January 23, 2020
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!
August 2, 2019
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!
January 18, 2018
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.
January 3, 2018
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!
September 28, 2017
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.
September 1, 2017
PGS Stockmaking instructor Chris Rush, an NRA certified pistol instructor conducted the bi-annual PGS in-service day on Friday, September 1, 2017.
August 28, 2017
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…
March 17, 2016
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.
Doug Turnbull, Turnbull Restorations visits PGS to conduct on-site hiring interviews October 11, 2013
Doug Turnbull and his manager of Gunsmith’s, 2001 PGS graduate Sam Chappel, visited PGS to conduct interviews for their new special 1911 custom handguns. They interviewed several potential candidates and one or two PGS students will soon be proudly working for the top notch and state of the art Gunsmithing facility.
American Pistol Smith Guild member and Brownells tech, Mike Watkins visits PGS to conduct a one week course on the 1911 build
Fifteen PGS honors students who had earned a grade Point average exceeding 3.0 and excellent school attendance were permitted to attend the Brownells 1911 build course and receive credit toward their Semester IV projects. As a result of hard work and excellent craftsmanship in the class, one student has been hired by Turnbull Restorations to…