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The most necessary part of the book is recommended skill levels, access to equipment and skills to use it. Lots of the procedures may be beyond the level of the weekend mechanic/tinkerer and require complex machine work. Forgoing that, the general ideas, and applications are quite amazing with thorough steps and processes. Some projects will need more information, as the devil is in the details, and info take up lots of pages. JF gunsmith, master machinist, toolmaker.
An Okay collection of articles, but a lot of involve working on firearms that are no longer affordable, or even available. A nice look into projects from the past but only a few are applicable to the hobbyist with a limited budget. If only those Martini's were still available on the cheap...
Amazing book with plenty of compiled articles for gunsmithing projects. While a lot of of them are far and beyond above my capability (experience, equipment, etc), there are also plenty of other small side projects and things that create you think, "Hm, maybe I could give that a try." Also, very fun to browse through and see some of the amazing work done by others.
Lots of amazing projects in this book. Even if your not mechanically inclined you will gain some insight of just how much Gunsmith"s actually have to Know and what they do. This book is probably one of the better values in Gunsmithing books in todays market. I guaranty the pages will be dogeared in no time.
OK book, printed on paper. Makes decent bathroom reading, but don't expect this book to have "generalized" projects that any aspiring gunsmith can jump into: there are far better books out there for that, plus they're printed on far better, colourful paper and with a hard cover.
An perfect overview of the gunsmith or "jobber's" art. Potter gets very specific about the tools and techniques required although practical time on the bench is always helpful. I just want we had some of the UK vendors of tools, etc. that he has access to, although one must, in a lot of cases build one's own tools. But that is part of the art, and the enjoyment. I also like his compact writing style that makes it a pleasure to read. Indispensable for someone who was to maintain their fine arms.
An interesting book on primarily English Best Quality shotguns.While not massive on How To, it explains the the level of expertiseand the amount of handwork involved in making Best r Americans, it provides in-depth exposure to the Englishterms for gun parts and components.If you're interested in English shotguns, this is an entertaining read.
Mr. Potter is a first-class English Gunsmith that has long experience in servicing the English shooter. I've been in business as a Gunsmith (hobby level) since 1970, and as a full-time retirement occupation since 2013. Mr. Potter covers repairs and even furnishes instructions ( some with working sketches) that is priceless for anyone that contemplates performing serious work on any high gade shotgun. His tip is terse, to the point, and worth it's weight in gold. His major zone of coverage is doubleguns, the moneymaking side of gunsmithing shotguns, but the coverage of barrel modifications, pattern adjustment, choke and forcing cone reaming and polishing, back boring and tuning is applicable to any shotgun barrel. He shows several shop-made jigs, fixtures, and machines I am going to create for my own use. Several were ideas I had started to sketch up, based on work I required to do, but his solutions were better, easier, and probably will deliver better results. His coverage of hot-oil bending of buttstocks (AND the apparatus and fixtures he devised to do it) is worth the of the book, as is the several pages he devotes to the ART of barrel dent raising. His shop-made barrel honing machine and the coverage of making lead laps are topics every gunsmith must learn, but I have never seen this sort of coverage in any of my reference works. (He even shows how to create a easy lead lap mould!) His comments of what NOT to do is, again, worth the book's price. This book will be referenced a lot of times in the future in my shop, and I already can see I'll have to create photocopies from several locations for my "Bench Book", the three-ring binder I hold under the bench for ready reference that can become oil stained and varnish spotted while the priceless original book stays safely in my office shelf. A lot of today think if they can assemble an AR-AK or hold a modern polymer framed auto pistol running they are a Gunsmith. This is incorrect. A detailed reading of Mr. Potter's book will present them what real "Blue-Steel-And-Walnut" Gunmaking entails. This is items that the average 'smith would have had to spend several years as a lower level Journeyman in the of a (Real) Master Gunmaker or custom gun building firm to learn. And, this is AFTER they graduated from one of the Technical Colleges that has a campus-based Gunsmith training program. Finally, the reading of what every English gunsmith must know about about their draconian (anti) gun regulations is must reading for any gunsmith and any American gun owner. Anytime a politician starts their rhetoric about "Common Sense" "Gun Safety Regulation", "We Need To Look At Australia's Solution To Guns" and "Why Do You Even Need A Gun?", this chapter should be re-read. The English regulation of shotguns is on about the same level of Class 3 (Machine Gun) regulation in America, except the permits are annual, hideously expensive, and the granting is topic to the whims of your local police officials. And, that is how a lot of in Washington envision as the "Solution". But, all that aside, "Real" Gunsmiths, this book! You won't regret it!
