try these five techniques to get the job done.
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How To Take Apart And Clean Your New Suppressor

Should you take apart your suppressor to clean it? The answer is yes/always for some and no/never for others. Knowing the answer for your suppressor can save you time, money and aggravation.
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How-To: Block Bedding Synthetic-Stock Rifles

Block bedding is a very effective way to accurize the newer factory synthetic stocks that have internally structured compartments in the forend and around the action area.
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How To Attach Your New Suppressor

If you make a mistake mounting your new suppressor, you may not get a second chance. Putting the right one on correctly, and putting the right one on the compatible rifle, will avoid a busted suppressor, perhaps a broken rifle, and maybe even injuries to you or bystanders.
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How-To: Trick Out Your AR Trigger

If you’re looking to enhance the performance and accuracy of your stock AR, upgrade that trigger first.
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How To: 4 Easy Glock Mods 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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Articles on the best gunsmithing techniques, firearm upgrades, gunsmithing tools, home gun repair and firearm cleaning and maintenance. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career, or simply want to take the DIY custom gun route, these how-tos and gear reviews are the best place to start. Also check out: AccessoriesAmmunitionOpticsReloadingSuppressors


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