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OK Guys,

I got on an email list from this gunsmithing school and they send these videos out. I spoke with WhiteWolf and he said it was OK to post the links. Further, AGI has blessed posting the links too. Take a look and let me know if you want more of these. I have about 45 of them altogether. Should I take the trouble of posting the other 40?


AGI Video Lesson #1: Extractors
AGI Gunsmithing Video Mini lessons

AGI Video Lesson #2: How to make Specialized Gunsmithing Screwdrivers
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AGI Video Lesson #3: Remington 700 Tune-ups Tips & Trick
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AGI Video Lesson #4: Learn Extractor Design with Bob Dunlap
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AGI Video Lesson #5: Gunsmithing Tools out of old Punches
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Hey Diesel,

Not off hand, but these guys offer a complete video course. At this point, let me clarify that I am NOT affiliated with AGI in any way, just relaying info that I've gotten from them. From what I've learned so far, they offer two levels. The first is their "Pro Level 1" which is on sale until the end of the month for $2997.00. According to the rep I spoke to this covers 90% of anything that would walk through a gunsmith's door. There is another class that basically requires a machine shop where you learn how to machine custom parts, etc.

I keep thinking about taking the less expensive course, but it would be as a hobby/backup career. Even at that, $3000 is a little rich for my blood right now. Also - I wonder how much I could retain from just watching a video. For the guns I own, I could do the work while watching the videos. I've been pretty lucky that way so far. On the other hand, they do have armorers courses. This is probably the way I'll go. I'll just buy the courses (at $40 each) for the guns I own and maybe some I'm interested in or that friends have.

The link for the armorers courses is: AGI - Categories - Armorer's Courses

OK - I did find this link: Gunsmithing Schools in Ohio | Gunsmith School in Ohio It only shows two schools, but they might be worth looking into.
 

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Thank you my friend, thats good info. I need a new career as i just lost my job. Lose my medical benefits and sub pay at the end of this month, however i can go to school on the governments dime, but i need to find something i can do to make money QUICK.
If i go to school, this time i will learn something that i can use to enjoy my work as well as get paid. Thanx, pal.:flag:
 

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I am sorry to hear about your job loss Diesel. I am in the same boat and have been for over a year now. It is tough out there with out college education and/or formal trade training of some sort. I am an out of work retail manager so it's even harder right now with the economy the way it is. Thankfully I have medical trough my wife and her county court job.

I wish you the very best of luck on your search and hope you are able to get something soon to get back on your feet.

Thank you my friend, thats good info. I need a new career as i just lost my job. Lose my medical benefits and sub pay at the end of this month, however i can go to school on the governments dime, but i need to find something i can do to make money QUICK.
If i go to school, this time i will learn something that i can use to enjoy my work as well as get paid. Thanx, pal.:flag:
 

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OK guys - as promised - more gun smithing tips...


AGI Video Lesson #6: Buying a used Remington 700
AGI Gunsmithing Video Mini lessons

AGI Video Lesson #7: Why you need an Extractor
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AGI Video Lesson #8: Bench Tips from AGI Instructor Ken Brooks
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AGI Video Lesson #9: Time Saving Tips for your Workshop
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AGI Video Lesson #10: Extractors with Bob Dunlap, Part 4
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AGI Video Lesson #11: Save yourself a costly refinishing job with this AGI Video Lesson!
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AGI Video Lesson #12: Headspace 101 with Bob Dunlap
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AGI Video Lesson #13: Headspace Part 2
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AGI Video Lesson #14: Don't try this at home! Excessive Headspace
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AGI Video Lesson #15: Make a Spring Installation Tool
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AGI Video Lesson #16: Responsibly perform a Trigger Job with Ken Brooks
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AGI Video Lesson #17: Bob Dunlap and "Moments of Mass"
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AGI Video Lesson #18: Slide-under and Snap-over Extractors
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AGI Video Lesson #19: Solve Problems with Unfamiliar Guns
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AGI Video Lesson #20: Solving Heavy Spring Problems with Ken Brooks
AGI Gunsmithing Video Mini lessons

