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Gunsmith Schools, which ones are good?

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Unread 09-19-2009, 01:49 AM
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Re: Gunsmith Schools, which ones are good?

Don't have any opinion on the Penn school, however, I am curently enrolled in the program at Yavapai Community College and like it very much. Seems to be a good school with some very knowledgable instructors.
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    Unread 09-21-2009, 01:38 AM
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    Re: Gunsmith Schools, which ones are good?

    Well thank you all for your input. I thought that 6wks and $250 was to good to be true. However its just not possible to do a 3 year course out of state for me right now. So that means I'll have to find something else.

    Yeah Bill, its me I took your advice! This website is awesome!

    Thanks again everyone!

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    Unread 09-21-2009, 12:30 PM
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    Re: Gunsmith Schools, which ones are good?

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    I think it would be hard to learn how to run a lathe on a computer. I have been in 2 trades and business in my life. It takes years to master a trade and then feel comforable to charge for a service. I was in the auto body business for 12 years then decided i wanted to learn excavating and landscaping. I did eventually but it took a lot of time and money and you dont have the time to hear my story. The gunsmiths you read about on this site are master craftmans. I would say it took them many years to get where there at like any other trade. These guys work in .0001 th. that is serious stuff.
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    Unread 10-08-2009, 07:51 PM
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    Re: Gunsmith Schools, which ones are good?

    I would recommend the Colorado School of Trades. I went there several years back and really enjoyed it, learned ALOT. It is 1 1/2 year get an associates out of it and you learn about, work with guns everyday. It is a real world gunsmith shop. I would highly recommend it it is not cheap though about (14000.00). I had a few offers of work from people I never heard of just from them hearing about work I had done.
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    Re: Gunsmith Schools, which ones are good?

    If your really serious about getting into it modern gun
    School (mgs) has a advanced gunsmithing course an
    they send you training supplies an in contact with actual
    gunsmithing mentor an it only 1500 an you can pay
    payment, it a really well laid out course, be the best way to really grasp the basics an,
    who knows you might change your mind afterwards
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    Unread 04-05-2013, 06:29 PM
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    Re: Gunsmith Schools, which ones are good?

    I went to Colorado school of trades but honestly they don't teach a lot important stuff like making a rifle shoot.. I do know in last few years they have went down hill in the instructor category..

    If I had to do it over I would have went to a machine shop school and practiced. But I had a knowledge base going into it..
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    Unread 05-01-2013, 04:20 AM
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    Re: Gunsmith Schools, which ones are good?

    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.
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