American Gunsmithing Institute Brings Training Courses In Alamo, CA Into Your Home

American Gunsmithing Institute Alamo California CA

During its twenty year tenure, AGI realized that something was missing. While there were various gunsmiths and gun enthusiasts in Alamo, CA 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 Alamo, CA 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 Alamo, CA 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 Alamo, CA 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 Alamo, CA is growing. 

Gunsmithing Programs Offered Across the Country

Prior to AGI’s founding, gunsmithing programs were only offered in Alamo, CA 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 Alamo, CA 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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Alamo, CA , The County Service Area R-7A (CSA R-7A) also known as Alamo Parks & Recreation, provides park maintenance, improvements, and events in the Alamo area.

Alamo Municipal Advisory Council (MAC)

The Alamo Municipal Advisory Council is comprised of seven members that serve as an advisory body to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and the County planning agency. Members are appointed to the council by the Board of Supervisors to serve the unincorporated area of Alamo.

MAC responsibilities include parks and recreation, lighting and landscaping, land-use and code enforcement, public safety, transportation and other county services.

Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Alamo Women's Club 1401 Danville Boulevard.
Hemme Station Park

Coming soon…. A new park for Alamo residents and travelers along the Iron Horse Trail to open later this summer!

Park Features

This new park, located at Hemme Avenue and Danville Boulevard and accessible from the Iron Horse Trail, will provide a respite spot for travelers on the Iron Horse Trail and for the local community. It includes restrooms, drinking fountains and water station, bike racks, benches, shade structure with picnic tables, trash and recycling cans, “Mutt Mitt” station, decomposed granite walking path, a central turf area, and associated landscaping. A train themed tot lot play area and interpretive elements with historical and park environment information are also included. The park will be fenced with semi-solid fencing adjacent to the roadways and Iron Horse Trail, and solid fencing adjacent private property. The facilities will be accessible, per American with Disabilities Act guidelines. Access for park users will be via a paved connector to the Iron Horse Trail.

Background

This property was identified as a future park site by the Alamo community as early as 2008. The County acquired the property in 2014. A public meeting held in September 2014, a Community Survey, and subsequent meetings of the Alamo Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) through 2014 and 2015, gathered public input and led to the completion of a conceptual design by the County’s landscape architect consultant (Stantec).

Environmental testing has been conducted to ensure that the park soils are safe for park users. With the exception of two locations along Danville Boulevard, the soils at the park site were found to contain no lead, arsenic, pesticides or hydrocarbons above background and/or residential screening levels (the most stringent requirements).

The two exceptions had surficial soils containing slightly elevated lead levels; these soils are being removed and replaced with clean soil, in accordance with a Remedial Workplan prepared by the County’s environmental consultant, ENGEO. Elevated lead levels are not unusual close to the roadway due to the use of leaded gas in the past and the fact that Danville Boulevard used to be the main route thru the San Ramon Valley. 

There are several gun ranges in and near the city, many offer both NRA certified Range Safety Officers and Instructors. There are also five differnt stores that sell sporting goods including firearms. 

Alamo, CA, Alamo is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, in the United States. It is a suburb located in the San Francisco Bay Area's East Bay region, c. 28 miles (45 km) east of San Francisco.[citation needed] Alamo is equidistant between the city of Walnut Creek and the incorporated town of Danville. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,750.

Alamo (from the Spanish álamo, "poplar") was named for the poplar trees that lined San Ramon Creek.

As an unincorporated community, Alamo does not have a government of its own. Police services are provided by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. Fire and EMS services are provided by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.

Alamo has a median household income of $140,561 (as of 2011). In August, 2007, a group of citizens launched a new initiative to incorporate the community, the latest in a series of attempts that go back to the early 1960s or before. Previous failed Alamo incorporation efforts always included parts of other nearby unincorporated areas: Alamo-Danville (1964) and Alamo-Danville-San Ramon (1976). This latest Alamo incorporation effort was defeated by referendum in March, 2009.

Contra Costa County Sheriff Issues Statement After Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down California’s Concealed Weapon Law. the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff will issue CCW permits consistent with our policies, unless County Counsel advises an immediate change is required. We should know more information in the coming days and weeks”, Livingston said.