RSS Feed This is an RSS Feed en Tue, 31 Jan 2023 03:38:06 +0000 Tue, 31 Jan 2023 03:38:06 +0000 5 Improving Accuracy and Enjoyment <!--StartFragment--><p>My wife wrote in her journal, “Over the weekend my husband asked me to shoot his custom 1911. I prefer rifles, and avoid high caliber pistols when shooting for recreation, but I humored him. For the first time in my life I put five .45 rounds in the ten-ring from 30 feet. Beautiful. For a fleeting second I thought about bringing my target to work, then thought better of it. My husband e-mailed a picture of me and my target to his dad because I had out-shot the men in the family.”</p><p>Like she said, my wife will not shoot pistols for fun. It’s her weak wrists, she says, and then she jams my Glock (which NEVER jammed before she came along) as if to make her point. I coax her out to the firing range for the sake of practice, in the event she needs to protect herself or our children.</p><p> </p><p>She agreed that I had done a beautiful job on my 1911, but she remained unconvinced that this shooting experience would be any different. I believed if she could shoot my gun accurately, I had truly done something. Probably to prove that she wasn’t ever going to enjoy pistols, she finally stepped outside for the real test of my work. And she had fun. She shot better than my dad and brother-in-law had a few weeks before.</p><p>Although my wife doesn’t bother herself with the engineering and physics behind my trade, she has become&nbsp;a believer and advocate for trigger jobs and other alterations that can transform your shooting experience. Changing parts and accessories, such as the type of grip on your gun, can make a&nbsp;noticable difference.</p><p>When your gun fits you and works like it’s a part of you, your shooting experience improves significantly.</p><!--EndFragment--> Tue, 03 Jul 2018 05:00:00 +0000 What Can a Gunsmith Do For You? <!--StartFragment--><p>The buck of your dreams snorts in the early mist. Suddenly the itch on your nose escapes your attention and you forget which muscle was aching. Adrenaline pumps your heart, but you&nbsp;quiet it long enough to carefully place your cross-hairs over the vital area. The crack of your rifle echoes through the ravine. When you look, your dream has vanished into the forest overgrowth with no signs of injury.</p><p>After investing in a hunting trip, no one wants to come home with this tale of woe. The reasons for such a scenario are plenty. Before you bend Ol’ Betsy over your knee, or try to fix the problem yourself, call your gunsmith. He can safely inspect your firearm for ammunition or technical malfunctions and usually get you back out to your favorite hunting spot in very little time. When it comes time to fill your freezer or pursue a trophy, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your gun shoots where you aim.</p><p>On the range, in the home, or out in public, you don’t have time to think twice about the reliability of your firearm. Your life may depend on it. A gunsmith stays informed about trending difficulties of particular makes and models. He can advise you about changes or complete transformations that will ensure a working gun at critical moments.</p><!--EndFragment--> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0000