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
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?
How To Optimize The SIG TACOPS For Competition
Barrel and trigger upgrades make this P226 variant a top candidate for bumping up to match grade status
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
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
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.
Barrel Twist Rates
Comparing a 1:12-inch twist barrel to the modern 1:7-inch for the lighter bullet weights.
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 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.