Professional Gunsmithing

Course Information

Program Duration: 11 Months
Tuition: $4,200.00
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

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Course Overview

A gunsmith is responsible for the construction, maintenance and repair of firearms. Gunsmithing as a career involves a wide array of skills, including metalworking, wood crafting, mechanical expertise and a knowledge of science and mathematics. Guns are designed to exacting tolerances and precise measurements, which requires gunsmiths to be proficient in precision metalworking and woodcraft skills. Knowledge of gun safety and of how to operate power and hand tools safely are also important factors for any gunsmith. Our Gunsmithing Course 1 program introduces students to firearm fundamentals and types, as well as, the tools required to repair firearms. Students will learn how to clean and store firearms and will be introduced to the design and application of sights, the methods to make firearms more accurate, and black powder gunsmithing. Also included in our Gunsmithing Course 1 program is discussion on the methods used to troubleshoot and repair firearms and instructions on converting military rifles to sport and hunting rifles. Did you know that most faults in the operation of firearms are simple and easily corrected The proper cleaning of firearms will ensure accuracy, good working order, and a long-lasting gun finish. If shooters keep their guns in first-class condition at all times, they can expect the guns to function properly and last several lifetimes.

Are you creative and meticulous Building, restoring, and customizing firearms takes time and uses various procedures and operations to custom fit a shotgun, as well as make parts for firearms when no parts are available. In part two of our Gunsmithing program, students will learn how to distinguish between selections of wood to be used for gunstock, as well as, design and choose the layout of the stock. Students will be able to bring together their creativity and focus to learn how to inlet, finish, bed, and checker a gunstock. Finally, our Gunsmithing Course 2 program will cover the procedures used in polishing, plating, bluing, Parkerizing, browning, engraving, and jeweling the metal parts of a firearm. If done correctly, the processes learned in this program can be very profitable work for a gunsmith.

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 students keep in mind the tricks of the trade as learned throughout our course. As a part of our Gunsmithing 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.

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Course Description

Get the skills and knowledge to become a Professional Gunsmith with our complete Gunsmithing Program. Learn Gunsmith skills such as gun repair, gun customization, antique gun restoration and ammunition customization. Our program is convenient, affordable, and self-paced. This program can be done entirely from home.

Our three level Gunsmithing Program, INCLUDES over 0.00 worth of Gunsmithing tools to get you started in your new career, including an 80% AR-15 Lower Receiver and Jig!

Program Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the rules every gunsmith will need for safe firearms handling
  • Identify how different types of guns work and the basic and specialty tools required for professional gunsmithing
  • Identify the basic procedure for cleaning firearms and be familiar with the sight hood and front beads in various conditions
  • Identify the problems caused by dry firing a cap lock rifle and formula for black powder
  • Identify the causes of misfires and feeding issues and the proper procedures for retaining their functionality
  • Identify the types of chamber reamers and the tools for adjusting the trigger pull, lap rifle, and shotgun bores
  • Identify the types of wood that should be used in repairing a damaged gunstock
  • Identify the processes for inletting, finishing, bedding, and checkering, and restoring a gunstock
  • Define the processes of hand and power polishing and mass finishing
  • Identify the difference between Parkerizing, bluing, and browning
  • 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

 
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