Be on the cover of Brownells #71

Want to be on the cover of the unofficial “Bible” of the gun industry?

Gunsmiths and hobbyists can submit their best photos of their gunsmith shop or work area to contests@brownells.com or post photos on social media and use the hashtag #bigbook71

Brownells will accept submissions through March 2nd 2018 and the chosen winner will not only be featured on the cover of Big Book #71 but also receive a Brownells gift card worth $500 as well as a short article inside the catalog! Those submitting via email please provide name, name of shop or business, address, and contact phone number! Good luck!

You wanna be on the cover of the unofficial “Bible” of the gun industry? Gunsmiths and hobbyists can submit their best photos of their gunsmith shop or work area to Contests@Brownells.com or post photos on social media and use the hashtag #bigbook71! Brownells will accept submissions through March 2nd 2018 and the chosen winner will not only be featured on the cover of Big Book #71 but also receive a Brownells gift card worth $500 as well as a short article inside the catalog! Those submitting via email please provide name, name of shop or business, address, and contact phone number! Good luck! #brownells #gunsmithing #gunsmith #guns #gun #firearms #rifle #pistol #handgun #shotgun #reloading #rifles #gunporn #revolver #wheelgun #oldschool #1911 #glock #gunporn #gunfanatics #guncollector #gunchannels #gunsdaily #metalworker

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SIG SAUER P365

SIG SAUER, Inc. introduces the new High-Capacity Micro-Compact P365 – the ultimate concealed carry pistol. This revolutionary striker-fired 9mm pistol offers the perfect balance of capacity and concealment with unrivaled shootability and ergonomics. The P365’s patent-pending, narrow-neck, modified double-stack magazine holds 10 rounds in both the flush-fit and extended versions, plus one in the chamber, for a full capacity of 11 rounds – nearly a 50 percent capacity increase over pistols in its class. An optional 12-round extended magazine equips this micro-compact pistol with full-size 13-round capacity, allowing you to carry more, everyday – 365 days a year. The P365 is also smaller and lighter than most other pistols in its class, measuring 1-inch wide, 5.8-inches long, and 4.3-inches tall with a barrel length of 3.1-inches. It weighs just 17.8 ounces with an empty magazine.

The unique grip design and higher grip to bore axis reduces perceived recoil and makes the P365 as comfortable to shoot as many mid-sized pistols. The grip is fully-textured polymer with a slim-line rail that will accommodate SIG light or laser accessories. The stainless-steel slide comes standard with front and rear serrations for easier slide manipulation, as well as SIGLITE® night sights for faster sight acquisition under all lighting conditions.

“As a company, we are relentless in our quest to be better – to constantly improve upon our existing products and to design and build superior products than those currently on the market,” said Ron Cohen, CEO and President of SIG SAUER. “The P365 is a result of this push. We built this pistol around our new, proprietary magazine for maximum concealability, capacity and shootability. The P365 is a pistol for professionals and civilians alike who want a smaller, high-performance pistol that does it all. This is the ultimate, everyday concealed carry pistol.”

Disassembly is safe and easy with a three-point takedown that does not require the trigger to be pulled. A generous trigger guard undercut also allows for a higher hand position and better retention. The narrowing magazine design allows the upper part of the grip to be perfectly contoured to fit the shooter’s thumb when fired.

In continued partnership with Blackpoint Tactical, one of the nation’s premier holster manufacturers, SIG SAUER is offering a series of concealment holsters specifically designed for the P365. Immediately available for order are the Blackpoint APX and IWB holster variants.

As a complete systems provider, SIG SAUER will be launching several new products specifically designed to complement the P365. Products will include ammunition optimized for everyday carry, a high-performance weapon light, a laser sight, a P365 compatible suppressor and a P365 air pistol. Announcements and press releases will be forthcoming on each of these exciting and new P365 products.

MSRP:
P365 $599.00
12-Round Extended Magazine $55.00
10-Round Flush Mag / 10-Round Base-Extension $49.00
365 APX Holster $79.95
365 IWB Holster $79.95

Fix It Sticks: AR-15 Kit

Fix It Sticks releases their AR-15 Maintenance Kit.

