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A lighter double-action revolver trigger pull can be achieved easily by changing mainsprings and rebound springs, but it also can impact reliable primer ignition.Spring Rates and Trigger Pull Weights

Spring Rates and Trigger Pull Weights

A lighter double-action revolver trigger pull can be achieved easily by changing mainsprings

Brad Miller, PhD

The four basic methods of making rifling in a barrel are single-point, broach, button, and hammer-forged. Each is interesting in its own way.How Barrels Are Rifled

How Barrels Are Rifled

The four basic methods of making rifling in a barrel are single-point, broach, button, and

Allan Jones

Some forms of rifling are a bit easier to clean, some have a bit longer accuracy life, and some break-in a bit quicker, but when the smallest group possible is on the line, there is no The Mark of a Real Gunmaker

The Mark of a Real Gunmaker

Some forms of rifling are a bit easier to clean, some have a bit longer accuracy life, and

Terry Wieland

Some forms of rifling are a bit easier to clean, some have a bit longer accuracy life, and some break-in a bit quicker, but when the smallest group possible is on the line, there is no Types of Rifling

Types of Rifling

Some forms of rifling are a bit easier to clean, some have a bit longer accuracy life, and

Layne Simpson

Precision barrelmaker, inventor, and writer, Harry M. Pope was also a match-winning shooter.Harry M. Pope: Accurate Rifle Barrels

Harry M. Pope: Accurate Rifle Barrels

Precision barrelmaker, inventor, and writer, Harry M. Pope was also a match-winning shooter.

Joel J. Hutchcroft

Harvey A. Donaldson may be best known for his .219 Donaldson Wasp wildcat cartridge, but during his lifetime he was popularly called the “pioneer benchrester.”  Harvey Donaldson: Pioneer Benchrester

Harvey Donaldson: Pioneer Benchrester

Harvey A. Donaldson may be best known for his .219 Donaldson Wasp wildcat cartridge, but

Joel J. Hutchcroft

The prolific P.O. Ackley created more than 50 wildcat cartridges, some purely for the fun of it.P.O. Ackley - The King of Wildcats

P.O. Ackley - The King of Wildcats

The prolific P.O. Ackley created more than 50 wildcat cartridges, some purely for the fun of

Joel J. Hutchcroft

We remodel a common service-grade duty semi auto pistol into the ultimate last-ditch survival sidearm.DIY: Auto-Pistol Remodel

DIY: Auto-Pistol Remodel

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

Joseph von Benedikt



Many factors contribute to accuracy, such as ammunition, barrel fit, the tolerance of howIs Slide-to-Frame Fit Important for Accuracy?

Is Slide-to-Frame Fit Important for Accuracy?

Many factors contribute to accuracy, such as ammunition, barrel fit, the tolerance of how

Brad Miller, Ph.D.

If you're going to be a good DIY gunsmith, you need at least a few critical tools.10 Must-Have Tools for the DIY Gunsmith

10 Must-Have Tools for the DIY Gunsmith

If you're going to be a good DIY gunsmith, you need at least a few critical tools.

Joseph von Benedikt



When I look down a barrel, I want to see a smooth, shiny bore. Polished lands and grooves are aDoes a Rough Bore Mean Poor Accuracy?

Does a Rough Bore Mean Poor Accuracy?

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

Brad Miller, Ph.D.



Some of us are tinkerers at heart and enjoy working on our guns. It's interesting and educationalCutting & Crowning a Barrel with Hand Tools

Cutting & Crowning a Barrel with Hand Tools

Some of us are tinkerers at heart and enjoy working on our guns. It's interesting and

Brad Miller, Ph.D.

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