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American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) Announces Hands-On Gunsmithing Course on Firing Pins

By September 4, 2014No Comments

American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI), producers of the most authoritative Gunsmithing DVD courses, is pleased to offer gunsmiths and students a Design, Function and Repair: Firing Pins class with Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap. The course, to be held from September 22nd through 26th, 2014 in Coquille, Oregon, is open to current AGI Professional Gunsmithing students only. Students must have successfully completed the Handguns and Rifles section of the course prior to registration.

This AGI instructor-led course consists of approximately 1/3 lecture and 2/3 hands on experience. The course content covers all types of firing pins commonly found in modern sporting firearms, rim fire and low and high pressure center fire, as well as addressing most aspects of function and fit.

Students are required to bring to the course at least three different types of firearms: one rim fire, one high power rifle and one shotgun (single shotgun is preferred). Students may bring more than three firearms if they’d like. Required tools include a set of needle files, a mill bastard file, a punch set, a small ball peen hammer (not over 4 oz.), eye protection, a dial caliper, propane or MAP GAS torch, stones, lubricant oil and cold blue. Students are also requested to bring some test fire ammunition, but be aware that there will be no ammunition in the class room.

Master gunsmith Bob Dunlap teaches gunsmithing classes on firing pins.

Master Gunsmith and Certified Gunsmithing Instructor Bob Dunlap

Master Gunsmith and Certified Gunsmithing Instructor Bob Dunlap has been a professional gunsmith for over 35 years. Dunlap spent 20 years as the SeniorInstructor at Lassen College’s internationally recognized gunsmithing school, all while maintaining a fully staffed gun shop.  In Dunlap’s long illustrious career, he has been personally responsible for the repair of over 250,000 firearms. Truly an expert in the field, he possesses a unique teaching style that enables him to take complex firearms and make them easier for students to understand.

For more information and availability, please contact Becky at 1-800-797-0687 x 102. AGI is not responsible for a student’s travel, hotel or meal costs. If the class does not have a minimum of six participants it will be cancelled and rescheduled when a class of six or more is filled.

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