Extreme Accuracy Institute
I have been doing extreme accuracy gunsmithing since 1987, with an almost total emphasis on experimenting, testing, and finding the very best techniques to accurize rifles and build extremely accurate competition and hunting rifles.
Several years ago, I decided to start passing along what I've learned over all these years while I still have the time to do so, and now I dedicate as much time as possible helping others learn exactly how to build extremely accurate rifles and to excel at long range shooting! These classes will really shorten your learning curve as you learn exactly how to accurize factory rifles and how to build extremely accurate custom rifles!! All my classes are designed to be equally beneficial for do-it-yourselfers working on their own rifles in a home shop, and for professional gunsmiths who want to learn to build more accurate rifles for their customers.
You will learn not only the basics, but also a lot of very advanced techniques used to accurize and custom build high-accuracy rifles. Everyone will benefit from learning and gaining an understanding of all this!
*Note that I usually run all three precision rifle building classes back to back since these classes compliment each other so well. I also at times conduct an AR-15 Accurizing class immediately following the one-week Precision Rifle Building class. People often like to take several or all of these classes in one trip to save money on travel expenses as well as to learn as much as possible about all aspects of accurizing and building custom rifles!
*Note that I supply all the projects we work on in the regularly scheduled Precision Rifle Building and AR classes. We are unable to work on student's projects in these regular classes, since we cover way too much information in too short a time-frame to be able to take time to work on several student's projects in the class, or to do much hands-on instruction. This helps to keep the time needed and the cost of these regular classes down. The one-on-one / private classes are set up so students can do as much hands-on work in these classes as they want, as well as being able to work on their own rifle building projects if they want to.
One week "PRECISION RIFLE BUILDING" Class
- This one week (six-day) class is a combination of all three gunsmithing classes below running back-to-back. We will do this in a highly detailed step-by-step process in the order a rifle is normally built - action first, barrel next, then all the rest of the accurizing techniques and procedures needed to complete the build. So by the end of the week you will have learned all the procedures normally used to build an extremely accurate custom rifle, plus a wealth of other information on accurizing factory rifles.
- Note that due to the enormous amount of material we cover in such a short time-frame, this is not a hands-on class for the most part. I will supply all the projects we work on during the class, and there is no time for students to work on their own projects like we can do in a private/one-on-one class.
- Students will receive a large amount of step-by-step written materials and several hundred captioned step-by-step photos to help you remember all the details as you put this training to use after the class. Another benefit for students who have taken my class is I am available any time for free consultation via emails or phone calls to help you with your projects when questions arise.
- *If you are not able to attend the entire week, you may want to just sign up for any one or two of the individual classes that week if they are available . Just let me know what works for you.
- Click button below, or call / email Gordy to sign up for any of these classes
- Upcoming scheduled dates:
- January 30-February 4, 2023
- March 20-25, 2023
- Cost: $1595 for six-day class
- Note: $200 nonrefundable deposit required in advance, balance due first day of class
"ACTION BLUEPRINTING" Class
Learn how to:*Evaluate the action for accuracy issues*Set up receiver and bolt so they are actually dialed-in perfectly straight and true (some methods are lacking here)*True receiver face*True lug seats*Straighten/true receiver threads*True bolt face*Reduce bolt play by machining/installing steel bolt sleeves*"Epoxy sleeve" action (a simple alternate method to reduce bolt play in the action)*Bush bolt face to reduce firing pin hole firing pin tip diameter (also used to correct a damaged bolt face)*Smooth/polish cocking cam*Open bolt shroud for positive firing pin travel*Correct/modify bolt timing, and ensure the action will produce good ignition*Silver solder bolt handles on*Smooth/polish action for smoother operation*Set up for switch-barrel
