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Gunsmith courses

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kim, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Are any of the on-line gunsmithing coarses worth the money. I am wanting to just learn mainly for my self interest not to go into the trade.
  2. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm member

    No. Waste of money and you don't learn squat. I'd never hire a "gunsmith" that took an online or correspondence course.

    Colorado School of Trades or Pennsylvania Gunsmith School are your best options.
  3. kingpin008

    kingpin008 Well-Known Member

    I dunno about "courses", but I've found the various AGI videos endlessly entertaining and informative. I've got a small collection of them, even for guns I don't have (yet). I'm not handy or mechanically inclined at all, but the instructors on the videos make it pretty easy.
  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Take some of those NRA summer classes. When you're home, take some engineering classes (machine operations for lathes, milling machines, shapers, etc.).
  5. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Well-Known Member

    All knowledge , no matter how obtained, has value. If the on line course is affordable to you I would take it and learn what you can. Other good sources are the AGI tapes , particularly if your interested in learning about a specific firearm.

    If your looking for a job as a gunsmith, then a good inhouse school can be an important asset. So can the mechanist knowledge.

    Doing stuff for yourself does not require any of that unless you also have several thousand dollars you want to spend on equipment.

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