This is a amazing primer for the layman on the topic of CLASSIC double barrel shotguns and drillings. Don't expect this book to tell you about Benelli's or your [email protected]#$% 870 Remington; you won't search it here. This book breaks down the fundamentals of the real craft of fine gun making and repair. It won't tell you everything, but as someone who has been machining and shooting fine guns for years, I found it informative and affirming. For the begin mind, you'll learn a lot of the technological ideas that got us to where we are today with shotguns.
I've been shooting a while, but putting tools to my own guns has been something I've been reluctant to do, but as I shoot more. So I bought this looking for a sort of general intro to the is book chapters, each a project the author shows you - like glass-bedding a rifle in one chapter, and a number of other useful projects - recoil pad installation, etc.What I got from it was a amazing look at what the rifle looks like dissasembled, which gave me the guts to take apart my rifle and create some minor trigger adjustments with the confidence that I could take it down and place it back together - and an understanding of how those parts related.I think that the book could use a few more images but overall, it's a amazing introduction and his emphasis on safety and using the right tool for the job should obtain most off on the right foot.
I just got this book, but looking through it looks like what I expected from Mr. Towsley. I have several of his books an they go into a lot of detail and he explains it very well. I'm not a gunsmith, but this book should take me in the path I need to go if I ever have a gun functioning problem.
I bought this book on Kindle - that was a huge mistake. I really should have thought that part out before purchasing it. It would have been "okay" if I had it in book form, but it is still a very primary book. It spends a lot of time on setting up your workshop, buying tools, etc. that I'm sure would be helpful for some people, and it is written well. Other than that, it does go over the skills important for primary gunsmithing, but just not more than an "okay" rating for me and my skill level. Your mileage may vary.
After years away from firearms (military), I'm slowly getting back into the sport. I was looking for a good, grounded book that would give me ideas and suggestions on the right method to do things - the right tools to use, the right environment, etc. I was also looking for something that was simple to read and follow - something I could begin reading, take a break for a few days (schedule demands not laziness) and come back to it. The writing style is excellent for that - and no nonsense right to the point. While this book won't create you a master gunsmith, it will take you up a few notches if you're relatively fresh like me, or a hobbyist. Highly recommended.
The phrase in the title of this review is a quote from the second chapter of this book and epitomizes the practical, wise and accessible approach of the book can be all things to all people, and a book on home gun smithing will necessarily reflect the types of guns the author already has in his collection. Though there is a amazing in this book that is generally useful, its basic focus is on bolt action rifles. Likewise, the audience of this book is people familiar with tools and generally familiar with firearms but with zero experience doing their own gun smithing.Understanding its focus and audience, then, this book is absolutely fabulous, and I consider it to be one of the best in its is book is filled with the sort of info that helps you short-cut the experience curve by learning from the author's experience rather than your own. Having learned some of the material in this book the hard way, I can really appreciate the value of what the author is offering.I do a considerable amount of home gun smithing on a wide array of rifles, but there are some things I haven't done, such as shortened and re-crowned barrels, because I lack equipment such as lathes. This book explains precisely how to accomplish these tasks without lathes!He starts at the very beginning by explaining not just what tools you need, but why you need them and how they are used. He also contains a number of perfect hints won from his experience, such as using rosin to keep a barrel in a barrel vise. This book goes from basics such as installing recoil pads all the method through building a custom rifle using a short-chambered barrel and an in-the-white action. Along the way, he covers Duracoat finishing, glass and pillar bedding, trigger work, rifle maintenance, how to choose used rifles and more. This is all painstakingly documented with perfect (and I mean excellent) photos.Will this book turn you into a superb gunsmith overnight? No. Mastery of any field takes about 10,000 hours of work, and no book can give you that. But this book will obtain the beginner off to a amazing begin while helping to avoid common pitfalls. Safety (both gun safety and safety) are stressed is is a amazing book and I highly recommend it for those interested in maintaining and enhancing their own rifles or rehabilitating old rifles.
