Gunsmithing

Gunsmith: Firearm Refinishing

This course introduces the student to refinishing operations as they relate to the gunsmithing industry. This class focuses on the aesthetics of metals, woods and synthetics of firearms. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate competencies in current gunsmith techniques of synthetic bedding of stocks, polishing and bluing of metals, heat treatment of various metals, and follow safe practices in these manufacturing processes. Students must have a concealed carry permit. No prerequisite.

Course Code Date(s) Day(s) Time Location Fee Notes
GSM 3010   Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. JCC Main Campus
Britt Bldg

$130
(plus books & fees; 
price subject to change)

Books available at
JCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Class capacity:
12

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Gunsmith: Toolmaking ~ 128 Hours

This course introduces the student to machining operations as they relate to the gunsmithing industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, 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.

Course Code Date(s) Day(s) Time Location Fee Notes
GSM 3010 07P January 12, 2021 - May 6, 2021 Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. JCC Main Campus
Britt Bldg
$185
(plus books
& fees; 
price subject to change)
Books available at 
JCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Class capacity
12 
No Class: 3/2/2021
3/4/2021

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Gunsmith: Fundamentals ~ 128 Hours

This course introduces current materials and gunsmithing techniques as they relate to gun manufacturing. Emphasis is place 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. 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.

Course Code Date(s) Day(s) Time Location Fee Notes
GSM 3010   Monday & Wednesday 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. JCC Main Campus
Britt Bldg
$185
(plus books & fees; 
price subject to change)
Class Capacity: 
12

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Gunsmith: Welding & Metallurgy ~ 102 Hours

This course is designed to prepare gunsmiths to operate Welding and heat treat equipment for firearm repairs. Students will practice different types of welding and soldering processes as well as differences in types of materials.

Course Code Date(s) Day(s) Time Location Fee Notes
GSM 3010   Monday & Wednesday 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. JCC Main Campus
Britt Bldg
$185
(plus books & fees; 
price subject to change)
REQUIRED:
Safety Glasses
Class Capacity:
12

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Basic Firearms Maintenance

This course is designed for the entry level firearms students; consisting of basic firearm safety, firearm anatomy, basic and functional inspection of parts, disassembly and assembly of weapons, concepts of cleaning such weapons.

Course Code Date(s) Day(s) Time Location Fee Notes
GSM 3010   Monday & Tuesday 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. JCC Main Campus
Britt Bldg
$75
(price subject to change)
REQUIRED:
Safety Glasses &
firearm cleaning kit
Class Capacity: 12

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Contact

Vic McCormick
Department Chair of Biotechnology Programs
(919) 209-2595
kvmccormick@johnstoncc.edu

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