Accurizing a Revolver
A revolver's simple appearance can be deceiving, as David outlines in this article about preparing a "wheel gun" for match grade performance.
A Day With A Master Gunsmith
“With so little being written about custom gunsmithing, all the information to be learned is done so by word-of-mouth.” Let’s spread the word.
Sound Suppressors In Competition
Military forces use them for tactical advantage, and European sportsmen buy them as “good neighbor” hardware. But what effect would sound suppressors have on a paper target? We assembled a team to find out
Short Pistol Barrels: Five- Vs. Six-Inch Accuracy
Using a six-inch Douglas barrel with 1-14 twist, David Sams cut it to five inches and re-tested it for group size. Here’s what he learned
Gunsmithing Q&A: Best Finish For Competition Guns
What’s the best finish for a gun that will be taking a lot of abuse during the heat of competition?
Gas or Piston for AR-15 Match Accuracy?
Under the watchful eye of veteran gun builder David Sams, we compare the match accuracy of a direct gas impingement vs. a gas piston AR-15 rifle action.
Accurizing the S&W Model 41
Reduce a 50-yard shot group from 2.4 inches to .9 inches for under $700.
Barrel Twist Rates
Comparing a 1:12-inch twist barrel to the modern 1:7-inch for the lighter bullet weights.
Gunsmithing Q&A: Service Rifle Trigger Job
Virginia master gunsmith David Sams explains the pros and cons of having a trigger job performed on a service rifle