Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Progress Report 6/28/2011

Not much has changed. Still working on the revolvers section. Naturally,  single-action revolvers are pretty simple and straightforward. Double-actions are a bit more complicated, but not confusing. The problem lies in their fussiness. There is so much linkage twixt click and bang that they get out of alignment/timing very easily. And when you adjust something at the clicky-end, it throws something off at the bangy-end.

Give me a pistol any day of the week.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Progress Report 6/20/2011

I've completed the sections on DA, SA, and striker pistols. I'm starting the sections on revolvers now.

I really wish I had started this path 10 years ago.

My only complaint is that the videos from AGI are really old. They transferred them from VHS tape to DVD, and the audio gets sketchy in places.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Progress Report 6/15/2011

Finished the SA pistol section. Ended up going through it three times to make sure I got all of the nuances. This has taken 2 weeks so far and I'm only on disc 2. I have dozens of discs to go!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Progress Report 6/9/2011

I completed the section on single-action, short-recoil pistols last night. I then was able to take my Sigma apart, deduce the linkages, and plan the trigger job for it. Considering the Sigma is a striker DAO Glock clone, I'm feeling pretty smug.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Progress Report 6/7/11

I may need to start this blog over again, because nothing has worked out even remotely close to what I planned.

I have given up on Murray State College, because as of this date the only correspondence I've gotten was a form letter that my financial aid packet had arrived; which is pointless because I'm not going into debt if I can help it.

Still have not heard ONE FUCKING PEEP from the gunsmithing program.

So I contacted the American Gunsmithing Institute and enrolled in their program. I've finished the introductory portion and sent in the exam, and completed watching the section on the 1911 tonight. The courses I enrolled in also include welding and machining. As part of the package they are sending me a bench lathe, drill press, foredom tool, and all the hand tools I need.  So I'm getting the education I need AND all the shop equipment I require. I don't need to share any of it with other students either.
Here's the best part; it cost me $15,000 less than going to MSC, and won't take 2 years of my life. Getting those 2 years back is the best part of this program.

Good hunting, y'all.