Covers Generation 1 4 Glock Pistols, Including the Models 42 & 43 Single Stack Guns
AGI instructor and Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks is an expert on the design & function of Glock pistols. He utilizes a cutaway firearm and the various Generations of Glock pistols to demonstrate the design and function of this safe and reliable handgun. Ken gives us a verbal timeline of the high points of the history of the Glock pistol. Many variations of the pistol are shown throughout the course, allowing the consumer to get a good idea of which pistol will suit their needs. This Armorers course will enable you to disassemble and reassemble your Glock pistol and avoid the frustrations and common mistakes often made by the novice pistolsmith. Ken points out all of the safety features found on the Glock pistol and explains Glocks Safe Action system. You will also see some of the many accessories and aftermarket parts that are available for the Glock pistol, including a frame mounted manual thumb safety. 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 covers basic safety tips to be aware of before handling or taking apart your Glock pistol.
- See how to properly make sure your pistol is unloaded as well as how to unload the pistol if necessary.
- Ken goes through Glocks impressive history, highlighting the many accomplishments made by Glock.
- We get a look at some of the different Generations of Glock pistols and the various frame sizes as well.
Design and Function
- The various parts of the pistol are shown and discussed utilizing a cutaway Glock pistol.
- In depth explanation of the firing sequence of the Glock pistol.
- Explanation and demonstration of the parts and their operation.
- The Glock "Safe Action" system is discussed, demonstrated and explained.
- Explanation and demonstration of extraction and ejection operations are given.
- The locking and unlocking of the barrel from the slide is demonstrated and explained.
- Trigger safety is shown and explained.
- Firing pin blocking plunger safety and its function is demonstrated and explained.
- The striker and its various parts and function are shown and explained.
- The connector and its disconnecting function is explained and demonstrated.
- The cruciform piece and its functions are explained.
- The trigger spring and its function is explained and demonstrated.
- The slide stop and it interaction with the follower is demonstrated.
- The recoil spring assembly and its function is explained and demonstrated.
- The magazine and the magazine catch and their functions are explained and demonstrated.
- The slide lock and its importance is explained.
Generational Differences in the Various Glock pistols
- We are shown the differences in each Generation of Glock pistol so that you can tell what Generation of pistol you are buying or working on.
- Watch the evolution of the various Glock designs and the changes in the models, or how Perfection gets more perfect.
Field Stripping the Glock Pistol
- Learn how to quickly and easily field strip your Glock pistol, and get it back together just as fast.
- Ken meticulously demonstrates and clearly shows you how to completely disassemble the Glock pistol.
- The correct order in which the parts should come out are demonstrated.
- You will learn which tools will help you easily disassemble your pistol.
- Learn the best and easiest way to take your magazine apart.
Cleaning and Lubrication
- AGI cleaning and lubrication methods shown, along with the reasons for their use.
- Tips are given along the way to make sure the parts are in good working order.
- Learn how to get the springs really clean and lubricated properly.
- The correct order to reassemble the parts is shown, and the reasons why.
- Helpful tips on which common tools to use to most easily get the parts back into working order.
- Tips on how to avoid frustration and easily reassemble the pistol.
- Learn the correct way and direction to install the slide lock back into the frame to avoid damaging your pistol when it is fired!
- Learn the correct way and positioning to put the trigger spring back into the trigger mechanism housing.
- Learn how to do a function test to make sure that your Glock pistol is functioning correctly.
Differences in the Model 42/43 Glock Pistols
- Using a Model 42 pistol, we are shown the differences between the Model 42/43 pistols and the double stack guns.
- We are shown how to disassemble and reassemble the Model 42.
- Ken shows us a multitude of aftermarket accessories for the Glock pistol.
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.