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Professional Gunsmithing Level 2

Certified Firearms Design, Function, & Repair Training Course
Teaching Professional Gunsmithing for Over 30+ years – Established 1993 – Thousands of Graduates

Level 2 course overview

Professional gunsmithing Level 2 Course description

By enrolling in this advanced Level 2 course you will accelerate your learning process and become a more competent gunsmith, able to work faster and provide more services. You will learn how to operate a lathe and a mill, rebarrel and customize rifles, refinish firearms, acquire advanced knowledge and so much more. IN THE LEVEL TWO COURSE YOU GET EVERYTHING INCLUDED IN THE LEVEL ONE COURSE PLUS these courses:
  • COMPLETE MACHINE SHOP COURSE
  • Custom Barreling Bolt Action Rifles Course
  • Selecting, Understanding, and Buying Rifle and Pistol Scopes Course
  • Super Tuning the Factory Rifle Course
  • Building the Custom Mauser Rifle Course
  • AGI Certified Cowboy Action Armorer Course
  • Professional Metal Refinishing Course
  • One week of hands-on in-the-classroom
Training with AGI Instructors
  • “A DAY AT THE BENCH WITH BOB DUNLAP”
Learn by the side of the Master with this video course! You also get the COMPLETE MACHINE SHOPCOURSE with Level Two! To expand your Gunsmithing knowledge and ability to make repairs, the Level Two Professional course also teaches you the next set of skills that you will want to learn: general machine shop knowledge and how to operate a mill and lathe. In this course you’ll learn how to completely set up and operate the lathe, vertical mill and a host of other shop equipment. Containing over 30 hours of video instruction, Master Riflesmith and Machinist Darrell Holland will instruct you in everything you need to know to be able to walk up to any one of these machines and start making parts. This is an extremely valuable addition to any gunsmith’s set of skills. You will be able to acquire the skills of a machinist using this course. There is too much to list here so it has it's own section on this website. To get all the details of what the Machine Shop Course covers review that section. Custom Barreling Remington 700 type rifles. Master Riflesmith Darrell Holland will teach you this entire process, including a number of time saving steps that he has developed. In the Supertuning the factory rifle course, you will learn how to take a standard factory rifle and squeeze out the maximum accuracy from it without having to restock and rebarrel the firearm. Master Gunsmith Gene Shuey will teach you how to build a classic custom Mauser rifle starting with a WWII surplus gun and converting it into a family heirloom quality rifle. Maintain, Repair and Tune guns for Cowboy Action Shooting competitions. Single Action Revolvers of both Colt and Ruger designs are covered in detail, along Winchester lever action rifles including 92, 94, 1866, 1873, 1876, 1886 and Marlin lever action 1894 and 1895, plus the classic 1897 Winchester pump shotgun. You will also learn to smooth and tune them, do a Blackpowder to cartridge conversion and learn of to participate and win in Cowboy Action Shooting competitions Rebluing firearms is covered in very comprehensive detail in the Metal Refinishing Course which takes you from the stripping of the old finish, through the entire metal preparation, tank and bluing solution set-up and dipping process to blue firearms that look better than factory new. The Level 2 covers all of that, plus everything in the Level 1 Course. In addition to all of that; What if you could spend a day at the bench looking over a Master Gunsmith’s shoulder as he explains, not only what he is doing, but also what he is thinking as he works through a series of real repairs.  As part of the Level Two Professional course you will have this rare opportunity.  You will spend the equivalent of an entire day looking over Bob’s shoulder as he works on everything from a Luger Pistol to an Italian copy of a Winchester 73. He talks to you about his thought process, how to diagnose problems and ways to make the fastest repairs. Bob also shares with you his philosophy on setting up your shop and how to move efficiently. This is 41/2 hours of additional video packed with exclusive insider information. This video course will take your professionalism to the next level. AND REMEMBER IT'S ALL INCLUDED WHEN YOU ORDER THE LEVEL TWO GUNSMITHING COURSE! 255 hours of Design, Function, and Repair instruction!

