About the American Gunsmithing Institute

The American Gunsmithing Institute is the premier source for how-to gunsmithing courses on DVD. American Gunsmithing Institute 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.”

The American Gunsmithing Institute offers distance education in the following programs: Professional and Practical Gunsmithing, Welding, and Machine Shop including instruction in Lathe, Vertical Mill and General Machine Shop. These courses are comprehensive and easy to understand, enabling the student to become an expert in a short amount of time, while learning from their home.

The American Gunsmithing Institute also offers non-certified courses that carefully demonstrate complete repair and customization of many firearms. Courses offered instruct in disassembly/reassembly, troubleshooting, relining barrels, gun cleaning, and how-to courses covering many different techniques. Recently, we have created even more new courses, such as Law Enforcement Armorers, Certified Firearms Appraiser, and more. Other subjects available include courses designed to maximize the precision and performance of shooting and hunting techniques, including but not limited to long range, Cowboy Action, instinctive shooting, and more.

Our instructors are qualified and have years of experience in their fields. They use detailed step-by-step teaching methods to ensure you receive the maximum benefits of these courses. The American Gunsmithing Institute offers the most expansive catalog of gunsmithing courses on the market.

American Gunsmithing Institute is a private institution and approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. The Bureau can be reached at: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897

Student Advisors

Cheri Manny

Cheri is the Senior Student Advisor here at American Gunsmithing Institute. She has been with the company for over 16 years and brings a level of expertise and knowledge about the school and the courses second only to Gene. Consequently, she is much in demand and spends all day on the phone taking care of her students and talking to prospective students who call from all over the country.

Cheri is also responsible for all of the students working through the Veterans administration. Any Veterans with service related disability ratings of 30% or more may qualify for our course through Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation Department. Cheri has 8 years of experience working within the VA system and has a great rapport with many of the VA Services Officers.

Steve Dozier

A sales and marketing consultant for over 30 years, Steve enjoys the position of student advisor at the American Gunsmithing Institute because it gives him the opportunity to help people interested in the programs take control of their own financial future. When he’s not advising potential students he spends his free time moonlighting as country singer Bubba Stevens, his motto is “if it ain’t country, you ain’t doin’ it right.”

Kevin Collins

Kevin comes to the American Gunsmithing Institute with years of experience in the financial securities industry. Kevin’s years of sales experience is applied daily working now as a student advisor. He is always looking for the best solution for the prospective student’s needs. In his free time, Kevin enjoys chasing eagles and birdies on the golf course.