The Master Gunsmithing Program® at PGS is an all-encompassing program of study that has been developed by practicing Gunsmiths and employers over a 68-year period. The program is constantly updated and revised and will assist you to obtain an entry-level job in the Gunsmithing field.
The Master Gunsmithing Program® at the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School® is an intensive program of study that is concentrated into approximately 16 months of instruction. Our program begins with basic instruction in gun repair and expands to more detailed instruction on different types of firearms and custom work to build skills that successful Gunsmiths use in the field each day. Novice and experienced tool and die makers and machinists can learn many new skill sets that were not previously known to them.
During our program, students will learn skills such as bluing and finishing, custom stockmaking, machine work, rebarreling, basic heat treating, and business and customer relations. Instead of a strictly classroom-style instructional setting, the Master Gunsmithing Program® is taught in a shop setting to model what a Gunsmith would experience in their job. As such, you won’t have to take liberal arts courses in subjects like English, math or history as they are not practical for our program and take valuable time away from students. After completing instruction, graduates will leave the school with a portfolio of their work to showcase their abilities to employers.
A few of the many skills you could learn are:
Students that successfully pass the program with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0, earn a Diploma for completing the Master Gunsmithing Program® and graduate as a Sporting Arms Ordinance Technician™. Students also have the opportunity to earn Honors and High Honors distinction for exemplary grade point averages.
All of the required tools, books and supplies necessary to complete the educational objectives of each course are available for purchase in the store. Hundreds of optional tools and related equipment are available as well. Due to discounted pricing, the store is only open to PGS Students and is not open to the general public.