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Basic Gunsmithing

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Deputy206, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Deputy206

    Deputy206

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    Just wanted to ask where can a person learn some basic gunsmithing without attending some type of school so I can work on my own G22 without sending it to someone else?

    Thanks
     
  2. eisman

    eisman ARGH! CLM

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    There are several books, websites, and videos out that will show you what you want. Glocks are good for this type of stuff because there are a lot of "drop in" type parts, and little tricks you can do without knowing why they work.

    For the most part that's not gunsmithing (although a lot of people think it is), it's parts replacing.

    Call (or go online) to Brownells. Their catalog has more gun stuff than you'll ever need.
     


  3. Deputy206

    Deputy206

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    Thanks for the info, and got one more question. Are Glocks hard to work on?
     
  4. tudor128

    tudor128

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    Nope. Like eisman said, it's part swapping rather than actual gunsmithing. Just remember, the notch on the slide lock always goes UP and to the REAR, the locking block pin is always the first out and the first in, and the trigger spring should look like an "S" when viewed from the right. I don't believe there's too much else you can mess up on your own...
     
  5. Deputy206

    Deputy206

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    Are there any books-manuals out there for Glock newbies?
     
  6. Deputy206

    Deputy206

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  7. sidewinder6

    sidewinder6

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    Gun Digest / Krauss Publications has a series of pretty good books on this. Patrick Sweeney is a respected gunsmith has written several over there. You can also find these books on the NRA site.
     
  8. army.matt

    army.matt

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    seriously check youtube. I can completely take apart my glock from other guys posting very informative videos showing step by step how to do all sorts of things to glocks. By the way dont get cocky and think your a gunsmith after you try it cause glock is the most simple gun ever. I was walking around my house thinking I was hot s**t cause I did a few things to my glock.

    hope this helps and have fun
     
  9. h&kbama

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    Deputy206 since you live in Tennessee check the glock training website to see when they may be hosting the Glock armorer (1) day training class in your area. Not a too difficult course, and IMO well worth the $150.00 fee they charge. If that is beyond your realm of possibility, there are plenty of good books/manuals (as previously stated above) to be obtained on the internet. The Glock armorer's course is taught all over the US in various intervals. Glocks are not hard to work on, and is most rewarding after you repair/alter successfully, your own personal Glock. Good luck.