gunsmithing course

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by leo84, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. leo84

    leo84 New Member

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    Im looking into taking a gunsmithing course somewhere. Any suggestions as to which school is the best? Which schools are worth the money? Or which school provides the most knowledge and opportunities?

    Thanks, much appreciated.
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    if you use the search and type "gunsmith school" on this web site you will get to the many times this has been asked before.
     

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Whichever school you choose, be SURE to pick a on campus school. You won't learn much by mailorder "schools".
     
  4. leo84

    leo84 New Member

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    Gunsmithing school

    Any opinions on the school in MN?
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    The Pine City school is a good choice(thats where I used to live).
     
  6. Tommygunarms

    Tommygunarms New Member

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    There's a great one in Colorado that I went to, and there's one in Penn that good too and they specialize in Black powder, also there's one in Kentucky and North Carolina.
     
  7. JohnJak

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    Colorado School of Trades - Used to be the "name" school, but lately has deteriorated in the quality of instruction and graduates.

    http://www.gunsmithing.com/gunsmithing/index.cfm

    Montgomery College - Not only a good school ciriculum, but host to world class instruction through the NRA summer program. Take a look at the instructors, and you should be impressed.

    http://204.211.189.4/gunsmith/gunsmithing.html

    Pine Tech - One of the very few that actually teachs CNC in their program. In my opinion their ciriculum is more oriented towards a production/factory job.

    http://www.ptc.tec.mn.us/trade/gunsmithing/default.htm

    Trinidad College - An old and well established school, also host to the NRA summer program. In my opinion the day to day instructors lack some industry depth, but they have a good scholastic background.

    http://www.tsjc.cccoes.edu/gunsmithing/index.htm

    Yavapai College - The only course of study to recognize that business sense is as important as working on guns for the guy who wants to start his own shop. The best place to learn engraving. But they actually have less hands on gun training than anywhere else.

    http://www.yc.edu/ychome.nsf/pages/ycdegreeprograms

    Pennsylvania Gunsmithing School - Probably does more blackpowder work than the rest due to local interest, but a good school.

    http://www.pagunsmith.com/

    Lassen College - To me this is the best school still running. Course of study heavy into design and repair. Their summer program is also made up of world class talent. They offer more certifications than any other school.

    http://www.lassen.cc.ca.us/lcc2001/edprog/Gunsmithing/gunmain.htm
     
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