Allow me start with some fast background info. If you're considering purchasing this book, then you've probably heard of the American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI); and if you're familiar with the AGI catalog and marketing, then you know that this book is one of the stuff included in their entry-level "Practical Gunsmithing" course. Curiosity is what ultimately led me to this book, to obtain an "inside preview" (so to speak) of AGI's primary course.I have to admit I enjoyed reading this book from cover to cover, and I found the procedures easy to follow and understand. I have no doubt I can do any of these projects. Will I ever do any of them? Maybe one or two, but that's about it. The author seems to be more of a hunting cowboy type and an avid Cowboy Action Shooting enthusiast, and a lot of of the projects with old lever guns and shotguns. Nothing wrong with that, just not my zone of focus. For example, when I saw a project titled "Chamber And Bore Polishing" I thought, "Alright! I can finally fix that feeding issue I have with my [a certain model of combat handgun I own]!" Nope, wrong. The project showed how to polish the chambers on a double-barrel shotgun instead of the "normal" conotation of polishing the chamber on a semi-auto pistol or any sort of rifle. In the entire book there was only one handgun project, and in keeping with the cowboy theme, that project was to replace the trigger return spring on a Ruger single-action revolver.Overall the project procedures were spot-on, but there is one project in particular that I have to criticize slightly: shortening a barrel. The author assumes (because it's his rifle) that a scope will be mounted on the rifle after the barrel is shortened, but what if you wish begin sights instead? There was no mention of how to install a fresh front sight where there was never one before; and depending on whether the rifle had begin sights to start with, a fresh rear sight might need to be installed from scratch also. He also created sure to use a stainless steel barrel in his example, so no touch-up blueing was needed afterward. That's the only project in the book that I feel was left incomplete. Well, actually, now that I think about it, the scope mounting project assumed the receiver was already drilled & tapped, so I guess that project is somewhat incomplete as well, though perhaps drilling & tapping a receiver is a separate project in its own y of the projects require specialty tools; it'll cost quite a beautiful penny to all the tools, jigs, fixtures, and materials referenced in this book! And where are you supposed to shop all these specialty tools and set up huge power tools like drill presses and belt sanders? This book is written for people who live on rural acreage and have a separate home workshop in the backyard; not too practical for people whose "workshop" is a corner of a garage in a high-density Southern California metropolis (especially if they actually use that garage for parking vehicles instead of setting up a workshop!). It's a catch-22, I think. Anyone who has a home workshop to perform these projects probably already knows how to do them and doesn't need this book, and those of us who need the book also need a space.But like I said earlier, I enjoyed reading every page of this book, and the material is well-presented (if you overlook all the typos). I can understand exactly what's going on and follow what the author is describing... and if *I* can, beautiful much anyone can. The book is only 155 pages long but is PACKED with useful information; and when you consider the low that Amazon charges for it, you just can't go wrong with this book. Even the book itself is high quality, a hardcover edition with thick glossy pages. I'm really glad I bought it, and that's the bottom line. After reading it, I'm also really glad I never bit on AGI's Practical Gunsmithing course for $597! :)One latest item of information. The very latest chapter is devoted to building a custom bolt-action rifle from scratch. The author begins with a Mauser action from Charles Daly. Unfortunately, Charles Daly (K.B.I.) went out-of-business early latest year (months before the publishing date of this book!), so it might be tough to begin "from scratch" anymore; i.e. not a lot of manufacturers bare actions. If I'm not mistaken, I believe Remington is the Mauser actions now, but I'm not 100% sure of that; they might be full rifles based on the actions instead.
I purchased this book as a amazing starting point for gunsmithing. Overall I can't say that I'm disappointed, especially considering the that I was able to this book with its beautiful, full color photography. The only shortcoming is the minimal scope of the work. A amazing put to begin for general gunsmithing guidance, this is not the book that you wish if you're trying to do anything beyond primary gun projects.
