Celebrating 75 Years


In recognition of the 75th PGS Anniversary, we will be celebrating May 17 and 18, 2024 with a a family friendly destination event! All alumni, their family and friends are invited to come and celebrate with us!


The festivities include:

OPEN HOUSE: Friday, May 17th 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: At PGS (812 Ohio River Blvd., Pittsburgh PA 15202). Come tour the facility, see what’s new, meet the faculty and staff, and view student projects.

RANGE DAY: Saturday, May 18th, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM: Hosted by Greater Pittsburgh Gun Club located at 920 King Rd, Bulger, PA, 15019.

Admission fee is $25 per person (includes entry and range pass); Family – $35 two parents (one shooter) + kids under 16. Additional; costs for ammo, food and beverages.

Industry vendors (10:00 AM -4:00 PM ) including:

  1. Smith & Wesson
  2. Zoli, Beretta USA
  3. Allegheny Arms & Gun Works
  4. Chief’s Barrels and Chokes
  5. Krieghoff
  6. Allen Engineering
  7. Otter Creek Labs
  8. Oxgoad Arms and more.

• Law enforcement demo at 1:00 pm with Fort Scott Munitions.

• Industry and PGS swag giveaways; PGS merchandise and Real Avid tools for sale; pay to play competition shooting events for prizes; family friendly activities with prizes; food trucks and more.


Three ways you can help future gunsmiths:

1. Bring a non-perishable food item for PGS’ student food pantry. Food insecurity is more common among college students than you think – some experience it here too.

2. Purchase delicious baked goods at Range Day. All proceeds will benefit the PGS Emergency Student Fund. Donations will directly help students in need of emergency assistance for paying for basic living expenses.

3. Donate to the New Beginnings Scholarship Foundation, whose goal is to provide students who are socially or economically disadvantaged and in need of financial assistance to further their education in their chosen career. Funds can be earmarked for PGS Students and donations are tax deductible. More information is available at www.nbsfoundation.org. We will have Donation Pledge forms and addressed envelopes at Open House and Range Day. Checks should be payable to “New Beginnings Scholarship Foundation”.


Reserve Your Spot

"*" indicates required fields

Which event are you interested in?*