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Top Five Indoor Ranges in the Northeast

Last year, I wrote an article for this blog that covered the Top Five Indoor Ranges in the Southeast United States, and now it...
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Ultimate Range Bag for Gunsmiths

You've done the hard work to diagnose and repair the firearm in your care and now its time to head to the range to test fire an...
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Upgrading the Ruger 10/22

Since its introduction in 1964, Ruger has sold millions and millions of its model 10/22, which was named after its iconic 10-ro...
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Range Safety

For most people, range time is squeezed in somewhere between work and family commitments. But there are a few, us lucky few, wh...
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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...
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Shop Machines

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 ...
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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...
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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...
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Top Five Indoor Ranges in the Southeast

Top Five Indoor Ranges in the Southeast By Earl Roberts When the idea of writing about some of the best shooting ranges in ...
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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...
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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...
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10 Solvents You Should Know About

May 11, 2022 10 Solvents your Should Know About By Earl Roberts If you do an internet search, browse YouTube, or flip thro...
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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 thr...
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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...
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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 ...
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The Law Enforcement Perspective

December 17, 2021 By Mark Foster, AGI Instructor Chief District Attorney Investigator, Retired With this month’s mai...
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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 hobby, ...
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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...
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Salvaging the Colt Single Action Army Revolver

July 22, 2021 By Ken Finley What got me into gunsmithing originally, was breathing new life into Closet Hermits. Sitting ...
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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...
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.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 ...
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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...
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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...
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Restoring a Springfield Model 1866 2nd Allin Conversion Part 1

Restoring a Springfield Model 1866 2nd Allin Conversion Part 1 By: Scott C. Radtke The Springfield Model 1866 rifle holds an ...
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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...
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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...
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Erma .22 LA Luger Pistol

  Erma La 22 Luger Pistol By: Robert Dunn   The Erma .22 rimfire Luger style pistol was manufactured in Germa...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Gunsmith of Williamsburg

Gunsmith of Williamsburg By: Robert Dunn One of my childhood vacation spots was Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. My Parents m...
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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...
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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...
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Custom Sights Part 2 of 2

By: Fred Zeglin AGI Instructor, Author,Lassen College Gunsmithing Graduate and Cartridge Designer. Express Sights NECG is ...
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