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How To: Install a spring kit in a revolver

Sometimes all that's needed to improve the performance of a revolver is upgrading the springs. This video outlines the process for installing a Wolff spring kit in a Smith and Wesson revolver to smoothen and lighten the trigger pull. Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, swaps out the springs in a Smith and Wesson model 67, K frame revolver. The topics covered include basic disassembly and the replacement of the mainspring and rebound slide spring.

How To: Repair a damaged muzzle crown on a rifle barrel

Interested in repairing a damaged muzzle crown on your rifle? It's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this gun smithing 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: Make a BB gun from a balloon and a toilet paper tube

See how to make an extremely powerful homemade BB gun with just a few household items. Balloons, scissors, and toilet paper roll. That's it! This so-called BB gun can shoot what ever you want. After all, it is just a balloon and cardboard toilet paper tube, but a cool balloon and cardboard toilet paper tube that shoots things.

How To: Disassemble your Ruger No. 1 Single Shot 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.

News: The Amazing 6-Year-Old Sharp Shooter

At the young age of six, Miko Andres is considered the world’s youngest competitive practical shooter. The Filipino youngster handles his Colt 1911 with great ease, competes against 9-17 year-olds, and plans on making the trek to America to compete in international shooting events.

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 rubber band gun using only your hand

In this video you learn how to make a rubber band gun with just your hand. You will need your hand and a large rubber band. First, take the rubber band and wrap it around your pinky finger, make sure your pinky finger is facing down wards in your palm. Next, wrap the rubber band around your hand and wrap it on the top of your pointer finger. Making the gun shape with your hand, once you release your pinky finger, the rubber band will shoot off in the direction you are pointing. Be careful wha...

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: 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: Disassemble your Ruger single-action revolver

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.

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 a simple homemade high-powered slingshot gun

Watch this weapons video tutorial on how to make a simple homemade high-powered slingshot gun. This is a step-by-step guide on how to make an incredibly hi-powered gun or slingshot or airsoft gun. All you need is scissors, a balloon, tape, and a everyday cardboard toilet paper roll. This slingshot weapon is strong enough to fire through cans of soda!

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: Assemble the M1911 semi-automatic pistol

With this video tutorial, or should I say animated instructions, you can see how to assemble the M1911 semi-automatic pistol. This animation is better than most weapon videos, because it shows every detail of the M1911 single-action, semi-auto handgun. In the process of putting an M1911 pistol together, you'll find the recoil spring, the barrel bushing, the slidestop, hammer pin, the hammer assembly, mainspring housing pin, hand grips, firing pin, extractor and everything else in guts of the ...

How To: Make a pvc pipe gun

Learn to make a pvc pipe gun, great for airsoft wars. Fun and easy to make. The materials you will need: pvc pipe,pipe cutters,electric tape, duct tape, a regular balloon.

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: 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.

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: 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: Reload a revolver with a speedloader

Watch this weapons video from Talon Training Group, LLC to learn how to reload a revolver with a speedloader. This is the proper method for reloading revolvers with speedloaders from HKS. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to load any kind of revolver FAST!