Apex Gunsmithing
10Jun/17

Don’t judge a book by its cover…

Sometimes you come across guns that look like they've seen better days.  Finish worn off all over the place, scuffs and scrapes, anodizing or parkerizing worn right through to bare metal.

Must have a respectable round count!

Must have a respectable round count!

Wear patterns can tell a good story and show you how the gun was used or give some hints to the round count.  It's not an exact science by any means, but a well worn P226 like this has seen a couple thousand through it at least.  All of the springs are strong, the internals are in great shape and the gun can no doubt go for another ten thousand before it even slows down.  Don't let that bluing wear scare you off though, sometimes looks can be deceiving...

25Aug/15

Picture of the Day: Kershaw Chill

Knife: $20.  Shop time spent polishing: $120.  Result: priceless.

Knife: $20. Shop time spent polishing: $120. Result: priceless.

3Aug/15

Picture of the Day: CRKT Tighe Rade

Tighe Rade

1Aug/15

Lightweight Budget AR-15 Mockup

I posted way back when about an AR-15 rifle build that wouldn't break the bank and would weigh in well under 7 pounds loaded.  It took a while to find the setup I really liked along with a quality pencil profile (0.625" diameter) barrel maker for a reasonable price, but I think I've got this nailed.

Test lower please ignore

5May/15

The Dirtiest CETME

I gave a small guest presentation on gun care last night at the Windsor Fish & Game members meeting, and part of it was passing around photos of the dirtiest guns I've worked on over the years.  It's a real shame I didn't have this one in until today!

How not to care for your guns

How not to care for your guns

18Jun/14

Picture of the Day: Overall Length Edition

18" Tavor vs. 10.5" AR Pistol!

18" Tavor vs. 10.5" AR Pistol!

19Nov/13

Quick Photo: Lancer Mag (1920×1080)

(click for full resolution)