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What kind of classes?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by mljdeckard, Nov 25, 2012.

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  1. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

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    If I have several months of spare time in my education plan, and I can have the national guard pay for a few classes, what kind of classes should I take at a local technical college to help out with gunsmithing? Just basic machining? What else?
     
  2. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    TIG welding.

    Basic repair classes.
     
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    Does this class go deep into the art and proper use of files? I ask this because in gunsmithing, or rather custom gunsmithing, there is a great deal of filing involved.

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    That's the thing, I haven't found a class yet, I have no idea.
     
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    Basically, I want to know enough to adjust my own triggers, install my own sights, and not hesitate over the words; "Some fitting required".
     
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    AutoCAD and 3D graphics rendering.
     
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    machining.. check if they offer gunsmithing some of the CCs in NC offer them.
     
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    Welding - even gas to start to get a handle on high temp soldering and material flow.
     
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    I use gas way more then I've ever needed to use TIG.

    High-Temp silver soldering with a tiny torch tip is one of the most often used welding methods in gunsmithing.
    And you can't do that with a TIG welder!

    Next to that, manual lathe & milling maching work will be the things you need to do most often.

    You do need more then a passing grade in reading micrometers, dealing with very small parts tolerences, and wood & metal finishing.

    You don't need AutoCAD and 3D graphics rendering unless you work designing guns for a company that makes guns from raw materials on CNC equipment.

    Most small gunsmith operations don't ever have access to, or a need for that.

    rc
     
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