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GSS 51.5: GLASS BEDDING FOR STRENGTH
There are NO required textbooks for this class.
Required Tools & Supplies:
- Safety glasses.
- Package of two part, clear or amber, slow dry (1-12 hour) epoxy glue.
- Brownell’s Acra-Glass; liquid.
- One can of mold release (Brownell’s spray-on preferred).
- A few assorted size machine steel screws; #1 to #10, up to 1.5” in length and some nuts for them.
- A set of number drills.
- A Foredom or Dremel grinder and a set of cutters and burrs for it.
- At least one firearm with a stock to be reinforced, a broken stock is preferred.
- A 5/16” x 5” bolt, nut, and two washers and a piece of 1/8”x 1”x 10” steel.
Student Learning Outcome:
At the conclusion of this course each passing student will be able to:
- Identify areas on a stock (broken or not) needing reinforcement.
- Glue broken stock tighter, then make and install reinforcements.
- Glass the action to stock to strengthen it and hide the reinforcements.
- Design and make reinforcements for heavy recoiling calibers, i.e. 458 magnum and up.
- Install magnum reinforcements and glass action to stock to hide the reinforcements.
- types of reinforcements
- physics and dynamics of recoil
- types of epoxies
- designing and making reinforcements
- glassing action
- barrels, and stocks
- types of stocks
How the class works:
In lecture, we will study the various firearms and/or systems involved. To reinforce
what we have studied, assignments will be made involving repair, refinishing, and/or
modifications to the studied firearm parts.
To simulate real life situations, there
will be due dates on all assignments. The assignments will approximate problems in the
field. Many times the assignments will force you to think, i.e. I may assign the
design and fabrication of a tool or parts. I will tell you what it must do, and the
tool or part must be made to work.
Everyone starts off with an “A” and everyone is expected to get an “A” for a final
grade. This is a potentially dangerous profession, so you must do the assignments to
industry standards or better.
- Everyone must have a set of finished notes by the last day of class. If they are on paper, they must be typed or written very legibly in ink, in a binder or folder, and have line drawings of systems for clarity when needed. They can also be audio, video, or on a computer disk, but if they are, they must have an index. They must also contain most of what was covered in class. If they possess all the mentioned criteria they are “A” notes. If they are missing information, inbound, or electronic with no index, your grade maybe lowered.
- Your projects must be completed in order to be graded. They will be graded on accuracy, appearance and finish.
A note on notes:
They must be good and permanent- NO PENCIL NOTES. You can get around this note
requirement by obtaining the AGI professional series course on the subject, i.e. the
shotgun course for any of the shot gun classes etc. Remember, bad notes and your grade
Method of Evaluation:
Grading in this course will be based on the following:
Class Participation and Attendance: 10%
Classroom notes: 20%
Classroom projects: 70%
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
below 60% = F
Incompletes and etc.:
Incompletes are at the discretion of the instructor.
NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN CLASS:
NO! NO! NO! If you need ammo to test fire a firearm, you turn it in to an instructor
UPON ENTERING THE CLASSROOM. Failure to do so will result in your dismissal from the