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Reaper61 10-21-2011 10:53 AM

Gunsmithing Schools
 
I am considering gunsmithing as a career once I get out of the Army. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good Gunsmithing school. Not an online course, but an actual school. I still have all of my Post 9/11 GI Bill, so financing should not be a problem. I appreciate any responses.

pagj17 10-21-2011 10:58 AM

There's one in Colorado, one in California (lassen community college) and one elsewhere. If I'm not mistaken, theres a student for the Colorado one here.

danf_fl 10-21-2011 12:17 PM

Look at the one in Colorado. The son of a friend is attending that one and I am impressed with what he has learned there.

canebrake 10-21-2011 03:07 PM

Correspondent/on-line courses are not worth the time or the cost. This is a total-immersion-learning profession.

Here's a (by no means complete) gunsmithing school list with no recommendations. You will need to do your own research. Let us know what you decide.

Gunsmithing Schools

Gun Shop/Repairs at Colorado School of Trades
Colorado School of Trades
1575 Hoyt Street
Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 800-234-4594

Gunsmithing Program at Lassen College
Lassen Community College
P.O. Box 3000
Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: 530-257-4211

MCC Gunsmithing Program
Montgomery Community College
1011 Page Street
P.O. Box 787
Troy, NC 27371
Phone: 800-839-6222

MSC Gunsmithing Program
Murray State College
One Murray Campus
Tishomingo, OK 73460
Phone: 580-371-2371

Pennsylvania Gunsmith School: Pittsburgh PA
Pennsylvania Gunsmith School
Pittsburgh PA
812 Ohio River Blvd.
Avalon
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Phone: 412-766-1812

Gunsmithing Program at PCC
Piedmont Community College
1715 College Drive
P.O. Box 1197
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone: 336-599-1181

Gunsmithing Technology at Pine Technical College
Pine Technical Institute
900 4th Street
Pine City, MN 55063
Phone: 800-521-7463

Brownell's Trinidad American Firearms Technology Institute
Trinidad State Jr. College
600 Prospect
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: 800-621-8752

Yavapai College : Gunsmithing Program
Yavapai College
1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: 928-776-2348

Firearms4ever 10-21-2011 03:30 PM

I'm suprised you didn't mention AGI. I know a few gunsmiths that have gone through AGI and are doing well. As a matter of fact I'm getting ready to start working to being a gunsmith and I was going to go with AGI.

amoroque 10-21-2011 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 606723)
Look at the one in Colorado. The son of a friend is attending that one and I am impressed with what he has learned there.

Trinidad State JC?

canebrake 10-21-2011 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Firearms4ever (Post 606867)
I'm suprised you didn't mention AGI. I know a few gunsmiths that have gone through AGI and are doing well. As a matter of fact I'm getting ready to start working to being a gunsmith and I was going to go with AGI.

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 606852)
Correspondent/on-line courses are not worth the time or the cost. This is a total-immersion-learning profession.

AGI is a "How-To" videos in-home course.

danf_fl 10-21-2011 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amoroque (Post 606869)
Trinidad State JC?

That's the one. Connected with Brownells, opens more doors after graduation.

Reaper61 10-21-2011 08:22 PM

Thanks for the awesome responses! Guess I have my research cut out!

pagj17 10-21-2011 08:28 PM

Thank you for your service!


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