How To: Clean an AK-47

Hello again, faithful audience. In this article I will be showing you how to take care of an AK-47 rifle. These are, in my opinion, the finest rifles ever made, mostly because of their extremely high reliability factor. Even people who have never touched an AK are aware of its reputation as the toughest gun of all time. If you are fortunate enough to own one of these, you will need to learn how to clean it and take care of it.

How To: Disassemble a Lee Enfield No1 MkIII

Check out this instructional weapon video that shows how to disassemble a Lee Enfield No1 MkIII rifle. Using a 1941 Lithgow No1 MkIII, this tutorial provides general guidance to beginners and gun enthusiasts who need help with stripping and dismantling of the No1 MkIII rifle and replacing the four stock.

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: Mount a scope on a 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 an airsoft BB gun out of household items

In this Weapons video tutorial you will learn how to make an airsoft BB gun out of household items. You will need a bog pen and a big pencil. Remove the refill from the pen and remove the cap from the other end, so you are left with the body of the pen which is like a barrel. Then take the pencil, snap off the front end, remove the refill and cut a slit on its back end. Make sure there is no lead in the pencil refill. Now slide in the pencil refill into the pen body. Take a rubber band, place...

How To: Make a compact airsoft gun silencer

If your airsoft gun isn't as quiet as it could be, perhaps it's time to install a silencer. With copper pipe, washers, and a few household tools you can build a sound suppressor for your airsoft gun. This design works best on CO2 powered weapons, but should suit spring-powered ones as well.

How To: Disassemble the slide assembly on a Beretta PX4 pistol

The Beretta Px4 Storm is a semi-automatic pistol. If you own one, check out this video tutorial to see how to do a basic field strip of the handgun. After you have finished a basic field strip of the Beretta PX4 firearm, watch to see how to field strip the slide assembly. In order to disassemble the slide assembly, you will need a small punch or awl and a mallet. You will remove the extractor pin, and the firing pin, and everything else.

How To: Disassemble your Ruger Mark III Rimfire pistol

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 handgun, 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 a spud gun ignitor

This video shows an easy way to create an ignition source that can be used for spud guns, fireworks, and other things. You begin with a disposable camera, which must be taken apart. First, remove the cosmetic back and front from the internal components and remove the battery. The camera must then be dissembled further by detaching the yellow center from the rest of the device. The black and white piece of the camera that creates the flash should now be exposed, and you can make a spark by tou...

How To: Build a BB machine gun

Granted you have an air compressor, a BB machine gun (BBMG) is a very easy and effective device for shooting BB's at a high rate. The basic principle behind a BBMG is that by adding air into the chamber the BB's are resting in, the BB's will bounce around the chamber at high velocities and continue bouncing until it sends itself through the barrel. So, watch and learn to see how to make this BB machine gun. You'll need a some PVC caps, drill bits, PVC primer and glue, a blowgun, Teflon tape, ...

How To: Engage targets from behind a VTAC barricade

How to engage targets from behind a VTAC barricade, brought to you by Viking Tactics. The 9-hole is a great drill for pushing shooters to figure out how to establish stable firing positions when the rifle can't be aimed naturally. As we always take care to note in our training classes, please keep in mind that we do NOT advocate using a 1/2" thick sheet of plywood for cover. The VTAC barricade is designed to simulate a wide variety of surfaces or shooting ports that might be encountered on th...

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: Shorten and recrown a rifle barrel with hand tools

Most gun owners would cringe at the thought of hacking off the end of their barrel, but sometimes it's a necessary task to perform. But even then, it seems like a job for a professional. But it's not! If you have the basic hand tools, you can shorten and recrown a barrel yourself. MidwayUSA shows you how it's done on a Winchester Model 67 rifle.

How To: Reassemble your Ruger Mark III Rimfire pistol

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 handgun, 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: Lubricate 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 lubricate your SIG SAUER pistol from top to bottom. With lubrication, if it's shiny, lube it. There are three reasons to lubricate. Friction reduction, corrosion reduction and ease of cleaning.

How To: Make a blow pen dart gun with household items

You may not know it, but common household items can be manipulated to make various gadgets and tools. But they can also be used to create dangerous weapons. In this tutorial, you will find out how to make a blow pen dart gun using common household items. Now, before attemtping to recreate this, please don't use this to hurt anyone or anything. Good luck and enjoy!

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: Clean your Ruger Mark III Rimfire Autoloading pistol

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 handgun, 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 a pvc pipe NERF grenade launcher or rocket launcher

Sometimes, it's just fun to mess around with things that may not work as effective as the real thing. In this case: a grenade launcher. This tutorial will show you how to make a grenade launcher for your NERF gun. Now this might not have the same blast radius as a grenade, obviously, but it's a fun addition to add to your yellow looking NERF gun. When you play war, you'll have the coolest looking weapon! Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Make a fully automatic rubber band gun with Legos

This video is about how to make load and fire a simple fully automatic Lego rubber band gun. Martin shows what are the items needed to make it. They are 4 Lego pieces, a 1,25m long thread, and 28 rubber bands to load the gun. The 4 Lego pieces are of different sizes and different colored, 2 are of the same size but one is blue and another is green. There is a medium sized Lego smaller than the 2 identical sized pieces which is in green and there is one smaller of all which is also in green. H...

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: Make a paper gun without tape

In this video, we learn the steps toward making a paper gun without using tape. The video goes step by step physically, showing us how to fold each part of the gun before putting them together to form the entire gun. This video would be a great tool for those of us interested in the paper airplane creation hobby as well. Also, this would be great for enthusiasts looking to create paper models of all sorts with out having to spend a lot of money on supplies other then the needed paper.

How To: Hold a rifle properly

Many people may not realize it, but there are certain ways that guns should be held in order to avoid injury and to maximize your shooting ability. In this two part tutorial, you'll be finding out about how to hold a rifle properly when hunting or using it to save your life. Now, when practicing these techniques, please be in an open area, with no ammo in the gun, and only use when necessary. Be careful and enjoy!