Held Gun Policy?

Question from a Reader:

I opened my shop a few years ago. Recently, I had a customer who has not picked up their completed firearm for months. What is the general recommendation on how to handle this?

– James Vessels
james -at- superiorguncare.com

Please submit your comments below. Thanks!


Shooter’s Bible, 109th Edition

Published annually for more than eighty years, the Shooter’s Bible is the most comprehensive and sought-after reference guide for new firearms and their specifications, as well as for thousands of guns that have been in production and are currently on the market. Nearly every firearms manufacturer in the world is included in this renowned compendium. The 109th edition also contains new and existing product sections on ammunition, optics, and accessories, plus updated handgun and rifle ballistic tables along with extensive charts of currently available bullets and projectiles for handloading.

With a timely feature on the newest products on the market, and complete with color and black-and-white photographs featuring various makes and models of firearms and equipment, the Shooter’s Bible is an essential authority for any beginner or experienced hunter, firearm collector, or gun enthusiast.

Turnbull Offers Free Holiday Personalization of Turnbull Ruger Mark IV

Turnbull Restoration has announced that all Turnbull Ruger Mark IV pistols ordered before November 30 will be eligible for personalization of up to 20 characters. The engraving – a $50 value – will be on the case hardened barrel of the popular pistol.

The engraving adds to the gift value of the popular Turnbull Ruger Mark IV Pistol. Customers can choose between wood or synthetic grips as well as a threaded or regular barrel. The engraving will be free regardless of the option set chosen.

“One of the most frequent engraving requests we get are for personalizing firearms and a lot of them are gifts,” commented CEO and Founder Doug Turnbull. “We decided to offer the free engraving on the Turnbull Ruger Mark IV pistols given their popularity and place in firearms history. This is a gun you want your name on. Better yet, it’s a gift you will be proud to park under the tree.”

The Turnbull Ruger Mark IV features Turnbull’s polish and unique case coloring on the receiver and barrel. The finish is applied using Turnbull’s traditional methods for finish quality and durability. The wood grips are target quality that wrap around the front strap and have finger grooves for shooting stability. The threaded barrel has the industry standard ½”-28 threads for suppressor applications.

Aside from the free personalization, serial numbers and other stampings will be consistent with the style used on the originals with the addition of the Turnbull “Turning Bull” mark on the barrel. The free engraving will be in the same classic style.

The name will be engraved on one side of the 5.5 inch barrel that is available with or without threading for a suppressor. The barrel is case color finished using Turnbull’s traditional bone and charcoal method for the best and most durable finish.

“The story of the Ruger Mark Series is the story of a legendary American arms maker,” added Turnbull of the Ruger target pistols. “You’re going to want to order two. One with your name and the one you meant to give as a gift originally.”

Each Turnbull Mark IV will be in .22 LR and come with 2 magazines. The trigger and other controls are factory blued. The new Turnbull Mark IV Pistols all incorporate the new easier take down that Ruger has engineered.

The Turnbull Ruger Mark IV is available from Turnbull Restoration. MSRP on the base Turnbull Mark IV featuring signature case color finish is $595. The grips can be added for $50 and the threaded barrel adds $150 to the price. Customers should visit www.turnbullrestoration.com/markiv for more information and to order.

“All of us here love classic firearms and most of the staff has at least one personalized firearm,” said Turnbull. “We really wanted to share the pride of ownership that comes with a personalized classic pistol.”

Turnbull is known globally for the ability to take even the most damaged collectible gun and return it to its original look, feel and function. They offer a line of new production firearms that incorporate the same quality look and feel as the collectibles they are famous for restoring. Also available are authentic vintage firearms of many iconic brands from private collections that Turnbull has purchased and inspected, cleaned and restored where needed.

Now in their 3rd decade, Turnbull Restoration Co., Inc. has maintained a strong commitment to building firearms the way they used to be built. Founder and CEO Doug Turnbull is best known for his mottled color case hardening which stands out as the most striking and unique. Turnbull offers other reproductions as well as a full array of the finest and most respected restoration services in the shooting trade. Please visit us at www.turnbullrestoration.com for more information.

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How Shooting Affects Your Hearing

How Shooting Affects Your Hearing, an info graphic from The Smoking Barrel USA:

How Shooting Affects Your Hearing
Source: The Smoking Barrel USA

Allied Machine AccuPort 432 and AccuThread 856 Kits

Allied Machine & Engineering has expanded its AccuPort 432 and AccuThread 856 program to include more than 120 kits for manufacturing hydraulic ports and manifolds. The kits are now available to meet SAE J1926; ISO I6149; John Deere G1731; and SAE AS5202 (aerospace standard/Mil-Spec) specifications.

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Contained in each kit is everything necessary to cut and finish the port, including an AccuPort 432 Port Contour Cutter, T-A or GEN2 T-A pilot insert(s), port form inserts, and an AccuThread 856 threadmill. Kits have a 5 day lead time if not in stock.

The J1926 and I6149 specification kits are ideal for heavy equipment applications, and are available in both metric and imperial shanks for both ferrous and non-ferrous applications. The G1731 specification with a metric shank is designed for cast iron applications, and the AS5202 comes with an imperial shank for both ferrous and non-ferrous applications.

The AccuPort 432 Port Contour Cutters enable users to drill and finish port forms in one operation. Produced to strict manufacturing tolerances that meet each specification’s finish tolerances, the patented design is ideal for ports and stud ends with straight threads and o-ring sealing. The AccuPort 432 eliminates the need for pre-drilling and allows for efficient set-up and production time. The replaceable insert design eliminates regrinding and resetting.

The AccuThread 856 provides superior thread forms when compared to other thread mills and taps. Allied’s proprietary AM210® coating provides a 25-50 percent increase in tool life over other competitive options. With a thicker core and helical flute, AccuThread 856 solid carbide threadmills offer increased strength and rigidity when cutting forces are applied. Standard cutting lengths permit multiple applications without special thread mills.