The NRA (National Rifle Association) offers a variety of education programs for its members. In addition to the gun safety courses, hunter education classes and summer camps for kids, it also offers gunsmithing courses. These courses are conducted on the campuses of community colleges throughout the United States. Most courses do not earn college credits, but the schools do grant a certificate of completion. The classes are held throughout the spring and summer, and they may last several days or several weeks. Pre-registration and fees are required for enrolment in the coursework.
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Montgomery Community College
Montgomery Community College in Troy, North Carolina, offers classes in gunsmithing and other related topics during the spring and summer. You can take classes in standard gunsmithing, general repai, and metal engraving. Montgomery Community College now offers the flexibility of weekend classes in addition to the day/evening classes it has always offered.
Montgomery Community College 1011 Page St. Troy, NC 27371 (910) 576-6222 www.montgomery.edu>
Murray State College
Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, has a wide range of classes available through the NRA gunsmithing program. Students can learn basic gunsmithing, Smith and Wesson repair, stockmaking, basic lathe use and accurizing. Classes begin in mid-May and continue through mid-July. Most courses are scheduled for a week.
Murray State College 1100 South Murray Tishomingo, OK 73460 (580) 371-2371, ext 235 www.mscok.edu>
Trinidad State Junior College
Trinidad (Colorado) State Junior College offers a wide variety of classes related to gunsmithing. Classes begin the last week of May and continue through the last week of July. The classes include pneumatic airgunsmithing, welding, maintenance and repair of police firearms, and service rifles. It even offers a class in scrimshaw, which will help a gunsmith add decorative finishes to a weapon.
Trinidad State Junior College 600 Prospect Campus Box 319 Trinidad, CO 81082 (719) 846-5578 www.trinidadstate.edu>
Lassen Community College
Unlike the other locations, Lassen Community College offers an Associate in Science degree in firearm repair or general gunsmithing. The college also offers certificates of completion in gunsmith machinist and metal finishing, rifles, pistols and long guns. Some classes are offered during the summer. The classes required for degree programs are taught throughout the year.
Lassen Community College Highway 139 P.O. Box 3000 Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 251-8800 www.lassencollege.edu>
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