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Gun Club of America (GCA) Ultimate Gun Giveaway Selects Three Winners

By September 21, 2016No Comments

The American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) and GCA have randomly selected three winners of its giveaway consisting of three prize packages with a combined value over $14,500.


Napa, Calif. (September 2016) – American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI), producers of the most authoritative Gunsmithing DVD courses, and Gun Club of America (GCA), the insider’s source for reliable firearms information, knowledge and training, are pleased to announce that they have selected three winners for their largest giveaway to date, the GCA Ultimate Gun Giveaway. John Atherton of Portland, Oregon, won the Custom Ruger® 10/22® prize package, Terrence Oder of Cincinnati, Ohio, won the AR-15/1911 prize package and David Phillips Jr. of Middleburg, Florida, won the Patriot Package. All three winners were randomly selected for their respective prize packages.

“We at AGI and GCA are humbled by the response and support we received for our first Ultimate Gun Giveaway. This is the largest giveaway of its kind that we have ever put together, receiving over 13,500 entries from all over the country,” commented President and Founder of AGI and GCA Gene Kelly. “Congratulations go out to John, Terrence and David! We created three really outstanding prize packages that we think these winners will be really pleased to receive.”

AGI and GCA teamed up with over 25 industry manufacturers creating three prize packages of gun and accessories with a combined value of over $14,500. These three packages are The Custom Ruger® 10/22® Package (valued at $7,286.97), The AR-15/1911 Package (valued at $5,165.76) and the Patriot Package (valued at $2,200.17).


“I was very excited to find out that I won such a huge and generous prize from GCA. Not only is the Ruger® 10/22® a great rifle, but the opportunity to customize it with so many quality vendors is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am looking forward to trying out all the accessories and putting the rifle through its paces on the range,” commented Atherton, the Custom Ruger® 10/22® prize package winner.

The highlight of the Custom Ruger® 10/22® Package (total value: $7,286.97), is a Ruger® 10/22® customized by AGI’s very own Jack Landis, using parts from Adaptive Tactical, Boyds Gunstocks, Connecticut Precision Chambering LLC, Kidd Innovative Design, Tactical Innovations Inc. and Timney Triggers. The package also contains prizes from AGI and GCA, Andy’s Leather, ATN, Copper Basin®, Holland’s Shooter’s Supply, Inc., Hogue®, LaserLyte®, Leatherman®, LED Lenser®, Limbsaver®, Norma USA®, Otis Technology®, Scopecoat™, Sentry Solutions™, Tactacam, Tuff Writer, Vertx® and Wiley X™.


“I’ve been a member of AGI since the first issue of Gun Tech magazine, and have been buying their courses since long before that. I entered the GCA Ultimate Gun Giveaway on a lark, never expecting to win, but WOW, this is incredible. It makes an old man feel like dancing,” remarked Oder, the AR-15/1911 prize package winner.

He continued, “Not only that, but as an old vet, winning the AR-15/1911 package makes it even that much better. My family is as excited as I am. We shoot together and we’re all anxious to get out to the range. I would like to extend my heartfelt thank you to all of the people at AGI, GCA and to all of the sponsors of the giveaway.”

The highlight of the AR-15/1911 Package (total value of $5,165.76), is an Inland Manufacturing 1911A1 pistol and an Armalite M-15™ DEF15F Carbine. The package also contains prizes from AGI and GCA, Adaptive Tactical, Armalite®, Armscor, Carolina Arms Group, Holland’s Shooter’s Supply, Inc., Hogue, Inland Manufacturing, Leatherman, LED Lenser, Limbsaver, Nexus Ammo, Otis Technology, Recover Tactical, Slide Fire®, Slideboot, Shottist, Tactacam, Timney Triggers, Tuff Writer, Vertx, Wiley X and X Products.


“Finding out I was selected as the winner of the Patriot package was certainly exciting and welcome news; I even felt like it was my birthday!” said Phillips, the Patriot prize package winner.

The highlight of the Patriot Package (total value: $2,200.17), is a Bond Arms Patriot pistol. The package also contains prizes from AGI and GCA, Adaptive Tactical, Armscor, Bond Arms, Holland’s Shooter’s Supply, Inc., Hogue, LaserLyte, Leatherman, LED Lenser, Otis Technology, Tactacam, Tuff Writer, Vertx and Wiley X.

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About American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI):

American Gunsmithing Institute offers complete Certified Professional Gunsmithing Courses and a variety of affordable DVD gunsmithing courses that can be viewed in the comfort of one’s home and at one’s leisure. Unlike traditional schooling, the DVD’s are 100 percent instruction and can be played over and over again for reinforcement. AGI instructors are all working Master Gunsmiths who provide our students the highest quality instruction available. Visit AGI at to download their free course catalog and find out more about the Professional Gunsmith Course as well as other affordable courses.

About the Gun Club of America (GCA):

The Gun Club of America is the insider’s source for reliable firearms information, knowledge and training. Our members experience camaraderie and fellowship, savings and education, receiving valuable firearms information, online forums and special events not available elsewhere. For more info, go to or call 1-800-435-GCOA (4626).