A listing for DIY Gunsmithing sites online.

Mike A1

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What about a list of your favorite sites for information on working on your 1911s or other firearms?

1.https://ktgunsmith.com/home.asp


2.http://www.coolgunsite.com/collectors_guide.htm

3.https://www.proofhouse.com/index.htm

4.https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup

5.http://www.coolgunsite.com/disassembly/disassembly.htm

6.https://www.shootingtimes.com/editorial/gunsmithing_st_easyironsights_200906/100069

7.https://www.pinterest.com/keithjarrett/books-about-guns-gunsmithing/

8.https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/a-simple-method-of-bluing-you-can-do-at-home/


9.https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/3-ways-to-make-your-1911-45-acp-pistol-more-reliable/

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in the meantime, you can add some of your own favorite manuals & DIY sites if you want..
 
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Kuhnhausen books. And. When I became disabled from my real job at age 59, I enrolled in a local jr college gunsmith course. It was certainly not cheap, but I've always considered it the best gun money I ever spent. I learned a lot, and being assigned to the armory the final 6 months or so of my active duty Army hitch, I learned an awful lot from my SSgt in the armory. So I was ahead of the curve in jr college where recoil assemblies were flying across the shop. LOL. We had full access to the machine shop, finishing room. I learned a lot but now have many others detail questions I wish I had thought to ask .

I can't recommend a 1911 class from a skilled 1911 'smith enough. Marvel, Rodgers , CCP 1911 university ot check out your local jr college or trade center. I don't think you'd ever regret the investment
 

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Kuhnhausen books. And. When I became disabled from my real job at age 59, I enrolled in a local jr college gunsmith course. It was certainly not cheap, but I've always considered it the best gun money I ever spent. I learned a lot, and being assigned to the armory the final 6 months or so of my active duty Army hitch, I learned an awful lot from my SSgt in the armory. So I was ahead of the curve in jr college where recoil assemblies were flying across the shop. LOL. We had full access to the machine shop, finishing room. I learned a lot but now have many others detail questions I wish I had thought to ask .

I can't recommend a 1911 class from a skilled 1911 'smith enough. Marvel, Rodgers , CCP 1911 university ot check out your local jr college or trade center. I don't think you'd ever regret the investment

Great advice good training is the key to great workmanship.

Maybe we can get a TOOL LOANER THREAD here like we had over there going on here.
I used & loaned tools to members, & thought it worked out very well.

It's more important than ever today with more gun buyers than ever & Local Gun shops closing we must learn to repair our own firearms.
Training if you can, I net & books will be needed. So why not provide a place to provide parts trades for Family members only.

Not once did any of the Canadian forums offer a Family Membership :rolleyes: that tells me a lot about support of members.
 

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Kuhnhausen books. And. When I became disabled from my real job at age 59, I enrolled in a local jr college gunsmith course. It was certainly not cheap, but I've always considered it the best gun money I ever spent. I learned a lot, and being assigned to the armory the final 6 months or so of my active duty Army hitch, I learned an awful lot from my SSgt in the armory. So I was ahead of the curve in jr college where recoil assemblies were flying across the shop. LOL. We had full access to the machine shop, finishing room. I learned a lot but now have many others detail questions I wish I had thought to ask .

I can't recommend a 1911 class from a skilled 1911 'smith enough. Marvel, Rodgers , CCP 1911 university ot check out your local jr college or trade center. I don't think you'd ever regret the investment
I also took some in-person gunsmith classes at a community college in NC and a State college in OK and they were fantastic. Wish I could take a full program but that's not in the cards. The courses gave me a basic understanding, basic skills and confidence to do a lot of stuff that I would never have tried otherwise. I would take classes every year, if I could.
 

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twf, if I could afford it, I would take the classes again. Often a person doesn't know what they don't know. I would focus on different build aspects now. Glad you enjoyed your experience as much as I did
 

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Anyone find some other DIY sites? I can't have found them all LOL.

 
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So right about now it would seem to be a good time to work on your 1911s or your AR15s.
So why not make a turn & see where you can get accurate estimates on your Firearms.

My gun values was one I had for awhile.
I found one free one. http://www.firearmspriceguide.com/
 

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