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.

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Save the Dates!

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 [email protected] for a thumbs up so we can save a spot for you. There will be limited slots available!



National Recognition!

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.



Talk about industry support!

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.

From Our Graduates

  • 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

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