I have been looking in my area and have been unable to find a gunsmith close enough to apprentice under. That and a combination of classes would be my ideal vision for learning. I work full time and have a family, so attending school full time is a difficult choice for me anyway. But, since none of the schools around me actually offer gunsmithing it makes the decision even more difficult. My dream is to have my own gun shop and range, weather that ever happens or not I would like to increase my knowledge, feed my addiction, and expand on my hobby. I have been looking at the short term NRA classes. I live in Kansas and could attend either Colorado or Oklahoma, and possibly convince the wife to let me out of the cage for a week at a time Was wondering if anybody had any experience with these types of classes. I have been looking in my area and have been unable to find a gunsmith close enough to apprentice under.