Gunsmithing

Gunsmith Toolmaking

This course introduces the student to machining operations as they relate to the gunsmithing industry. Topics include machine shop safety, blueprint reading, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments.  Upon completion the student will manufacture tools necessary for the gunsmithing trade, and will perform basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling and follow safe practices in these manufacturing processes.   Students must also be able to obtain a pistol purchase permit from the local Sheriff’s office or possess a state issued concealed carry permit.

Fall 2017 Course

Course Code:   GSM 3010-51F
Dates/Days:   July 25, 2017 - December 13, 2017
Course Times:    6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.    M/T
Location:    JCC/Britt H103
Registration Fee:    $185 plus books and fees (price subject to change)
Book:    Books available in Bookstore
Materials:    
Notes:  

No class the week of 10/9/17-10/13/17
Class Cap is 12

Spring 2018 Course

Course Code:   GSM 3010-51U
Dates/Days:   January 8, 2018 - June 5, 2018
Course Times:    6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.    M/T
Location:    JCC/Britt H103
Registration Fee:    $185 plus books and fees (price subject to change)
Book:    Books available in Bookstore
Materials:    
Notes:  

No class 1/15/18 and the week of 3/5/18-3/9/18 and 5/28/18
Class Cap is 12

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Gunsmith Fundamentals

This course introduces current materials and gunsmithing techniques as they relate to gun manufacturing.  Emphasis is placed on material characteristic, applications, and tooling requirements pertaining to modern CNC “Computer Numerical Controlled” machinery.   Upon completion student should be able to demonstrate competences in current gunsmith techniques such as synthetic bedding of stocks, polishing and blue various metals, heat treating of various metals as well as manufacturing a firearm to SAMMI “Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute” standard.   GSM 3010 Gunsmith Toolmaking is the prerequisite for this class. Students must also be able to obtain a pistol purchase permit from the local Sheriff’s office or possess a state issued concealed carry permit.

Fall 2017 Course

Course Code:   GSM 3010 52F
Dates/Days:    July 9, 2017 - December 18, 2017
Course Times:    6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.    Mon/Wed
Location:    JCC/Britt Building H103
Registration Fee:    $185 plus books and fees (price subject to change)
Book:    Books available in Bookstore
Materials:    
Notes:  

No class the week of 10/9/17 - 10/13/17
Class Cap is 12

Spring 2018 Course

Course Code:   GSM 3010-52U
Dates/Days:   January 8, 2018 - June 6, 2018
Course Times:    6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.    Mon/Wed
Location:    JCC/Britt H103
Registration Fee:    $185 plus books and fees (price subject to change)
Book:    Books available in Bookstore
Materials:    
Notes:  

No class 1/15/18 and the week of 3/5/18-3/9/18 and 5/28/18
Class Cap is 12

View an explanation of registration fees

Contact

Brian E. Worley
Director of Advanced Technology Programs
(919) 464-2281
beworley@johnstoncc.edu