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: 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: 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 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 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 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 Yes, some people will tell you that your SKS is a piece of outdated junk, and that their $2,000 rifle with all its fancy bells and whistles is much better, but just keep in mind that your SKS will still be functioning long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: Disassemble 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.

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: 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: Clean and lubricate a Smith & Wesson revolver

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to clean and lubricate a Smith & Wilson revolver. Begin by completely dissembling the gun. Then degrease the inside of the frame by spraying the cleaner and scrubbing it out with a nylon brush. Make sure to spray each part with the cleaner and apply a drop of oil to all the contact surfaces of the handle. Make sure to oil the handle pin. Clean and lubricate the trigger. Wipe a bit of oil onto the rebound slide and install it back onto the gun. This vi...

How To: Disassemble and reassemble a Glock 17 handgun

The Glock 17 is one of them most popular handguns in the world, the iconic Glock popularized by police and police films in the 1980's. They're a great place for new gun owners to start, and this video will show you how to disassemble and reassemble a Glock 17 while teaching you all of the relevant terminology related to the gun.

How To: Clean a Ruger LCP pistol

Watch this weapons video from Talon Training Group, LLC to learn how to clean a Ruger LCP pistol. This Ruger LCP handgun is a semi-automatic .380. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to get some gun cleaning tips for the Ruger LCP -- see how to clear, disassemble, clean and reassemble the firearm.

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: Weld a bolt handle on to a rifle

Welding a new bolt handle on to a rifle can be a tricky job if you don't have the right tools. Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, demonstrates to the proper tools and set-up for welding on a new bolt handle in this video. He starts by securing the new bolt handle and bolt body in a bolt welding fixture made by Wheeler Engineering. This fixture holds the two parts in perfect alignment. Once the fixture is properly set up, a heat sink and heat control paste is added to the bolt. T...

How To: Finish a replacement bolt handle on a rifle

There is more to welding a new bolt handle on to a rifle than just welding it on. In this video, Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, explains the rest of the story when welding on a new bolt handle. He starts by heating the shank of the handle with an oxy-acetylene torch until is turns red and the steel is soft enough to bend. Using a box end wrench the bolt handle is lifted slightly and swept back. Once the steel cools the weld can be dressed down suing a variety of files. Once ...

How To: Prepare a Mauser bolt for a new bolt handle on a rifle

There's more to welding on a new bolt handle when converting a military Mauser to a sporting rifle than just welding. In this GunTec presentation Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, cuts the original handle off the bolt and prepares the replacement for welding. He starts by applying some layout dye to the bolt handle and scribes the cutoff line. A cutoff wheel mounted to a rotary tool is used to remove the handle. Once the old handle has been removed, the new handle is prepared f...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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.

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