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Modified with an Apex trigger kit and gunsmith-fit threaded barrel, Trijicon HD XR ledge-type night sights, and stippling on the frame, the author’s once-pedestrian M&P9 is now a superbly accurate, easy-to-shoot, high-capacity polymer-framed defense pistol.

DIY: Auto-Pistol Remodel

by Joseph von Benedikt 0

We remodel a common service-grade duty semi auto pistol into the ultimate last-ditch survival sidearm.


Is Slide-to-Frame Fit Important for Accuracy?

by Brad Miller, Ph.D. 0

Many factors contribute to accuracy, such as ammunition, barrel fit, the tolerance of how precisely the critical parts fit together…. more »


10 Must-Have Tools for the DIY Gunsmith

by Joseph von Benedikt 0

Serious gun guys are, by nature, tinkerers. We like to change and—we hope—enhance our firearms. Pretty soon, if our modifications… more »


Does a Rough Bore Mean Poor Accuracy?

by Brad Miller, Ph.D. 0

When I look down a barrel, I want to see a smooth, shiny bore. Polished lands and grooves are a… more »


Cutting & Crowning a Barrel with Hand Tools

by Brad Miller, Ph.D. 0

Some of us are tinkerers at heart and enjoy working on our guns. It’s interesting and educational and leaves us… more »


Easy Gunsmithing for the Beretta 92

by Reid Coffield 0

The Beretta 92 FS 9mm semiauto pistol has been with us for many years. For the most part, it has… more »


Glock Conversion: 9×23 Winchester

by Brad Miller, Ph.D. 0

Glock pistols are well known for their firepower. They are available in most popular and powerful semi-automatic pistol calibers, and… more »


Reloading Tips: The Plunk Test

by Brad Miller, Ph.D. 1

The plunk test. It’s a funny name, but it’s very important to use when you’re reloading. The plunk test determines… more »

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Converting a 1911 to 7.62×25 Tokarev

by Brad Miller, Ph.D. 10

The 7.62×25 Tokarev is a potent pistol cartridge. It originated in Russia in 1930 as an “improved” version of the… more »

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Compensated .45 vs. Compensated .38

by Brad Miller, Ph.D. 4

The .45 ACP is much-maligned when it comes to talk about putting a compensator on one. “It doesn’t produce enough… more »

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