American Gunsmithing Institute Brings Training Courses In Manhattan, KS Into Your Home

American Gunsmithing Institute Manhattan Kansas KS

During its twenty year tenure, AGI realized that something was missing. While there were various gunsmiths and gun enthusiasts in Manhattan, KS and throughout the U.S., they were missing an outlet to come together, share ideas, stories and most importantly, have some fun together! So AGI created The Gun Club of America (GCA). It stands upon four pillars: education, fun, savings and fellowship.  

AGI Teaches Basic and Advanced Firearms Maintenance, Customizing, and Gunsmithing Repair for hobbyist and Professional. Study at home and get Certified as a Gunsmith.

AGI American Gunsmithing Institute In Manhattan, KS Has Over Two Decades Of Experience

Two decades ago, American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) Founder and President Gene Kelly saw an increased demand for gunsmiths in the firearms industry in Manhattan, KS and realized  that there was a growing need to train new gunsmiths on a faster and more efficient basis.

Gun Club Of America,  LogoKelly made it a goal to preserve the art of gunsmithing for future generations and to provide a way for gun enthusiasts in Manhattan, KS to pursue their hobbies from the comfort of their own homes through AGI’s course load. 

With over 330 million firearms in this country, at any given time 10 to 20 percent of those are in some need of cleaning, repair or customizing. After WWII, a large crop of new gunsmiths appeared, but now they are retiring or passing away and demand for new,Gene Kelley, Founder AGI young blood in the gunsmith world in Manhattan, KS is growing

Gunsmithing Programs Offered Across the Country

Prior to AGI’s founding, gunsmithing programs were only offered in Manhattan, KS at a couple of campus based schools and most people could not afford to attend them so the number of gunsmiths continued to decline.

This gave Kelly the idea to found AGI. Using Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap’s teaching methodology, combined with the video techniques developed by AGI, Kelly was able to create a unique teaching method that allowed students to learn at home in Manhattan, KS at their own pace. And thus, AGI was born. Since its inception in 1993, AGI has gone on to use this same method to teach people welding, machining, locksmithing and other trade skills. 

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Choosing The Handgun Perfect For You For Self Defense And Concealed Carry

Do you know all the Handgun regulations? You need to! Do you know where you can purchase a quality Handgun, or find a qualified firearms instructor that has the right credentials and city or state licensing? We at US Precision Defense do, we have all the information that you will need.

“God made man, Sam Colt made men equal, but John Browning keeps men free.” Yes, this is a variant of the original quote, but yet, it does ring true!

There is an incredibly wide variety of revolvers and handguns specifically designed for self-defense. A significant portion, if not nearly all of the models for virtually every heat manufacturer that makes a pistol, are either specially designed for CC or can be used for both CC or open carry. Everything from a .25 auto handgun up to a .44 magnum revolver can be used for and or adapted to a self-defense role as a CC heat during a deadly confrontation.

There is a heat for every citizen’s needs in size, ammo, configuration, extended control, and ability to carry hidden. Before making a final determination, it is suggested that you talk to several different concealed carry teachers, and take the opportunity to shoot every heat you are considering in order to find the one that best fits your hand, your skill as a shooter, and your confrontation.

Typically, an automatic handgun requires more schooling for all possible shooting scenarios than that of a revolver. This is a result of automatic handguns having a longer learning curve, usually due to its functionality of the movement of the slide, sight picture, proper hand placement, and the activation and deactivation of any safeties.

Many prefer the use of a revolver as a self-defense pistol due to its ease of use and high reliability, they virtually never have any ammo jamming, Also, due to their double action feature, there is significantly less risk of an accidental discharge.

There is a never-ending debate regarding the number of ammo that a self-defense pistol holds, and many revolver enthusiasts will refer to this quote; “It is not the number of rounds you fire, it is the accuracy of the first shot fired”