Gunsmithing


McGowen Barrel Making: An Inside Look

An inside look at the history and manufacturing process of barrel making at McGowen Barrel.

Video: Midsouth Shooters Supply – Case Cleaning Supplies

In this online video, see the basic case cleaning supplies offered by Midsouth Shooters Supply. Case cleaning may not be the most interesting aspect of reloading, but it is one of the most important. These tools will get your cases clean.

Pinning Down Firing Pins

It would seem that the mechanism that makes your gun go bang should be simple to understand and evaluate. But the various types of firing pins cause a lot of confusion among gun buyers. Here’s what you need to know before you buy.

Keep your AR-15 running like a top

The latest Gun Digest Kit of the Month focuses on the most popular rifle in America. This valuable kit will help you keep your AR-15 running strong

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Gunsmithing: Little Tools Are the Basis of the Shop

Muramatsu reviews the small tools a gunsmith needs in part 1 of the series.

Gunsmithing Alert: South Bend Offers New 14″ x 40″ EVS Toolroom Lathes

If you're a do-it-yourselfer or a professional or aspiring gunsmith, rock-solid machine tools aren't optional. If you're in the market for a precision lathe that will hold the tolerances you expect, check out these new offerings from South Bend Lathes.

Build an AR from Scratch – Part IV

The two AR-15 gunsmithing project is finally complete! The finished rifles - one a budget model, the other a hunting model, look great.

Build an AR from Scratch – Part III

Part III in a series where Muramatsu builds two AR15s: A budget and a hunting model.

To Build a Rifle, Part II

Having a rifle made on order is a pretty big deal; you can get into some real money in a hurry if you’re not careful.  Putting together a rifle for yourself can be a rewarding experience and save you some cash.  All it takes is a bit of planning.
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Build an AR from Scratch – Part II

A tale of two ARs. One economy model, one deluxe model. One for home defense and plinking, one for Bambi extermination. One .223 Rem. One 6.5mm Grendel. Both on receivers from the same source. The goal? To see the contrast that can be accomplished based solely upon one’s imagination, starting from the same building blocks.
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Build an AR from Scratch – Part I

Building on the AR craze, gunsmith Kevin Muramatsu builds two AR-style rifles, each quite different.
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ArmaLite Announces Monolithic AR Upper

SHOT Show Tactical 2010 Las Vegas - ArmaLite ® is known for its history of innovation, and the introduction of the SPR Mod 1TH™...

Build Yourself a Rifle – Part I

Having a rifle made on order is a pretty big deal; you can get into some real money in a hurry if you're not careful. Putting together a rifle for yourself can be a rewarding experience and save you some cash. All it takes is a bit of planning.

MUST READ ARTICLES

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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62 Printable MOA Targets with DOT Drills – Rifle Range in YARDS This impressive target pack from our friends at Storm Tactical contains 62 printable targets for rifle and handgun range use. Target grids and bullseye sizes are in MOA. Ideal for long-range shooting! Get Free Targets