Advanced Gunsmithing 150

This comprehensive course includes the fundamentals of gunsmithing

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This comprehensive course includes the fundamentals of gunsmithing. (DOT 632.281.010 – Gunsmith) The
Advanced Gunsmithing 150 Course includes the coursework outlined in Professional Gunsmithing
Level I and includes the complete Machine Shop Course (30 hours) and many
additional training videos.

  • Course Perk Icon 254 Instruction Hours
  • Course Perk Icon Certificate in Machine Shop Thoery and Gunsmithing fundamentals
  • Course Perk Icon Distance education delivered online with video instruction and testing. Instructor support and interaction online or by email or phone.


Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to analyze problems encountered in common
firearms, including Handguns, Shotguns, Rimfire and Centerfire Rifles, being able to identify the failure
points with feeding, lock-up, extraction and ejection, firing, safeties and other mechanical aspects, with the
knowledge to then make the appropriate repairs. Students will also learn skills of Machine Shop; using a
Lathe, Mill and other General Shop equipment, along with the skills of Metal Refinishing, Spring making,
Metal Heat-treating, Custom rifle building and accuracy enhancement with the tuning of Advanced Trigger
Systems. Students will have the knowledge to demonstrate work ready skills. Note: hands-on or on the job
training may still be required.

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Advanced Gunsmithing 150

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Jack Landis


Has been building, repairing, and modifying guns for over 50 years. A graduate of 20 consecutive summers at the NRA Summer Gunsmithing Programs at Lassen and Yavapai Colleges, he saved up so many projects to do there each year that Lassen created a new course called “Special Projects”. After 30 years in the security industry, he went to work for the American Gunsmithing Institute in 2005 where his broad knowledge and logical problem solving abilities resulted in his becoming the Tech Services Manager and “Go To” person for student and customer technical questions on the courses, content, and test questions. He has watched every minute of all of AGI’s videos and does the final proof on all new material. He does instructional videos, firearm and product evaluations, and answers Gunsmithing questions from our AGI students and Gun Club of America on our monthly webcasts
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Darrell Holland


Mr. Holland is well known as a custom rifle builder, writer and lecturer. He builds some of the tightest shooting rifles in existence. Darrell is always inventing new performance shooting products, and he is constantly pushing the envelope with regards to integrating the latest technology and ideas into his rifle designs to increase accuracy and improve reliability. Darrell has instructed many courses for the American Gunsmithing Institute that take advantage of his unique knowledge and expertise. His simple, direct instructional style makes learning any subject easy, and his attention to detail is legendary. He enjoys teaching and has taught gunsmithing and marksmanship courses internationally. Even the most experienced shooters and gunsmiths learn from his courses. Always pragmatic, Darrell is constantly looking for and testing ideas that “will work in the real world.” His unique “V Block” one-screw bedding system is an excellent example of his thinking and machining skill.

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