Nostalgia Sold (and Spoken) Here!

Understanding what motivates many gunsmithing customers.

by Bill Smith
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Fitting Tombstone Grips

A guide to grip fitting procedures. I’ll demonstrate using Tombstone Grips but this will work for others.

by RK Campbell
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The Seecamp Conversion

Louis Seecamp was a 1911 fan and advocate of double actions for carry. Here’s how to work common problems with his conversion.

by RK Campbell
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Accurizing An Army Pistol

A topflight 2650 Club Precision Pistol competitor breaks down the best-known approaches to building the ultimate Bullseye handgun.

by Robert Kolesar
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Tormach CNC Raffle

Tormach Inc., the industry’s leading supplier of affordable, PCNC (Personal CNC) Milling Machines, has donated an all-new PCNC 440 CNC Mill to support education and the next generation of manufacturers.  The mill package, valued at $20,000, is being raffled off with all proceeds going to support the National Robotics League, the National Tooling and Machining Association’s (NTMA) job-driven, project-based STEM learning experience to close the skills gap and promote pathways to careers in manufacturing.

“This donation from Tormach supports a lot of things we care deeply about, including education, STEM, workforce development, and manufacturing,” said Lori Morrison Bufalo, Marketing Director at Tormach.  “The goal is to have the machine placed in a school by the raffle winner where it will be used to help students learn CNC machining and to prepare for careers in manufacturing. We encourage individuals and companies to purchase raffle tickets at  Support your local schools, purchase tickets and maybe you’ll win a free Tormach CNC Mill for one!”

The PCNC 440 is a benchtop mill from Tormach that features the precision and power of an industry-level mill.  It features a cast iron frame and table, dovetail ways, ball screws, and a 10,000 rpm R8 spindle. It features a small footprint of 10” x 6.25” x 10”, making it ideal for small spaces.  It also features Tormach’s PathPilot next-generation control platform, featuring professional-level machine control with a user-friendly and intuitive operator interface. The machine being donated cuts materials ranging from plastic composites to titanium and comes with free lifetime technical support.  

Raffle Details

Tickets are available for $100 each or 3 for $250.00 and can be purchased online at  The drawing will take place at the NTMA Fall Conference on October 24, 2018 at 7 p.m.   The raffle winner does not need to be present to win and will not be responsible for any taxes if the prize is donated directly to a school or qualified youth organization.  

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The Traveling Uberti 1873

“It’s unfired,” the seller said. He wasn’t exaggerating – it couldn’t be loaded. Here’s the case of the traveling Uberti 1873 rifle.

by Brian R. Smith
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Tormach CNC

Tormach, Inc. is a supplier of affordable CNC Milling Machines and recently released their new 1100M and 770M CNC mills. These new M-series machines represent a ground-up redesign including over two years of upgrades resulting in higher power and faster performance than the company’s previous 1100 and 770 mills. Tormach exhibited these new machines for the first time at the International Manufacturing Technology Show held September 2018.
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