Inspecting Your Work

Once upon a time, there was a Glock G19 in my shop… Here’s the story and what I learned about inspecting and documenting my gunsmith work.

by Mark R. Hollensen
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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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Mystique Means Money

Learning what make your business and services unique – and what to avoid – can prove profitable.

by Bill Smith
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The Country Doctor

Unless you’re running a big-time custom shop, run your gunsmith practice in the same way that an old fashioned doctor conducted his.

by Bill Smith
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Nostalgia Sold (and Spoken) Here!

Understanding what motivates many gunsmithing customers.

by Bill Smith
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Finding Information

Though it doesn’t have everything, the Internet has a vast amount of information, ready to read. Here are resources ideal for gunsmiths.

by Ed Nutter
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The Traveling Gunsmith

Gunsmiths may be called to appraise and work on firearms away from the shop. Here are some insights and tales from having taken my skills on the road.

by RK Campbell
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