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.

How To: Improve your handgun defensive accuracy

Defensive accuracy is being able to hit an 8.5" x 11" piece of typing paper at seven yards with your firearm. This is possible if you can see the front sight within the rear sight. If you practice with a smaller target, this becomes even easier and more natural.

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

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: 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: Clean the Springfield Armory XDM 40 handgun

Springfield Armory's XDM 40 is a great handgun, and you're going to learn how to clean it and properly maintain it. In the first video tutorial, see what comes in the box with the Springfield Armory XDM 40 handgun, then learn how to field strip the pistol. The second video goes through the steps of the proper cleaning of the firearm and the third covers reassembling it after cleaning.

How To: Replace the rear sight blade on a Smith & Wesson revolver

Over time, guns wear out, and your Smith & Wesson revolver is no exception. One common thing that finds itself in need of attention is the revolver's rear sight blade. It can become bent or chipped or loose, and that might mean it's time for a replacement. This video guide from MidwayUSA will show you the steps to replacing a factory rear sight blade on your S&W revolver, so you have an accurate and improve sight picture.

How To: Perform a basic AK-47 field strip

This video tutorial is straight to the point... see how to perform a basic AK-47 field strip. In the video, the Russian Saiga sporting rifle is being used, but this disassembly guide works on most Kalashnikov AK-47 models, and takes less than a few minutes to disassemble and reassemble. If you own an AK-47, you should know how to do this already, but if not, now's the time to learn.

How To: Field strip and assemble a Ruger P95 pistol

This video tutorial shows you how to field strip and assemble a Ruger P95, which is a centerfire semi-automatic pistol made by Sturm, Ruger & Company. You won't see how to clean the Ruger P95, just how to disassemble the firearm. If you think disassembling a gun is hard, it's not. This video is proof. See how to properly take down your Ruger P95 handgun, then put it back together.

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: 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: 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: Properly remove a barrel from a bolt action rifle

Pulling the barrel off a bolt action rifle is nearly impossible without the right tools. In this video, Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, explains how to properly remove the barrel from a bolt action rifle using a barrel vise and action wrench. He starts by bolting the barrel vise to a heavy bench and coating some oak block with Baker brand resin. He then clamps the barrel in the vise. Once the barrel is secured, a Wheeler Engineering action wrench is tightened to the receiver,...

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: 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: Make tracer ammo

This video shows the secret of making a tracer ammo useful for hunting during night time. You will need: a rifle, . 22/5. 5 ammo, glow in the dark fishing glue and a UV torch. First fill the rear of the pellet with flow in the dark fishing glue. The glue will shrink as it starts to dry, so use a lot of it as it shrinks. When glue gets dried in the pellet it will look as shown in the video. Fix the UV torch to the rifle using a rubber band with the bulb pointing the loading breach. Now load th...

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: Reassemble 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: Clean your Ruger Mini-14 Target 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: 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 a Springfield 1911 .45 pistol using Ballistol

The 1911 .45 is the iconic pistol in all of United States military history. There are few handguns, or guns of any size, ever made that are more reliable, powerful, and compact. This lengthy, detailed video will teach you how to clean your Springfield stainless steel 1911 .45, including recommendations for what products to use as well as exhaustive instructions. This process will keep your gun from jamming or malfunctioning for the life of the weapon.

How To: Extract a broken shell from the chamber of a rifle

Looking for a guide on how to remove a spent cartridge case from the barrel of a rifle? It's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this gun repair video tutorial can present a complete overview of the process in a little over a minute. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this rifle repair video guide.

How To: Install a grip cap on your rifle stock

In this video, Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, demonstrates the process for installing a grip cap on a Winchester model 67. He starts by securing the stock in a vise and leveling the grip area using a level and a straight edge. The bottom of the grip is then filed level using a smooth file. Larry then locates the position of the screw hole of the grip cap and after center punching it, drills the hole. The legs of the grip cap are then measured, marked on the grip, and inlette...

How To: Make a sight elevator using scrap metal & a hand tool

A missing rear sight elevator is a common problem with older rimfire rifles. In this GunTec presentation Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, demonstrates the process for making a replacement rear sight elevator from scrap metal. He starts by applying some layout dye to the scrap metal and using a template made from another elevator he scribes the outline of the part. The major pieces of excess metal are cut off using a hacksaw with the metal held in a vise. Then the part is shape...

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