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Old 02-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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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!

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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.

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

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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.

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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!

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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