In my day, I read every gun magazine I could find for half a century. After a literal lifetime of study, I have indeed learned a little bit about guns. For those of you who would sooner not squander your entire lives amassing tedious firearms knowledge, however, there is a much simpler, easier option. The American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) produces an “Armorer’s Course” on DVD that packs everything about Glock pistols into just over two hours.

The course begins with an historical overview of the Glock phenomenon. After a safety briefing, the course instructor uses both live and cutaway versions of Glocks to explain in minute detail how everything works.

I am a mechanical engineer and a gun nerd of the most hopeless sort, and I learned a great deal about the intricacies of the Glock design from this course. The course instructor uses simple language and great videography to explain how each part interacts with its peers to form a 3D jigsaw to repeatedly launch bullets safely and accurately.

The instructor explains each aspect of the gun’s several safeties, the barrel locking system, and minutiae like the magazine release and recoil mechanism. He demonstrates in a clear and easy-to-understand fashion the differences between each generation and model as well as how to safely disassemble the gun. With the skills depicted in this video course, the layman equipped with a few basic tools can build up a Glock pistol from individual parts. Everything you need to know is here.

The DVD includes printable parts schematics and safe, reliable instruction on every aspect of Glock pistols. Incorporating parts identification, cleaning and lubrication, and basic repairs as well as a survey of available upgrades, AGI’s ace gunsmiths teach you how to safely master the modern world’s most popular combat handgun.

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