This is Part 4 of our miniseries "The Efficient Gunsmithing Workbench" if you missed the first parts you can read them here Click Here for Part 1 and here for Part 2 and here for Part 3. So now that you have your bench set up properly and you...

This is Part 3 of our miniseries "The Efficient Gunsmithing Workbench" if you missed the first parts you can read them here Click Here for Part 1 and Here for Part 2. As I am Gunsmithing day to day, I mostly use hand tools to disassemble, reassemble, and adjust...

Welcome to part two of “The Efficient Gunsmithing Workbench", if you haven’t read it yet I highly recommend starting with Part 1 where I talk about setting up the bench itself. When I am working at the bench, to be efficient I need to have the correct...

I have worked on firearms on dining room tables, the floor, truck tailgates, shooting benches, countertops, and just about anywhere else you can think of over the last 40+ years of Gunsmithing. But if you want to do it efficiently you need a good workbench and...

Image From Rock Island Auction Co. www.rockislandauction.com Recently a Mauser “Broomhandle” Pistol sold at Auction for $1,057,000 including fees! Why did a gun that would be typically worth from a few hundred to a thousand dollars sell for one thousand times that amount?! Quite simply Provenance. Which is...

With the recent Hurricanes and Storms in parts of the country, many homes and shops have been flooded, leaving many of the firearms within them in need of immediate rescue and preservation. When a firearm has been completely submerged in mucky flood water that contains silt,...

  AGI June GCA Live Discussion with AGI Students 6-8-22 Gene Kelly: Hey, welcome to the AGI GCA Gunsmithing Club of America live. And hopefully, everybody's getting their audio turned on. Down below, you'll see we have a Q&A button. You're going to have the opportunity to ask...

  AGI President Gene Kelly recently interviewed Archie Brock, who told his boss 'Take this job and shove it!' Gene Kelly: Hi, I'm Gene Kelly, president of the American Gunsmithing Institute. I'm a gunsmith myself, been gunsmithing for over 40 years, and I have with us, one of...

AGI President Gene Kelly recently interviewed a husband and wife Gunsmithing team to hear their Gunsmithing Success story! Gene Kelly: I want to introduce you just to two gunsmiths, a husband, wife team, and they're very successful. So I want to introduce you to Gary and Valerie...

It is not a requirement in the state of California to obtain a Gunsmithing Certificate to practice gunsmithing. However, possessing a Gunsmithing Certificate will demonstrate a proven level of competence. A Federal Firearms License and State licenses are required to operate a gunsmithing business.
The American Gunsmithing Institute’s approval to operate as a private postsecondary institution in the state of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8), which was effective January 1, 2010. The Bureau can be reached at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.
Professional Gunsmithing Courses not available to Oklahoma residents at this time.