How are AGI videos?


August 30, 2008, 02:24 PM
I have been watching their previews on youtube, something of look a little dated, but the information seems relevant. How do they rate?

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Eric F
August 30, 2008, 02:29 PM
IMO they are only good for general info. None of them really tell you the real indepth info of building a gun or doing a trigger job. Which AGI video do you need maybe some one here can suggest a better book.

August 30, 2008, 04:07 PM
There was a few, collector rifles, fighting 870, Sig, XD, I personally am interested more in the information side of things, rather than trying to do my own trigger jobs/rifle building. Are they overall a good value? thanks

August 30, 2008, 04:13 PM
I have a few, and they are good though some seem more useful than others. For example, the 3rd gen S&W autos one was helpful to me in completely taking down and reassembling my 6906, but the AK video didn't have as much info I could really use. Not surprising, since it's an AK and wasn't a building video though. I also got the Garand building video and I found that much more interesting, even though I'm not going to build a Garand any time soon.

Eric F
August 30, 2008, 04:16 PM
Well, last I saw they were $35 each and I was interested in FAL and 1911. I got the FAl one and it was nothing I didnt already know from reading. I thought that particular one was a waist of money. I skiped on the 1911 vid. For newer stuff like the XD it might be a pay off. As for the 870 I learned by taking mine apart and learning by observing. Sorry if this fails to be informative. But yeah might be worth a look on the xd.

August 30, 2008, 04:21 PM
thanks for the info Eric, I appreciate it.

August 30, 2008, 04:40 PM
I have several, but the one on Assembly/Disassembly of the Mossberg 500 Shotgun was pretty good.


August 30, 2008, 05:50 PM
I bought the HK-91 vid -They did not show much about the gun -They spent a bit too much time talking about cleaning. The never told about removing and replacing a barrell . As a gunsmithing vid I would expect that info!

August 30, 2008, 06:33 PM
I only have one. It's "Building the Ultimate 1911 course Volume 2"

I found it extremely detailed. I have both Kuhnausen 1911 books and I wouldn't be able to build a 1911 without the video. the Kuhnausen books are like a supplemental, filling in where the video might lack.

August 30, 2008, 07:24 PM
If you have a need or want to learn about a specific gun or series they are worth the money in my opinion. Particulary if you are new to the gun tinkering field so to speak. ( or want to do your own detailed cleaning)

I only have one myself and although it taught me little, ( I have much more experience than most with the insides of firearms) it is a handy reference, and I see it as being a rather complete guide to the particular gun(s) it was made for.

If your not familiar with the mechanics of a particular firearm, I wouldn't set a screw driver to it without a guide of some nature. They are too cheap to pass up for the info they give.

August 31, 2008, 12:03 PM
I have known the riflesmith in some of their videos personally for a couple decades, worked for him for a while as a machinist. He is really good, one of the best in the country, in my opinion. I have a rifle he built about 20 years ago and it still shoots great.

That being said, the one AGI video I saw, by a different gunsmith, I was specifically unimpressed with. It didn't cover everything I thought it should, and was way too basic, with not enough in-depth info for me.

August 31, 2008, 01:34 PM
If you want to try before you buy, rents them for about ten bucks. I have found that some of them are very good, and others will leave you wanting your time back.

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