The Pennsylvania Gunsmith School® strives to promote confidence, awareness, appreciation, and a sense of pride and accomplishment in each student as they complete their training to become Master Gunsmiths.
In recognition of the 75th PGS Anniversary, we will be celebrating May 17, 18 and 19, 2024 with a a family friendly destination event! All alumni, their family and friends are invited to come and celebrate with us!
Friday May 17, 2024: Open House at PGS. Come and see all the enhancements and improvements made over the years and to showcase the school to those who have not had a tour!
Saturday May 18, 2024: Various shooting events located a close 30 minute trip away at a premier gun club owned and operated by a national shooting champion! Skeet, trap, sporting clays, handgun and rifle events out to 400 meters will have both learning stations with skilled coaches for first time shooters and competitive matches with cash and non-cash prizes! Gun representatives will be on-hand to showcase the latest firearms in the industry. Maybe even be able to shoot the latest firearms! An area for the kids to play separate from the shooting activities will be available. Food trucks will be on-hand to for the hungry shooters!
Sunday May 18, 2024: Alumni and family get together for brunch at a local restaurant.
Spread the word….Save the dates and mark your calendar
Call the PGS offices +1 (412) 766-1812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a thumbs up so we can save a spot for you. There will be limited slots available!
The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has named Pennsylvania Gunsmith School® as a School of Distinction for the 2022-23 school year. This award recognizes accredited member schools that demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation, as well as a commitment to delivering quality educational programs to students.
During the unfortunate temporary closing due to COVID-19 from March to June 2020, the Students and Staff enjoyed a myriad of daily video interviews with some of the top names in the firearms industry from around the world. Celebrities such as Doug Turnbull, Pete Brownell, Larry Vickers and Jim West to name a few! Also Alumni, representatives and leaders of The American Custom Gunmakers Guild, The Firearms Engravers Guild of America, Cody Firearms Museum, Beretta, Krieghoff, Cooper Firearms, KG Gunkote, Real Avid, Brownells, Ullman Precision, Childers Guns, and dozens more. Read more in the blog.
At PGS, learn to “Think like a Gunsmith”, forging skill sets through traditional and modern firearms while being innovative to customize and build functional firearms. You will create a portfolio of custom-crafted firearms and tooling to build your brand and share with future employers.
I learned everything I needed to kickstart myself in a great career anywhere I wanted to go in the country. If you’re interested in building, repairing or refinishing guns, I’d highly recommend the Master Gunsmithing Program®. Between top of the line instructors and the in-depth hands-on learning style, PGS was the perfect place for me to learn. Having graduated and obtained a job in the field, I’m proud to have attended PGS.Braeden H., 2022 Graduate
After getting out of the service, enrolling in PGS was simply a solid decision. The Master Gunsmithing Program® is packed full of skills and knowledge to be had by anyone wishing to hone their Gunsmithing abilities. The vast amount of bench time helped me solidify concepts and precesses learned in the classroom. I couldn’t be more pleased, and my Gunsmith business is thriving.Bob M., 2019 Graduate
PGS was one of the best experiences for me and here I am 5 years later still going back to the work books because the information is so valuable.Tyler W., 2017 Graduate
Well, it’s official. I graduated from the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School® in Pittsburgh. If your child – or grandchild – isn’t a college kind of kid, get out to PGS for a tour to see if Gunsmithing is something they’re interested in. The program is awesome and the instructors are top notch. This is an awesome trade to learn and there are plenty of opprtunities out there!James M., 2019 Graduate
Check Out These Updates to our Website, Fall 2023 Thanks for visiting our website! We’ve added many graduate websites under Master Gunsmithing Program > Careers. On that page scroll down to #2 PA Gunsmith School® Graduate Websites. Prospective students, review the list of services on many sites to get an idea of the skill sets…
Pennsylvania Gunsmith School® is proud to announce the addition and integration of Engraving to Semester II of the program. We have been working with the best in the industry for over two years to bring this to life. Engraver.com’s Tira Mitchell and Master Engraver Brian Powley have partnered with us to introduce metal engraving to…
Top firearms industry professionals and celebrities joined the PGS students and staff daily over the “COVID” break. So much experience, expertise and professional wisdom was shared. The camaraderie of volunteers willing to join us over ZOOM was astounding. We got to talk about what makes them successful and we even got to see behind…
View the graduation video! The NSSF was gracious enough to allow us to hold a very special PGS graduation ceremony at the 2020 SHOT Show. James Rice was welcomed into the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School Alumni by the staff and among the company of several PGS current students and graduates. Congratulations Jim!