Determining the Quality of 
Gun Parts

If you are a gun enthusiast, you want to make sure that all of your firearms and accessories are of the highest possible quality. It is important that your weapon is built to last and that it fits your specific needs. At some point, you may need to purchase gun parts. This may be for building a custom gun or for gun repairs. Either way, you want to make sure that these parts are durable and that there are no major issues with their manufacturing.

Here is a basic guide to determining quality:

Type of Metal for Gun Parts

When you purchase parts, especially gun barrels, you want to make sure that they are made of a suitable metal. Different metals have different properties, so you can pick the type that best suits the gun that you are building or modifying.

Alloy steels are a common option, as these are cost-effective while also being strong enough for long-term use. Stainless steel is an option that works best for items such as hunting weapons that you use outdoors in potentially variable weather. For more high-end weapons, carbon fiber can create a lightweight and durable firearm.

MIM vs. CNC

The next thing to consider is how the gun part was shaped. There are two main methods for this. One is metal injection molded (MIM) and the other is computer numeric controlled (CNC). MIM parts are made in molds from metal powder and polymers, whereas CNC parts are carved from a single piece of metal. Many gun enthusiasts prefer CNC gun parts. As a whole, CNC parts have a reputation for higher quality and craftsmanship.

MIM parts can sometimes cause significant issues for gun functionality, especially if there is a problem with the metal powder or with the mold. Because of these issues, some gun enthusiasts avoid MIM parts whenever possible. However, not all MIM parts are created equal and you can still find parts created through MIM that are well-built. The best way to ensure that you select a quality part is to examine it closely for flaws and to always purchase your items from reputable gun dealers, such as The Hub.

Doing Your Research

Before you purchase any gun parts, one of the best things you can do is to do your research. This can involve looking at forums for gunsmithing, reading about the manufacturing process for different parts, and asking other collectors and gunsmiths what gun parts they have the most success with.

You should also research the gun store where you choose to buy your parts. Buying from a low-quality merchant can have serious consequences for the quality of your custom build or repair. You should find a gun shop that sells only the best gun parts, gun accessories, and firearms.

Purchase

Gun Parts

From The Hub

If you are looking for high-quality gun parts, look no further than The Hub! We only sell the best and make sure that any part you purchase from our gun store works exactly the way it needs to. Our shop also employs gun experts who will ensure that you have all the knowledge you need to make an informed purchase.

Visit our Tucson gun store today and let us know how we can help you find what you are looking for.

Why You Should Visit a VR Gun Range

It’s important for gun owners to get regular practice using their firearm. One way to get this practice is to visit a shooting range to fire your weapon. While this is a great way to practice target shooting, there are some limits to what you can do at a traditional gun range. For one thing, shooting a stationary target or even a moving target does not give you the full experience of using your gun for self-defense. Your tactical skills and ability to protect yourself and your family can benefit from more advanced training. A virtual reality (VR) gun range, such as The Hub’s MILO Range tactical simulator, gives you the opportunity to act out real-life scenarios where you might need to use your weapon.

Here are just a few reasons you should visit our VR shooting range:

Tactical Training

If you want to get the most out of your firearm, you should have some form of tactical training. A VR gun range is a great way to get this experience in a safe, controlled environment. Unlike a traditional shooting range where you shoot at stationary targets, a VR experience such as the MILO tactical simulator helps you learn to shoot moving targets in real-time situations.

When you use The Hub’s MILO, you know you are getting the very best in tactical training. This VR gun range is the same type that law enforcement and the military use to train their personnel. When you use our MILO simulator at The Hub, you work directly with a Hub Simulator Safety Officer (HSSO) who will help you identify areas where you can improve your tactical skills. This helps you tailor your training to your specific needs.

Real-Life Scenarios

A traditional gun range is great for learning firearm basics and practicing aim, but it does not prepare you for real-life emergencies. The MILO tactical simulator lets you act out real-world situations which gives you more experience how to react if the worst-case scenario ever occurs. Your HSSO will help you pick MILO simulations that best suit your training needs.

A VR gun range lets you see how different reactions can impact these real-life situations in a safe, controlled environment. This gives you a better idea of how using your gun for self-defense actually works. Compared to a traditional shooting range, you have a more immersive experience that can help you be more prepared for life-threatening scenarios.

Fun Outing With Friends

While the MILO tactical simulator is great for self-defense training, it is also a fun thing to do in Tucson with your friends. Our simulators can accommodate up to four people at a time, so you can duel one another or fight zombies at our VR gun range. This will be an outing that you will not soon forget and could be a welcome break from your normal routine.

The Hub’s MILO Simulator

VR Gun Range

Whatever reasons you have for wanting to try a VR gun range, come visit us at The Hub and experience it for yourself. We offer training sessions and entertainment sessions with our MILO tactical simulator, so you can find a scenario that fits your specific needs.

Contact us today to schedule a session with our MILO VR shooting range.