How To: Field Strip, Disassemble, Reassemble, Clean & Maintain a Military-Issued M4 Carbine Rifle

At home, owning a rifle is either for sport or fanaticism.  Having an M4 Carbine, however, is illegal.  Only government agencies can own and use the Colt M4 Carbine, most notably— the U.S. Military.  And for a soldier, that rifle means life or death, so it’s the number one concern for soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan today.  For a soldier, cleaning and maintaining their issued weapon is always priority, because an unclean rifle can resort in jams, misfires, and other malfunctions.

HowTo: Make a Wicked Powerful BB Gun With an Air Compressor

Below, David Ye demonstrates how to make a sick DIY BB gun using an air compressor. Ye says: "I got bored and decided to make a BB gun using my air compressor. The secret sauce is a one way valve that blocks air from the firing chamber but allows air in the other direction to rapidly propel ammo into the gun. This allows me to tube feed BB's, even when the gun is inverted. It's also much faster than gravity feed versions."

How To: Disassemble your Ruger M77 Mark II or Hawkeye Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together, or maybe how to add a scope to it. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so don't let those other firearms manufacturers fool you. Learn from the professionals, learn from Ruger in this weapons video tutorial.

How To: Clean your Ruger 10/22 Rimfire Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so don't let those other firearms manufacturers fool you. Learn from the professionals, learn from Ruger in this weapons video tutorial.

How To: Make an easy homemade rifle silencer

In this video, learn how to make an easy & cheap home made gun silencer. Materials you will need include: aluminum steel, screen material, a sponge/steel wool, and string or thread. Spray paint is an optional item, in case you'd like to customize it. Good luck with your project!

How To: Build a compressed air tennis ball cannon

Backyard potato guns are normally fueled by aerosol cans of hairspray and deodorants. But the conventional explosive propellent can be seen as weak in comparison to the alternative—pneumatic pressure. Which would you rather build? A spud gun capable of shooting 50 feet or one that can launch potatoes 500 feet?

How To: Clean an SKS Rifle

So you went out and bought an SKS rifle...good for you. In my opinion, there are few rifles that can match the SKS as a personal weapon, whether used for hunting, recreation, or defense. Yes, some people will tell you that your SKS is a piece of outdated junk, and that their $2,000 rifle with all its fancy bells and whistles is much better, but just keep in mind that your SKS will still be functioning long after that fancy rifle has been thrown in the scrap heap. If properly maintained, an SK...

How To: Build a pvc pipe potato gun

This link shows a site showing how to build a potato spud gun using PVC pipe. The used materials are 1.5” PVC pipe (2 feet barrel), 1.5” to 3” expander, 3” PVC pipe (1 foot chamber), 3” female threaded plug, 3” threaded cap, push button BBQ lighter, purple PVC primer and PVC cement/Glue. The PVC pipe is to be cut twice as long and half the width of the chamber. These are joined using spreading cap and later the lighter is fixed in it. The Potato spud gun made of PVC pipe is ready for entertai...

How To: Remove pitting on a shotgun barrel

Many older shotguns have barrels that are badly pitted and need to be polished before shooting them. This video teaches the process of honing shotgun barrels to remove pitting using a Sunnen brand hone. Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, starts the process by measuring the location of the choke tape using a bore gage. He then sets a stop collar on the Sunnen hone to prevent polishing that surface. Once the stop collar is set, the bore is oiled with a honing lubricant and the hon...

How To: Clean the barrel of an air pistol gun

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to clean the barrel of an air pistol gun. Before you clean the barrel, make sure that the gun is unloaded and that there are no bullets inside. Using a rod, attach it a wire brush. Just open the barrel wide enough to get the rod in. Slide the rod in the barrel a few times. You can also use vfg quick cleaning pellets to clean the pistol. Simply load it as a bullet and shoot with it. This video will benefit those viewers who have a gun and would like to...

How To: Make a simple rubber band gun with Legos

First of all you need a red color lengthy piece and insert a four cm long rod inside the second hole from the top. Now you need a gear wheel and fit it into the rod. Now take a connector piece and put it also in the second hole from the gear wheel. Now you need a piece which is 'L' shaped and put it in so that it stops the gear wheel from moving. Now take two more connector pieces and put in the red lengthy piece at the bottom two holes. Now take another black color lengthy piece and connect ...

How To: Reassemble your Ruger M77 Mark II or Hawkeye Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together, or maybe how to add a scope to it. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so don't let those other firearms manufacturers fool you. Learn from the professionals, learn from Ruger in this weapons video tutorial.

How To: Make a blowgun for shooting spitballs

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a blowgun for shooting spitballs. Begin by taking a regular piece of paper and roll it into a tube and use some tape to hold the tube in place. Now make an incision (the size of a straw) at the end of the tube and place in a straw. Tape the straw to hold it in place and cover the incision. Then tape the end of the tube to cover it. To make the ammo, simply chew on a small piece of paper. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy making t...

News: For 500 Big Ones, You Can Own the Mother of All Rubberband Guns

So the price is fairly steep. But maybe this monster of a rubberband gun is a worthwhile indulgence... just this once. YOU watch the video and decide. "The rubber band gatling gun can hold over 100 rubber bands and shoots 1 at a time as fast as you can crank it. The gun comes off of the base so you can hold it when you shoot or just keep it on the base and shoot."

