Gunsmithing is one of those trades that often gets passed down from generation to generation. Sadly, in these times it seems like it’s almost falling out of favor. With the advent of tighter QC controls making firearms more or less maintenance-free for longer periods, and a lack of interest from the up-and-coming generations of firearms owners, gunsmithing is becoming a lost art. Thankfully, we’ve got young guys like TFB Writer Sam S. who are keeping the trade alive and today he’s here to give his advice and his take on the gunsmithing world. I was surprised to learn from Sam that there are actually a lot of great places you can either go to both online and in-person to learn these skills and along with that, the tools, reference materials, and know-how are almost all either in books or online these days. If you’ve ever wanted to be self-reliant when it comes to maintaining and modifying your firearms, have a seat, grab a drink, and listen in as our very own Sam S. gives us his best gunsmithing advice.
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Some of Sam S’s Gunsmithing Articles @ TFB:
- TFB Armorer’s Bench: Cleaning Up and Fire Bluing Screws
- TFB Armorer’s Bench: By The Armorer Book – Glock Maintenance
- TFB Armorer’s Bench: M1 Garand Gas System and Ammunition Solutions
TFB B-Side Podcast: Gunsmithing Advice with TFB Writer Sam S
On today’s episode of the TFB B-Side Podcast, we bring back TFB Writer Sam S to talk about gunsmithing! Sam S. is an accomplished gunsmith at a local Minnesota gun store and also the author of the TFB Armorers Bench series which covers just about everything when it comes to both amateur and advanced gunsmithing techniques, tools, and supplies. I’ve brought on Sam today to give us the birds-eye-view of the gunsmithing world, how you might get into it, where good resources are found, and a few of his recommendations for essential tools and tips when you’re out doing your own gunsmithing. If you guys have any questions for Sam, you can reach out to him via Instagram at @sfsgunsmith! Please welcome Sam S. to the show, everyone!
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