1. You can lower the your antique firearm's value by repairing it, rather than restoring it.
  2. Firing a firearm with excessive headspace can damage your firearm.
  3. A good Cerakote or DuraCoat finish can be more durable than bluing.
  4. Muzzle brakes port cartridge gas pressures at a sideways angle and not straight back.
  5. Clean firearms from the breech end to prevent damage to the critical muzzle area.
  6. You can put a piece of plastic electrical tape over your rifle muzzle while hunting to keep moisture out of the bore. It will not affect your shot, and may save your barrel from damage due to blockage in the barrel.
  7. Laser pointers on guns can be very inaccurate. They are only spot on if they shine directly from the bore.
  8. Stainless steel still needs protection. It will corrode slower than carbon steel, but the impurities in the metal will still oxidize, stain, or corrode.
  9. Safeties on firearms do not only prevent accidental discharges, but they also prevent firing the gun under conditions the manufacturer considers dangerous. Such conditions could be a blast to the hammer, or a drop on the floor.
  10. Never attempt to alter a firearm unless you fully understand the outcome. Filing off a bit here-or-there can dramatically change firearm operation and might remove hardening or finish which is expensive to replace or repair.
  11. Using incorrect or "hot" ammunition is the most common firearm failure.
  12. There are many outstanding recalls for various firearms and ammunition. Check their websites to make sure that you are not using something unsafe. If in doubt, give us a call and we can track it down for you.