What to Look For in a Custom Rifle – Chambers and Throats

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In his next article on what to look for in a custom rifle, John Stewart of Kiote Corp explains the right way and the wrong ways to cut a chamber and throat for a rifle... The...
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Federal Ban Bill Would Take Home Gun Manufacturing Back To The Stone Age

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Back in May, one of the Senate's most dedicated anti-gun members, Connecticut's Richard Blumenthal introduced S.3743, the Untraceable Firearms Act of 2020. The target, of course, is those scary objects of gun-grabbers nightmares...ghost guns....
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State Attorneys General Defeated, Small Arms Export Control Reforms Now in Effect

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By Larry Keane NSSF’s Intervention on Behalf of Industry Is Successful – Court Allows Export Rules to Take Effect After a decade long push by the NSSF, the final rules for the USML to CCL transition...

Gear Review: The Device MK 1 Mod 0 Upper Receiver Fixture (M16/AR-15)

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Just about a year ago now I was in the back shop at C.a.r. Firearms, just south of Seattle, when a robust, blocky, yet sleek-looking item caught my eye. It consisted of two parts...
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What to Look for in a Custom Rifle – The Barrel Crown

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As part of an ongoing series on what to look for in a custom rifle, gunsmith John Stewart tells us all a little more about the barrel crown. John Stewart of Kiote Corp writes: Everyone knows...
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Are 80% Frames, 3D Printing, and the Ghost Gunner Now Obsolete?

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The Bakersfield Police Department is reporting that they arrested a felony parolee who was "in possession of an airsoft gun that had been converted to fire .357-caliber ammunition and had six live rounds of...

When a Good Gun Goes Bad – Excerpt from ‘Gunsmithing Modern Firearms’

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Gunsmithing Modern Firearms, A Gun Guy’s Guide To Making Good Guns Even Better, is Bryce Towlsey’s newest gunsmithing book. Towsley is a firearms expert who has spent his 38-year career writing for many of...

Gear Review: Warne TW1 25 in/lbs. T-15 Torque Wrench

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For many shooters the simple mention of "T-15" brings fond recollections of self-installed scopes successfully on their favorite tack driver they've used out in the field or at the range. To others, the thought...

One Weird Trick For Detail-Stripping GLOCK 42 & 43 Receivers

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Here's a little something I learned this weekend while installing a new trigger in my GLOCK-brand GLOCK 43 . . . The beauty of Gaston's design lies in its simplicity. To take the "Safe Action"...
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SHOT Show: All the Stippling Tips You Could Want

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If you love the smell of burning plastic (in a properly ventilated room, of course), then the OTDefense line of stippling products will be as familiar as creatively shaped polymer. Tyler Kee used an OTDefense...

Ghost Gunner 3 CNC Mill Now Supports AK-47 and AK-74 80% Receivers

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When Defense Distributed launched their faster, larger, more powerful Ghost Gunner 3 mill they noted it is powerful enough to cut steel. At that point it was only a matter of time before AK-47...
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Gunsmithing Tools You Need: Left Hand Drill Bits

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I was once stopped by a cop on my way to the ranch because of burnt out tail light. When I made it out to the ranch, I discovered that the head of one...