Custom gun articles advice videos and blogs from Gun Digest.
In this video, Dave Morelli shows it doesn’t have to be hard to customize a gun. He swaps in a new barrel to breathe life into an old rifle.
With this new release from Gun Digest Books, window-shopping has never been easier. “Gun Digest Illustrated Guide to Modern Firearms” offers a spectacular visual tour of today’s hottest rifles, shotguns and handguns. Along with information about each model and insights from Gun Digest editors, this book is a must-have for every gun-lover’s coffee table.
For the general purpose AR, a dedicated weapon-mounted light is a popular accessory, whether mounted on the rail or the vertical foregrip. If you’re using a remote tape switch with your light, there are a couple of critical points to watch for.
I love to find old hook-and-bullet magazines, the older the better, and read the old-school gun writers. I like the grainy black-and-white photos shot in the field. I like the horn-rimmed glasses, canvas shooting jackets and the Jones hats they wear. Some of these writers have penned stories for Gun Digest over the years. Terry [...]
P.O. Ackley gave the world — both wildcatters and average shooters alike — a 7mm to love: the .280 Ackley Improved. And all these years later it’s still one of the most versatile big game hunting cartridges ever conceived.
Editor’s Note: Click here for instant firearms values and gun prices. Tom Turpin’s new book, “Custom Rifles: Mastery of Wood and Metal” will be hitting the bookstores this month. It’s a handsome hardcover and heavy with photos printed on glossy paper. Turpin takes the reader inside the workshop of one of the best custom [...]
The vast majority of custom rifle makers do not manufacture their own barrels. It is simply too costly to perform this function in-house due to the cost of the equipment necessary and the relatively few barrels that the maker will require. This is, simply put, another area that required years of expertise to achieve [...]
Custom rifles don’t get much better than what David Miller Co. is producing. These photos are from the new Custom Rifles: Mastery of Wood & Metal book. While the book acknowledges a number of custom rifle makers, it focuses on the works and procedures of David Miller Co. of Tucson, Arizona. This shop has been [...]
Noted gun writer Patrick Sweeney discusses tactical rifles and his latest book, “Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle.” He gives an overview of non-AR rifles such as the FN SCAR, AK, and Steyr AUG. More importantly, he offers suggestions about choosing a sling, what to look for in an optic, how much to spend on gear, and whether to practice only with agency-issued ammunition.
Rich runs Canyon Creek, his shop that works on 1911s and a couple of other very interesting pistols. Rich is a USPSA Grand Master, and that is something uncommon in shooting and gunsmithing circles. Yes, many gunsmiths can shoot, some quite well indeed. And some top shooters can be good at working on guns, but to combine the two is rare. In the 1911 arena, Rich mostly does competition and combat-ready single stacks, with some hi-caps suitable for Limited thrown in.