Useful 1911 Tip: Preventing the “Idiot Scratch”
The following slight modifications prolong its service life and promote hassle-free maintenance that will keep your pistol looking its best.
Xtreme Precision AR-15 Spare Parts Kits
Xtreme Precision offers a number of spare parts kits for AR owners to keep their rifles up and running.
Three Must-Have Do-It-Yourself Glock Upgrades
Looking for an easy way to upgrade your Glock? See our three must-have modifications here.
Should You Cerakote Your Firearm?
Cerakote gun finishes have become popular in recent years. We talked to the company to get a better idea of where it came from, how it works and why gun owners should consider it.
Formal Gunsmithing Training: Aiming for an Education
Formal gunsmithing training has never been easier to access and can help you work on your guns, or even start a new career.
Weighing the Work With the Reward
In many cases, the urge to build a firearm stems from an underlying desire to save money. However, in the case of one of the most-popular handguns in the world like the 1911, the market is saturated with a plethora of Colt clones. So how does one justify such an endeavor?
An Exercise in (Self-Defense-Oriented) Minimalism
When it comes to creating a 1911, less is more—especially if it's intended protect the lives of you and your family.
Laying the Groundwork for Success
Without the proper tools, attempting to build a firearm from scratch makes about as much sense as handing the keys to a Ferrari to a pop star who's barely past puberty and telling him to enjoy the ride. Regardless, such an exercise in frustration (not to mention a waste of money) can be avoided without breaking the bank.
The Benefits of Doing Homework and Giving Extra Credit
The days of academia and chalk-filled erasers may be behind us, but when working on firearms, taking the time to learn all you can about a given gun ahead of time will pay dividends in the end.