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    AGI gunsmithing course

    I did a search on here and it didn't come up with any hits and I thought I saw a post on here about it but anyway I wanted to know if anyone has used the product for making money as a gunsmith and how well the course is put together, if it is a good investment or would one be better off spending 20 or 30 grand to go to certified gunsmith school?
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    Can't give you an answer on the quality of the courses but I did get, for the first time, a complete catalog of all of the products they offer. Impressive offerings.

    One of the testimonials was from a fellow, Jan-Steven Merson. He took the course and started American Firearms & Gunsmith in Fullerton, California.


    YOu might want to look him up and ask.
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    I may do that, thanks
    "Those who would trade liberty for security, deserves neither liberty nor security."
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    AGI ran this a couple of weeks ago. Link is still good

    Re-Broadcast of GCA Live Meeting!

    Jan Merson is a GCA member and just one of the many successful gunsmiths AGI has trained. On this webcast interview he shares how he went from zero to making $100,000 a year as a Gunsmith!

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    My .02

    I will start by saying I get the free AGI reports daily great info for a person testing the waters I myself went with penn foster for my basic smithing course but have plans to go to GA. for a hands on course at the Glock home office. As I get better and anvanced in my studies I plan to only do pistol work.
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    I think it depends on what type of gunsmithing you plan on doing. Do you want to build custom guns,do general gun repair, pistolsmithing? For general repair the factory armoror courses are very good and you can take them as you can afford them. If you want to go full bore the Colorado school of trades course is very good, 14mo long, about 20K plus tools and living expenses. This can be an expensive career path, not all that lucritive. Specializing in a particular skill is where you can make money if you are very good and find a good customer base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard View Post
    I think it depends on what type of gunsmithing you plan on doing. Do you want to build custom guns,do general gun repair, pistolsmithing? For general repair the factory armoror courses are very good and you can take them as you can afford them. If you want to go full bore the Colorado school of trades course is very good, 14mo long, about 20K plus tools and living expenses. This can be an expensive career path, not all that lucritive. Specializing in a particular skill is where you can make money if you are very good and find a good customer base.
    I would like to do it all which leads me to a School but I really am not fond of adding 25+ grand more of debt only to make 12 bucks an hour at some well known gun store. I would be more inclined to open my own shop but there's more money I don't have nor could get via a business loan.
    "Those who would trade liberty for security, deserves neither liberty nor security."
    "The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson".

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    Tooling is very expensive. competion is there. abridgeport and lathe can cost around 7000.00 unless you buy used. friend of mine went to colorado and he didn't know no more then we knew.if you advertize thats costly to. trust me we own a small gunshop on the side. you have to be a good talker and a good listner and deal with what we call tire kickers.
    get your 07 manufactures license first. figure what you specialize in and go at it.
    good luck,from
    Kustom Arms
    specialist in AR15/1911

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    Thanks, appreciate the tip. What's a bridgeport? Is that like a milling machine? What size lathe is needed? Would a mini lathe do with exception to rifle barrels? The manufacturers license, is that part of the FFL or separate and what is the cost?
    "Those who would trade liberty for security, deserves neither liberty nor security."
    "The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson".

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    Quote Originally Posted by longslide10 View Post
    Thanks, appreciate the tip. What's a bridgeport? Is that like a milling machine? What size lathe is needed? Would a mini lathe do with exception to rifle barrels? The manufacturers license, is that part of the FFL or separate and what is the cost?
    07 is a type of FFL. It allows you to build firearms but you can then sell as well. Most gun shops have just a 01 which only allows them to sell. If you do ever want to get into smithing and making your own stuff you have to have the 07. Type 07 FFL is going to be $150 for 3 years, so $50 a year if I can remember correctly off the top of my head. It isn't going to be much more than the 01 and will allow you to do much more.
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