The 7 Secrets to Operating a Successful Gunsmithing Business–Part 2

Gene Kelly head Shotby Gene Kelly, President of AGI

In the conclusion to this important article, AGI President Gene Kelly tells us his secrets for running a successful and profitable business. This is great information not only for those of you running a gunsmithing business, but any business at all. If you missed Part 1, click here to read the first three secrets. Continue reading


The 7 Secrets to Operating a Successful Gunsmithing Business–Part 1

Gene Kelly head Shotby Gene Kelly, President of AGI

It’s one thing to know how to repair or modify guns, it’s quite another to be able to run a successful gunsmithing (or any other) business. In this important article, AGI President Gene Kelly tells us his secrets for running a successful and profitable business. Here are the first three secrets… look for the rest in the coming weeks. Continue reading


The Mother of All Rifles–Built by an AGI Student!

AGI Graduate Nathan Allan

Gene Kelly, President of the American Gunsmithing Institute, received an email from a graduate of the American Gunsmithing Institute recently. It is not only an endorsement of the skills taught in their professional gunsmithing courses, but also an amazing demonstration of what is possible to achieve with the right training. Here is that email from Nathan Allan: Continue reading


Korth 9mm Revolver Conversion

with Gene Kelly
AGI/GCA President

Found at the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Gene Kelly looks at a conversion for S&W revolvers from Korth that makes it possible to shoot 9mm ammo without the need for moon clips. This would make a nice conversion for either you or your customers looking to be able to shoot inexpensive 9mm from your favorite wheelgun.

You can find the product HERE on their website. Continue reading


Modular AR rifle system from MGI

with Gene Kelly
AGI President

At the SHOT Show, you see a huge number of new and innovative firearms and shooting solutions, all under one roof. It can take days to see all of the booths and spend a little time looking at their products.

In this video, AGI President Gene Kelly looks at one solution from M.G.I.–a modular AR system that allows you to easily switch calibers, all the way from .22LR to .50 Beowulf. And because the lower receiver stays put, you only have one serial number. Continue reading


Product Demo: Taccon AR-15 Trigger System

with Gene Kelly
AGI and Gun Club of America President

In this video from the SHOT Show Range Day, Gene Kelly looks at a drop-in trigger system from TACCON USA that is so fast it makes your AR-15 run almost as quickly as an automatic. Good thing ammo has come down in price!

I wonder how long it will take before some liberal politician gets wind of it and has it banned. Continue reading


Enjoying the guns I already own!

by Gene Kelly
AGI/GCA President

Seems like whenever I go places where there are new or different firearms, such as the SHOT Show, visiting manufacturers or doing testing for GunTech, I come away lusting after some new gun or guns!.  I mean get real, I don’t think a mule could even begin to carry all the guns I own now, so why on earth do I need another one?!

Well, “need” as I am sure you know isn’t really the issue, but WANT certainly is and I am O.K. with that!  Hey I need that beautiful Chiappa color case hardened receiver, single shot, Baby Sharps in .30/30 caliber because, well, it would be cool for, um, hunting deer? Continue reading