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Buying a Used Rifle: Tips From a Longtime Gun Retailer

There are definitely things to know and things to look for when shopping for a used rifle. Here are a few tips, from a man that grew up as one of those friendly guys behind the gun shop counter.

Custom Pistolsmith Terry Tussey Passes Away

Renowned custom pistolsmith Terry Tussey passed away in November 2020, leaving behind a rich legacy of custom work.

'Tanker Garands': The Real Story

Most “Tanker Garands” were made for commercial sale, but a few are genuine. This is their story.

Nighthawk DTS: A Drop-In 1911 Trigger Job

Fine tuning a 1911 trigger used to be a labor of love for the experienced. Now it's easier with the Nighthawk DTS.

This Old Gun: Seymour Griffin Rifle

This Seymour Griffin rifle is one of the earliest known sporting rifles made off an M1903 Springfield, and its maker is well-known, too.

Keep Your Gun Running: Survival Kits for Rifles

We often talk about bug-out rifles and survival kits for ourselves, but what about the tools and parts you need to keep your gun running?

Building a Modernized M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is one of the iconic battle rifles of the 20th century, but with some modification, could it be a great general-purpose rifle for the 21st? Here's our attempt to modernize the M1 Garand.

New for 2020: Nighthawk Custom Colt Series 70 1911

For 2020, Nighthawk Custom went back to basics by taking the classic Colt Series 70 Government-model 1911 and enhancing it with interior and exterior work.

An Old Friend: My 1911

Still has all the speed necessary, but the bumps and grinds simply are not there.

Guns as Tools: Shiny Safe Queens or Reliable Workhorses?

I've always considered a gun to be a tool, and like any other tool, I don't baby them. Their main purpose is performance, not aesthetics.

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