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Building a Heavy AR-15 Varmint Upper Part 1: Parts Selection

Gus Norcross - December 23, 2013

A customer of mine recently expressed interest in building a heavy varmint upper receiver...

How To Finish 80% AR-15 Lowers

Gus Norcross - December 17, 2013

An 80 percent receiver is simply one that is not finished enough to be considered a firearm by...

Rechambering a Savage 110 in 7.62x54R

Gus Norcross - October 23, 2013

A couple miles south of Keene, N.H., in North Swanzey is LPR Gunsmithing. It's owned and...

How to Install Apex Gator Grip Handguards

Gus Norcross - October 01, 2013

One of the easiest ways to enhance the accuracy of an AR-style rifle is free-floating the...

Confessions of a Tool Junkie: MGW Sight Movers

Gus Norcross - September 24, 2013

One of the most common gunsmith tasks is sight installation. Many iron sights are simply...

How to Convert a Scope Base to 8-40 Screws

Gus Norcross - September 19, 2013

Often, gun owners will not bring a firearm to a gunsmith or machinist until it has already...

How to Install a Collapsible Stock on an Armalite AR-10

Gus Norcross - September 09, 2013

Years ago, I bought an Armalite AR-10 rifle. Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of the Armalite or...

Squaring the AR Receiver Face

Gus Norcross - March 22, 2013

You've ordered a few tools from Brownells and you're assembling an AR from parts. It can be a...

Fitting the 1911 Barrel, Part 4: Headspace

Gus Norcross - March 01, 2013

When factory 1911 barrels are produced, the chamber is cut measuring from the rear edge of the...

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