DIY Gunsmithing [The Definitive Guide]

Not every little job needs a trip to the gunsmith.  So save some dough and get to really know your guns.

Do It Yourself

If you want to make your gun run better, you’ve come to the right place.  We cover everything from cleaning & tuning, to gun modifications and even gun building.  All from the tools and skills of a newbie with some hand-eye coordination.

Even if you don’t end up doing it yourself… you’ll get a good idea of what you’re paying for gunsmith for.

Finally, please see our disclaimer since you could possibly mess up your gun and possibly yourself.

Chapter 1

General Guides

Chapter 2


We’ve compiled all our articles to create the Ultimate 1911 Tuning Guide.  You’ll learn how to do a trigger job, break in the slide, install a trigger, and much more.  Take your trigger down to a crisp 3.5 lb (or less) that’s ready to rock any competition.

Chapter 3


Big Kids’ Legos…we’ll cover everything AR-15 from upgrading parts to full-on assembly.  Check out everything at our Complete AR-15 section.  But here’s a taste of the most important gunsmithing articles.

Chapter 4


Chapter 5


The gun to take to hell and back.  The venerable AK-47 and all her variants will always keep on truckin’…

Chapter 6


Wheelguns…you don’t have to really do anything to them…but if you do, you’ll be rewarded with one of the finest triggers in all of firearms.

Chapter 7

80% Build Projects

Create your own untraceable firearm from the comfort of your home (if you can legally own one).  AR-15 and others coming soon!

Chapter 8


Anything else that doesn’t fit a specific gun category!