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Gunsmith Career Diploma

Build or Refine Your Gunsmithing Skills​

Whether you are looking to start on your path to becoming a gunsmith, or just want to refine your skills for your hobby, you can get your Gunsmith career diploma in as little as three months with Penn Foster Career School. Our affordable, online training lets you study when and where you want, at your own pace.​

Why Gunsmithing with Penn Foster?

Penn Foster Career School has offered gunsmith training for over 30 years. With our affordable Gunsmith training program, you can gain gunsmithing knowledge and skills online, studying at a pace that's right for you.​ Throughout your training, you’ll have access to our dedicated faculty to receive expert instruction. You'll also receive helpful wall charts, manuals, two NRA Firearms Assembly guides, and information about applying for a federal firearms license. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to complete a comprehensive Brownells' practical exercise on the way to your Gunsmithing career diploma.
Gunsmith Technician
Over 30 Years' Experience Training Gunsmiths
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
Video Resources
Personal Defense Network Videos
Students enrolled in the Gunsmith Career Diploma Program are eligible for discounted rates on how-to videos from the Personal Defense Network
Set your goals
Set Your Goals and Pace​
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
With 45,000 graduates in 2016 from our regionally and nationally accredited High School and Career School and nationally accredited College, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Gunsmithing students in the Penn Foster Community.
Learn From the Best

Learn From the Best

In addition to learning from our experienced faculty members, you will receive a reference library that includes industry-standard resources for gunsmiths. You'll get access to the largest gunsmith tool company with Brownells tool catalog, plus the NRA-issued disassembly guide. Near the end of your program, you will learn how to apply for your federal firearms license, so you can be confident moving forward with your gunsmithing skills.
Gunsmith Course Details
In the Penn Foster Career School Gunsmith Program, you'll cover topics such as gun safety and firearm assembly/disassembly, antique firearm restoration, customizing gun stocks, mounting telescopic sights, custom-loading ammunition, basic metalwork, metal finishing, and machine tool operation, as well as the history of rifles and handguns.
Penn Foster Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

With our flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your online Gunsmithing training today.
  • 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 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
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