Our gunsmithing program includes over 50 short how-to and instructional videos to supplement your reading materials, covering topics like disassembling and assembling a firearm, to stock finishing and engraving.
To provide students with a working knowledge of basic gun repairs and modifications and to allow students to gain an entry-level career in the gunsmithing field.
In this course, you’ll learn about major aspects of the firearms industry and how firearm manufacturers, distributors, and retailers fit into the picture. The course contains a major section dedicated to safety, which is always the most important issue when handling firearms. Other important topics include acquiring and using proper tools and proper firearm cleaning procedures. The course ends by covering an important core skill, preservative packaging.
This course identifies firearms and caliber. You’ll determine if a firearm is safe to shoot. You’ll also explore gun stock function and design. You’ll learn to make, inlet, finish, and repair gun stocks. You’ll also study glass bed, checker, stipple, or carve a gun stock, as well as install recoil pads and buttplates.
In this course, you’ll study the history, design, and function of rifles. You’ll learn to repair and modify various rifles and explore re-barrel safety, headspacing, go gauges, and no-go gauges. You’ll also study the military and civilian roles of the modern sporting rifle. Finally, you’ll describe the design, function, and installation of various gun sights.
In this course, you’ll study the history and development of shotguns and muzzleloaders. You’ll learn to install, modify, and repair chokes and ribs, as well as how to load, fire, troubleshoot, repair, and customize muzzleloaders.
This practical exercise will help you become familiar with gun shows, shooting ranges, as well as becoming involved with safety training.
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This course outlines basic metallurgy and the welding process, soldering, brazing, and heat treatment techniques. It also describes metal preparation, touch-ups, finishes, and electric counter mounted buffers. You’ll also study sales and services, types of ownership, licensing requirements, and seasonal issues. You’ll learn to navigate Internet auction sales sites.