Custom Websites For Gunsmiths

Using and designing a website to increase profit and productivity in the gunsmithing industry.

by Chris Groote
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Choosing And Fitting Triggers

Considered by many to be the most important feature of a firearm, a quality trigger is critical.
by RK Campbell
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Lathe Taper Fixture

James W. McIntyre is the owner of the McIntyre Gun Shop (814/695-1484) in Duncansville, Pennsylvania with an extensive background as an expert gunsmith and machinist. He offers the following drawings to make a taper fixture for your lathe. McIntyre’s design will let you build a fixture for the tail stock of a lathe to cut a taper if you do not already have a taper attachment.

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Working The Iver Johnson Defender 89

These little spur trigger revolvers show up occasionally. Here’s the how-to on them.

by Dick Maheu
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Revisiting The Witness Pistol

Despite changes, the good news remains: A Witness is still a Witness.
by Chick Blood
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SHOT 2015

A trip to Las Vegas to find the newest in tools and parts for your bench.
by John M. Buol Jr.

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Having locked in the Sands Expo and Convention Center’s two million square feet of meeting and event space until 2020, the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show had over 1,600 exhibitors filling more than 630,000 net square feet of booth space. If you weren’t among the over 60,000 attendees, here’s a few items of interest for your shop.

Brownells, the acme supplier of our trade, didn’t have any new tools to announce but has created a new service called Edge (brownells.com/edge). For a $49.95 annual membership customers receive free standard-rate shipping and returns within the United States and US territories via USPS or ground and discounts on 2-day, overnight, haz mat, and heavy weight charges. For busy ‘smiths, this will quickly pay for itself. To promote this, Brownells is running a sweepstakes until May 1 to give away a STI Edge pistol.

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