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The trigger assembly is the most important part of the gun according to Ortiz. He uses a Giessele two-stage trigger on his custom AR-15 rifles.

The Ortiz Custom AR-15

In assembling his custom AR-15 rifle, self-taught gunsmith Pedro Ortiz adds the special touch that only a true master can bring to the table.

One of 10 finalist in Ruger's 10/22 50th Anniversary design contest.

Still Time to Vote in Ruger’s 10/22 Design Contest

Few guns reach the iconic status of the Ruger 10/22. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ubiquitous .22-caliber rifle the company has asked fans to submit their custom designs of the gun. Check out who made the cut to be one of the 10 finalist.

The author’s latest F-TR rifle on its first outing for load development. Notice the one-piece cleaning rod and the bore guide. The syringe near the ammo box is used to apply a special grease at various points on the bolt.

The F-Class Rifle for Competition

Putting a shot on target at 1,000-plus yards tests almost every facet of what it takes to be a marksman. This includes his equipment. From barrel, scope to action Denys Beauchemin breaks down what goes into building a hyper-accurate F-Class rifle.

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You Won’t Find This Selection at Your Local Gun Store!

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.

Get practical tips for mounting and using weapon-mounted lights and laser sights, in "Own the Night" by Scott Wagner

Tips for that Remote Tape Switch on Your AR-15

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.

Jack O'Connor's Custom Ruger M77 in .280 Remington

Classic Guns: Jack O’Connor’s Last Rifle, the Ruger M77

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....