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Old 02-04-2019, 11:46 AM
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Default Beginner wants starting point advice

As a retired guy, I'd like to teach myself gunsmithing.

Eventually I'd want to learn how to fully take apart, clean, and put back together again the following types of guns:

Glock semi-auto handguns
1911 handguns
Common bolt-action centerfire rifles(e.g. Savage)
Browning semi-auto centerfire rifles
AR-15 semi-auto centerfire rifles
Semi-auto shotguns(e.g. Beretta)

Is there someone who could take my above list, and suggest a learning sequence, from simplest task to most advanced?
In other words, 1= easiest, and 6 = most difficult.

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What you are describing, full break down, cleaning and maintenance then re assembly is not gunsmithing that is armorer duties. Which may help you in your research to learn such things.

There are far more armorer courses around as well as decent books written that can get you started.


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1.Glock semi-auto handguns
2.Common bolt-action centerfire rifles(e.g. Savage)
3.AR-15 semi-auto centerfire rifles
4.Browning semi-auto centerfire rifles
5.Semi-auto shotguns(e.g. Beretta)
6.1911 handguns

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Youtube has alot of good info and bad. Be careful where you get what from.
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Most of what you listed, a detail strip is not too difficult. A few specalized tools will make the job easier, but not totally necessary. The key is that on reassembly, some guns have a "gotcha" step or two, a way to put it together wrong or in the wrong way that may look right, but causes you problems. Simple things like if the spring in a Glock safety plunger goes wonky, it makes the gun fire when you release the trigger or fire in bursts. Putting the disconnector spring in upside down in an AR reeks havoc. Putting the spring on an AR hammer backwards give you light primer strikes, etc. Stuff you need to learn before attempting to put something back together so you can see if a problem is happening. Nowdays, litterally everything is on Youtube. Watch several of the same gun and you quickly realize who know their stuff and who sholdnt be working on guns and making YouTube vids.
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1.Glock semi-auto handguns
2.Common bolt-action centerfire rifles(e.g. Savage)
3.AR-15 semi-auto centerfire rifles
4.Browning semi-auto centerfire rifles
5.Semi-auto shotguns(e.g. Beretta)
6.1911 handguns

Just my opinion.
I'd put 1911's towards the easier end of things (assuming we're not talking gunsmithing.) Taking them apart and reassembling isn't all that difficult.
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I too, highly recommend the A.G.I. series of dyi videos. They are straightforward and no nonsense in approach, and offer what you are interested in, PLUS.
1-800-797-0867 or American Gunsmith.com
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Glock armorers course. I don’t know where you’re located.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtljvWbh...=1s871jnqw3prz


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Many DVD's on the topic

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...prod25582.aspx
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