Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gunsmithing & Do-It-Yourself Projects > Gunsmithing Forum > Gunsmithing Schools

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-21-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Reaper61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fort Polk, LA
Posts: 186
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default 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.

__________________

OIF Veteran
OEF Veteran
Lifetime VFW Member
NRA Member

Reaper61 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 10-21-2011, 10:58 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pagj17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Prescott Valley,Arizona
Posts: 2,427
Liked 208 Times on 148 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

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.

__________________

------------Space Not for Hire.-----------

pagj17 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 12:17 PM   #3
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 9,720
Liked 2273 Times on 1359 Posts
Likes Given: 1060

Default

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.

__________________

Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC

danf_fl is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 03:07 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1403 Times on 805 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

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

__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 03:30 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Firearms4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Roanoke,Virginia
Posts: 1,757
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

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.

__________________

"It's a gun you loaded on Sunday, and shot all week."
-Confederate Soldier

"If God didn't create man equal then Sam Colt had made them equal."
-Unknown

"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything."
-Wyatt Earp

Firearms4ever is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 03:33 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
amoroque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Monte Vista,CO
Posts: 1,231
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by danf_fl View Post
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?
__________________

It's like paradise on Earth, enriched with the ever so sweet nectar of
elk urine.

When you're out there by yourself, you become who you really are.

amoroque is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 04:12 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1403 Times on 805 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Firearms4ever View Post
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 View Post
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.
__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 04:58 PM   #8
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 9,720
Liked 2273 Times on 1359 Posts
Likes Given: 1060

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amoroque View Post
Trinidad State JC?
That's the one. Connected with Brownells, opens more doors after graduation.
__________________

Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC

danf_fl is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 08:22 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Reaper61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fort Polk, LA
Posts: 186
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

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

__________________

OIF Veteran
OEF Veteran
Lifetime VFW Member
NRA Member

Reaper61 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 08:28 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pagj17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Prescott Valley,Arizona
Posts: 2,427
Liked 208 Times on 148 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Thank you for your service!

__________________

------------Space Not for Hire.-----------

pagj17 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Gunsmithing Schools? Gordo323 Gunsmithing Forum 21 09-26-2013 05:09 AM
gunsmithing schools? dcp1987 Gunsmithing Forum 13 06-07-2013 05:11 PM
What's happening to our schools? CourtJester Politics, Religion and Controversy 9 02-06-2011 06:52 PM
Jack Webb Schools Obama dunerunner Politics, Religion and Controversy 8 04-23-2010 08:11 PM
gunsmithing schools dicky0331 The Club House 3 12-06-2008 03:59 PM