How To: Build the worlds simpliest homemade air gun

My version of a very simple air gun. You need only 3 parts to build the gun and plus barrel. Making it is very easy after finding right parts. Parts im using might be ava... More»ilable only in Finland but this should give you an idea how to build an air gun. WARNING: This device is lethal so use caution when you use it. Dont shoot at anything that might die, like your friend or a rabbit. Just destroy useless stuff

How To: Polish and prepare a rifle barrel for bluing

If you have a rifle you want to keep beautiful and rust-free, then bluing is necessary step for its survival. It's a passivation process that has many different types used, like cold bluing, hot bluing, rust bluing and fume bluing. No matter what type you're going to perform on your rifle barrel, there's one thing you need to keep in mind—polishing. Before you can fully refinish your gun metal, it's important that you polish the surface before actually bluing.

How To: Dismantle and reassemble a Glock 26 pistol

If you don't think females know anything about guns, then you're wrong. Watch the terrific woman instructor in this video tutorial on how to dismantle and reassemble a Glock 26 pistol. If you have a Glock 26 9mm handgun, this is perfect for you. You'll learn all of the parts of the firearm, like the receiver, the slide, the barrel chamber, the recoil spring, and all of the other gun parts. Take it apart and assemble it back together. This girl will tell you all about the Glock 26 handgun.

How To: Clean the Springfield XD series pistol

Watch this weapons video from Talon Training Group, LLC to learn how to clean the Springfield XD series pistol. This Springfield Armory XD Series handgun is a semi-automatic, sub-compact 9mm firearm. The XD (X-Treme Duty) series is very reliable and accurate, and are polymer-framed and striker-fired. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to clear, disassemble, clean, and reassemble one of these Springfield XD pistols.

How To: Clean your SIG Sauer pistol from top to bottom

This video tutorial can be used alone or in conjunction with the Preventive Maintenance Guide to assist you in the professional care of your SIG SAUER semiautomatic pistol. Check out how to clean your SIG SAUER pistol from top to bottom. If you can clean it off, it probably shouldn't be there anyway, right?

How To: Disassemble the Hi-Point 995 carbine firearm

The Hi-Point 995 9mm carbine has garnered a reputation as a handy, dependable carbine for plinking or small game hunting. They are very inexpensive, constructed using polymers and alloyed metals as much as possible, resulting in a reduction of the production costs and sale price. Many call it "beautiful ugly" and its distinct profile is different from any other firearm on the market.

How To: Build a pneumatic potato cannon

Want to make a spud gun, but not just any old cheap and easy spud gun... check out this weapons video tutorial to see how to build a pneumatic potato cannon. These pneumatic potato cannons are capable of shooting straight through walls and windows, so be careful.

How To: Clean, sand, and refinish the stock on a rifle

If you collect old guns then you probably know the pain that looking at a worn-out dirty gun can send through the heart. If you've got an old rifle that could use some TLC, watch this video for a complete guide to refinishing the stock on a rifle. It covers cleaning the stock, removing the old finishing, sanding, removing dents, applying the new finish, and finally how to oil and buff the new finish down to the look that you want.

How To: Make your compressed air tennis ball cannon better

Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to build a compressed air tennis ball cannon.

How To: Make AK-Builder rivets look like Bulgarian Rivets

Check out this instructional weapons video that demonstrates how to make AK-Builder rivets look like Bulgarian Rivets. Following the original pattern, it came out looking pretty close. So just follow the step by step instructions outlined in this rifle tutorial to learn how to do just that. Make your AK-Builder rivets look like Bulgarian Rivets and continue to build your own AK rifle.

How To: Modify a Ruger 10/22 semi-automatic rifle

Ruger 10/22 rifles are ideally suited for informal target shooting, plinking, small game hunting, and action-shooting events. Many models exist, including the standard 10/22 Carbine, the Ruger Deluxe Sporter, the Ruger All-Weather 10/22, Rifle models, a Compact model, and a Target model.

How To: Shoot a spring-powered air rifle accurately

Get started in the sport of air rifles, and get started right! In this video from Archer Airguns, learn how to shoot a spring-powered air rifle accurately using the artillery hold. If you feel your air rifle could be more accurate, then listen up... this video will show you how to improve your shooting!

How To: Make a simple automatic rubber band gun at home

In this video, we learn how to make an automatic rubber band gun. You will need a wooden ruler, shoe lace, rubber band and tape. First, tie a small knot with a hole in the shoe lace and put the ruler through it. Next, get your tape and put a good size piece around the shoe lace on the ruler. Now, roll the shoe lace downwards and place the rubber band on one end of the ruler to the other. Keep going until you have as many rubber bands as you want. Now, pull on the rubber bands and release, thi...

How To: Clean a Ruger M77 bolt-action rifle

In this official video tutorial from Ruger Firearms, we learn how to clean a Ruger M77 Hawkeye bolt-action rifle. For more information, including a complete demonstration, and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started cleaning your own M77 Hawkeye, watch this gun owner's guide.

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