"Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings" has the answers to some of the most common questions from do-it-yourself gunsmiths, with detailed diagrams for more than 1,000 models of handguns, rifles and shotguns, along with a complete directory of firearms trade resources and contact information for buying gun parts and supplies.
Sometimes a simple drawing showing the parts of a gun can be incredibly informative, indicating the placement and direction of insertion of parts with simple lines on paper. That's what you get with the "Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings," the prize in this week's book giveaway.
Whether you have a Colt 1911 or Walther P22 - or anything in between - if you like to clean and maintain your semi auto pistols yourself, this newly-revised edition of "Gun Digest Book of Automatic Pistols Assembly/Disassembly" makes it simple.
Countless firearms, old and new, bear the marks, burrs and gouges that are the result of using the wrong tools for taking them apart. In the interest of preventing this sort of thing, Kevin Muramatsu shares a few gunsmithing basics, from the most recent edition of the "Gun Digest Book of Rimfire Rifles Assembly/Disassembly."
In "Gunsmithing: The AR-15," Patrick Sweeney shares tricks and information gathered over 25 years of shooting and wrenching on the AR-15. The following tips are from the chapter on buffers and recoil springs.
The resident gunsmith here at GD tells me that a lot of people show up with their Ruger Standard Auto pistol in pieces, in a box. If that describes the current condition of your Ruger pistol, we're here to help.
Gun Digest author Kevin Muramatsu suggests most gunsmithing can be done with a handful of useful tools. The tools he lists may not be the ones you're expecting.
As a low-cost training option, trail companion or plinker the GSG-1911 is a reliable little pistol faithful to its big brother the .45 ACP. Scott Wagner provides a 1911 review of this affordable pistol.
The results are in, and the consensus seems to be that, whether you're working on your own AR or having someone else do it, most of you are interested in learning more.