Tip From The Workbench–Extractor Cuts

kenBrooksby Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

In this video AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks answers a question from a Gun Club of America member about extractor cuts in barrels. Ken shows you a messed up extractor cut and then takes you through the procedure to clean it up and restore it one step at a time. Before it’s over you will gain more insight into these cuts and know the tools and techniques you can use to restore them. Continue reading


In The War Room—A Problem AK Receiver

with AGI Instructor John Bush

This time in The War Room, John looks at a friend’s AK that would not accept a magazine. He shows not only how they managed to fix the problem, but demonstrates the type of critical thinking and gunsmithing skills that make a true craftsman. He was even able to save the owner some money by salvaging some parts, rather than simply throwing more money at the problem. Continue reading


Long Term Firearm Storage

by Gun Club of America Member Thomas Brooks

Over the years I have received numerous firearms from customers, plus some of my own collection,  that require some long term storage solutions. The length of time for storage varies from item to item of course, but the quality of preparation work must always be above and beyond professional grade. As a gun owner and gun enthusiast I recognize the investment, no matter how costly, that people put into their Second Amendment treasures. Continue reading


In The Classroom with Bob–Metallurgy for Gunsmiths

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by Bob Dunlap
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

In this video, Bob takes us to the classroom to discuss metallurgy, in particular, the types of steel used in firearms manufacture. He talks about the procedure you use to determine the type of steel you are working with as well as proper hardening techniques for each type of metal. He also discusses the difference between carbon steels and stainless steels and the benefits and drawbacks of each when they are used in guns. Continue reading


Strange Problem with a Select-Fire AR

SiersBy John Siers a.k.a. “Gunsmith Jack”

I love ARs because they bring me so much business. On the other hand, I hate ARs because everyone who owns one thinks he’s a gunsmith. Can’t begin to tell you how much time I’ve spent (and money I’ve made) fixing really silly problems created by weekend warriors trying to “tweak” or “improve” or just “dress up” their ARs. Fortunately, none of these people have gotten hurt… yet. Continue reading


AGI Charity Relief Fire Sale!

AGI and it’s surrounding homes and businesses narrowly avoided disaster as the entire city of Napa CA was flanked by huge wildfires to the east and the west. But they survived!

To celebrate and to help in the recovery effort, they are holding a Fire Sale on many of their products and will donate 10% of the sales to the local Salvation Army branch to help the less fortunate victims of the fires in their recovery with clothing, food and essentials. Continue reading