Diagnosing a Kimber With Issues

with Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Owner of Pisco Gunsmithing

This video from the Gun Club of America gives a valuable lesson to all aspiring gunsmiths. It is an excellent example of the thought process and investigation into a gun that has several problems. Ken looks at the parts that may be culprits and then develops a plan to solve those issues.

Using these techniques, any gunsmith or owner should be able to understand how to repair a faulty firearm, rather than simply throwing a bunch of new parts at it and hoping for the best. The key, of course, is to understand the function of each part and how it interacts with the others. Continue reading


Gunsmithing Project–Bedding a Rifle Part 2

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

In Part 2 of this video project Jack Landis completes a simple, straightforward way to bed a rifle that will help improve accuracy in your own hunting or target gun.

Jack walks you through the entire process so you have the complete “Recipe for Success.”

If you missed Part 1, you can see it by CLICKING HERE.

Continue reading


Gunsmithing Project–Bedding a Rifle Part 1

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

In this two-part video Jack Landis shows a simple, straightforward way to bed a rifle that will help improve accuracy in your own hunting or target gun.

Jack walks you through the entire process so you have the complete “Recipe for Success.”

This video will be shown in two parts because of its length. Look for Part 2 soon! Continue reading


Mills and Lathes for Gunsmiths

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get is, “What size and type of mill and lathe should I get, now that I’ve ordered the machine shop course from AGI?” OK, here goes . . .

Having learned to use the lathe and mill at Adult School, and then at Lassen College during the summer NRA classes, I can tell you that I REALLY wished I’d seen Darrell Holland’s course first. Darrell is an excellent instructor and you will learn what you need to buy to get the job done. The way to do it, is to watch the lathe and mill portions first, THEN buy your lathe and mill. Continue reading


Trigger Job Techniques

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

In this video extract from GCA’s Guntech Video Magazine, Jack demonstrated some techniques for making sure your trigger jobs are done accurately and safely. CLICK HERE to find out how you can join the Gun Club of America and get videos like this, including a new disassembly/reassembly every month with the Guntech video magazine, plus lots of other great benefits for gunsmiths as well as regular gun owners. Become a Firearms Expert!.

Continue reading