Marlin 60

The Marlin 60 is a ubiquitous .22 rifle and one is likely to eventually find its way into your shop. Here’s how to disassemble, maintain, functions check, and fix it.

by RK Campbell
Read the rest of this entry »


Save Money With Used CNC Machinery

Interested in manufacturing guns or parts? Want to automate some of your shop work? A CNC machine may be an ideal fit and buying used can save lots of money.

by Curt Doherty
Read the rest of this entry »

Linda Harris Memorial and Scholarship

George Harris, International Firearms Consultants founder, SIGARMS Academy co-founder, and former Army Reserve Marksmanship Team member, announced the official launch of the Linda Harris Memorial Scholarship administered by the United States Concealed Carry Association.
Read the rest of this entry »


Doppler radar technology offers improvements over ballistic chronographs with older-style optical sensors and screens.

by Robert Kolesar
Read the rest of this entry »

Parker Brothers Shotguns, Part Two

Once you find and obtain a classic Parker, it will likely be in need of some repairs, especially if you paid a less-than-premium price for it. Here are common fixes needed for these shotguns.

by Paul Mazan
Read the rest of this entry »

The Kel-Tec RDB

Lightweight, compact, and innovative, Kel-Tec brings another entry to the bullpup firearm market, offering true ambidextrous handling.

by Brian R. Smith
Read the rest of this entry »

Top Dog

Every one of your customers and repair jobs involves a firearm and you’re as likely as anyone to be asked for advice on their use. Unless you exclusively repair wall hangers, those firearms will be used. Skillful firearm marksmanship when it counts for something important—be it hunting, defense/tactical, or similar—will likely be done under conditions of varying degrees of stress. Scientific testing has proven formal competition is the only stressor that continues to work over time. Laboratory results reveal novice parachutists on their first day of jumping experience less stress by their third jump than a competitor with a decade of experience during a contest. This has important implications for gun owners that want or need to learn how to shoot well under stress.

Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman shows what it takes to win and reveals what’s truly in the heart of a champion. The joy of victory and the character-building agony of defeat. Testosterone and the neuroscience of mistakes. Why rivals motivate. How home field advantage gets you a raise. What teamwork really requires. It’s about baseball, marksmanship, the SAT, sales contests, and Linux. How before da Vinci and FedEx were innovators, first, they were great competitors.
Read the rest of this entry »