For our week four reflection assignment, we were provided a video to watch. It is titled "Gunsmithing Troubleshoot Firearms". It was uploaded to youtube.com by Sonoran Desert Institute, my alma mater, and features Kip Carpenter of American Gunsmmithing in Columbia, Tennessee.
In this short paper I will go over my thoughts on this weeks required reading. This week we read Chapter Three of Gun Digests Guide to Maintaining Accurizing Firearms, Cleaning and Maintenance. Our text began by explaining to the reader that “Since you have purchased your new firearm, you are going to need to take special care of it. Most gun owners don’t give their gun the love it deserves. This piece of metal and plastic and maybe wood is something that you are going to bet your life on. When it needs to work, you need it to work. When you need it now, it has to be in functional condition.” This is a point we’ve made very often in this and other classes at SDI. It seems like way too many gun owners just expect their gun to work like magic when they need it, and they don’t take the time to maintain their weapons. I cannot stand seeing someone just shoot a weapon and toss it in a closet for 3 months.
Our course text began by stating that “One of the most difficult issues confronting firearms businesses and firearms owners is the need for fully trained, competent gunsmiths.” The author went on to make a point that “unfortunately, there are many people out there, some of them federal licensees, who claim to be gunsmiths but have very little knowledge or skills in that area. Gun owners often complain that these people hold their guns for unreasonable periods of time and, when they finally get them back, the necessary repairs have either been made poorly or not made at
Have you ever known how rifles have evolved through the ages? The rifle known today did not just come up and appear out of nowhere, it has modified and changed a multitude of times for ruffly seven centuries(700 years). The design and modifications to increase distance, accuracy and more have changed so many times, so has the power the gun uses to propel the bullet forwards.
In this short paper I will go over my thoughts on this week’s assigned course reading. This week we were instructed to read Chapter Four of the FTA 215 course text. This chapter covered Tools, Maintenance, and Repair of the AR-15 platform rifle.
In this weeks reflection I will be using the AFY100 textbook chapter five, as well as the Practical guide to Bolt action rifle Accurizing and Maintenance pages 1-44 as reference material.
With the strong possibility of a war against the French, the government was looking for a supply of firearms, and fast. I chose to promise the government over 10,000 firearms within two years, trusting myself for success. They agreed to the bid in 1798 and production took off. My idea was to have a milling machine create individual firearm parts which would all come together to form a gun, this process would be much more efficient compared to the old method of crafting guns in their entirety by multiple gunsmith. But with bad luck, the order was delayed due to multiple manufacturing challenges along the way. Sadly, it took over 10 years to finally finish the order of the 10,000 weapons. But the things I learned along the way worked together to develop a successful system for interchangeable parts. Then I received an order for 15,000 more weapons which I was able to finish in two
The assigned material for this week's reflection assignment is a video titled "Semiautomatic rifle import ban of 1989".The video presentation does not feature a credited narrator. The video is hosted on the website youtube.com, and may be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=HKWshQWLVIM. The video was posted to the site by GunWebsites on 29 Sep 09.
This weeks segment of material covers the common misconceptions associated with the wide variety of calibers and how to properly identify them. In the video it centered the some of the focus on .22 caliber and the common confusion that comes along with that caliber. At this point i’m going to cover in my own words where the most friction points come too.
The 1853 Enfield Rifle-Musket, a 1,400-millimeter gun that can fire up to 1,250 yards with a muzzle velocity of 430 meters per second, is essential to be known how to be used by all real men. Fortunately, it’s easy to handle if you follow a few precise steps. First, you must start off by gathering all the materials needed to load this carbine rifle. These materials include a rifle musket, percussion cap, ramrod, and a paper cartridge, and a .58-caliber miniature ball. Then, you tear open the paper cartridge, either by hand or with your teeth, and disperse the powder down the barrel. After this, you must take out the miniature ball from inside the paper cartridge and place it securely into the barrel of the rifle. Once this action is complete, you take out your ramrod and force the ball far down the barrel; this will put the ball alongside the power. Next, grab your percussion cap and sturdily place it on the nipple of your Enfield. This will allow for sparks to enkindle the powder once the cap is battered. Now you’re almost ready to fire! All you have left to do is cock your 1853 Enfield Rifle-Musket back as far as possible and pull the trigger.
The assigned reading material for this week of the course is titled "Ruger Scout Rifle", and is authored by Chick Blood. It first appeared in print in the December 2015 issue of American Gunsmith magazine.
Since I was about 6 years old I have been exposed to shooting firearms, within my family it wasn't uncommon to have a weekend day set aside to go to the rifle range and shoot our old tin cans from the meals we prepared that week. My experience with shooting firearms ranges from little, basically antique, single shot bolt action 22LR all the way up to high powered hunting rifles, Ar-15’s and AR-10’s. The day after I turned 18 I went out and purchased a tactical Mossberg 500 shotgun. Then shortly after in light of some political discussion about banning AR-15’s I purchased one for my self in hopes if laws did change that I could be grandfathered into whatever the new law may arise. From there my firearm collection has grown incorporating a wide
With the recent announcement by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that they will be going back to the 9mm cartridge, there has been a rekindling of the age old caliber war on various internet forums and on social media sites such as FaceBook. It so happens that this new round of my caliber is better than your caliber comes at a time when I am making preparations to attend the 2015 Realistic Advanced Combatives Seminar hosted by Cabelas in Dundee, Michigan and taught by Dave Spaulding and Sgt. Charles E. Humes.
This week’s reading is on the Cartridge and Firearms Identification. The measurement system used in cartridges and firearms is not universal or has a systematic reasoning on how a caliber or gage is determined, such as Europe and the United States has their own systems. But how ever there is NATO standard for the military. First we discussed calibers and how they are determined. The imperial system, by using fractions of an inch and designated as caliber, uses the interior bore diameter of the firearm, this originated with smooth-smooth bore arms. There are several ways to measure for the caliber; by measuring the interior diameter of the bore, from land to land, grove to grove, measuring the interior diameter of the casing neck, measuring