I received this book a couple of days ago and I have read it from cover to cover, I must say that Bryce has some amazing knowledge in gunsmithing and yet he explains it so even beginners can understand and follow his instructions. Pictures are detailed with very amazing notations. He covers a few projects so you can pick up an old rifle and it up to a fresh rifle or just restore it a e only draw back is that I wished that he had more projects and it was a lot bigger book than it is. But anyhow a amazing valuable reference book to have.
Amazing book,great pictures,variety of projects. Stock work, refinishing metal, trigger work, jeweling, filing, hand tools, machine tool basics drill press, grinder, polisher, Dremel tool, tips, must haves. The author and his son truly have fun this type of hands on work and it shows! Outstanding color photography. An neat and tidy work shop, layed-out well and improved upon with years of doing! I've included some pictures of a few of my gunsmithing upgrades.
Allow me lead with this fact: I love the Bachelors of Shotgun Ridge series. I read them over and over and feel like these characters are old friends. Maybe for this reason it's hard to ignore the glaring inconsistencies in timelines presented in this book. This book takes put after Grant & Abbe's story, in which we got a number of updates on the lives of the characters. In a number of locations in this book, those updates are either ignored or contradicted. Clay & Cherry's story was foreshadowed in the previous book, so I was resigned to that pairing, but was confused as to how Cherry was created to seem much older in the first book, Wyatt & Hannah's story. I was so looking forward to this addition to the series and am just disappointed that the author didn't do my mates justice.
Excellent amount of love, relationship and finding faith,. The whole series is a excellent read. Thank you for introducing us the the city of shotgun ridge! I suspect this series has one more bachelor for the geezers to support out.
What a attractive story this was. It was perfection. I adored Clay and his kindness and patience with Cherry... What a unbelievable and loving man. This whole series has been a delight to read. I have fun the closeness of all the families and how they help each other through thick and thin. I like very much how much love and affection Clay and Cherry gave to the animals also... Hope and Joy were so cute.... The whole book was very satisfying and uplifting to read.... Especially the epilogue. I can't wait to read the next book to see who Uncle Ozzie will place his matchmaking attention on next..😁😀😊
I absolutely LOVED this book! I have been reading and following the entire "Bachelors of Shotgun Ridge" series for awhile now, and after reading book #7 in the series ("Shotgun Ridge") I wanted to search out if Mindy Neff planned on writing any future books for it, because there are several characters in this series that deserve to have romance stories of their own...Since I couldn’t get this info from any of the Google & book searches I made, (although I did search a cross-series, “Texas Sweethearts”, which is a companion one to the Bachelor of Shotgun Ridge series); I decided to test and contact the author herself and ask her if there are any future books being planned for this series.I was delighted to learn - via Mindy when I found and msg'd her on Fb - that there was indeed another book in the works for this series, and that is this one - "Christmas in Shotgun Ridge". This book is to create its official debut on December 2, 2019 and I've pre-ordered it for my private library collection. While I already have this book on order, I was delighted with the opportunity to a preview reading of it (via Bookfunnel, with the author's permission) so I could review it.I just finished reading Christmas in Shotgun Ridge, and I loved it! This story, like all the other ones in this series, stands on its own story-wise and was a pure joy to read. However it is the relationships and characters within the community surrounding and interacting with the main characters of this romance that makes this story not only more believable, but gives an added depth and richness to it that makes it even more enjoyable to read.While the romance itself is full of captivating scenes and makes you love the main characters; it is the interconnecting characters and relationships of the community surrounding them that gives you a sense of connection to all these fictional people and animals. It makes you feel like they are old mates you are catching up with, and it makes you wish to read and learn more about them…Christmas in Shotgun Ridge is a book you will not only wish to read, but I can practically guarantee that it will create you wish to read all the rest of the books in this series, as well as the ones in its crossover series “Texas Sweethearts” if you haven’t already done so!!I look forward to reading future stories and series written by Mindy Neff!!Kathryn L.M. Reynolds
Years of abuse affect not only how you look at yourself, but how you look at life. Unfortunately Cherry had tried to hide it and had pushed people away, even after her husband was killed in accident. Clay had been trying to break through that shell. Now with her being injured by her bull, he was trying to tear down that wall. Recovery and reconciliation.
