Ill be finishing up my last day of class tomorrow at Wabash Valley College in Mt Carmel, IL. It was a 1 year course and I have to say it was the best decision Ive ever made (except for asking my current GF on ourfirst date
). The class touches on many aspects of gunsmithing and isnt meant to make you a full out GS upon graduation, but rather show you the basics of everything and let you expand into what you're most interested in. The class includes a 1911 build, AR build from barrel blank, and a bolt action rifle build of your choice (I built a .358 hoosier on a Marlin action for mine). The tuition is very reasonable, although I dont know what it is for sure since GI bill covered mine, but I believe its around $6000. The instructor has been GSing for over 30 yrs and is extremely knowledgable, and to be honest has become a role model of mine. Feel free to PM me if youd like anymore info.