GSS 50.1: Recoil Pad and Sling Swivel Installation
There are no required textbooks for this class.
Required Tools & Supplies:
- Safety glasses, face shield, or goggles that meet ANSI Z87
- Two recoil pads and two stocks to put them on.
- One set of number or fractional drills.
- Package of epoxy glue-clear or amber-not black or white.
- A small ball peen hammer and a sharp punch.
- A roll of scotch tape and a roll of 1 ½” to 3” wide masking tape.
- One extra pad screw.
- Some regular and Phillips screwdrivers and a pocket knife.
- Pen and paper or audio or video recorder.
- Two sets of sling swivels or studs and one set with a magazine band or barrel band swivel.
- Three firearms to install the swivels on.
- One good flat file, medium to fine cut, 5/8” to 1 ¼” wide and a small round file. i.e. a chainsaw file.
- One ½ ounce sinker and three feet of dark flexible line, like fishing line.
- One sharp center punch or one that can be ground to a fine point.
- 6” dial caliper.
Student Learning Outcome:
At the conclusion of this course each passing student will be able to:
- Determine pitch, mark and cut stock to correct length and pitch.
- Locate, drill and tap holes for pad screw.
- Seal stock and install pad with no visible gaps.
- Grind pad close to stock without damaging finish of stock and maintaining correct correlation to stock.
- Make a pad screw tap.
- Locate the center line, position, drill and install sling swivels or studs.
- Install a magazine band or barrel type of swivels or studs.
- Correct incorrectly positioned or damaged swivel or stud.
- Make and install a barrel swivel retaining base.
- Pitch, measurement and what it does
- determining length of pull
- taping and cutting stock
- locating screw holes
- making anchor points
- drilling and tapping screw holes
- sealing stock
- grinding pad to fit-using two methods
- maintaining lines
- protecting finish
- repairing damaged finishes
- types of swivels
- location, making, and drilling for swivels
- repair of misdrilled stocks
- types and manufacture of swivel bases
How the class works:
In lecture, we will study the various firearms and/or systems involved. To
reinforce what we have studied, assignments will be made involving repair,
refinishing, and/or modifications to the studied firearm parts.
real life situations, there will be due dates on all assignments. The assignments
will approximate problems in the field. Many times the assignments will force you
to think, i.e. I may assign the design and fabrication of a tool or parts. I will
tell you what it must do, and the tool or part must be made to work.
Everyone starts off with an “A” and everyone is expected to get an “A” for a final
grade. This is a potentially dangerous profession, so you must do the assignments
to industry standards or better.
- Everyone must have a set of finished notes by the last day of class. If they are on paper, they must be typed or written very legibly in ink, in a binder or folder, and have line drawings of systems for clarity when needed. They can also be audio, video, or on a computer disk, but if they are, they must have an index. They must also contain most of what was covered in class. If they possess all the mentioned criteria they are “A” notes. If they are missing information, inbound, or electronic with no index, your grade maybe lowered.
- Your projects must be completed in order to be graded. They will be graded on accuracy, appearance and finish.
A note on notes:
They must be good and permanent- NO PENCIL NOTES. You can get around this note requirement
by obtaining the AGI professional series course on the subject, i.e. the shotgun course for
any of the shot gun classes etc. Remember, bad notes and your grade will suffer.
Method of Evaluation:
Grading in this course will be based on the following:
Class Participation and Attendance: 10%
Classroom notes: 20%
Classroom projects: 70%
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
below 60% = F
Incompletes and etc.:
Incompletes are at the discretion of the instructor.
NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN CLASS:
NO! NO! NO! If you need ammo to test fire a firearm, you turn it in to an
instructor UPON ENTERING THE CLASSROOM. Failure to do so will result in your
dismissal from the course.