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Patrick Sweeney
Born Patrick Sweeney
Nationality  United States
Occupation gunsmith, author, Firearms instructor
Known for writing, gunsmithing

Patrick Sweeney is an American gunsmith (retired), originally from Detroit, Michigan. According to an interview with Shotgun World magazine, he is a well-known author in the field of gunsmithing.[1] Retired from gunsmithing, his writes full-time. He teaches law enforcement classes on the patrol rifle, and gunsmithing the AR-15.

In addition to writing books, he is the Handguns Editor of Guns & Ammo magazine.


  • Sweeney, Patrick (2009). Gunsmithing: Pistols and Revolvers. Gun Digest Books. ISBN 978-1-4402-0389-3. 
  • Gunsmithing: Rifles
  • Gunsmithing: Shotguns
  • Gun Digest book of Smith & Wesson
  • Gun Digest Book of Ruger
  • Gun Digest Book of Glock, 1st & 2nd Editions
  • Gun Digest book of the AR-15, Vol 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Gunsmithing: AR-15
  • 1911: Vol 1&2
  • 1911: the first 100 years
  • The Big Fat Book of the .45 ACP
  • Gun Digest book of the AK & SKS
  • Encyclopedia of Rifles & Machineguns (co-authored w/Will Fowler)
  • Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle
  • Reloading for Handgunners


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