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Gunsmithing Pistols & Revolvers

3rd Edition

By Patrick Sweeney

Format: Paperback

SKU# Z5056

Yes, You Can Learn Gunsmithing At Home

Everything you need to know about repair, maintenance and customization!

You'll Love This If:

  • You need to repair or maintain your handguns
  • You're a gunsmith or want to become one
  • You want to upgrade or customize your pistols or revolvers at home

Why Pay a Gunsmith When You Can Do It Yourself?

Gunsmithing Pistols and Revolvers 3rd Edition is ideal for the professional gunsmith or do-it-yourselfer. It covers everything from basic disassembly and maintenance to more complex repair and customization techniques for semiautomatic handguns and wheelguns. Your instructor is master gunsmith Patrick Sweeney, who explains with clear, simple text and detailed photos basic to advanced gunsmithing techniques for pistols and revolvers. Need to mount a front or rear sight, replace a cylinder, give your gun a thorough cleaning or perform any one of a hundred other essential procedures? You'll find the answers in this revised edition of Gunsmithing Pistols and Revolvers.

You’ll Learn:

  • How to make your handguns tack-driving accurate
  • How to improve semi-auto reliability
  • How to install custom features like match triggers and night sights

Sneak Peek: A Primer on Buying Used Handguns

There is nothing wrong with buying a used handgun. Assuming, of course, that there is nothing wrong with the used gun you are buying. But how to tell? Click to Read Excerpt

TIP: Find Out How to Fix Handgun Malfunctions

Chapters Include:

  • Gunsmithing for Fun
  • A Place for Everything and Everything Has Its Place
  • The Long and Short of Removing Metal
  • How They Work and What to Look For
  • Keep It Clean
  • Power Tools for the Ambitious
  • What Is Involved In Testing
  • Welding and Metal Joining
  • Refinishing
  • Malfunctions of the Revolver
  • Malfunctions of Pistols
  • Magazines for the Autoloader
  • Sights to Steer By
  • Grips: Something to Hold On To
  • Timing and Tuning Your Revolver
  • The vZ-52
  • Basic Pistolsmithing the Glock
  • Basic Pistolsmithing the 1911
  • Advanced Pistolsmithing the 1911
  • Barrel and Cylinder Fitting, S&W Revolvers
  • The Makarov
  • The Springfield XD and XDm
  • Gunsmithing Mistakes
  • Sources for your Labors
  • Plus hundreds of detailed photos depicting the step-by-step processes in an easy-to-follow format!
About the Author
Patrick Sweeney is the author of many of Gun Digest books' best-selling titles, including Gun Digest Book of the 1911, Vols. I & II; Gun Digest Big Fat Book of the .45 ACP, Gun Digest Book of the AR-15, Gun Digest Book of the AK and SKS, Gun Digest Book of the Glock and Gunsmithing: Pistols and Revolvers, among other titles. A master gunsmith, Patrick is also Handguns Editor for Guns & Ammo magazine.

Snippet from the Book

"What can you do at home, working on your own? Provided you have the right tools, more than you might think. Replacing parts such as sights and barrels, checkering and stippling metal work, delicate stoning of trigger parts for a better trigger pull - all are within the ability of the shooter who wants to do his or her own work." - Patrick Sweeney

SKU Z5056
Additional Feature 850 b&w photos
Author/Speaker/Editor Patrick Sweeney
File/Trim Size 8.25 x 10.875
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440203893
Number Of Pages 384

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Good Reference Book Review by Jack

I find it a welcome addition to my little library above my reloading bench.

(Posted on 11/3/2014)

Good Book for Gun Guys Review by Andy

You're a home defense guy? Sport shooter? Hunter? Police officer?No matter what your interest in handguns, it's in your best interest to know how the thing works. You want to know how to field strip it for basic cleaning and how to take it down for more thorough cleaning. You want to be able to make basic repairs, because there may come a time when you need the gun and you're not near a gunsmith.This is a good book. It's well written by a qualified gunsmith. It's got tons of helpful info and there are a lot of helpful pictures. As the associate editor of Gun Digest the Magazine, I highly recommend it. In fact, I gave it as a gift to a gun guy in my family and he thinks it's great. He's got one of my guns now to do a piece of work on it. How's that for an endorsement?!

(Posted on 2/11/2010)

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