Gunsmithing

Cut and crown a shotgun barrel

April 30, 2020 Bill Marr 0

Domestic shotgun barrels typically range from 18″ to 32″ in length. While the long barrels are great for target shooting or hunting, shorter barrels are often necessary for defensive use. While many pump and semi-automatic […]

Gunsmithing

Removing stuck choke tubes

March 31, 2020 Bill Marr 0

If you don’t maintain the interchangeable choke tubes, they can seize in place creating a big problem. Recently, a customer brought in a stainless steel Browning BT99 trap gun that had a stuck choke tube. […]

Precision Rifles

MDT XRS Chassis Review

February 20, 2020 Bill Marr 0

Chassis systems are now common on precision rifles. Offering ease of installation, adjustment and modularity that is often superior to traditional wood or fiberglass stocks, they offer shooters a performance upgrade for their rifle. Modular […]

1911 gunsmithing

How to stake a 1911 front sight

February 1, 2020 Bill Marr 0

While the front sights on many pistols are friction fit into a dovetail, the front sight on the original 1911 pistols is staked in place. In this post, we’ll look at how you can remove […]

Gunsmithing

Removing pinned and welded muzzle devices

December 1, 2019 Bill Marr 0

Blind pinned and welded muzzle devices are often encountered on barrels to make the non-NFA minimum 16″ length on rifles. In the shop, we’ll often encounter them on AR-15/M16 M4 barrels that have a muzzle […]

shop projects

Making a cleaning rod rack

December 1, 2019 Bill Marr 0

We’ve got a pile of expensive cleaning rods kicking around the shop without an effective way to store them. During a YouTube binge watching session I came across Jimmy DiResta building a rack using cut […]

Gunsmithing

Remington 700 sheared screw removal

December 1, 2019 Bill Marr 0

Removing a damaged or broken screw can be a difficult task. Sometimes just the head breaks off and if you’re lucky, some exposed screw shank is left behind that you can grab with pliers. Other-times, […]

6.5 Creedmoor

Factory 6.5 Creedmoor Ammunition Accuracy

November 28, 2019 Bill Marr 0

Most shooters use factory ammunition in their rifles. As a result of being an avid handloader, I don’t use it or often share factory ammunition data on this site. Since reloading requires skill, expense and […]