Available with Hard or Soft Carrying Case, it comes with two Fix It Sticks, Twelve 1/4″ Bits, Carrier Bolt Group Scraper, Bronze Scraper, Castle Nut Wrench, Metal Pin Punch, Plastic Pin Punch, Cleaning Brush, Metal Pick, Set of Brass Cleaning Rods and Bit Adapters (accept any standard 8-32 threaded attachments), Hard or Soft Carrying Case.

See it at SHOT Show in Rifles Only’s Booth (#20536)

What You Need To Know About The Barrel Break-In Process

What You Need To Know About The Barrel Break-In Process
by Grant Ubl

Mystery and misconception surrounds the barrel break-in process. Is it necessary? How long-winded should this process be? What are the benefits? All are viable questions.

Before we get into various break-in procedures, let’s look at how barrels are manufactured and what shooters face when approaching a virgin barrel. Barrels are manufactured using several different processes to put the rifling into the bore. The processes selected and the finishing or final-lapping technique used will determine interior barrel smoothness. Here, we’ll assume that all barrels in this discussion have the exact same interior dimensions. Always keep in mind the barrel production process might leave minuscule marks in the bore that are 90 degrees to bullet travel, which will affect the collection of fouling.

More:
https://www.ssusa.org/articles/2017/12/21/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-barrel-break-in-process/

ITAR Regulation Update

Allied Machine & Engineering AccuThread T3

Dover, OH – Allied Machine & Engineering, a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, adds the AccuThread T3 to their existing thread mill line. The new AccuThread T3 is built for machining hardened or hard-to-machine materials such as stainless steel, tool steel, and high-temp alloys. It is designed to machine only three threads at a time, reducing tool pressure and dramatically increasing the chances of tool survival. The T3 will provide a longer tool life, less tool breakage and higher quality threads for machinists.

Offered in both inch-shank and metric-shank options, the AccuThread T3 is made for deeper-than-standard threads, available in 2xD and 3xD. Additional diameters are available on request. Allied offers this thread mill for UN thread forms with pitches from #1-64 to 9/16”-12 as well as ISO thread forms with pitches from M2x.4 to M12x1.75. In addition, Allied Machine & Engineering provides their premium AM210® coating to these thread mills to protect from excess wear and improve tool life.

For more information on the AccuThread™ T3 and other threading tools, please email info@alliedmachine.com or visit http://www.alliedmachine.com/Products/Threading/Solid-Carbide.aspx

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About Allied Machine & Engineering:

Allied Machine & Engineering is a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems. Allied devotes its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities to create the widest selection of value-added tooling available to metal-cutting industries around the world. Our tooling solutions deliver the lowest cost-per-hole in a wide range of drilling, reaming, threading, boring, and burnishing applications.

Located in Dover, Ohio, Allied’s precision holemaking technologies provide end users worldwide with the highest level of drill performance. Precision engineering and expert application support make Allied the first and best choice for solving complex metal-cutting challenges.

JROTC Ceremonial Rifles Fundraiser

Reader Levi McClure is running a fundraiser to restore ceremonial M1903A3 for a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Help out if you can!

https://www.gofundme.com/jrotc-ceremonial-rifles

My mission is to ensure the young ladies and gentlemen of the Baumholder middle/high school have ceremonial M1903A3 rifles worthy of their professionalism. Please visit my GoFundMe link to help out.

I have taken on the daunting task of restoring the ceremonial M1903A3 (de-mil) rifles for my local high school JROTC. These rifles that are used at military ceremonies and sporting events have fallen into a state of disrepair over the years. The state of these rifles have become so distressed that many of them are almost completely broken in half. I am a certified gunsmith committed to ensuring these young ladies and gentlemen can be proud to look their best during these ceremonies.

With budgeting cuts by the government, programs such as JROTC do not get the much-needed support they deserve. I have resolved to contribute the necessary hours to refurbish the rifles to something these cadets deserve. Wood restoration, metal fabrication, and parts replacement will ensure I achieve my goal for the future leaders of our military. Your contributions will provide new stocks that will be brought to a high ceremonial mirror finish, replacement parts for what I cannot repair or fabricate myself, chrome dip finish for that extra pizzaz, and period correct white leather slings. I thank you in advance for your contribution in ensuring these young cadets can match their professional appearance with their already outstanding professional demeanor.
– Levi McClure

https://www.gofundme.com/jrotc-ceremonial-rifles