Every gunsmith needs to know about ballistics so they can understand the pressure created in the chamber of a firearm. By the same token, every shooter should know ballistics so they can adjust their sighting for different ranges. Reloading your own ammunition will save you money and allow you to create ammunition, which will achieve maximum performance in your firearms. In our final Gunsmithing course, students will learn how to achieve maximum performance in firearms, as well as receive a comprehensive overview of the AR-15 style firearm. As a lab, students will build an 80% lower receiver of an AR-15. Gunsmithing can be a wonderful hobby, but it can also become very profitable if student keep in mind the tricks of the trade as learned throughout our course. As a part of our Gunsmithing- Course 3 program, we cover firearm laws, bookkeeping, the importing and exporting of firearms, and the federal guidelines that must be followed in running a Gunsmithing business.
Gunsmithing - Course 1 and Gunsmithing - Course
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Define the ballistics of functioning of firearms; the flight of the bullet and the effects of different types of ammunition
Define the identification and functions of the lower and upper receivers of an AR-15
Identify the technical construction that makes the AR-15 a unique firearm
Identify possible business structures and how to choose the best one for your business
Define the pros and cons of buying and building firearms, and everything in between
What are my payment options?
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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the student’s responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
How long do access to my complete my course?
Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.
When are the course start dates?
The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.
Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.
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