Gunsmithing Made Easy

Here's a great book for those looking to tinker with a gun's innards.

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.

First Look: Real Avid Master Gun Workstation

An all in one solution for gunsmiths of all skill levels.

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.

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