A rifle sits in a stand in the background with Gunsmithing tools on the table in the foreground.

Intro to Gunsmithing

Learn gunsmithing techniques and practices to expand your hobby and refine your skills!  This 9 week course will provide students a solid familiarization with firearms maintenance, repairs, and gunsmithing tools.  Study the history of firearms and gain hands on experience to perfect your craft.  Students must submit a background check, concealed weapons permit, pistol purchase permit, or proof of government security clearance in order to bring firearms to class.  Supply list and safety checklist will be provided on first night of class.

Advanced Gunsmithing  

This course is a continuation from Intro to gunsmithing.  Students must have successfully completed the class prior to taking Advanced Gunsmithing.  The course will cover topics in machining, welding, brazing/soldering, disassembly and reassembly of all firearms.  Students will become familiar with building and customizing rifles, shotguns and handguns.

Gunsmithing: Extended Course

This course is designed to give the student a broad spectrum of education in the gunsmithing field. It will take you from the basics through advanced classes including machining, welding, brazing/soldering. Disassembly and reassembly of all types of firearms to repairs and modifications. Building and customization of rifles, shotguns, and handguns. Wood and metal finishing, accessories, and accurizing. It is intended to give the student the opportunity to step into the gunsmithing trade upon successful completion.

Black Powder Workshop

This workshop is a 16 hour (2 Saturdays) block of instruction in black powder and black powder substitutes and the firearms that use them. Included in the instruction are (1) History of Black Powder Firearms (2) Black Powder and it’s Modern Substitutes (3) Flintlock & Percussion Rifles, Shotguns, and Pistols (4) The Modern Inline Muzzleloading Firearm (5) Working up a Load & Load Data (6) Muzzleloader Safety at the Range; in the Woods (7) The Load/Firing Sequence (8) What to do when it goes wrong (9) Bullet Types and their uses (10) Cleaning & Maintenance (11) Repairs, Accessories, and Modifications (12) Patches, Patch & Bullet lubes (13) Making Your Own Moose Milk & Other Cleaner/Lubricants.  The course offers information to new and experienced shooters. Take your Black Powder shooting to a whole new level. Taught by an NRA certified muzzleloading instructor with over 50 years’ experience.

Please see the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for details on upcoming classes.