Josh Shapiro

Under Pennsylvania’s New 80% Lower Standard, Virtually Anything Can Now be Defined as a...

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has issued a legal opinion that reportedly rules "80%" receivers and frames are now considered to be firearms. Oh, no. As usual, it is much worse than that. Any attempt to...

Accuracy Testing Your Rifle — Excerpt from ‘Gunsmithing: Rifles, 9th Edition’

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Gunsmithing: Rifles, 9th Edition is the latest edition of Patrick Sweeney’s long-running gunsmithing book series. Do you have a rifle that just won’t group, no matter what you try? From hunting rifles to tactical and benchrest...

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...
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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...
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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...
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Firearm Maintenance: A Few Thoughts From the Armorer’s Bench

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Memorial Day weekend was upon us not too long ago and like many of us, I took the time to grill and chill. One thing that was bugging me, though, was that I had...
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Is Your Gun Failing to Feed? Check Your Magazines

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In our post earlier today on gift ideas for your favorite gun-owning father, Sam Hoober suggested buying pop some quality magazines. He correctly pointed out that a semi-automatic handgun's most common failure point is...
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Improving Your Mil-Spec AR Trigger

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What's the best way to improve your AR-15's mil-spec trigger? Simple...buy a better one. Seriously, the easiest way to make your mil-spec AR-15 trigger smoother and crispier is to replace it with a better aftermarket AR...
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The Toil and Trials of Building Your Own Custom 1911 – Part 2: Range...

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Click here to read Part 1 of this two-part post.  In the first part of this post, I detailed the hours of effort and frustration that went into assembling a custom 1911. When last I...

The Toil and Trials of Building Your Own Custom 1911 – Part 1: Hand...

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I have only known a few people aside from professional gunsmiths who have taken up the challenge of building their own custom 1911. I know a fair number who own guns built by famous...

Budget to Booyah: Top 5 AR-15 Lower Receivers

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Building an AR-15 might seem like a daunting task at first but in reality it's a simple process - as long as you follow the steps and use the right tools. Tools are a...

Timney Makes the Best AR Trigger, Hammers Down

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Hello, my name is Kat and I am a trigger snob. It’s true. After years of using all manner of triggers in every platform imaginable I’ve developed the kind of tastes that drain wallets and...