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.
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.
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.
At PGS, learn to “Think like a Gunsmith” and use your skills to forge your ideas into functional firearms. You will create a portfolio of custom-crafted firearms and tooling to build your brand and share with future employers.
Pennsylvania Gunsmith SchoolZach L.
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
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!