Level 2 course modules

Introduction to Professional Gunsmithing – 5 Hours
You will learn all of the proper firearms nomenclature and parts identification, action types and designs, basic tools, shop set-up, safety, Gunsmithing approach to determining type of repairs required, how to study the Gunsmithing course and more. Includes testing and Certification.
Handgun – Pistol & Revolver Design, Function, and Repair – 35 Hours
Starting with the Classic 1911, .45 Auto pistol, Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap teaches you Design, Function, and Repair (D, F, & R) of semi-auto pistols using cutaway firearms. Single Action Lock breech automatics to modern cam-lock double action pistols and straight blow-back autos are covered. Single action and Double action revolvers are covered in detail, including Smith & Wesson, Colt and Ruger firearms. Also covers all of the most popular makes and models representing tens of millions of commonly owned handguns. This is the bedrock D, F, & R training that will enable you to repair all of these handguns. Includes testing and Certification. Approximately 35 hours of instruction and demonstration.
Shotgun Design, Function, and Repair - 41 hours
From Single shot, double barrel, over-under, pump, lever action, to semi-auto numerous types of shotguns are covered in detail using cutaway firearms to explain all the internal operations. This is a comprehensive course on Shotgun Design, Function, and Repair. Within the semi-auto portion alone; Long recoil, Short recoil, Gas and Inertia operated shotguns are explained, along with how to diagnose and repair them. Includes testing and Certification. Approximately 41 hours of instruction and demonstration.
Rimfire Design, Function, and Repair - 27 hours
Rimfire firearms have certain design aspects that are unique to them and there are hundreds of variations on the how they operate. Systems taught include: Single Shot, Pump, Lever, Semi-Auto rifles including many exotic designs. Design, Function, and Repair of numerous different makes and models are explained in detail using cutaway firearms. Includes testing and Certification. Approximately 27 hours of instruction and demonstration.
Rifle Design, Function, and Repair - 44 hours
When working with high-pressure rifle cartridges, it is critical to under key concepts such as headspace and loose breech. In this section you will learn Design, Function, and Repair of modern and antique centerfire rifles. Including Falling Block, Rolling Block, Break-action, Lever Action, Pump and Semi-Auto. From 19th Century designs to Modern Sporting Rifles and Military style rifles are covered in detail using cutaway firearms to reveal all of the inner workings. Includes testing and Certification. Approximately 44 hours of instruction and demonstration.
The Money Makers - 4 hours
This course is designed to teach you how to do a number of frequently requested Gunsmithing repairs and other jobs, that you can do to start making money quickly. Approximately 4 hours of step-by-step, How-to instruction and demonstration by Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap.
The Complete History of Smith & Wesson - 3.5 hours
As a Gunsmith you will want to know the history of firearms. S&W patented the first bored through cylinder and self-contained cartridge the .22 Short rimfire. From there this company has produced tens of millions of revolvers and pistols that Americans rely on every day for sport shooting, hunting and self-defense. AGI received unprecedented access to Roy Jinks, Smith & Wesson Historian. We interview him in Dan Wesson’s recreated office where he explained the company’s history and showed us rare firearms. Approximately 3.5 hours of education.
Buying & Collecting Used Guns Without Getting Burned - 2 hours
Master Gunsmith Darrell Holland shares with you his experience gleaned over 40 years of buying and selling firearms. How to determine a winner from a lemon and what to look for as the tell-tale signs that will help you avoid trouble or getting burned on a purchase. Approximately 2 hours of instruction.
Professional Gun Cleaning Secrets - 2 hours
Master Gunsmith Gene Shuey will explain how to properly clean; Pistols and Revolvers, Shotguns and Rifles along with providing you with an explanation of the various cleaning products and tools available. Approximately 2 hours of instruction.
Super Tuning the Factory Rifle - 3.5 hours
Master Gunsmith and acclaimed Custom Rifle Builder Darrell Holland will show you the steps you need to take to “Super Tune” a factory rifle to get more performance out of the firearm. This includes; bedding the action, lapping the action, tightening headspace, and numerous tips on squeezing more out of a standard production bolt-action rifle. Approximately 3.5 hours of instruction and demonstrations.
Relining and Restoring .22 Barrels - 2 hours
With older firearms that had corrosive ammunition fired through them or suffered neglect and ended up with a rough or corroded bore, the one way to restore it to proper shooting condition and accuracy is to “Reline” the barrel. This process used the original barrel, therefore retaining all of the original markings and finish. The barrel is bored oversize and a barrel liner is installed. This process has restored countless rimfire rifles and pistols along with other pistol caliber firearms. Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks teaches you this process step-by-step. Approximately 2 hours of instruction and demonstration.
Gunsmithing FFL (Federal Firearms License) starter kit
This Kit contains all the information and materials that you need to know and use to get your FFL (Federal Firearms License). Includes starter kit, forms, tags and more. Sent by mail after you enroll.
Digital Firearms Schematics Reference Drive - 2,000+ pages
The Digital Firearms Schematics Reference Drive contains over 2000 pages of firearms schematics and parts information in a convenient digital drive. Sent by mail after you enroll.
Drill and Tap Chart
This chart shows you the appropriate hole sizes and tap sizes for Gunsmithing work.
Stock Refinishing - 2 hours
Learn to restore and refinish gun stocks. Master Gunsmith Gene Shuey teaches you how to remove old finishes, repair cracks and dents in the wood, preserve the checkering and apply modern finishes to the stock. He also shows you the proper techniques for sanding and polishing which results in a beautiful looking stock. Approximately 2 hours of instruction and demonstration.
Building the M1-Garand from a Parts Kit - 2 hours
The classic M1 Garand from WWII is simply an iconic firearm. Hundreds of thousands have been acquired by American Shooters. Numerous part sets and receivers have also become available over the years, and many of these guns need to be totally rebuilt. This course, instructed by Master Armorer John Bush, will teach you to build or rebuild these rifles from parts. Approximately 2 hours of instruction and demonstration.
