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Dear Firearm Enthusiast!!!

These are video courses that you will want and need to watch again and again. If a picture is worth a thousand words then AGI's Video Courses are worth many thousands of words. AGI employs the latest video technology and cutaway firearms to give you a look inside and a clear understanding of exactly how your gun functions.

You will possess the most authoritative information available on the design, function, maintenance and repair of your particular model of firearm. With the ease of understanding that can only come from watching live action video. Absolutely packed with information not available anywhere else! Owning an AGI course is like having the country's best gunsmithing instructors available when you need them.

Gene Kelly
President, AGI

AGI Instructor Profiles

Master Gunsmith and Certified Gunsmithing Instructor Robert "Bob" Dunlap.

A professional gunsmith for over 35 years, Bob spent 20 years as the Senior Instructor at Lassen College's internationally respected gunsmithing school, while maintaining a fully staffed gunshop.

Bob's Gunshop is or has been busy working on warranty projects for Colt, Smith & Wesson, Charter Arms, Hi-Standard, Remington, Mossberg, Winchester, Browning, and many other well-known manufacturers...where he has been personally responsible for the repair of over 250,000 firearms!

Truly an expert in the field, he possesses a unique teaching style that enables him to take complex firearms and make them easier for the viewer to understand.

Gene Shuey

Mr. Shuey is a former Mr. America (1960), a top IPSC shooter, a founding member of the Southwest Pistol league and was a consultant to Colt Firearms during the 1960's.

As a Master Gunsmith specializing in 1911 style IPSC limited and open class guns and high end custom rifles, Mr. Shuey has contributed a great deal of knowledge and information to AGI's instructional Gunsmithing courses and was the first sectional coordinator and helped start IPSC in Texas.

Some of the courses that he has taught include: Building the Ultimate 1911, Building the Custom Mauser Rifle, Stock Refinishing, Glass Bedding, Professional Metal Finishing, Parkerizing, Rust Bluing and Professional Gun Cleaning: Tricks, Tips and Techniques. He has also provided consulting and insight on many of AGI others courses.

Darrell Holland

Mr. Holland is well known among varmint hunters and tactical rifle shooters, as a custom rifle builder, writer and lecturer. He builds some of the tightest shooting rifles in existence.

Darrell is always inventing new performance shooting products and is constantly pushing the envelope with regards to integrating the latest technology and ideas into his rifle designs, to increase accuracy and improve reliability. Always pragmatic Darrell is constantly looking for and testing ideas that "will work in the real world."

His unique "V Block" one screw bedding system is an excellent example of his thinking and machining skill. To contact Darrell for high-end custom rifle work call Holland's at 541-439-5155.

T.R. Graham

T.R. Graham is a known authority, author, and gunsmith specializing in Glocks and other handguns. An NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, T.R. has worked in all facets of the civilian firearms industry including research and development, public relations, manufacturing, instruction, and gunsmithing. His personal training includes instruction and certification from several manufacturers on their weapons.

Robert Rizzetto

Robert Rizzetto has over 37 years of experience in the welding trade and is a Credentialed Welding Instructor. Because of his thorough training and experience he understands exactly what is happening when you are welding and how to explain it to the student in a detailed and easy to understand style. He enjoys teaching and introducing students to the amazing, demanding world of welding.

Ken Brooks

A graduate of the renowned gunsmithing program at Lassen College, studying under Master Instructor Robert Dunlap, Ken now works full time for Bob and continues his journey studying under the master. When Bob retires from gunsmithing, he plans on turning his entire operation over to Ken because he has developed into such a great design, function and repair gunsmith.

Gene Kelly, President, AGI

Gene graduated from the renowned Gunsmithing program at Lassen College, where Bob Dunlap was his instructor. Gene worked as a professional gunsmith and saw a need for gunsmithing DVD courses to preserve this vital information. He contacted Mr. Dunlap who was retiring from Lassen College and the American Gunsmithing Institute was born. Thousands of gun owners and professional gunsmiths have benefited from this effort.

John Bush

Mr. John Bush is a Master Armorer and has a long and colorful connection with firearms. He is constantly traveling as a consultant to manufacturers and importers of military firearms and is certified as an expert witness in firearm cases.

Mark Foster

Mark graduated from the Lassen College Gunsmithing program where he studied with Gene Kelly and Darrell Holland under Bob Dunlap. Sgt. Foster has over 30 years of gunsmithing experience and is a 20 year veteran of a California county Sheriff ’s Dept. where he is the Chief Armorer and Training Officer.

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