Christmas in July – for Gun People!


Christmas in July – for Gun People!

I love guns. I love working on things. Therefore, I love working on guns. I don’t have any formal training as a gunsmith, but I get by very well. I’ve repaired parts, made new parts from scratch, and completely rebuilt a nasty old clunker into a great hunting rifle. But there are many things I don’t know.

That’s where something like American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) can step in and help out. They offer many courses on DVD, taught by professional working Master Gunsmiths. After completing a course, you can become certified in that subject.

Subjects vary widely, and not all are currently on sale. Courses not specifically tied to guns include Machine Shop, Welding, and Locksmithing. A wide array of courses are available geared towards gunsmithing in general, as well as some aimed at particular models, such as their new 1911 Pistolsmith, AR-15/M4 Riflesmith, and Glocksmith courses.

The sale offers up to 25% off of their regular prices on most products, and runs from July 7 through September 9, 2014.

And for every $100 you shell out for sale items, they’ll toss in one of these videos for free:

  • Israeli Instinctive Combat Shooting Method (DVD#3014)
  • Coyote Hunting with Darrell Holland (#MHSCDVD)
  • Understanding, Selecting & Buying Pistol & Rifle Scopes (DVD#3134)
  • Buying and Collecting Used Guns Without Getting Burned (DVD#3024)
  • Or choose from AGI’s 28 Disassembly/Reassembly Courses

While these courses are far from cheap, they offer lots of info, plus the chance to purchase tests if you wish to become certified, which could help you gain employment in the firearms industry. Knowledge can be a wonderful thing, and is there any such thing as knowing too much about guns? I don’t think so.

Besides, we all need gun stuff to keep us busy until deer season…

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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