The Pennsylvania Gunsmith School℠ is a private post-secondary educational institution located in the Pittsburgh suburb of Avalon, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1949, PGS has provided hundreds of students with a superior education in gunsmithing and gunsmithing-related fields.

Our Master Gunsmithing Program™ takes approximately 16 months to complete. During this time, students learn technicals skill such as welding, stock making, and use of related machinery. Because we are not a college, students’ time is focused entirely on gunsmithing. There are no general education or liberal arts courses offered at the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School℠, because we feel that such courses would take away valuable time from learning gunsmithing skills.

Also, because of the complexity of firearms and the hands-on nature of gunsmithing, the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School℠ does not offer online or correspondence courses. Our instruction is focused on hands-on, laboratory work. Our instructors work closely with students so that each individual develops a holistic understanding of the lessons and graduates qualified to enter a rewarding gunsmithing career.

If you are interested in gunsmithing and enjoy technical work, the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School℠ provides a solid foundation for a career that will challenge and excite you. Our graduates are employed in many environments, from large corporations to small gun shops, and are located all over the world.