Gunsmithing Classes

gunsmthing classesIndividual gunsmithing classes are perfect training for the home gunsmith, gun hobbyist, or a current gunsmith who is looking to gain specialized skills. The best gunsmithing certification programs are typically a collection of 5 to 15 gunsmithing classes. However if you aren’t looking for a degree or certification, you should look for a school that offers single gunsmithing classes.

The best online gunsmithing school that allows you to take a single gunsmithing class at a time is the American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI). The AGI offers over a 100 DVD based classes. The categories of gunsmithing classes include:

  • Armory
  • Assault Rifles
  • Cowboy Action
  • Gun Reloading
  • Handguns
  • Handguns: Building and Customizing
  • Machine Guns
  • Metal Refinishing
  • Metal Work
  • Pillar and Glass Bedding
  • Rifles
  • Rifles: Building and Customizing
  • Shooting Technique
  • Shotguns
  • Shotguns: Building and Customizing
  • Stock Refinishing
  • Tactical
  • Triggers

The benefit of learning through the AGI is that each topic is very focus, short and to the point. Since the gunsmithing course is a DVD, the class is very affordable however it will lack the hands on and added benefit of learning directly from a master gunsmith.

Read more about American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) or other online gunsmithing schools. Another alternative to gunsmithing classes are gunsmithing books. Read more about gunsmithing training books.

Most other online and traditional class room based schools only offer their gunsmithing classes as part of a degree or certification program. One good example of this is Penn Foster Career School. Penn Foster’s philosophy is to allow each class build on the previous class. The list of Penn Foster’s classes required for certification include:

  • Introduction to the Firearms Industry
  • How to Identify and Evaluate Firearms
  • Gun Stocks: Intro
  • Customizing Gun Stocks: Advanced
  • Rifles: Overview
  • The Modern Sporting Rifle
  • Gun Sighting
  • Shotguns: Overview
  • Handguns
  • Ammunition, Reloading, and Basic Ballistics
  • Basic Metalwork and Machine Tool Operation
  • Advanced Metal Finishing
  • Basics to Starting Your Own Business
  • AR-15
  • Checkering Guns
  • How to Clear Firearms
  • Disassembling and Assembling a Firearm
  • Engraving Guns
  • Metal Finishing
  • Reassembly of a Colt 45
  • Removing a Live Cartridge
  • Basics of Stock Finishing

Read more about gunsmithing training.

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