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 […]


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 […]


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 […]