The American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is dedicated to training students in the art of gunsmithing, from simple repairs to complicated builds and exotic customization. With courses that cover every aspect of firearms, the company prepares students through the use of DVDs that focus intensely on specific aspects of firearm repair, operation, customization and optimization.

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The DVDs are hosted by leading gunsmiths and filmed with high production values so students can learn at their own pace from the comfort of their own home or workshop. Each course culminates in a multiple-choice test. Upon successfully completing the course, students receive a certification in that subject area which is widely recognized.

AGI focuses extensively on explaining how different firearms operate, and how the components work together to create their intended operation. Developing this fundamental understanding, AGI believes, is more important to a gunsmith’s success in repairs and optimization than merely being able to replace parts.

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Some of AGI’s courses include “Certified 1911 Pistolsmith Course,” “Certified AR-15/M4 Riflesmith Course” and the “Certified Glocksmith Course,” as well as courses like “Professional Metal Finishing and Hot Caustic Bluing.”

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