A Gunsmith designs, builds, and repairs firearms, which includes rifles, handguns, and shotguns. If you are considering becoming a Gunsmith, here are some qualities that will make you successful:
- Patient: Repairing or building firearms is a step-by-step process that can take time.
- Creative: Gunsmiths need to think outside of the box.
- Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and check things twice.
- Problem solver: Finding the missing piece can be challenging and rewarding.
- Cautious: Being cautious helps prevent accidents or injury.
After completing my Gunsmith Program, I opened my own gun shop. Penn Foster is a great way to get ahead in a career and the way the program was set up, even the busiest person can get through it. I'm so glad I found Penn Foster.
Guiseppe S, Gunsmith Career Diploma Graduate
I have had great feedback from my employer after my training from Penn Foster. I have also had other job offers for gunsmithing. The knowledge that you learn is priceless. Penn Foster is an excellent school.
Kenny B, Gunsmith Career Diploma Graduate
We make sure you have everything you need:
- Graduate debt free with 0% interest
- Books and learning aids included
- Study Planner App to customize your study plans and keep track of your progress
- Instructional support from our world-class faculty
- Access 24/7 to Penn Foster’s online campus, plus immediate membership in the Gunsmith academic group
- Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
- Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising
Are there any online resources for Gunsmith students that Penn Foster recommends?
The American Gunsmithing Institute offers a wide selection of videos. Some are free, but some require a fee. You can get more information at AGI - American Gunsmithing Institute.
Where can Gunsmith students receive hands-on training?
The best ways for Gunsmith students to receive hands-on training is through work with their own firearms or by volunteering with their local gun club or shop.
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