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“But, How Do You Do That?̶...

“But, How Do You Do That?”

Before I ever started actually working on guns, I became a voracious reader of...

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Files Files Everywhere

Files Files Everywhere

Anyone who’s ever seen my bench knows which of my tools are my favorites....

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1911 Trouble Shooting Made Simple

1911 Trouble Shooting Made Simple

There always seems to be a great deal of anguished hand-wringing when a pistol...

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The Long & Short Of Triggers

The Long &  Short Of Triggers

As popular as the 1911 platform is, there’s one thing I just don’t get —...

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Restoring A Beater Should I Or Shoul...

Restoring A Beater Should I Or Shouldn’t I?

In the Monty Python movie The Holy Grail, there’s a scene where the...

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Little “J”ems

Little “J”ems

One of the nicest perks of my new gig here is that the boss and I get to spend...

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Preventing Sight Disasters

Preventing Sight Disasters

Probably the two most changed items at the user level are grips and sights....

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Can A Pistolsmith Fix It?

Can A Pistolsmith Fix It?

Self-Defense For Weak Hands. Two of the most vulnerable citizens in the world...

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Buggered-Up Bushings

Buggered-Up Bushings

Not much has been written about grip escutcheons (bushings) and screws on the...

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Why Saying DA/SA/SAA Makes Sense Sor...

Why Saying DA/SA/SAA Makes Sense Sorta’

It all began in the late 1800s when we Americans invented our way into the...

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Silk Pursing A Sow’s Ear

Silk Pursing A Sow’s Ear

There are lots of what I call “targeted consumer guns” in today’s...

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Squares Into Spheres

Squares Into Spheres

The lowly file is a tool that has been used to produce more products than...

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Custom Handgun Evolution

Custom Handgun Evolution

Beginning in the late 1960s, shooting sports evolved through many rapid...

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President George W. Bush Pistol

President George W. Bush Pistol

A rare handful of guns made over the decades reach significant historical...

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Black Magic

Black Magic

We gun-guys are very fortunate these days to have many choices for metal...

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Safety Sensibility

Safety Sensibility

The crusty Master Sergeant stood at the front of the room slapping his...