Master Gunsmith and AGI Senior Instructor Ken Brooks uses his extensive knowledge of firearms to show and explain the Bond Arms Double Barrel Handgun. See why Bond Arms prefers this name for their product, and the dramatic improvements over the classic Remington style derringer it represents. 

Ken uses a cutaway firearm to demonstrate and explain the design and function of this classic hideout firearm. He starts by giving us a bit of history about the firearm and gives us a look at some of the variations found in this gun. This Armorers course will enable you to disassemble and then reassemble your Bond Arms pistol and be able to avoid the frustrations and common mistakes often made by the novice gunsmith. You will also be shown the safety features of this firearm. 

If you want this level of instruction into the Design, Function, and Repair of firearms in general, look into our basic 108-hour Professional Gunsmith Course.

Among the items covered are:

 Ken gives us a brief history of Bond Arms. We will learn some interesting facts and trivia about the company.
Design and Function
 A cutaway firearm is utilized to explain and demonstrate the design and function of the Bond Arms Derringer.
 The various parts of the gun are shown and discussed.
 We are clearly shown how the lock lever shaft unlocks the gun to open it for loading, how the gun is locked closed, and why it must be locked for the gun to fire.
 Some of the unique safety features are explained and demonstrated.
 The importance of the rebound system is explained and demonstrated.
 Explanation of the hammers safe notch and full cock notch is demonstrated and explained.
 The barrel (firing pin) selector cam and its operation is demonstrated and explained.
 The hammer head and its relation to the firing pins is explained and demonstrated.
 Ken meticulously demonstrates and shows you clearly how to completely disassemble the Bond Arms  Derringer.
 The correct order in which the parts should come out are demonstrated.
 You will learn which tools will help you to easily disassemble your derringer.
 Learn how to take out the mainspring and struts without launching any of its parts across the room.
 Learn which parts are semi-permanent installations and should be left alone.
Cleaning and Lubrication
 AGI cleaning and lubrication methods shown, along with the reasons for their use.
 Learn how to get the springs really clean and then lubricated properly.
 The correct order the parts should be reassembled is shown.
 Helpful tips on which common tools are useful for getting the parts back into working order.
 Tips on how to avoid frustration and easily reassemble the pistol.
 Learn how to install the safety retainer screw to the correct tension so that the safety works properly.
 Learn the correct direction and placement of all of the springs that go inside the gun so that the firearm will  function correctly.
 Ken shows us some of the barrels and other accessories available from Bond Arms.

How much does your Professional Course cost? The answer can be found in our intro pack. We recommend to anyone considering our Professional Course that they get the Introduction to Gunsmithing Packet as this packet includes a video with a sample gunsmithing lesson. It also includes an Enrollment Form that lists the costs of each Course level available as well as the material covered in each level.

Do I have to pay $7 s/h on each retail video? No, we discount shipping on multiple video orders. The new website calculates shipping based on weight and destination. In most cases, the actual shipping is less than listed in the catalog.

Is there a time limit to complete your course? No, our course is self-paced. As you complete sections of the course and submit your tests, we provide certification of completion for that portion of the course.

Can I become certified by taking your retail courses? Answers vary. If you are intending to purchase all the videos in our Law Enforcement Armorer's Course, for example, as long as you buy the test separately you can obtain a Certification as a Law Enforcement Armorer once you complete the testing successfully. Otherwise you would need to purchase one of our certified professional courses in order to obtain a profession Gunsmithing certificate.

What does your Professional Gunsmithing Course Introductory Lesson cover?The Introductory Lesson is one hour and includes complete information on how to get started Gunsmithing. You will also learn how to insure reliable auto-pistol feeding and how to prevent jams, checking and adjusting "range" on Smith and Wesson revolvers, how a gas system works on a Colt AR-15, AR-7 trigger repairs, timing and understanding cartridge stops of a Remington 870 and much more! 

Are your Courses guaranteed? Yes! The American Gunsmithing Institute is proud to offer a 100%, "Bulletproof Guarantee." We are so sure of the quality of our Courses and products that you may return any item purchased directly from AGI for a full refund (less shipping) for up to 90 days after purchase date. Defective DVDs and videos will be replaced for up to 1 year. The only question we will ask is: "How did we fail you?"

Does AGI offer other Certified Courses aside from the Professional Gunsmithing Course? Yes. We also offer a Certified Machine Shop Course, complete with Lathe, Mill and general Machine Shop instruction. Additionally AGI offers a Certified Welding Course and a Certified Locksmithing Course.

What do the Disassembly/Reassembly Courses cover? AGI offers D/R Courses that clearly demonstrate the complete process of disassembly and reassembly step-by-step. The Courses use close-up views to provide comprehensive instruction. Each DVD Video Manual covers one specific model or family of firearms and is indexed to help the user quickly find the information that they are looking for. At the price of only $19.97 each (plus s/h), these video manuals are must have support information for anyone who owns one of these firearms.  

What do the Armorer's Courses cover?AGI's Armorer's Courses teach you how to disassemble, maintain, repair and reassemble your choice of the 51 guns featured. These videos are packed with exclusive information and are equal to a complete Factory Armorer's Course! While our Disassembly/Reassembly Courses contain invaluable information, our Armorer's Courses contain so much more. Master Gunsmith and AGI Instructor Robert "Bob" Dunlap explains design and function using exclusive factory cutaway firearm models, giving you close-up details of the internal functions you would not otherwise be able to see. All AGI Armorer's Course DVDs include a FREE printable schematic!    

Are your Instructors experienced in their fields? Absolutely. Master Gunsmith and AGI Senior Instructor Robert "Bob" Dunlap is a widely respected authority in the firearm industry and spent over 35 years as the senior instructor at Lassen College's internationally known Gunsmithing School. Master Gunsmith Gene Shuey is a world class custom gun builder, former world class competitive shooter and current trainer specializing in 1911 and Glock pistols, IPSC limited and open class guns, and high-end custom rifles. Darrell Holland is a well known custom rifle builder, writer and lecturer who is always inventing new performance shooting products. Ken Brooks is a graduate of the renowned Gunsmithing program at Lassen College and continues his journey by working full time for Bob Dunlap. Gene Kelly is the President of AGI and the Gun Club of America. He graduated from Lassen College's Gunsmithing program and worked as a Professional Gunsmith prior to founding AGI. T.R. Graham is a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and is a known authority, author and Gunsmith specializing in Glocks and other handguns. Master Armorer John Bush is an AGI Instructor and a consultant to manufacturers and importers of military firearms, and is certified as an Expert Witness in firearm cases.