How good are you in woodworking?
After careful measurement on placement, I would bore the hole for the stud using an aluminum (not plastic) wallboard type screwjacket to secure the screw SOLIDLY into the laminate.
If you are more comfortable with your gunsmith, let him do it for you.
You have to LIVE, DIE, and PAY TAXES, and pay for what you do between your LIVING and your DYING!
An American by birth, an Alaskan by CHOICE!
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. Prv. 27:17