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7.21 FireHawk, Lazzeroni

Designed by John Lazzeroni and introduced in 1996. This 7mm cartridge was dropped from the Lazzeroni line in 1999 when the 7.21 Firebird came out.  It could push a 120 grain Barnes X at 3697 feet per second.  As well as a 140 grain at over 3500 fps. We picked up the reamer for this… Read more »

Art of the Gun, Tinidad Colorado, 2017

Art of the Gun @ Mitchell Museum in Trinidad Colorado was held the weekend of June 9-10, 2017.  This event was held in conjunction with the 70/40 Anniversary of the TSJC Gunsmithing Program.  70 years ago P.O. Ackley helped start the first gunsmithing program at any college in the U.S. 40 years ago the School joined… Read more »

Fred talks about P.O. Ackley

One of the cool things about writing a book is that during the research for the book you learn a lot about people.  I was able to interview a number of interesting and well known folks in the gun world while researching P.O. Ackley, America’s Gunsmith. If you would like a little more behind the scene… Read more »

Nosler Chamber Reamers & Gauges

Several years ago Nosler took nearly every caliber from 26 to 36 to SAAMI.  As soon as they were approved we bought all the reamers and gauges.  The 26 and 28 Nosler are the only cartridges that share the same headspace gauges in the Nosler factory line-up, all the others have their own specific gauges…. Read more »

To Gauge or not to Gauge? Liability is the question. Part II

Part II If there are times when using brass to gauge headspace is OK then there must be times when it’s a bad idea.  High intensity cartridges Wildcat cartridges Ackley Improved cartridges High intensity cartridges run from 47,000 PSI to 65,000 PSI.  A high intensity cartridge with a little headspace can cause all kinds of… Read more »

To Gauge or not to Gauge?  Liability is the question.

Part I We talk to hundreds of gunsmith’s each month.  It surprises me how often these “professionals” decide not to use a headspace gauge when they are available to them.  They say, “No, that’s OK I will just use brass.” The reason that we are still using brass cases in firearms after more than a… Read more »

P.O. Ackley, America’s Gunsmith, a new book by Fred Zeglin

I doubt that P.O. Ackley set out to be famous.  But life has it’s twists and turns, Ackley worked hard to learn his trade and equally as hard at putting out the word about his work.  He became acquainted with many gun writers and leaders in the gun industry. In 1936 he made the decision… Read more »

Bullseye Ammo Cam for Rent at 4D

The Bullseye Target Manager software package is a full featured software application included with the Bullseye Camera System that allows you to view and track every shot during your shooting session. SEE YOUR LAST SHOT BLINK no matter how many times you have hit the target! Clearly SEE Your Target and EACH and EVERY Shot… Read more »