Welcome! On this site I shall provide tutorials covering the creation of firearms. I have tentatively divided that subject into three sub-categories:
- Design – The actual understanding and creation of firearms. Articles in this category will discuss firearms theory as well as the design process.
- Construction - Shop tools and techniques. These articles will cover shop techniques that are useful in constructing or modifying firearms. Some of these articles will be general shop tutorials and have broad application even outside of firearms work.
- Gunsmithing - Modifying and repairing firearms. Changing existing firearms is related to both design and construction. Articles in this section may overlap construction a bit, but are definitely specific to firearms.
This site was born from a confluence of events. I participate on several forums dedicated to gun builders and gunsmiths and I wanted a central place to show my work so I didn’t have to re-post it at multiple sites, and interested parties don’t have to sign up at any given site to see it. I had also started a book about how to design firearms, and this seemed like a good way to wring out the chapters.
I won’t make any announcement about the existence of this site until I have a good start on content here, but if you’ve stumbled in by accident, and the site sounds interesting, leave a comment, bookmark the site, and check back – there’s stuff on the way!