Protect Your Gunsmithing Rights

Gene Kelly head Shotfrom Gene Kelly
President, American Gunsmithing Institute

Help Protect America’s Gunsmiths

Here’s How: As you may have heard the Obama Administration pulled a fast one and came out with some “Guidance” requiring Gunsmiths to Register and Pay an Outrageous fee of $2,250 with the State Department of Export controls known at the D.D.T.C. – Now our Friends in Congress have sponsored a bill to remove this burden on the industry, but we have to act fast to make sure it happens.

CALL Your Congressman today and ask them to Support H.R. 6176, the Export Control Reform Act of 2016.

Then Call your Senator and tell them to Support the Senate Version which is S. 3405.

Tell them both that it isn’t fair to hurt the small business person, like Gunsmiths, and that this will affect your freedoms. Do it today. We need to smoke their phones right now BEFORE the Election. Then follow up with an email to them and if you can, a printed letter. But at least start with a phone call.

Thanks for defending ALL of our freedoms by Supporting Gunsmiths in this unfair regulatory struggle.

To Our Freedoms!,

Gene Kelly
President American Gunsmithing Institute
Gun Club of America


Everything You Wanted To Know About Gunsmithing–Part 2

Master Gunsmith and AGI Instructor Bob Dunlap with AGI President Gene Kelly

Master Gunsmith and AGI Instructor Bob Dunlap with AGI President Gene Kelly

The conclusion of the interview with Gene Kelly, President of the American Gunsmithing institute, and Robert Dunlap, Master Gunsmith and Senior Instructor.

For those of you who have never seen or heard this interview before, it is a fascinating look into the life of Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap. I’m sure you will learn something you didnt know before about him, and gunsmithing, whether you are a professional gunsmith or just a “tinkerer”. Continue reading


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Everything You Wanted To Know About Gunsmithing

Master Gunsmith and AGI Instructor Bob Dunlap with AGI President Gene Kelly

Master Gunsmith and AGI Instructor Bob Dunlap with AGI President Gene Kelly

An interview with Gene Kelly, President of the American Gunsmithing institute, and Robert Dunlap, Master Gunsmith and Senior Instructor.

For those of you who have never seen or heard this interview before, it is a fascinating look into the life of Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap. I’m sure you will learn something you didnt know before about him, and gunsmithing, whether you are a professional gunsmith or just a “tinkerer”.

This is Part 1 of that interview–Part 2 will be here in next week.

Continue reading


Ready, Aim, Fire?

Gene Kelly head ShotWith Gene Kelly
AGI and GCA President

The last couple of years we have had some devastating fires here in Northern California. Unlike a tornado or earthquake, they are usually totally destructive to a house or outbuilding, leaving nothing but a pile of ashes. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had a fire in your workshop, garage or storage locker where you keep all your ammo?  Continue reading


SPECIAL OPINION from AGI President Gene Kelly on Recent White House Executive Order!

Gene Kelly head Shotby AGI/GCA President Gene Kelly

Does the Recent Obama “Executive Order” Really affect your ability to do your own Gunsmithing or Be a Professional Gunsmith?!

If you listen to the wagging tongues, Supposedly all Gunsmiths are going to have to register with the State Department DDTC and pay big fees…. Well NOT So Much…. Continue reading


Be Prepared!

Gene Kelly head Shotby Gene Kelly
AGI and GCA President

AGI President Gene Kelly wrote this message to Gun Club of America members in 2015. However with another hot summer upon us, at least in Northern California, his message is still very relevant. What are you doing to prepare for the unexpected?

When I was a Boy Scout our motto was “Be Prepared.” I took that to heart and have always had a bent toward readiness and emergency preparedness. Lately, in our neck of the woods, we have really been putting that preparedness to work. Last year it was an earthquake, this year it is wide spread fires. Continue reading