AGI Video Lesson #21: Ken and Bob show you how to fix a Loose Breech
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AGI Video Lesson #22: Ken Brook's Tips on how to be a more efficient Gunsmith
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AGI Video Lesson #23: Techniques for proper Bench Vise use
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AGI Video Lesson #24: AGI President Gene Kelly shows you various jaw grips
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AGI Video Lesson #25: Avoiding mistakes while Rifle Bedding
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AGI Video Lesson #26: Part 1 of Firing Pin and Design with Bob Dunlap
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AGI Video Lesson #27: Part 2 of Firing Pin and Design with Bob Dunlap
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AGI Video Lesson #28: Part 3 of Firing Pin and Design with Bob Dunlap
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AGI Video Lesson #29: The ins and outs of the Savage AccuTrigger with Darrell Holland
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AGI Video Lesson #30: How to Properly Clean your Rifle Part 1
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AGI Video Lesson #31: How to Properly Clean your Rifle Part 2
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AGI Video Lesson #32: Getting a Grip on Small Parts
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AGI Video Lesson #33: Bullet Stability and yaw with Bob Dunlap
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AGI Video Lesson #34: Proper File Repair and Ken's Common Repairs
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AGI Video Lesson #35: Get More out of your Milling Machine
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AGI Video Lesson #36: Tapered vs. Hollow Ground Screwdrivers
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AGI Video Lesson #37: How much Spring Tension does an extractor need?
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AGI Video Lesson #38: Shaping and Contouring the Hook- how to fit an Extractor
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AGI Video Lesson #39: What kind of gun oil should you use?
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AGI Video Lesson #40: Test Firing after making a Repair
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AGI Video Lesson #41: Storing Firearms between Seasons with Darrell Holland
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AGI Video Lesson #42: Glues & Epoxies for Gunsmithing
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AGI Video Lesson #44: Left Hand Extractors with Bob Dunlap
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AGI Video Lesson #45: Heating Parts without getting Burned
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AGI Video Lesson #46: Ken Brooks & Foredom Tool Tips
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AGI Video Lesson #47: Repairing Loose Revolver Grips to improve your Aim!
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AGI Video Lesson #48: Making a "Safe Edge" File
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AGI Video Lesson #49: Checking for Proper Muzzle brake Installation
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Enjoy!
 
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I am sorry to hear about your job loss Diesel. I am in the same boat and have been for over a year now. It is tough out there with out college education and/or formal trade training of some sort. I am an out of work retail manager so it's even harder right now with the economy the way it is. Thankfully I have medical trough my wife and her county court job.

I wish you the very best of luck on your search and hope you are able to get something soon to get back on your feet.
I thought I was going to find interesting gunsmithing stuff (I did) but was very surprised to find you two have lost your jobs! Man, I'm sorry to hear that cause I've been there at 55 and again at 62. Forgive me for injecting my $.02 worth . . .

Biggest hurdle is no one wants to hire middle-aged white guys (I'm assuming now, so) - sad but true. I spent the last nine years (between a stroke and heart surgery and three of my labs dying) refinishing apartments for $15 an hour - good money (UTT) can be had if you can find someone who isn't impressed by fancy painting outfits but someone who can use a paintbrush and a drop cloth.

I even ended up cleaning out apartments to get the bills paid. Pride was never an issue; it did the job for me. My college degree and the time I spent to get it was a monumental waste of time and money because you don't really learn anything other than some pointy-headed liberal's worldview - again sad but true).

Good news is (but is of no help but to puff you up) you will survive and prevail. And I could use a gunsmith right now for a sick Marlin 1894 I broke yesterday.

Very best of luck and hope that ya'll find something soon.

Mea Culpa for drifting out a little bit.

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