Glass Bedding for Accuracy - 2 hours
Custom Rifle Builder and Master Gunsmith Darrell Holland shows you the process from start to finish of how to properly bed a rifle using modern bedding compounds. Everything you need to know step-by-step to be able to offer this service to your customers. Approximately 2 hours of instruction and demonstration.
1 Year Silver Plus Membership in the Gunsmithing Club of America
Exclusive access to the GCA Gunsmithing membership website with Forums, ongoing training, Monthly GunTech Video Magazine, and access to an archive of hundreds of additional firearms disassembly and reassembly courses along with live monthly webcast meetings.
AGI Certified Cowboy Action Armorer’s Course - 12 hours
Cowboy Action is one of the fastest growing shooting sports in the country. Be able to understand, repair and customize all of the most common classic firearm designs from the pre-1900’s that are used in this sport. Covers; Colt S.A., Ruger Vaquero, Winchester 97, Stoeger SxS shotgun, and more. Includes testing and Certification. Approximately 12 Hours of instruction.
One (1) Hands-On Voucher - In the Classroom Training With an AGI Instructor
After completing prerequisite Gunsmithing training, you have optional access to weeklong, small class size, in person training with AGI Master Gunsmiths with intense focus on specific Gunsmithing Topics. See the Hands-On Gunsmithing Classes page for more details.
AGI Certified Machine Shop Course: Lathe, Mill, General - 30 hours
Everything you need to know to set-up and operate a Lathe, Vertical Mill and other shop equipment even if you have never touched them before. Includes all aspects of using a Lathe, including; measuring, turning, facing, threading, boring, reaming, knurling, and more. Even what to look for in a used lathe and how to set everything up. With the Milling section, you will learn all aspects of milling including the types of cutters, turning speeds, and X, Y, Z digital readouts for accuracy. The general machine shop section covers how to properly all of the most common support equipment to work faster and more efficiently. The course teaches measuring to .001” of an inch, blueprint reading and efficient shop layout. Includes testing and Certification. Approximately 30 hours of instruction and demonstration.
A Day at the Bench with Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap – 4 Hours
Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap sits with you at the bench, picking up a number of different guns that have come in for repair and then shares his approach to diagnosing the problem and goes about making the appropriate repair. This will give you clear insight on how a professional Gunsmith approaches his work and will enable you to understand the workflow. Approximately 4 Hours of Instruction and Demonstration.
Professional Metal Finishing & Hot Caustic Bluing - 4 hours
Learn how to professionally polish, shape and prepare the metal for a deep rich bluing job. Everything is covered in from A-Z including tank set up and solutions, degreasing, Hot Caustic bluing, rinse and Oil bath, and post bluing treatments to ensure that the firearm doesn’t rust. A very comprehensive course with 4 hours of detailed instruction and demonstration.
Advanced Trigger Jobs and Systems - 8 hours
To professionally and safely do trigger-jobs to improve the pull and weight of the trigger, you must understand how all of the different types of trigger systems work. Bob Dunlap covers all of the most common systems along with a complete explanation of Positive, Neutral, and Negative sear and hammer relationships. Do not attempt doing a trigger job without thoroughly understanding these concepts. Approximately 8 hours of instruction and demonstration.
Building the Custom Mauser Rifle - 8 hours
Classic Mauser Hunting Rifles are a joy to build and own. In this course Master Gunsmith Gene Shuey takes an original old Mauser 98 rifle and shows you how to turn it into a beautiful hunting rifle step-by-step. He shows you how to strip down the original rifle and then covers replacement sporting barrels, express sights, mounts, modern turn-down bolt handles, replacement triggers, fitting and bedding a pre-inletted wood stock, adding custom features, staining and finishing the stock and more. Approximately 8 hours of detailed instruction and demonstration.
Classic Slow Rust and Nitre Bluing - 3.5 hours
This is the type of finish that must be used on classic soft soldered double barrel shotguns and rifles. It is a finish that is deep and soft and beautiful, which also commands high prices. Learn the secrets that few know in 3.5 hours of instruction and demonstration.
Pillar Bedding for Accuracy - 2 hours
To create a stable bedding platform for rifle stocks, that increases accuracy, many of your customers will want you to “Pillar Bed” their rifles. Learn how step-by-step with Darrell Holland Master Gunsmith and Long Range Rifle builder. In approximately 2 hours of instruction and demonstration, Darrell shows you how.
Selecting, Understanding, & Buying Rifle & Pistol Scopes - 2 hours
Learn how to talk the language of Rifle and Pistol Scopes and what makes one better than another. Learn how to choose the proper scope for the task. Approximately 2 hours of instruction.
The Art of Making Flat Springs - 1 hour
When repairing classic and antique firearms, you will often have to make a replacement flat spring as these parts often break over time. Selecting the material, shaping the spring and heat-treating it are all covered in a fast-moving hour of instruction and demonstration.
How to Make Coil Springs - 1 hour
Bob Dunlap shows you how to take round spring stock and wind it into a coil spring to replace missing, hard or impossible to find springs. In one hour of instruction you will be shown this process, along with a tool that you can build.
How to Case Harden Metal Parts - 1 hour
As you repair guns with broken or missing parts, you will often have to re-case harden the parts so that they are not subject to rapid wear. The case hardening process is explained and shown in an hour of instruction, so that you will be able to case harden the parts that you make or repair.
How to Heat Treat Carbon Steels - 1 hour
This course teaches you how to heat treat carbon steel parts that you will make or repair for firearms to ensure that they have the appropriate strength and temper for use.
Heat Treat Temperature Guide for Carbon Steel
A visual temperature color guide for annealing and tempering steels at the correctly.
Custom Barreling Bolt Action Rifles - 2 hours
Master Riflesmith Darrell Holland will show you step by step how to take a barrel blank and use a lathe to turn it to the correct dimensions, thread the shank, chamber it for cartridges. He also shows you the fastest way to set-up and “dial-in” the barrel so that it turns true and straight in the lathe. He concludes with fitting the barrel to the action. Approximately 2 hours of instruction and demonstration.

