GUNSMITHING: PISTOLS & REVOLVERS, 3RD EDITION
Author: Patrick Sweeney
Publisher: KRAUSE PUBLICATIONS/DBI BOOKS, Nov 2009
Includes an updated section on today?s hot handguns including the Glock, Springfield XD, & more. Set up an efficient & organized workplace & learn what tools are needed. Then, tackle projects like installing new grips, adjusting trigger pull & sight replacement. Troubleshooting guide, glossary terms & a directory of suppliers & services for most brands of handguns. 350+ B&W photos; 8.5x11 inches, 384 pgs.
In tough economic times, gun owners are unwilling to pay $75-$125 an hour for repair work, so do-it-yourself gun repair is becoming increasingly popular with gun owners.
According to industry research, more than 1.3 million new pistol and revolvers were sold during 2008, with 1.5 million sold in the used market.
Includes an updated section on today?s hot handguns including the Glock, Springfield XD, and more models for which information has not been previously available.
With the guidance of top gunsmith Patrick Sweeney, beginners, as well as serious enthusiasts, are able to diagnose handgun problems--for once they're the experts, deciding whether to do their own work or leave it up to the professionals. Profusely illustrated step-by-step instructions are presented for do-it-yourself minor repairs and major upgrades, from the how-to's of diagnosing malfunctions in both revolver and semi-automatic pistols to what corrective steps can be taken to solve them.
Sweeney provides a complete look at repairs & upgrades; setting up an efficient and organized workplace, what gunsmithing tools are needed to complete projects, and a thorough series of mini-projects--teaching professional tool-use techniques. Plus, there are chapters on cleaning, polishing and minor repairs, welding and metal joining, recoil reduction, and refinishing.
And, new to this edition, gunsmithing tips are included for polymer-framed pistols.
* Includes a handy troubleshooting guide & a glossary of gunsmithing terms.
* Complete with addresses and phone/fax numbers, this edition also features an updated directory of suppliers & services.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Patrick Sweeney has been an avid reloader for more than 30 years, a competition shooter for more than 25, and a full-time gunsmith for more than 20. He is author of several books on firearms, including Modern Law Enforcement Weapons, The Gun Digest Book of the Glock, The Gun Digest Book of the 1911, and Gunsmithing: Shotguns. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.