America’s Gunsmithing School

The leader in self-paced gunsmithing education & training.

The American Gunsmithing Institute is the premier school for gunsmithing courses on DVD. Our school exists to provide firearm enthusiasts with the knowledge needed to keep their guns in safe and top-notch condition, maximizing their shooting experience and potential in a way that preserves the Gunsmithing art and ensures “that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”


AGI Professional Gunsmithing Courses

How-to step-by-step instructions by the world’s foremost Master Gunsmiths.

Practical Gunsmithing Course by AGI

Practical Gunsmithing Course

Discover the secrets of repairing, modifying and customizing your firearms by Master Gunsmiths.

Professional Gunsmithing Course Level 1

Professional Gunsmithing Course - Level 1

Everything you need to know about firearms design, function & repair to start a gunsmithing career.

Professional Gunsmithing Course - Level 2

Designed to teach you to work faster and provide more services as a professional gunsmith.

Master Gunsmithing Course

Learn advanced Gunsmithing skills and techniques that will enable you to become a master of your craft.

American Gunsmithing Institute

Our gunsmithing school was built by gunsmiths for gunsmiths. Experience the sheer joy of learning real gunsmithing from Master gunsmiths, through our premier, trade level programs from home at about a fifth the cost of attending a campus based school.

Our courses are designed for beginners as well as the professional. Whether your goal is to become a gunsmith or just enjoy working on your own guns you will learn how to properly repair and customize pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, rimfire and centerfires.

Why Our Gunsmithing School

  • We are the leader in self-paced gunsmithing education.
  • Our gunsmithing courses are taught by the USA’s finest master gunsmiths.
  • Gunsmithing Certificate from one of the top gunsmithing schools in the USA.
  • Study anytime from the comfort of your own home.
  • Gunsmithing is a skill that’s in demand and one that affords financial independence, security and a hedge against an uncertain economy.

What Our Students Are Saying

To augment my income I enrolled and completed another course that left a multitude of questions unanswered. I then purchased the entire course that A.G.I. offered and what a difference! Just recently a customer brought in an A.H. Fox SXS that had been at another shop for 6 months without being repaired. By chance, I was watching one of the Shotgun Videos and Mr. Dunlap was explaining the exact problem and how to repair it! As of this Summer, I will be going full time. Thanks! David A. Sayers - Goldsboro, NC

I recently completed a mail order gunsmithing course. Their entire action bedding section can be summarized as “follow the instructions in the Brownell’s Action Bedding Kit”. In contrast, your video course (#SGBV Stock Bedding) took me step-by-step through the entire process with each step clearly demonstrated. My first attempt looked very professional. Thanks, A.G.I. Jack Herber - San Bernardino, CA

I believe that this is the first video course that actually fulfills my expectations. This course is exceptional. I am a beginner Lathe operator, using only book knowledge since there are no trade schools in my area and I don’t know any machinists. Your video course has totally opened my eyes to the use of the Lathe & Mill. I now feel much more confident about using them. Frank Rooney - Corona CA