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255 Hours Of Detailed Instructions!

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363 Hours Of Detailed Instructions!

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574+ Hours Of Detailed Instructions!
Introduction to Professional Gunsmithing – 5 Hours
Handgun – Pistol & Revolver Design, Function, and Repair – 35 Hours
Shotgun Design, Function, and Repair - 41 hours
Rimfire Design, Function, and Repair - 27 hours
Rifle Design, Function, and Repair - 44 hours
The Money Makers - 4 hours
The Complete History of Smith & Wesson - 3.5 hours
Buying & Collecting Used Guns Without Getting Burned - 2 hours
Professional Gun Cleaning Secrets - 2 hours
Super Tuning the Factory Rifle - 3.5 hours
Relining and Restoring .22 Barrels - 2 hours
Gunsmithing FFL (Federal Firearms License) starter kit
Digital Firearms Schematics Reference Drive - 2,000+ pages
Drill and Tap Chart
Stock Refinishing - 2 hours
Building the M1-Garand from a Parts Kit - 2 hours
Glass Bedding for Accuracy - 2 hours
1 Year Silver Plus Membership in the Gunsmithing Club of America
AGI Certified Cowboy Action Armorer’s Course - 12 hours
Hands-On Vouchers - In the Classroom Training With an AGI Instructor
AGI Certified Machine Shop Course: Lathe, Mill, General - 30 hours
A Day at the Bench with Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap – 4 Hours
Professional Metal Finishing & Hot Caustic Bluing - 4 hours
Advanced Trigger Jobs and Systems - 8 hours
Building the Custom Mauser Rifle - 8 hours
Classic Slow Rust and Nitre Bluing - 3.5 hours
Pillar Bedding for Accuracy - 2 hours
Selecting, Understanding, & Buying Rifle & Pistol Scopes - 2 hours
The Art of Making Flat Springs - 1 hour
How to Make Coil Springs - 1 hour
How to Case Harden Metal Parts - 1 hour
How to Heat Treat Carbon Steels - 1 hour
Heat Treat Temperature Guide for Carbon Steel
Custom Barreling Bolt Action Rifles - 2 hours
Business Success System Package - 18 hours
AGI Certified 1911 Pistolsmith Customizing Course - 27 hours
AGI Certified AR-15/M4 Riflesmith Customizing Course - 12 hours
AGI Certified Glocksmith Customizing Course - 17 hours
Bob Dunlap’s Gunsmithing History and Philosophy - 6 hours
AGI Certified Advanced Welding Course - 22 hours
Building the G3 from a Parts Kit - 1.5 hours
How to Rebarrel and Blueprint Military Bolt Action Rifles - 5 hours
Exclusive Gunsmithing Flat Rate Manual - How to Price Your Work
Marketing Manual - How To Market Your Business
Handgun Advanced Training Expansion Module - 36 Hours
Shotgun Advanced Training Expansion Module - 36 Hours
Rimfire Advanced Training Expansion Module - 15 Hours
Pivot Barrel, SS, O/U, SxS, Double Barrel Shotguns - 24 Hours
Complete Library of Armorer's Courses - 68 Titles - 100+ Hours
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Tuition Paid In Full (DVD)

