June 8, 2020

Celebrity ZOOM Lectures!

  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…

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March 9, 2020

Now featuring Engraving!

PGS announces new Engraving Course! Teaming up with Engraver.com, Pulse Graver, and Master Engraver Brian Powley. Students will be learning and enjoying the fundamentals of hand engraving!

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January 23, 2020

SHOT Show 2020 Graduation


  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!

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August 2, 2019

Sierra Bullets visits​ PGS

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Adam Bell, of Sierra Bullets, returned to his alma matter to give a presentation on ballistics. Adam is a 2010 graduate of PGS. Watch here!

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January 18, 2018

PGS Graduate Shot Spot New Master Gunsmith

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For the past several years, Shot Spot has offered the community a unique and exciting experience for those wanting to enjoy a shooting range, or who are shopping for guns, clothing, hunting supplies, and more.

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January 3, 2018

SHOT Show 2018!

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PGS graduates attending SHOT Show 2018, please remember to come to the photo shoot on January 25, 2018, at 2:00 pm in front of the NSSF booth! See you there!

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September 28, 2017

Brownell’s Alternate Finishes Seminar Comes to PGS!

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Dean Batchelder, Senior Technical Advisor at the well known gunsmith Supplier Brownell’s conducted 2 separate week long seminars in coatings, parkerizing, and nitre bluing.

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September 1, 2017

PGS In-Service Day at the range!

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PGS Stockmaking instructor Chris Rush, an NRA certified pistol instructor conducted the bi-annual PGS in-service day on Friday, September 1, 2017.

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August 28, 2017

Introducing new DOI!

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PGS is pleased to announce that a new Director of Instruction position was created for greater student engagement, streamline instruction to enhance learning and to bring more innovation to the classroom. We are pleased that Mr. Jamey Wojtaszek accepted the new position after 15 successful years in the Gunsmithing profession. He brings excitement, enthusiasm, technology…

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March 17, 2016

American Gun Making Legend, Jerry Fisher visits PGS October 9-11, 2013


Jerry, a charismatic man and a teacher at heart, is demonstrating a European Gun making process called “striking”. We in the U.S. simply call it draw filing. Its purpose is to remove rust pitting and ripples or unevenness in the steel.

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