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nick223 02-02-2012 01:38 PM

Gunsmithing classes?
I want to take some gun smithing classes don't know how to go about doing it! I was wondering if there's any on line classes or what I would half todo trade school, college? any advice or knowledge would be great!

c3shooter 02-02-2012 02:51 PM

There are several self study/ DVD programs out there. Have heard everything from "Yuck" to "it's pretty good". Best reports I have heard are from schools that deal specifically in that- Colorado School of Trades in Trinidad CO being among the best. You can also find a real gunsmith that wants an apprentice.

I would start by getting out of Illinois. :p

nick223 02-02-2012 04:04 PM

Thanks I'm going to look into the schooling not many gun smiths around me lol

lawman45 02-03-2012 09:57 AM

Is there anyone in Ohio that would like to take on an apprentice? I live in the Miami Valley area, I am getting ready to leave law enforcement and would love to become a gunsmith, also I have a lot of contacts with local Law Enforcement departments. They are always looking for someone to fix their weapons in town as to shipping them off for repair.

nick223 02-03-2012 12:35 PM

I'm not to sure about Ohio? But I live in Michigan and there's not many around me and the ones that are don't want an apprentice :(. Ur best bet is to call around and seek them out! Any of ur local gun stores should have one or two!

Durangokid 02-03-2012 01:20 PM

If you have a strong back ground in metal lathes and milling machines you have the background you will need. If you do not you will need a 2 year Trg. program at a major recognized school. Most of these are in the South and West .:)

MOAGunsmiths 02-13-2012 02:45 AM

That's bull most gunsmithing does not require much lathe and mill work. I have been a gunsmith for years and own my own business in northern Indiana.

Durangokid 02-13-2012 04:15 AM

You would never work on any of my guns. Any shop without a Milling Machine and a Lathe is not able to do true custom gun work.:rolleyes:

MOAGunsmiths 02-13-2012 09:59 AM

Lol I have both, but you hardly need years of machine experience just to start gun smithing. If you know what your talking about you'd know that.

Durangokid 02-14-2012 05:35 AM

There is a big jump from a "Gun Tinker" and a true custom gun shop. I have been shooting High Power matches NRA for over 40 years. The best custom gun shops are outstanding masters of top machine work. :) Let me know where you are set up at Camp Perry I would like to see your work.:)

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