This course contains 255 hours of complete Design, Function, and Repair Gunsmithing training on DVD including all the video instruction in the Professional Gunsmithing Level 1 Course plus Machine Shop and additional customizing training.

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TOTAL TUITION: $8,497 plus shipping and handling
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Tuition Paid In Full (Online)

This course contains 255 hours of complete Design, Function, and Repair Gunsmithing training including all the video instruction in the Professional Gunsmithing Level 1 Course plus Machine Shop and additional customizing training, but is delivered through the AGI Online Student Portal.

The online program tuition includes two (2) years of online course access, additional access may be purchased for $197 per year thereafter.

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What Our Students Have To Say

This is without a doubt the most intense course I have ever taken. The classes are very well put together and Robert Bob Dunlap is the master instructor. The student advisors are there with you every step of the way. My hats off to everyone at AGI for helping me to start to fulfill a dream. I am looking forward to opening my own gunsmithing shop here in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

John Smith
Carlsbad, New Mexico

I love AGI training videos and professional courses. The instructors are awesome and the material is very informative. Thanks a ton!

Kurt Blackburn
Blanding, UT

I find that the instruction is wonderful, and the method of instruction works for me. Instructors “Show You” how to do each process and explain “Why” it is designed and functions as it does. This method of instruction gives the student the skills needed to diagnose and repair any firearm.

Doug Sweet
Oroville, CA

These courses are excellent. I’ve taken other so-called gunsmithing courses but none of them compared to this one. After taking these courses I do have the knowledge to diagnose and repair any gun that happens to show up at the shop.

Devin Sciranko
Manns Choice, PA

As a prior service marine who had plenty of background in firearms. I was blown away by the amount of knowledge that I was yet to learn. It truly opened my eyes to all the different types of systems that I had yet to come across and different ways to diagnose these problems.

Thomas Patrick
Mizpah, NJ

Without this course I would not have obtained my FFL and started

my part time gunsmithing business. I started with wanting this as a retirement gig, however word of mouth and I have business monthly. From cleaning, parts replacement, bluing etc. Learned it all from AGI!

Timothy Olk
Aguanga, CA

I spent over a year trying to decide which online/ digital schooling I should attend, since my family and current occupation made attending a far away brick and mortar one impossible. I wanted to better my knowledge and add a certificate on the wall, in preparation for opening my full time Gunsmith Shop. I decided to go with AGI and I have not been disappointed. Would most definitely recommend for anyone wanting to engage hobby or professional skills.

Jeremy Clark
Saint James, MO

Having done intensive research prior to enrolling in the Master Level Course, I found there is no other program with the in-depth training and flexibility that AGI offers.

Aaron Packard
Wichita, KS

I have always been interested in guns. When I was nearing retirement, I was wondering what I would like to do when I did retire. One day I was reading a gun book and I saw an advertisement from AGI Gunsmithing, and it hit me that Gunsmithing would be perfect for me when I retired.

With AGI I could finish the Course while I worked and have an enjoyable hobby when I retired. I did complete most of the courses and am a Certified Gunsmith now. I now have the option of picking and choosing which work that I want to work on, and I earn supplemental income.

