Handgun Radio 183 - Setting Up Your Gunsmithing Workshop with Grant Cunningham

Hello and welcome to Handgun Radio! I’m your host Ryan Michad from the wild woods of Central Maine, and this is your home for all the news, information and discussion in the handgunning world.


This week, we chat with Grant Cunningham to discuss the tools, tips & tricks that you might want to consider when setting up your at-home gunsmithing workshop!

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Week in Review:

Ryan: Built a workbench!

-Reloaded some .38 Special with Berrys “Target Hollowpoints”

Grant: Gun Related Stuff

Weerd: Sick Child No sleep, no range time.

Drink Segment: Blood and Sand with Meyer Lemons

Rather than Orange Juice, I used the Juice from a Meyer lemon and I think it turned out a LOT better.

2 Oz Blended Scotch (Monkey Shoulder)

¾ oz Meyer Lemon Juice

¾ oz Cherry Brandy

¾ oz Sweet Vermouth

Main Topic: Setting Up Your Gunsmithing Workshop with Grant Cunningham


-The difference between working on your guns and “Gunsmithing”

Getting Started:

-Choosing the workspace (space needs, safety, etc)

-Shop Organization

-What will your primary work be?

-Tools & Materials: What do I NEED vs. what will just be unused clutter

Educational Literature: “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know”



Basic Hand Tools

Basic Power Tools


Torches (Silver Soldering)


More Complex Power Tools

Tools to AVOID!


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