AGI - Products Building the Custom Glock Vol 1

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Building The Custom Glock - Volume 1



Do you own a Glock?

There is no doubt that the Glock Pistol is a reliable workhorse for law-enforcement, military and personal protection. However, there are four areas of the Glock Pistol that anyone with just basic skills can improve:


  • Sights
  • Barrels - for accuracy and the ability to safely shoot lead bullet reloads
  • Grip Frame - better fit, grip, and reduced felt recoil
  • Trigger Pull


To get the most out your Glock you really need to know how to address each of these areas. Master Pistolsmith, Gene Shuey, has been working on Glock Pistols for many years, studying, experimenting, and testing different approaches to enhancing the gun. He creates what one would call functional art in firearms. His Glock Pistols are absolutely beautiful to look at, feel, and hold. They work flawlessly!

If you are not familiar with Mr. Shuey, he is well known for building extremely high-end custom 1911 pistols. Entire feature articles have been written about his work in gun magazines around the world and even in Japan where they have used his pistols as models to make exotic soft-air copies that sell for premium prices. About four years ago, Mr. Shuey, after receiving hundreds of requests, turned all of his creative focus onto Glocks pistols. Over the years, he has refined his process for converting Glocks into the finest concealed carry and competition pistols available anywhere. He is now willing to share with you everything he has learned from spending thousands of hours working on these guns.

Working with the AGI video production team, Mr. Shuey developed a simple step-by-step system that will enable you to customize your Glock the way you want it. Follow along as he shows you the numerous different sight options currently available and helps you make your choice. He selects an aftermarket drop-in barrel, installs it, and demonstrates how to test for proper fit and polish the chamber for reliable feeding. He shows you how to re-shape the grip frame to enhance your personal feel with a higher grip which reduces felt recoil. He also shows you how to increase the adhesion of the grip so that it will not slip when you need it during rapid firing or when your hands are sweaty, wet, or slippery.

Further, he teaches you how to greatly improve your trigger pull by installing a lighter trigger connector, springs, and smoothing and tuning the parts. You also learn how to select and install an approved recoil spring assembly to reduce felt recoil and improve reliability.

Gene covers how to tune the overall pistol to improve fit, feel, function and more! This course is over three hours in length and is equal to sitting down with Master Pistolsmith, Gene Shuey, at his bench for a week working side-by-side with him in his shop. 


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.