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Learn how-to make hand loaded ammunition tailored specifically for YOUR needs. This course is far more in depth than any other reloading course on the market. Renowned cartridge designer, gunsmith, and AGI instructor Fred Zeglin begins this course by addressing reloading from its most basic fundamentals. This allows the new reloader to begin the process almost immediately with confidence and safety. He goes further and introduces you to tools that increase the speed and quality of the reloading process.

Popular tools offered by numerous manufacturers of reloading gear are demonstrated and explained. He also covers casting bullet techniques and advanced precision reloading for long range shooting.

Most people learn reloading strictly from a mechanical 'monkey see, monkey do' view point. In other words, nobody ever completely explains to them WHY operations are performed a certain way or WHAT value they have. In this course Fred shows you, from a gunsmiths perspective, what is happening to the brass when fired and when it goes through the reloading process. This information will make you a well informed reloader and if youre a gunsmith, will help aid in diagnosing problems with your clients' reloads and guns.

Accuracy is always the name of the game for any shooter. Fred talks about what makes a safe, accurate reload and shares simple tricks that will save you hours of trial and error at the reloading bench and range. Obviously, this translates into saving money on components as well.

History of reloading
Reloading safety
Choosing Components
Introduction to Reloading Tools
What is really happening to the brass case
How to make a load plan for safe, accurate loads
Introduction to a wide range of reloading resources
Use of the Lee loader
Portable Reloading tools
Basic Case preparation
Case trimming Advanced case preparation
Case lubrication
Step-by-Step reloading of rifle cases - single stage press
Step-by-Step reloading of pistol cases on a single stage press
Priming tools and correct seating of primers
To crimp or not to crimp - dies and bullets
Use of multi-stage presses
Manual and Electronic powder meters
Powder Scales
Introduction to Progressive Reloading
Advanced reloading tools
Introduction to bullet casting
Alloying and Casting Lead Ingots
Hardness Testing cast bullets
Sizing and lubing cast bullets
Step-by-step bullet casting single/multi cavity molds
Additional resources and suppliers
Advanced reloading techniques by Darrell Holland

In this course Fred does something that only AGI instructors are able to do - put the gunsmiths understanding of the subject into the course. Any reloader whether novice, intermediate, or experienced will benefit from the clear explanations of the "How's and Whys" of reloading. The concepts of internal and external ballistics are dealt with in a way to aid the reloader in making smart choices; both in purchasing tools and in producing safe, quality ammunition with them. Run time 7 Hours 44Minutes.

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.