News & Blog

Rebuilding a custom 1911

August 27, 2009

A Colt 1911 got sent to us in order to make some improvements after work by another gunsmith(s). Unfortunately, the customer got the gun back after the initial work but it just wasn’t all that he was hoping for. He sent it to us to see what we could do with it.

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Lubrication of Sig Sauer pistol rails

August 19, 2009

This article is about what I personally recommend for lubricating Sig Sauer pistols. I have different methods for lubricating other guns, but this article is focused on the Sig Sauer pistols. My philosophy: If metal rubs metal, it needs grease between the parts.

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Competitive mindset and affirmative decisions

August 13, 2009

Learning the skills to be competitive is fun, but applying these skills on demand can be frustrating, especially when we are emotionally invested in the results. Indeed, the biggest challenge facing the competitor is to simply trust his subconscious mind to direct his performance just as he trained it to do, and set his ego…

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Practical pistol range commands and safety procedures

August 7, 2009

Practical pistol shooting has the best safety record of all shooting sports. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. That’s because we’ve long recognized the potential dangers inherent in handling pistols in a dynamic, hyper-competitive and high speed environment, and have developed a comprehensive set of immutable rules and procedures to minimize the risks.

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In the beginning, there was a gunshow

August 5, 2009

I’m often asked how I became a good pistol shooter. Looking back across some 35 years of pulling a trigger, I can see how fortunate I was to be exposed to some good techniques and attitudes early on.

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Guide to Sig Sauer pistol inspection

July 27, 2009

I’ve had a handful of e-mails asking how to tell if a used Sig is still in good shape or not. After writing the same e-mail over and over for the last five years, I figured it was time to post my thoughts on what to look at when you’re going to purchase a used…

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The cure for the plastic Sig Sauer guide rod

July 25, 2009

With the overwhelming success of our Polished Stainless and Super Black Finished Steel Guide Rods, we sold everything we had more quickly than expected. So we ordered more and they just arrived. The best part is that the price has gone down. Here’s the break down.

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Zen and the art of hitting stuff

July 21, 2009

Understand the psychology of marksmanship to develop strong, reliable skills.

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Service Pistol Maintenance: Six simple steps can save your life

July 21, 2009

Just six shots away from finishing his quarterly sidearm qualification, Louie got off just one round from his Glock 22, and no amount of pulling on the trigger by that Northern California narcotics officer would make it fire again.

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Expand on the Practical Fundamentals in San Diego – Oct. 30 – Nov. 1

July 21, 2009

We had such a fantastic time at Morro Bay that we’re excited to host another class in sunny San Diego. This class will expand upon the skills introduced in the Practical Fundamentals Course. Key elements of the curriculum will review and reinforce fundamental skills and core techniques as well as introduce proven training drills to…

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