PISTOLSMITHING

THE INSIDE SCOOP ON PISTOLSMITHING TECHNIQUES
Trigger Time

How a pistol fits the hand is just as important as a rifle or shotgun stock fits the shoulder. Trigger length and grip fit are the same for pistol shooters.
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Yes... Even You Can Do It!

Stippling is essentially the process of melting a polymer surface and reshaping the texture into what you desire in look and feel. While the term...
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Lessons Learned

It was originally suggested this column would address the sometimes contentious and often frustrating relationship between the gunsmith and his customers....
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Adjusting Fixed Sights

We recently heard from a gentleman who was having trouble regulating the sights on his revolver. In short, things did not go well, and he was looking for...
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Cased & Coddled

Enthusiasts, shooters, and collectors always seem to be striving to improve the quality and scope of our handgun collections. There are lots of...
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Innovation Abounds In...

As devotees of the 1911, we live in a really good time. We’re now reaping the benefits of many years of innovation and craftsmanship normally reserved for...
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Getting Your Gun Stoned

One of the most important tools in anyone’s shop isn’t a machine, vise or file. It is however, one of the most versatile tools at our disposal,...
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Passion For The Craft:

Where are tomorrow’s gunsmiths coming from? It’s a common question, and one with a lot of different answers. There’s the gunsmithing schools, informal...
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Those Pesky Sight Dovetails

Advanced “hobby” gunsmiths frequently ask for tips on setups and machine work, and the most common questions are usually related to cutting slides for...
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