The GCA Team
For most people, range time is squeezed in somewhere between work and family commitments. But there are a few, us lucky few, wh...
Increasing Your Revenue
So, you are doing what you love, you’re running your own gunsmith shop or some other firearms related business and you’re d...
I want to preface this article by saying that I have two machines in my shop that I find invaluable. Those being a lathe and a ...
10 Things for Your Gunsmithing Shop from The Dollar Store
It doesn’t matter if you own an open-to-the-public business or if you fix, customize, or maintain your personal firearms in y...
Five Levels of Firearm Maintenance
How often should I clean my gun? What is the best way to clean my gun? For you new gun owners out there, how many times have yo...
Top Five Indoor Ranges in the Southeast
Top Five Indoor Ranges in the Southeast By Earl RobertsWhen the idea of writing about some of the best shooting ranges in m...
What To Expect From AGI Professional Courses
What To Expect From AGI Professional Courses By Earl Roberts Alright, so I have spent my entire adult life with some versio...
Rust In Peace
Rust in Peace By Ken Finley It was quiet when I finished the five-hour drive into camp. I was responding to a friend’s pl...
10 Solvents You Should Know About
May 11, 2022 10 Solvents You Should Know About By Earl Roberts If you do an internet search, browse YouTube, or flip thro...
Slave Pins and Alignment Tools with Mark and Robert
March 31, 2022 Assembly Made Easier with Slave Pins and Alignment Tools By Robert Dunn and Mark Foster This is a joint a...
Must Have Firearms Books for Every Gunsmith
January 29, 2022 By Robert Dunn Gunsmith, GCA Community Moderator When I was a kid, going out for the evening with my ...
The Law Enforcement Perspective
December 17, 2021 By Mark Foster, AGI Instructor Chief District Attorney Investigator, Retired With this month’s mai...
7 Keys to Operating a Successful Gunsmithing Business
October 14, 2021 By Gene Kelly, Founder and CEO of American Gunsmithing Institute Gunsmithing can be a satisfying ho...
Spontaneous Combustion in your Gunsmithing Shop
Spetember 15, 2021 By Robert Dunn, GCA Community Manger and Gunsmith Having purchased a classic fire prevention can for o...
Salvaging the Colt Single Action Army Revolver
July 22, 2021 By Ken FinleyWhat got me into gunsmithing originally, was breathing new life into Closet Hermits. Sitting in clo...
Ready, Aim, Hold your Fire
June 20, 2020 By Ken Finley To talk about shooting, we must first talk about safety. I once interviewed for a job as Shoo...
.22 Long Rifle Rimfire Cartridge
May 20, 2021 .22 Long Rifle Rimfire CartridgeBy: Robert DunnI learned to shoot using the .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge and ...
I Love Moderating GCA Forums!
April 11, 2021 By Robert Dunn There are several reasons why I love moderating the GCA website. First and foremost are th...
Working with Ken Brooks
By Robert Dunn April 23, 2021 I am fortunate enough to be able to say that I work with a lot of my friends. One of my clo...
Mountain Gunsmiths and their Firearms
Above is a fine display of Southern Mountain Rifles at the Museum of Appalachia. Mountain Gunsmiths and their Firearms By: Ro...
Ruger 10/22 ®
Ruger 10/22 ® By: Robert Dunn * I wrote this article for AGI/GCA over a decade ago. The rifle pictured in this article is ju...
Erma .22 LA Luger Pistol
Erma La 22 Luger Pistol By: Robert Dunn The Erma .22 rimfire Luger style pistol was manufactured in Germa...
Using a Laser Boresighter
Using a Laser Boresighter By: Jack Landis I’ve been using laser boresighters in my shop for years, and I wouldn’t be w...
Custom Sights Part 1 of 2
95 Winchester with custom quarter rib and express sights By: Fred Zeglin AGI Instructor, Author, Lassen College Gunsmithing Gr...
Rust and Corrosion
Rust and Corrosion By: Robert Dunn Rust and corrosion has enabled me to make money since I can remember, but it’s not my fr...
A Man of Invention, John Moses Browning
A Man of Invention By: Robert Dunn When someone describes a person as being inventive, creative, prolific and a genius, certa...
Gunsmith of Williamsburg
Gunsmith of Williamsburg By: Robert Dunn One of my childhood vacation spots was Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. My Parents m...
Mossberg Model 432 Rifle
Mossberg Model 432 Rifle By: Robert Dunn I showed up to work one morning and found a Mossberg Model 432 on the bench and besi...
The .30-06 Springfield Cartridge
The .30-06 Springfield Cartridge By: Robert Dunn The Springfield .30-06 is my favorite rifle cartridge. Yes, there are plenty...
Custom Sights Part 2 of 2
By: Fred Zeglin AGI Instructor, Author,Lassen College Gunsmithing Graduate and Cartridge Designer. Express Sights NECG is ...