Click button below, or call / email Gordy to sign up for any of these classes Upcoming scheduled dates: January 30-31, 2023 Cost: $695 for two-day class Note: $200 nonrefundable deposit required in advance, balance due first day of class
"EXTREME ACCURACY CHAMBERING" Class
(This is a very intensive in-depth school and you will be getting a wealth of knowledge in a very short time)
Click button below, or call / email Gordy to sign up for any of these classes Upcoming scheduled dates: February 1-2, 2023 Cost: $695 for two-day class Note: $200 nonrefundable deposit required in advance, balance due first day of class
"ADVANCED RIFLE ACCURIZING" Class
Learn how to:*Thoroughly evaluate all parts of a rifle for accuracy problems*Use a bore scope, dial indicators, and specialty tools for accuracy evaluation*"Slug" barrels to find accuracy problems*Developing a "plan of attack" based on evaluation results
Basic Accurizing Techniques:*Pillar bedding techniques for different types of actions*Best ways to achieve accurate bolt lug contact*Perfectly true high-accuracy crowning techniques*Trigger blueprinting*Stress free scope mounting *Mounting scopes for long range shooting*Dealing with and minimizing/uniforming barrel vibrations and harmonics
Advanced Accurizing Techniques:*Gauging and correcting loose headspace*Action blueprinting*Bolt sleeving / minimizing bolt play*Trigger timing*Hand-lapping bores*Rechambering factory barrels*Correcting crooked or off-center chambers*Stock stiffening and reshaping*More... Click button below, or call / email Gordy to sign up for any of these classes Upcoming scheduled dates: February 3-4, 2023 Cost: $695 for two-day class Note: $200 nonrefundable deposit required in advance, balance due first day of class
AR-15 Accurizing Class
I developed this AR accurizing system back when I worked on and accurized a lot of AR's, but in recent years I have been so busy building extreme-accuracy bolt action rifles, that I never advertise or tell anyone about the AR's that I do.
One of the rifles I accurized back in the mid-1990's was featured in the Varmint Hunter Magazine (issue #12). This rifle was sent out by Varmint Hunter for independent testing, and the shooter was able to get it to shoot 1/10 to 1/4 MOA groups (best group he shot during testing was .090" at 100 yards). I've built a number of other AR's over the years that shot 1/10 MOA to 1/4 MOA accuracy, so these rifles can really shoot accurately if done right!
Accurizing AR's to this level does require some machining on the receivers and on the barrel, as well as extreme attention to detail like building or accurizing any high-accuracy rifle. This class will include evaluating the rifle and the barrel for accuracy issues, and will also include all the normal accurizing techniques that are used to make any rifle more accurate: hand-lapping barrels, barrel fit to the action, triggers, bolt lug lapping, bedding scopes into rings and mounting stress-free, refitting the gas block, etc.
I will also cover how to chamber and install a custom unthreaded/unchambered barrel blank on an AR - this is actually very similar to fitting/chambering a barrel in a bolt action rifle, with a few basic differences. This includes selecting/ordering a barrel blank, fitting the barrel extension, chambering, crowning, drilling the gas hole, etc - although, note that I will not be fitting and chambering a barrel in this class, just explaining how to do this.
Call or email Gordy to sign up for any of these classes Upcoming scheduled dates: TBD
Cost: $695 for two-day class Note: $200 non-refundable deposit required in advance, balance due first day of class
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION / ONE-ON-ONE CLASSES
This instruction is available for anyone wanting to learn these skills - this includes individuals, both professional and hobbyists, as well as businesses, corporations, and police, government or military agencies wanting training for their gunsmiths and/or employees.
Call or email me to let me know what you want to learn and we can discuss the best way I can help you - then if you want to, we can schedule dates that will work for both of us. This private training can usually be scheduled almost any time year-round, and occasionally dates are available with just a little advance notice.
Cost: These individual or specialized classes typically run from one to six days, but can be scheduled to run for however many days it takes to cover the training you need - your choice! The cost for private classes is $695 per day for one person, or $795 per day for two or more persons. Note: There is a $200 non-refundable deposit required in advance to reserve dates for private classes held at my shop.