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Ruger® 10/22® Rifles


Ruger® 10/22® Rifle

Bob Dunlap takes you through the history, design, function, and repair of Bill Ruger®s immensely popular .22 semi-auto. The 10/22®, along with the 1911 pistol and the AR-15 rifle, are the most accessorized firearms in the world. Bob uses a cut-away gun to allow you to see the operation and interaction of all of those hidden parts. If you want the quick course on how to get the Worlds Most Popular Rim fire Rifle apart, back together, and operating as intended, then this course is for you (if you want the "long course," look into our basic 108 hour Professional Gunsmith Course.)

Among the items covered are:


  • Discussion of the intro of the gun in 1963, the fourth of the Ruger® designs to hit the market.
  • The three original styles described, along with their original price of under $80
  • What made the gun different from all of its competition, and the causes of its immense and immediate popularity
  • Why so many aftermarket parts and accessories became available

Design & Function

  • Operation of the magazine catch demonstrated
  • Operation of the bolt lock shown
  • Disconnector function and operation shown
  • Operation of firing pin and bolt stopping pin shown
  • Feeding and ejection cycles demonstrated and two separate ejectors shown
  • Sear/disconnector/hammer interaction demonstrated
  • Bolt lock removed from trigger housing and operation demonstrated by putting it into position on the outside of its housing. If you want to know how to make the Automatic Release Bolt Block, see GunTech #3, Inner Circle Connection
  • Easy removal of safety shown
  • Removal and operation of magazine catch shown
  • Removal of bolt and captive spring/guide rod/operating handle shown
  • Removal of barrel demonstrated and set-back (if necessary) method described
  • Extractor removed from bolt and its operation described
  • Firing pin and return spring remover from bolt and their operation described
  • Magazine disassembled (no, there is NO MAGIC involved in disassembly or reassembly) and its unique oblique feeding angle shown
  • Where and what to smooth for improved operation of the magazine
  • How and where to chamfer chamber mouth if necessary


  • Extensive disassembly, parts not removed have removal described, including front and rear sight

Cleaning & Lubrication

  • AGI cleaning & lubrication methods shown, along with the reasons for their use


  • Making sure you have no parts left over
  • Correct assembly and tensioning of the magazine shown
  • Proper fit of the extractor discussed, and the cure if it wont hold the case on the bolt face
  • Getting the safety back in, it is not that tough if you have paid attention
  • How to fix things if you did not pay attention

Common Problems

  • How to correct failure to eject, a simple cure for droopy ejector
  • A simple trigger job for a simple trigger system
  • Things to be careful of
  • Making sure the safety is still safe, and what to do if it is not


  • What is available
  • What looks cool
  • A sexy looking folding stock conversion
  • The coolest conversion short of a full auto, for those of you that still live in free states
  • The twin 10/22® goes to the range
  • Heavy barrels
  • Before you call us and complain that we did not cover your favorite doodad, or something we show is not available, remember that new parts and accessories come out every day, and sometimes disappear from the market just as fast

If you noticed how often the terms "shown," "explanation," and "demonstration" are used, you may be getting some idea of why this course is necessary for any Ruger® 10/22® rifle owner, or someone who intends to be.

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.

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