Gunsmithing AGI courses

Arnthugo

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Hi
Sorry but do any got any experience with http://www.americangunsmith.com/ ?
Im wondering about buying me those video course which could make you to an proffesional gunsmith, its sounds too great to be true... Do any know about its a big lie or not?

Looking forward to hear from you, thanks.

Greetings Arnt Hugo
 

Arnthugo

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Re: AGI courses

Oh thanks, but i was thinking of the Complete MASTER
Gunmithing Course... And after you have finished that they says you will get 2 tasks which you sends back, if you pass you will be a certificated gunsmith.

Its sounds wonderful, but suspiciously wonderful=P
 

JimT

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Re: AGI courses

I signed up for the master course due to lack of other options. Some thoughts....

The machining course is pretty good as an add on to a hands on course at a college. I learned stuff in the videos that I did not learn at the college, but the video can't substitute for having someone there that knows their stuff. However, Darrel Holland does gear the course to gunsmithing, where most colleges are going to be more toward industry. That being said, facing, turning, cutting threads, milling, etc are done the same way. The scale and application are different. I did three semesters at the community college until it got in the way of my duties at home.

The welding course is well done. Again, you don't have someone there to show you in person, but it is better than other videos I have seen. The instructor does a really good job of cutting to the heart of the matter, which he says is puddle control. He says most of welding is practice, practice, and then more practice until you can control the puddle. He spends quite a bit of time on safety, which was good. Easy to blow yourself up with a gas rig. One advantage for me is that the welding classes I need at the college are in the middle of the afternoon. There is no way I can attend given the schedule.

The gun portions of the course vary. Bob Dunlap is knowledgeable but I have a hard time focusing when he is talking. His big emphasis is to understand how the gun works and then you can fix it.

I haven't looked at the bluing, triggerwork, 1911, Glock, or some of the other portions yet. There is a lot of material in the master course. Not only gunsmithing, but business operation info too. The job rate book was nice.

For me it was the best solution. Going to a school like Yavapai or one of the other schools would have probably been better, but I am not in a position to do that. One advantage of AGI is that I can revisit the lessons, which would be difficult to do at a college.

The DVD format will not work in many portable players or in my laptop. Home DVD player no prob, but had to buy a Sony portable for the road. Went to Best Buy with one of my discs and put it in the players until one of them worked with it.

My two cents, FWIW.
 

Arnthugo

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Re: AGI courses

Thanks a lot mate. Im gonna go automation at school this year so i will probably have some lessons in mechanical production etc. At the moment im convinced, but again its a bit mess with it when living in Norway=7 Need to check out few things exktra because of that...

But Thanks, thinks that was all i wanted to hear=D
 

jfkdiver

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i have taken the classes. they are some good info, and a few hard to follow parts. you just have to understand what the class is. it's a starting point to get into stuff. it's not a guy hanging over your shoulder helping you out as you do it. now you will get to paper to hang on the wall.

pm me if you have anymore guestions.

justin