This book is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone. I particularly enjoyed it as it has an older couple (not elderly, but older than usual) and they don't rush into a relationship immediately. Cherry is 40 and was married to an abusive alcoholic for 15 years. Now a widow, she is running her little ranch with the occasional support of an older man. When she is damage by her bull, her neighbor comes to her rescue. Clay has been in love with Cherry for quite some time but she has been skittish and standoffish toward him. Now that she is temporarily disabled, he has his possibility to pursue a relationship with her by helping out. This is a lovely Christmas story with amazing side characters. I'm slowly reading the entire ual situations may offend some readers.
Feel amazing story with a series topic matter. Sprinkle in a smattering of community love and meddling and you have a love story for the ages. Amazing Character we would all love to have. Have fun this Christmas story as the celebration it was meant to be.
This series is becoming addictive! Each story is better than the latest one, and they all seem to blend into one another, as each of the handsome Grant brothers finally meets his bear's mate. This time it's Logan's turn, as Kate Wrangler comes home to clean up the mess her father had created of their family ranch before he finally died. It's not a satisfied time in the beginning, because when her mother died, her father became a bitter and violent drunk. She escaped to school and a life far from Yellowstone, Montana. But his death left her no choice but to return, create the repairs and off the livestock, so she could the ranch and never come back again. You'll be satisfied to know that things are soon better, and our author has given us another sweet romance, with two lovers who really need one another - and a shotgun wedding that sounds like a lot of fun! I can't wait to see which brother will bite the dust, er...bite the bullet? - next. Jgtimm
Kate returns to her childhood home after her alcoholic father dies to fix it up, it and place her painful past to rest.Logan wants to support her fix it up to create amends for hurting her deeply while they were in HS and he was a thoughtless jerk of she fixes the house and gets to know the adult Logan she grows to really have fun him as a mate and the attraction between them builds. Soon she discovers things she never knew about her father and faces the past so her heart can heal, move forward and love.
Heart warming and oh so sweet don't miss this one. Excellent for ChristmasKate Wrangler grow up on the farm next to the Grant family. She had a mom that died young and a drunken father that drank ALL the time and the children picked on her all the time. So the first possibility she got she took off.Her father died just before Christmas so she came back to everything off and leave forever. Only things didn't work out as she planned thank goodness.I loved this story and the playboy brother has Fallin lol. I have to say this series is really fun and i highly recommend itShifter fan will fall in love with it. Don't miss it honest review and I honestly loved it. ☺
Kate and Logan have a past together that can only be classified as rough. High school is not the best put to search and hold real love. Kate comes back to close her father's house and obtain out, but Logan won't allow her go. Logan and Kate have some rough spots but stand by each other in the long run. The cowbear's Christmas shotgun wedding is a delightful read with just the right amount of angst and danger.
Really love this one they have all been amazing stories but I loved Logan the womanizer's story and his down fall into forever love. I thought that Kate was a amazing hero and an old acquaintance who who didn't have much love for Logan because he ruined her unique moments and memories of her high school prom and high school years. In his defense he was only being a normal teen boy with hormones on the rampage for one hotty named 's a wonderful, sweet reunion when they both realize that maybe all the animosity was really love waiting to bloom. I think you will really like this one when Logan's brother pulls out the shotgun to send them on their method to a happily ever after life.
I really loved reading this story. It fits in perfectly with the other Cowbear books. From the begin to the finish, and all the detours it took to obtain there, I was totally captivated by this storyline. Love a amazing HEA, and this story created it fun too. Sigh...
Paranormal bear shifter story. This is the 3rd in the series of 6 brothers who own a ranch by Yellowstone. Logan is the latest brother you'd think would fall in love & obtain married, but he meets Kate again & that's that. Kate has poor memories of Logan when they were in high school. He was a large jerk to her & created her life miserable. He proves to her that he's changed, so there's a HEA for them.
