Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by 1LoneWolf75, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. 1LoneWolf75

    1LoneWolf75 Active Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Farson WY
    I was wondering if the American Gunsmithing Institute is a good learning opportunity or if they are dung? Any thoughts on them is appreciated.
    Thank you.
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    i know a guy who came from greenland and did there course and school , he said it was excellent

  3. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    I am a member of AGI.I have taken there gunsmithing,(they also have a) master gunsmith course and the law enforcement armorer course i have taken a few times.
    Bob Dunlap is the senior Instructor and very good.Ken brooks and the other instructors are also very good.
    There courses are detailed and easy to understand if you have a background with guns already.
    When you complete a course you get some very good benefits as a member and they are always available to answer any questions you may have.
    I am also a GCA member threw AGI and get a different courses every month They have allot of disassembly / reassembly dvds of different guns that are very good.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2012
  4. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    While I have not taken one of the AGI master courses I have many of their assembly/disassembly DVD's and even a tape or two. They are excellent, and well done. I also have their professional trigger jobs DVD and it was an eye opener for me. After completing the viewing about three times I can probably do a trigger job on any gun you can imagine (well almost and certainly most all modern guns). It was a combination of theory of operation instruction and "how-to" examples on real guns. The instructional part is invaluable to allow you to use the knowledge on any gun, not just the guns used in the video. The video on how to re-barrel a rifle was super informative as well.

    AGI has to be the least expensive way to get into professional gunsmithing and the master courses are tons better than the typical correspondence school courses where they teach you how to put on a recoil pad and a bunch of other mundane skills. AGI teaches you the theory of operation and how to apply it to the gun at hand.