I will say that the video way of instruction is excellent. AGI has it down to a fine art. If at any time you have a question, you just call AGI and talk to an instructor. One great thing about the videos is that you have them for future reference to review the course. AGI also offers hands on classes that I have attended. These are great classes and the Instructors are excellent. AGI is a class act and you can’t go wrong with them.

Chuck Smith
Yuba City, CA

Badly wanted to become a gunsmith and quickly became discouraged when I researched gunsmith schooling, mainly because of the time involved to do it and the cost. I saw an ad in the American Hunter magazine on how to become a gunsmith in your own home at your own pace for far less money than it would have cost to go to a college based Gunsmithing School. As soon as I read the ad, I knew this was what I was looking for. The videos allow you to replay something if you didn’t understand it the first time and re-watch it as often as you like. You don’t get that at a school with a professor.

Roman Lapp
Peach Bottom, PA
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AGI Instructors are all professional gunsmiths & experts in their fields with over 500 years of combined experience in gunsmithing.
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Gene Kelly

Founder & President | Gunsmithing Instructor

Gene Kelly, Founder and President of the American Gunsmithing Institute, studied under and worked directly for Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap and is a graduate of Lassen College Gunsmithing School. Gene has been Gunsmithing for over forty years, is a recognized and often quoted expert on firearms and is a licensed Class 2 Manufacturer. In addition, Mr. Kelly is an international consultant on security related issues and coaches Gunsmiths and FFL dealers on how to maximize their income.

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Robert “Bob” Dunlap

Master Gunsmith | Senior Gunsmithing Instructor Emeritus

Bob Dunlap, Master Gunsmith and Senior Instructor Emeritus, spent over thirty years teaching Gunsmithing at Lassen College Gunsmithing School while concurrently operating a full service Gunsmithing Shop with up to 6 full time Gunsmiths working for him. His Gunsmithing business was a warranty station for many of the largest firearms manufacturers including; Colt, Browning, Remington and more than a dozen others. Bob is credited with creating the Design, Function and Repair system of Gunsmithing training.

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Darrel Holland

Master Gunsmith | Gunsmithing and Machining Instructor

Darrell Holland is a Master Gunsmith and renowned rifle builder for long range shooting and hunting. In addition to teaching the complete Machine Shop course, Darrell has taught many of AGI’s rifle building and accuracy enhancement courses. Darrell has traveled the world as a hunter and shooting instructor and has created a shooting school in Montana specifically designed for training individuals on how to make the perfect shot when hunting for that once in a lifetime trophy.  Darrell has also designed dozens of products for hunting and Gunsmithing and holds numerous patents.

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Gene Shuey

Master Gunsmith | Gunsmithing Instructor

Gene Shuey is a Master Gunsmith who not only studied under storied Masters including Armon Swensen, but was an original member of the “Thunder Slap” and “Practical Shooting Federation” the predecessor to IPSC. Jeff Cooper was a lifelong friend and associate of Mr. Shuey. Mr. Shuey builds beautiful custom 1911 pistols and Glocks that are truly “Functional Art.” He is also a Master of old school finishes and firearm restoration. He instructs the AGI Certified 1911 Pistolsmith and AGI Certified Glocksmith Courses as well as multiple other courses. In his younger days Gene Shuey won the Mr. America body building contest and served as a U.S. Marine.

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Ken Brooks

Master Gunsmith | Senior Gunsmithing Instructor

Ken Brooks is a Master Gunsmith, a graduate of Lassen College Gunsmithing School were he was mentored by Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap, an then later worked with him as a fellow instructor. Ken also worked in Bob’s Gunsmithing Shop for over 20 years where he eventually took over the business known as Pacific International Service Company. Ken has instructed numerous courses including Armorer’s Courses, and other Gunsmithing courses such as AGI’s Advanced Course on Extractors and Ejectors.

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John Bush

Master Armorer | Gunsmithing Instructor

John Bush is a Master Armorer and renowned expert on U.S. and Foreign Military firearms. His vast knowledge is an incredible resource and he has taught AGI courses on Building AKS rifles from a parts kits, rebuilding the M1 Garand, along with Armorer Courses and a Gunsmithing Club of America favorite video segment “In the War Room”.  He is one of the few people we know of who can have a box of miscellaneous firearm parts dumped in front of him and he can identify what the part is, what firearm it is from, and what country or factory made them!