Cowboy Shooting - Start, Shoot, Win!
This is AGI's new Cowboy Action Shooting Course featuring two times World Champion, Lefty Longridge. This SASS and Cowboy 3-Gun World Champion (aka Sergeant, Joe Alesia, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Deputy, Tactical Instructor and Training Supervisor) takes you through a basic training course in the most popular and fastest growing shooting game in the world, Cowboy Action Shooting.
As Lefty says, "This is a fantasy sport. For those of us who grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons, followed by the adventures of Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickock, Roy Rodgers, Gene Autry, Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, and Rawhide in the evenings, this is like having died and gone to Cowboy Heaven. You not only get to choose an old west name, and dress up like your favorite cowboy hero, but you get to shoot their cowboy guns in friendly family competition! It just does not get much better than that and still be legal."
You can show up at your local cowboy club on any given Sunday with no equipment or experience and the members will loan you guns and ammo and coach you through your first course of fire. These are the friendliest and most helpful people in the shooting sports, according to those who know. Once you have fired your first match with borrowed equipment you will be hooked forever. You will even be home free with your wife because as soon as she sees the neat Victorian clothes worn by the other women, your bank account will be in serious jeopardy!
Joe takes the time to go into serious detail about the history, clothes, equipment, and match action in cowboy action shooting. You will get a champions (and highly sought after trainers) tips on selecting guns and leather, as well as the actual shooting. Learn the proper stance, sighting, grip, trigger control, and target engagement. Learn how to overcome the most common impediments to competitive scoring. Besides covering the basics of shooting the handguns, rifles, and shotguns of the sport, Lefty, is even gracious enough to teach those he considers to be afflicted with the too common birth defect of being right handed the proper methods of combat loading the ubiquitous model 97 Winchester pump shotgun.
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.