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

American Gunsmithing Institute La Crescenta California CA

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

Gunsmithing Programs Offered Across the Country

Prior to AGI’s founding, gunsmithing programs were only offered in La Crescenta, 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 La Crescenta, 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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La Crescenta, CA The purpose of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce is to promote the civic, economic, industrial, professional and cultural welfare of the Crescenta Valley. We seek to educate all citizens on the role and importance of a healthy economy to the community’s existence.

The chamber promotes the businesses within Crescenta Valley through the sponsorship of regular networking mixers hosted by member businesses that provide the opportunity to network with other businesses, professionals, law enforcement and other officials.

The chamber is a partner with the Glendale Unified School District. A large number of our Crescenta Valley businesses work in partnership with local schools to provide services, expertise or financial assistance to the schools. The chamber co-sponsors the Foothills Community Business EXPO for its members every September at Verdugo Hills Hospital.

The chamber is a business partner with Crescenta Valley High School in the Community Service Learning Program, which requires students to perform community service hours for credit.

The chamber is a co-founder with the Mary Pinola Educational Endowment Fund that provides donations to schools and community organizations for educational programs. Funds are raised mainly through the annual “Smart-A-Thon” held in March at Verdugo Hills Hospital.

The chamber sponsors Foothill Community Clean Up Day, whereby volunteers clean up trash and weeds, and do general clean up in the Crescenta Valley area. This, with the assistance of Committee for Clean & Beautiful Glendale, takes place in October.

The chamber recognizes the Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Educator of the Year, Student of the Year, Organization of the Year, and Outstanding Law Enforcement and Fire Department individuals at the annual recognition banquet held in the Fall.

The chamber also sponsors an annual golf tournament with proceeds going toward scholarships for students of Crescenta Valley High School.

Chamber fundraising activities enable us to raise money to provide the resources needed to promote local business, as well as to donate to many schools and organizations that are a vital part of our community.

Suppressor: A piece which serves as an attachment to the firearm specifically to dampen the sound for that firearm. Additionally, a suppressor could be used to hide the flash signature as well as the sound signature. Another name for a suppressor in many circles is: Silencer.

La Crescenta, CA, The unincorporated part of La Crescenta-Montrose encompasses those parts of the Crescenta Valley, northwestern San Rafael Hills, and northeastern Verdugo Mountains not within the cities of Glendale or La Cañada Flintridge. Only a small portion of La Crescenta-Montrose is unincorporated, while the vast majority of it is within Glendale.

La Crescenta-Montrose is bordered on the north by the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest, on the east by La Cañada Flintridge, on the south by the Verdugo Mountains and central Glendale, and the northwest by the Sunland-Tujunga community of Los Angeles. The Foothill Freeway (I-210) runs through the southern portion of the area.

The Crescenta Valley Town Council (CVTC) is composed of nine, democratically-elected Councilmembers, each of whom serve three-year terms upon installation. The official purpose of the Council is to listen to, address, and communicate "residents’ needs, ideas, and concerns to the appropriate public agencies, City, County and State, including, [but not limited to, the Hon. Kathryn Barger]," the Fifth District's and La Crescenta-Montrose's official, elected representative on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

To that end, the Council is currently the Los Angeles County unincorporated area's main advisory body to the County Supervisor's office & other governing agencies, as well as an organized institution that is often counted on to facilitate community-wide forums to inform or garner opinion from residents.

La Crescenta is home to one of two American ashrams founded by Indian mystic and poet Swami Paramananda. The Ananda Ashrama is located at the top of Pennsylvania Avenue near Deukmejian Wilderness Park.

Gauge: The gauge of a firearm is a unit of measurement used to express the diameter of the barrel.