agi gunsmith courses
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gunsmithing & Do-It-Yourself Projects > Gunsmithing Forum > agi gunsmith courses

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-24-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 14
Default agi gunsmith courses

Is it worth the money

__________________
Jamesmp547 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 02-24-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: tucson,arizona
Posts: 496
Liked 186 Times on 120 Posts
Likes Given: 56

Default

I purchased several of the "technical manual and armorer's course" and found them useful. They show how to disassemble, clean and re-assemble the guns. They also show some of tricks needed avoid mistakes and how to check the gun for proper function. Some of the presenters are well organized and some less so. Some things surprised me, like putting gun parts in a steel vise (I would have put the soft jaws on first). One odd thing is that a couple DVDs did not run properly and required a cleaning to work well. I have not seen any of the gunsmithing DVDs so far.

You might take a look on ebay for some bargains.

__________________
JWagner is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 09:20 PM   #3
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 48
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I like many other's have to look online for a gunsmithing school cause I have a family and full time job and could not just up and go to a school (wish I could). I found after looking at other online schools, that AGI with the DVD way of showing the material rather than reading would work best for me. So I ordered the Practical Gunsmithing course to see if it would work for me before spending a couple thousand. It was like 480 490 something like that but I think it was well worth it and just waiting for the right time to take one of the main gunsmithing course's. I do still want to go to a near by tech school for a lathe/milling course.

__________________
zeke73 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 02:43 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: seymour,ct
Posts: 84
Liked 15 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Judging by the DVD I bought from them about Ruger double-action revolvers, they are pretty useless. If they use material from the individual DVD's they offer, it's money wasted, as was mine. The info that Iowegan offers (on another forum) was more useful, and that useful stuff was in text, not video. That should explain a lot. The AGI stuff even has poor, time-wasting direction, where the person on camera waits for off-camera prompts to say his piece. Save your money, unlike me.

__________________
regload is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 09:17 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
atrbertothy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 62
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by regload View Post
Judging by the DVD I bought from them about Ruger double-action revolvers, they are pretty useless. If they use material from the individual DVD's they offer, it's money wasted, as was mine. The info that Iowegan offers (on another forum) was more useful, and that useful stuff was in text, not video. That should explain a lot. The AGI stuff even has poor, time-wasting direction, where the person on camera waits for off-camera prompts to say his piece. Save your money, unlike me.
Any information is good. If you take the knowledge from the videos an old gunsmith and others. You can use what works for you. Not every method will work for you. I went to a school and I have the AGI courses plus alot of books. I will always be able to find the safest way to fix something.
__________________
atrbertothy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 09:18 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Virginia, USA
Posts: 17
Default

I too am interested in AGI. I was sent an email with info and pricing for their pro gunsmith classes. They range from $4997-$10997. This is for the certified programs.

__________________
s1mp13m4n is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 08:30 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 6
Default

I took online with Penfoster all text well mostly some Video junk for the video but text helped some not a ton, if you have played with firearms before you get something out of it. If not its hard to follow for a newbie. Instructor wasn't available when I needed them not sure if that got better. Ill always have the books to fall back on for info that I did find useful and support from the instructor if he can be reached. Cost was more than I would have paid had I known what I do now. 600-800 for the course. Certified career Diploma at then and job placement board. That's my two cent on the online schooling.

__________________
Fringe10 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 01:52 PM   #8
CGS
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Chicago Illinois area
Posts: 387
Liked 66 Times on 52 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Here is my take on AGI, as an AGI certified gunsmith, it is certainly worth the money for the videos. However no video will take the place of hands on experience nor will the video take the place of an actual gunsmithing school. I wish in the armorer courses AGI would go into more trouble shooting and repair techniques. They do a nice job of glossing over the basics and I have definitely learned and will continue to buy. But you just gotta get in there and tinker.

If there were a gunsmithing school in my area within driving distance I would have preferred to attend a 2 year hands on in the evening. Sadly there are none.

__________________
CGS is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 6
Default

Yes I agree with you GCS I would have done hands on school as well but nothing close enough either for me which put me in the hands of Penfosters online course. I'm looking to apply with the local Gandermoutain store to gain some much needed hands on and extra cash to start my smithing tool collection. If anyone has question please feel free to ask ill look up or answer what I can from the text I received from Penfoster or my own experience.

__________________
Fringe10 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 12:59 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
atrbertothy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 62
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Like i said the more information you have at hand the better. Yes having the hands on is good and I strongly feel that you should work on some of your own weapons first.
Right know i have a small library of books and videos. This ranges from books that i got at the gunsmithing school that I went to and up to the AGI videos that I have.
All of these show a different method to fixing the same problem you just have to find the method that works for you.

__________________
atrbertothy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Hunters' courses regload Connecticut Gun Forum 6 04-16-2013 11:31 PM
NRA Gunsmith Courses michigan0626 Gunsmithing Forum 1 02-01-2012 01:32 PM
NRA instructor courses john6137 NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 1 03-28-2010 03:05 AM
Online 'smithing courses bkt Gunsmithing Forum 8 12-15-2009 08:04 PM
Training Courses notdku Training & Safety 8 06-24-2007 03:05 PM