I purchased this book as my first foray into DIY gunsmithing. Overall, I'm very happy with this book. While no book is going to be comprehensive enough to cover any possible question you may have about gunsmithing this book covers most of what a beginner may be interested in. Trigger work, glass bedding, recrowning, drilling and tapping for a scope, reboring / rebarreling, ere are a few downsides to this book, but overall I believe it's still a worthwhile purchase. Firstly, the photographs are all black and white. Most of the time this isn't an issue, but some of the images do not have enough contrast to really see what the caption is describing. All you see is a black blob in a gray background. Secondly, there are some things the author states that do not jive with my own experiences. Ruger rifle triggers (Mk. II) can't/shouldn't be adjusted but instead replaced, you can't determine the accuracy of a firearm with reloads, a barrel must be broken in to work correctly, among others. Perhaps a matter of difference of opinion, but I still feel his tip was slightly off the tag in some cases.Overall, this book helped me gain a greater understanding of different gunsmithing tasks and I feel it was worth the money.
This book is good, but not perfect. Anything by Patrick Sweeney is laced with knowledge gained from years in the field, and this book is no exception. Sweeney obviously knows what he is talking about and the small, private hints interspersed throughout this book create it an invaluable resource for both the home and professional rifle smith. The range of content precludes any extreme detail work on specific topics, but enough is covered that anyone will gain something from having this on their bookshelf.But it's not perfect. There are two problems with this book, neither the fault of the author. First, the Kindle edition, and presumably any electronic version, is scanned from the original printed text. While it has been spell checked, it has not been edited. There are numerous conversion errors throughout this book that distract from reading any electronic edition. Obvious errors, such as the letter 't' frequently appearing as the letter 'l' (time/lime, safety/safely) and the letters 'th' appearing as the letter 'm' (them/mem, this/mis) create the reader question whether more important, yet subtler, errors e second problem is that the content is dated. The firearms globe has changed dramatically in the fifteen years since it was originally published. Info is provided on companies that no longer exist, techniques that were experimental or odd at the time are now common put (sonic cleaners) and labor-saving tools that are now readily available go unmentioned. An updated ver of this book is warranted, though Sweeney has written extensively and other tomes exist which are more current. For example, if you're interested in working on the AR platform, choose one of his newer books covering that platform. Same with the Ruger 10/22. If you're into Mausers and other military surplus, this book is right up your alley.
Gunsmithing: Rifles is an simple read for someone with novice level of gun knowledge. If you know the barrel from the butt stock, but wish to know more, then this is a amazing put to e font is simple to read with captions for pictures being bold, to let the eye to easily focus on them. The pictures are good, but suffer a lack of clarity due to printing in grey scale.Overall I've found this to be an enjoyable read.
The author is very knowledgeable and solid writer (or hired a amazing editor). He covers a a broad, but reasonable set of examples. Some beyond the reach of your "home workbench" gunsmith. Indirectly, gives amazing insight into what one should look for in selecting a gunsmith and evaluating their skills. Reading the book, thinking about the steps and info involved, may also support someone decide whether or not to take on the challenge of some repairs/is is more a book for the beginner - intermediate gun owner, seeking exposure to gunsmithing. Not detailed enough to take someone with no skills through a custom rifle construction. The author does walk through amazing examples of adding after shop mods and assembling barrels/stocks that require limited machining.
