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Old 05-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #21
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I got the book version and submitted the exams on line. The nice thing about the books is to me they are easier to refer back to than the CDs.
You can do either one but the paper copy cost a little more.

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How long does it usually take?
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How long does it usually take?
The time required is almost entirely up to you. Each lesson can be done in an hour or so if you want to just look up the test questions and submit the answers. It takes longer to read the material, test your own understanding and talk with an instructor to really learn the subject. There are six loose leaf books with a total of 50 lessons and six labs.
After I finish the course this week I am going to continue with them and get my Associates of Science degree with a major in Firearms Technology.

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The time required is almost entirely up to you. Each lesson can be done in an hour or so if you want to just look up the test questions and submit the answers. It takes longer to read the material, test your own understanding and talk with an instructor to really learn the subject. There are six loose leaf books with a total of 50 lessons and six labs.
After I finish the course this week I am going to continue with them and get my Associates of Science degree with a major in Firearms Technology.

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And u can do all that online? I am a truck driver I am out for a night at a time, so that's when I will mostly b doing it and then when my 2 y/o and 6 month old are sleeping.
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And u can do all that online? I am a truck driver I am out for a night at a time, so that's when I will mostly b doing it and then when my 2 y/o and 6 month old are sleeping.
Yep you can do all of the class work on line. The lab work is a hands on thing that you will need to actually learn to use the tools that come with the course but again that is at your own pace. The actual skill with the tools may take months or years of working with them. Like the stock checkering tool kit. That beautiful checkering job is NOT an iron on sticker!!
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seanch, check this;

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I currently have a crappy job stocking shelves at a wine making supply store and I am also intrested in becoming a gunsmith as a career change, I love to work with my hands but I've only been around guns for the past year so my knowledge of firearms is minimal at best. I am currently enrolled at penn foster doing their gunsmith program and I was wondering if anybody knew anything about apprenticships in texas because I don't really feel I am laerning much. Thanks
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I currently have a crappy job stocking shelves at a wine making supply store and I am also intrested in becoming a gunsmith as a career change, I love to work with my hands but I've only been around guns for the past year so my knowledge of firearms is minimal at best. I am currently enrolled at penn foster doing their gunsmith program and I was wondering if anybody knew anything about apprenticships in texas because I don't really feel I am laerning much. Thanks
Welcome to FTF. Penn foster is a decent starter course. How's it going?
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Its ok I would much rather perfer an actual hands on class but there just aren't any in texas, the closest school is murray state collage in oklahoma. I agree it is a good way to get some base knowledge but the fact that I can't even talk to someone face to face is a little discouraging but we've all got to start somewhere right? I am only 16% done so I've got plenty of learning to do
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