Hunting Tactical Rifle Stock

Rifles can be improved by replacing the stock. Here’s how I re-purposed a Marlin 60 rifle.

by RK Campbell
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A Tale of Two Colts

One can never have too many .45s. These different 1911s can help decide on ideal specs for your builds.

by Robert Kolesar
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Sighting In Fixed-Sight Revolvers

Fixed sights are not readily adjustable but within a gunsmith’s ability. Here’s how to do it.

by RK Campbell
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Remington Model 10

Marketed as the Remington Repeating Shotgun, the Model 10 is a classic, battle-tested pump action.

by Mark R. Hollensen
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The Business of Gunsmithing: A Practical Strategic Compendium

Have you ever thought about becoming or learning to become a Gunsmith as your career choice? There are many people that have the skill sets and aptitude to take on the role of this mysterious career choice. But what does it, or will it, entail exactly?

Author Mark R. Hollensen wrote this book to provide you with many of the answers to your questions concerning starting out, pursuing and ultimately making a career as a Gunsmith.

The Business of Gunsmithing: A Practical Strategic Compendium covers nearly all of the strategic business categories and essential elements associated with the job, as well as providing real life experiences, successes, and setbacks. The book was written very matter-of-fact and provides in-depth details of what you can expect when entering the field of gunsmithing as your career choice. For anyone contemplating a career as a professional full-time Gunsmith, or are already in the business, this book is a must-read.

Paperback
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1096878313

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#LetsGoShooting

#LetsGoShooting

Shooting ranges serve a critical role in the continued growth of gun ownership and shooting sports participation. The National Shooting Sports Foundation urges everyone to join us them this August for National Shooting Sports Month.

Here are some ways to get involved:
• Host an event or a series of events that are geared towards attracting different audiences.
• List your event(s) on the National Shooting Sports Month website.
• Help spread the word about the event(s) you’re planning by utilizing the resources within the promotional toolkit.
• Display the National Shooting Sports Month logo on your website, in your promotions and on social media.
• Encourage active customers/members to invite family and friends to go target shooting.

Visit ShootingSportsMonth.org to sign on today.

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The promotional picture here is from a recent shotgun event, however, any type of shooting event is welcome. The NSSF provides a list of different actions that shooters and ranges can take leading up to and during August to celebrate the month. This year, they are looking to generate more than 2,000 events so anything you can do to help engage your shooting, range, and gunsmithing contacts to encourage their local ranges to get on board and head to the range this August would be great. Any event that can reach a broad audience of shooters, new and experienced, can lead to further First Shots events as well.

Everyone is encouraged to add events, promotions, and other shooting activities they have planned to the website. By doing so, the NSSF will out a promotional package consisting of shirts, hats, and other promotional materials to raise awareness around the month.

Visit ShootingSportsMonth.org to sign on today.

Read more in the May 2019 issue.

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Doug Koenig on Gunsmithing

A skilled gunsmith can customize any gun for improved performance but it takes first hand, higher-level shooting experience to fully appreciate what those customizations need to be. Here’s a champion shooter’s view on the craft.

by American Gunsmith Staff

Doug Koenig began shooting competitively in 1986 when he entered his first match at the age of 17. Since then, he has amassed more than 70 National and World shooting championships in a variety of action/practical disciplines. They include Steel Challenge, Sportsman’s Team Challenge, NRA World Shooting Championship, USPSA, and Precision Rifle Series. He is best known for his string of NRA Action Pistol wins at the Bianchi Cup as the first shooter to post a perfect 1920x, the highest score ever with an X count of 187, and the most overall tournament wins of 18 total.
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