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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: Properly Draw a Pistol in Practical Shooting

How to Properly Draw a Pistol in Practical Shooting Practical Shooting is a sport which challenges an individual's ability to shoot rapidly and accurately with a handgun. To do this, shooters take on obstacles or shooting courses called stages which are categorized by the amount of shots needed to complete the stage. Scores or Fire Factor are computed by hits divided by time (Hits / Time = Fire Factor)

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 Yes, some people will tell you that your SKS is a piece of outdated junk, and that their $2,000 rifle with all its fancy bells and whistles is much better, but just keep in mind that your SKS will still be functioning long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

Oh, no! The trigger mechanism for your favorite Airsoft gun isn't working! Fortunately, in most cases, this doesn't mean you have to buy a replacement - you can usually easily and cheaply repair the trigger. You'll need a screwdriver so you can remove all the screws from the gun case (and be careful not to loose any of the screws!). And don't forget to remove the magazine before attempting to take the gun apart. Then just clear any blockage you see!

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: Disassemble & reassemble the Benelli Super Black Eagle II shotgun

Benelli Shotguns are one of the best shotguns in the world, a favorite among skeet shooters, and one of the best and most reliable Benellis is the Super Black Eagle II, and cleaning and maintaining the weapon is a breeze. Even disassembling it is a cinch! This video will show you how easy it is to disassemble and reassemble the SBE II (Super Black Eagle II) shotgun, which makes cleaning a snap. It should only take you 10 seconds to take the firearm apart.

How To: Bump fire a semiautomatic AR-15 from the hip

In most states getting a legal fully automatic rifle is impossible, but semiautomatic AR-15's and other rifles are much more readily available. If you're rocking a semi auto AR-15 your best bet for really fast firing is to bump fire it. Bump firing uses the recoil of the gun to pull the trigger, allowing you to shoot at full auto speeds with a legal gun. This video will show you how to do it from the shoulder.

How To: Make a Jenga block pistol that shoots

We've seen guns made out of all sorts of unusual things here at Wonderhowto, but this might be the very first to use Jenga blocks as the main building material. Watch the video to learn, in exhaustive detail, how to make the Jenga pistol from these plans. Carpentry skill and tools required.

How To: Inspect and purchase good-condition military surplus firearms safely

Buying military surplus is a great way to get great firearms for cheap, but like buying any used product there is great potential for disaster if you're not careful. This video will teach you everything you need to know about buying military surplus guns, including how to inspect the weapons, practice proper gun store etiquette, using the NRA grading system, and testing the firearms for proper function, among other things.

How To: Buy and care for used reloading dies

Purchasing used products for guns is an economical but possibly dangerous activity if you don't know what you're doing. If you've been thinking about or already have bought used reloading dies, watch this video to learn some simple steps you can take to care for used reloading dies to make sure they work properly and safely.

How To: Sandblast, Parkerize & duracoat a firearm to make it more durable & reliable

Parkerizing is a metal-coating process similar to bluing designed to protect steel from rust and corrosion. It is the more modern version as well, so if you're thinking about protecting your own guns you should probably learn how to parkerize. This video series will teach you how to prepare a gun for parkerization by sandblasting it, parkerize it, and then duracoat it afterwards for additional protection.

How To: Cold blue a steel firearm to protect it from rust

Bluing is the process by which steel is made resistant to rust, and having properly blue guns is essential to their continued effectiveness. This video series will take you through every step of rebluing your firearms, including cleaning and polishing, solid and liquid bluing, and how to treat the metal while it's drying and after the bluing is complete.

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.

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