Category How-To

Maintenance

AK-47 Disassembly, Cleaning, & Assembly

Learn how to quickly take apart, clean, and reassemble your AK-47 rifle, as well as suggestions for our favorite cleaning products. (Read)

Cleaning

PAP M92 Disassembly, Cleaning, & Assembly

Learn how to take apart the PAP92 for cleaning, and also how to reassemble afterwards. We also cover our favorite cleaning products. (Read)

How-To

1911 Disassembly, Cleaning, & Assembly

Quickly learn 1911 disassembly, cleaning, and lubing. Plus how to detail strip it and put it all back together again. (Read)

How-To

1911 Tune Up to Lower Trigger Pull

Learn how to tune up your 1911 for a lower trigger pull. You can expect to lower .5 lbs with just some minor polishing of trigger components. (Read)

Modding

1911 Trigger Pretravel & Overtravel

Learn how to adjust the pretravel and overtravel on your 1911 trigger to lower the slack before the break and reduce reset distance.  (Read)

Modding

1911 Trigger Installation & Fitting

Learn how to quickly install and fit a new 1911 trigger with tons of pictures, tips, and links to necessary tools. (Read)

Modding

1911 Trigger Job (Sear Angles & Sear Spring)

Learn how to tune your 1911 sear angles and sear spring to reach a crisp 3-4 lb trigger pull with some easy to get tools and supplies. (Read)

How-To

1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 10: GunKote Application

Preparing surfaces with Sand Blasting, Brake Cleaner and K-Phos, then applying OD Green GunKote. (Read)

How-To

1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 9: Assembly & Fitting

Now that we completed the 80% 1911 frame, I'll show you how to assemble and fit everything to create your own working home built 1911. (Read)

How-To

1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 8: Fitting the Slide

How to hand fit the 1911 slide with files, lapping compound, and tons of hammering. (Read)

How-To

1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 7: Sear & Hammer Pin Holes

Using Tactical Machining's 1911 80% jig to cut the hammer and sear pin holes. (Read)

How-To

1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 6: Barrel Seating

How to setup your 80%, jig, and 18mm ball end mill for 1911 barrel seating. (Read)

How-To

1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 5: Cutting the Slide Rail

Cutting the 1911 80% slide rail with Tactical Machining's jig and a 3/32 key seat cutter. (Read)

1911

1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 4: Basic Fitting

1911 barrel bushing to slide fitting, trigger fitting, and beavertail safety fitting. (Read)
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