GSS 61.2: DFR Smith & Wesson Revolvers
There are no required textbooks for this class.
Required Tools & Supplies:
- A pair of safety glasses, face shield, or goggles that meet ANSI Z87.
- A Smith and Wesson K, L, or N frame revolver.
- Tools to work on the revolver with – files, stones, screwdrivers etc. Must also have a good medium weight plastic hammer (NOT A DEAD BLOW).
- A six inch piece of 7/16” or ½” drill rod and a six inch piece of cold rolled round rod.
- A ¼ x 28 die and tap.
- A small hand grinder, Dremel, Moto etc. with accessories.
- Cylinder stop and hand for your gun.
- Cup tip punches
- Yoke Aligner
Student Learning Outcome:
At the conclusion of this course each passing student will be able to:
- Correctly fit cylinder stop, extractor rod, hand, locking bolt, rebound lever, center pin, sear and trigger to factory specifications.
- Align a yoke.
- Fit and time bolt, cylinder stop, extractor rod, hand, locking bolt, rebound lever, center pin, sear and trigger to factory specifications.
- Smooth and tune an action for police work and then for target use.
- Fit a barrel or a dummy barrel.
- Make a range rod and correctly use it.
- Sequential movements of parts
- fit and function of all parts
- range and ranging
- throats and throating
- adjusting sights to look plump
- adjusting point of impact
- hammer nose and bushing fit
- sear click
- yoke alignment
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.
To simulate 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.