The Deepwater Dimwits. Riding Shotgun is directed by Andre De Toth and adapted to screenplay by Thomas W. Blackburn fro the story “Riding Solo” written by Kenneth Perkins. It stars Randolph Scott, Wayne Morris, Joan Weldon, Joe Sawyer, James Millican, Charles Bronson and James Bell. Melody is by David Buttolph and Warnercolor cinematography is by Bert Glennon. Before he would create the Western films with Budd Boetticher that would define him as a Western film legend, Randolph Scott worked tirelessly in the genre. He would create 6 movies with Ray Enright and 6 with Andre De Toth, all of these are amazing value for the Western fan. They vary in thematic quality, but production value was always decent and there was always Randy at battle with some gruff or poncey bloke, nice zone photography and of course some gorgeous ladies as well. That’s enough for genre fans who happily take these films on their needed terms. Anyone else got anything to say? Riding Shotgun has Scott as Larry Delong, a man who spends his time “riding shotgun” as a stagecoach guard. He has an ulterior motive, though, he’s constantly on the look out for a known outlaw, Dan Marady (Millican), and he wants him dead. Sure enough Malady is about the put and Larry falls into a trap and finds things spiralling so out of control, that by the time he manages to obtain back into town, practically everyone hates him and thinks he’s part of Marady’s murderous gang. Hate makes a man careless. Cue a scenario where Delong, who has been wonderfully providing us with a movie noir like narration throughout (love the wry David and Goliath observation), literally has to create a one man stand versus the dimwit townsfolk and also Marady and his henchmen who are fronted by twitchy gun Pinto! (Bronson). It clocks in at under 75 minutes, it’s brisk, it has Scott [email protected]#$% huge time and it looks lovely (unsurprising with Glennon photographing). Is it flawless? God no! There’s some distinctly below average acting around Scott (Morris/Millican), while Fritz Feld as the Cantina owner (erm, called Fritz) where Delong holes up, is annoying in the extreme. While as radiant and perky as Joan Weldon is, she’s no actress capable of grabbing a stage and shooting electricity through it. But this type of Scott Oater is comfort meal to genre fans who once in a while like to down pistols and relax away from the more serious genre fare. 7/10
Perfect book for firearm enthusiast who wants to do more work on his own firearms. Not a tutorial for the professional, tip given for any true issues is to take it to a professional gunsmith. As other reviews have pointed out there are no chapter on the m&p, sd9/40 or cz75. Overall a amazing purchase.
I found this a amazing book to give overall guidance and detail on a number of jobs. The explanations of how things work are very useful for understanding what is going on in the mechanisms and what the consequences of changes will be. It's relatively up to date but Mr Sweeney does go over some primary things quickly; maybe a small too quickly for beginners. A book such as Pistolsmithing by George C. Nonte is a amazing companion. The photographs are much better than the 3rd edition. Don't any attention to what's on the back of the book though: completely revised, well yes it has been revised; there are no chapters on the S&W M&P, nor Ruger SR9/40/45, nor the CZ-75. I've found a few explanations difficult to follow when talking about specific parts of a handgun component: diagrammes or pictures with arrows would be a amazing help. Generally the images and text work well together. Clear fault-finding and fixing chapters. Overall a very amazing book which I would recommend; one star off for the false advertising.
If you plan to do any work on your guns at home this book is a amazing idea as it runs through the basics for each type. Are you going to build a custom 1911 with it? No, but how a lot of folks really do?If a better understanding of how your guns work, how to do primary modifications or what is involved with a modification is your goal you'll search it here. The only downside is that the whole book could do with some updating and better photos.
I haven't done any gunsmithing to speak of. But with this book in hand, I feel that I will be able to do some primary repairs myself if the need arises. Another review mentions that cylinder retiming isn't covered. Really? I distinctly remember reading about that reason I bought this book is for a topic I haven't seen covered elsewhere: how gun actions work. I had no clue how an automatic pistol actually operates (or, for that matter, a revolver, beyond the superficially obvious). Sweeney describes the basics well and clearly, with the support of images of "cut away" automatics. It certainly is not a survey of all the types of automatic action that exist, but it covers the 1911 quite well, and with that background, others (like Glock or Boberg) are much easier to understand as variations on a common principle.
I have really enjoyed following the Kiki Lowenstein murder mystery series. A single Mom at the begin of the series, buys a scrapbook/ card making shop and contains amazing fresh crafting ideas within the series. And following her life and those of her significant others, has been enjoyable. Fresh characters have been added in interesting ways. Kiki is a very resourceful, believable woman who wars her method to pleasant endings.
The magazine is amazing and I like that is strictly shotgun specific. The articles are amazing but the magazine is beautiful thin with about a half dozen page of ads for products they sell. I've only received two problems so far. I hope it picks up a small in the summer.
So satisfied that Mr. Methos picked the topic of gun violence, gun manufacturers, politicians and lobbyists and mass shootings of little children. The lack.of common sense laws in our country is shameful. The fact that the NRA controls how the 2nd Amendment is applied by politicians is atrocious. Our schools are no.longer safe nor are malls, film theaters, churches, etc. This story was told passionately by excellently developed characters and I loved it. Amazing ending, too. I hope there is another book with Peter James soon.