Magpul Hunter X-22: Introducing TFB “Modification Minute” Gunsmithing Videos

I am very excited to launch the first Modification Minute video. These 1 – 2 minute Facebook videos will cover a range of gunsmithing and firearm maintenance subjects. I have been wanting to do a series like this for a long time but was unable to do so due to the tight budgets we operate under. At SHOT Show when I met with the Brownells team and I told them about my idea and asked if they would be interested in sponsoring it. They loved the idea (and a few other ideas I had, which will be revealed in time) and so Modification Minute was born.

I hope you enjoy it. Please like and share it on Facebook, it really does help us! 

Please post ideas for future videos in the comments below, and checkout the Magpul Hunter X-22 at Brownells.com

PS. The hands belong to Patrick.



Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Jim N Jenna SK

    First on a first!

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Don’t.

  • Gary Kirk

    OK.. First thing.. Magpul and “gunsmithing” do NOT belong ANYWHERE near one another.. Second.. If you do anything that requires more than you’re Craftsman tool kit and Dremel, I will be pleasantly surprised.. Not knocking you for the “project”, completely understand the thought. Just don’t associate slight replacement of parts.. With gunsmithing.. Please.. Thank you.

    • Rusty S.

      Honestly, when I was working full-time as a gunsmith, 40% of the work that people would pay me to do was slight replacement of parts. Another 40% was, no joke, cleaning people’s firearms for them. Only about 20% constituted what one would traditionally regard as “gunsmithing”.

      • Gary Kirk

        I know the feeling, your ratio is better than mine was (why I had to go back to real work).. True ‘Smiths are few and far between now.. Everyone with a set of Allen keys “Cain moun ‘at opic fo ya”..

        And wasn’t putting said series down, it’s a great idea.. Might just get people doing their own simple mods, just don’t call it “gunsmithing” is all I ask..

    • Wow!

      I agree with both of you guys. When someone says “gunsmith” more often than not they really mean “armoring”. A true gunsmith makes a gun, which means they usually start with barstock, not parts. The problem is that the gun laws essentially killed the real gunsmiths business with registration and licencing. However true gunsmithing is very alive and well in the grey and black markets.

  • Dougscamo

    Sorry, Steve…I don’t Facebook….

    • Gary Kirk

      WTF is that crap??

      Oh.. That facespace crap my wife is always on.. Gotchya.. Nope, I’m good.. Too busy shooting..

    • JumpIf NotZero

      I can’t think of a worse tie in. Facebook is rabidly anti-gun, and the idea is to host new videos there… wut?

      • Zack mars

        In all fairness, youtube isnt much better. And full30 is, well…

    • You don’t need to. The videos will also be published here.

      • Hanzo

        I think you should mention that, maybe in another post. I thought they were only going to be on Fbook. This is a good idea. Looking forward to it.

  • Robert Kruckman

    See. Dougscamo!!

  • DropGun25

    You Skipped over the part where you installed a fluted Tac solutions bull barrel…

  • roo

    is it cheaper to hire a ge-tar player to play irritating music throughout your video than to pay someone to narrate the video?…or do you have to do it that way to get it on facebook past the censors

  • SignalFromTheRim

    How much did Brownells and Magpul pay you for this?

  • Jeff

    I like it. Cool idea. And I’ll probably be buying that screwdriver set BECAUSE Brownell’s sponsored this. Am I not entertained? A tasteful and relevant product placement ad is not offensive to me. I’m thinking Steve and the guys at Brownell’s need to eat.

    And, based on the text of the story, my money is a future video on the barrel replacement. Can’t do it all in one minute.

  • Hanzo

    Gunsmithing videos. great idea. Put on Fbook. Terrible idea. Ugh.

  • Gary Hoffmann

    Okay, now do a Hogue over mold stock. Also, Kidd recoil spring. Maybe a VQ Hammer.

  • AndyHasky

    I like Larry Potterfields gunsmithing videos WAY better, take some notes from him. Even though they’re always on topics that are obscure as **** and show him using crazy expensive tools thir production and presentation style is perfect. I guess that’d copying the competition though…