PISTOLSMITHING

THE INSIDE SCOOP ON PISTOLSMITHING TECHNIQUES
Yes... Even You...

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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Adjusting Fixed...

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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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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Behind the...

During my decades of “hobby gunsmithing” — as I like to call it — I’ve lost count of the number of broken firing pins I’ve fixed, replaced,...
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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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Tyler Gun Works...

An old barn sits in the northern panhandle of Texas, near the small town of Friona, the cheeseburger capital of the Lone Star state. Today, 18-wheelers and...
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Innovation...

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...

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...

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...

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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The 9mm 1911

It’s been easy for me to look at some trends in the world of handguns and decide which were just flashes in the pan, and which were going to last.
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Polishing And Prep

Recently, we listed sources for refinishing your firearms projects. Bluing, plating, and other finish providers were listed, and their services described.
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A Safety Solution

Some of the best ideas for discussion come from you guys. Recently, we received a good question about 1911 safeties: “Why does the 1911’s safety lock...
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Silk Pursing A...

There are lots of what I call “targeted consumer guns” in today’s market. These are firearms and related items targeted to specific groups of shooters.
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Black Magic

We gun-guys are very fortunate these days to have many choices for metal finishing. We have bluing, which can be broken down into hot caustic blue, charcoal...
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