Weapon Skills

Field Stripping and Cleaning a 1911 Pistol: In Depth Tutorial

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Cleaning Is the Most Crucial Part of Gun Maintenance  This article will explain step-by-step the most basic of gunsmithing skills, cleaning. Of the hundreds of guns I look at each year, 65% of them just need a good cleaning. I charge around $40 to do this simple procedure, but it can easily be done at [...]

Using a Shooting Chronograph to Test Reloaded 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington)

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Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Part 3 Part three of our series Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) covers testing the completed rounds with a shooting chronograph, building a ballistics table, and testing terminal ballistics. Read Part One and Part Two if you want to start at the beginning. So, on the last occasion [...]

Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Tutorial Part Two

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This article is the second part of our Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (Remington .223) series and covers the aspects of powder charging, slug selection, bullet seating, and crimping. *Reloading ammunition is a skill and an art. We suggest anyone interested in reloading train with a professional first.* Is Your Brass Prepped and Reading for Reloading? [...]

Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Tutorial Part One

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This article covers the basics of reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington), including how to choose the right equipment, component explanations, and the prepping of brass for accepting a powder charge and slug. *Reloading ammunition is a skill and an art. We suggest anyone interested in reloading train with a professional first.* Scarcity of  [...]