Another Mixed Bag

In the August 2011 issue we ran “Trigger Work: How Good Is Yours, Really?” by Gerry Ritacco. The article referenced a chart that didn’t make it into print due to space limitations but is available as a PDF for free download at our blog (


Reader Forum Letters


A note from our Technical Editor, Chick Blood.

We make it a practice to answer all technical questions sent in to the Reader Forum and to send a response directly to the asking member. Due to the size of our membership it makes sense to publish these questions and answers as it is likely that someone else will have a similar concern or is interested in the subject addressed. Due to the lead time in publishing it may be several issues later before the question appears in print. Lately, I’ve been receiving dozens of bounced email notices regarding my response, indicating my answer didn’t go through due to a bad email, full inbox or some other issue on the receiving end. Checking back into my files of sent emails reveals no errors in the address as it appeared on the original message sent to me. I ask all members to check that they are receiving email without problem and that the address they submit for response is correct when sending in questions to the Reader Forum.


Gunsmith Career Fair


Brownells has announced that the 6th Annual Gunsmith Career Fair will be held April 27 and 28, 2012 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa. The industry-exclusive event is expected to draw more than 175 attendees and 35 employers.


“The Gunsmith Career Fair is the place to network for gunsmiths and the companies who employ them. It really is a must-attend event. Many pros from the Guilds are there and they’re not afraid to share their secrets,” said Pete Brownell, President of Brownells.


Seminars designed to assist new and experienced gunsmiths with their career and business development are once again an integral part of the event with many chances for hands-on discussions with guild members and other industry professionals. Top companies in the firearm industry and government agencies will once again be on hand to interview attendees for positions at their businesses. The schedule is set up to make it possible for attendees to network with potential employers, fellow gunsmiths and exhibitors. Recent graduates, working gunsmiths, soon-to-graduate gunsmithing students, gun shop owners and other firearm-related businesses are all invited to attend, as well as anyone interested in beginning a career in the gunsmithing profession.


Those interested can sign up at Attendees and exhibitors are urged to register and book rooms early. Those arriving early will have a chance to tour the Brownells facility in Montezuma, Iowa on Thursday, April 26, 2012.


Read more in our October 2011 issue. Back issues are available.

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