AGI Gunsmithing School is a DVD based learning program that was created by master gunsmith and certified gunsmith instructor Robert Dunlap. Bob Dunlap has over 35 years of professional experience and taught at the Lassen College’s gunsmithing school for 20 years. Unlike community colleges or other degree based online education colleges, AGI Gunsmithing School only focuses on gunsmithing certification and training. AGI’s specialization is perfect for anyone looking to become a gunsmith or simply improve their home gunsmithing skills.
AGI Gunsmithing School Training Courses
AGI offers 2 types of training:
- Professional Gunsmithing Certification
- Home Gunsmithing Track: Topic specific videos
AGI’s professional gunsmithing training certification is offered at 3 levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Master.
- AGI Beginner Gunsmithing Course: is 108 hours of video which covers the basics of gun design, function, and repair. This provides you a strong knowledge base of the how’s and why’s of firearms which is critical to becoming a knowledge gunsmith. As a bonus you are given several bonus DVD’s: “Making Glocks Rock”, “Glass Bedding”, “Building the ultimate 1911 pistol”, “Custom Barreling Bolt Action Rifles”, “Super Tuning the Factory Rifle”, “Building the Complete Custom Mauser Rifle”, and “Buying and Collecting Used Guns – a Dealer’s Secrets”.
- AGI Intermediate Gunsmithing Course: covers all the Beginner materials PLUS you complete the Complete Machine Shop Course. The machine shop course covers the lathe, vertical milling, and general shop techniques. AGI provides you test materials, projects, and a certification in machine shop theory and practice. The Machine shop course is 29 hours of DVD based learning. Bonus videos: “Advanced Trigger Jobs and Systems”, “Professional Metal Finishing and Hot Caustic Bluing”, “Slow Rust and Nitre Bluing”, “Pillar Bedding Rifles for Accuracy”, “A Day at the Bench with Bob Dunlap”, “Stock Refinishing, Selecting, Understanding and Buying Pistols and Rifle Scopes”, “How to Heat Treat Carbon Steels”, “Case Hardening Metal Parts”, “How to Make Coil Springs”, “Learning the Art of Making Flat Springs”.
- AGI Master Gunsmithing Course: The master course covers both the beginner and intermediate material PLUS you complete the Complete Welding Course and receive even more BONUS dvd’s. The complete welding course provides you the A to Z knowledge needed for welding. You learn safety, MIG, stick (or arc), TIG, plasma cutting, and how to read and understand welding plans/symbols. The welding training is completed through 22 hours of step by step visual DVD teaching. BONUS DVDs include “Building the G-3 From a Parts Kit”, “Building the AR-15 From a Parts Kit”, “How To Do a Trigger Job on an AR-15”, “Building the M1 Garand From a Parts List”, “How To Do a Trigger Job on an M1 Garand”, and “How to Re-Barrel, Blueprint, and Tune Military Mauser Rifle Actions.”
AGI also recognizes that not everyone wants to work as a gunsmith. Many gun owners simply want to be able to complete home gunsmithing projects as a hobby or to save money. AGI is the ultimate Home Gunsmithing resource and training center. AGI has 100’s of specialized DVDs for the hobby gunsmith who wants to tackle a specific project.
AGI Gunsmithing Program Enrollment Requirements
There is no pre-qualification required to enroll.
AGI Gunsmithing Training Video Costs
AGI Gunsmithing Certifications costs are Beginning = $4,048, Intermediate = $6,069, and Master = $7079.
Individual videos vary but most are priced at $39.95.
AGI Gunsmithing Student and Customer Reviews
“This Course is Fantastic! I am just setting up my shop and this course has saved me countless hours. A lot of manual machining skills that are fast being lost, are thankfully preserved through this course” – Robert Honeycutt, Black Mtn. NC.
“AGI’s video on the H&K 94 took the mystery out of the inner workings of my rifle and gave me the confidence to take it apart without the fear of not being able to put it back together again.” – Paul Traina, Irving ,TX.
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