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    I am interested in finding out if anyone has completed the certification from AGI and if they find it worthwhile?

    Reason I ask is that they also offer a machinist course of instruction that leads to certification as well. Anyone taken any of these classes? http://www.machineshopcourse.com/

    I have no interest in the company of AGI, just wondering if anyone has any experience with them?

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    Worth the money?

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    ~TheShooter

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    http://smartflix.com/index.php?main_...x&cPath=115_61

    I just rented the lathe series....

    Lots of other gunsmithing content as well...

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    The question to ask is who recognizes their certification? From what I have heard from other forms their classes are good basic courses for those who don't have a community collage to learn from. but I wouldn't hire someone for a job in my shop because they have a certification from a correspondence school. Their are many community collages that offer night courses for machine technology, and you have better machinery to use and learn on. If you are taking the course just to learn to use a lath and mill fine but I wouldn't do it for the certification.

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    JPCAMPBELL - good point indeed! No idea who actually recognizes the certs.
    JOHN - Just got a video from smartflix.com - what a great idea! Those videos are $60+ to buy them, but only about $10-15 to rent. Heckuva deal!

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    Videos are a great source of information, but don't forget books, manuals, and personal notes.
    I have a extensive library of all three covering everything from assembly and troubleshooting to bluing,& case Hardining solutions from the 20's, dimensions for obsolete gun parts, fixture plans, trouble shooting info.,stock finishes and many more useful things. I know have several thumb drives I use to hold information I get from the Internet. One thing to remember is don't take all information you get from the Internet as the truth some people give some way out information which is not just wrong but dangerous most of the time it is caught by those that know better but in the end you are responsible for what you do. here are a couple of sites with info like this one that are very good.
    http://www.homegunsmith.com/cgi-bin/ib3/ikonboard.cgi
    http://thegunsmiths.com/phpBB2/
    http://www.familyfriendsfirearms.com/forum/index.php
    http://www.graybeardoutdoors.com/smf/index.php


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