When you start a career as a gunsmith, it is important to know what type of programs gunsmithing schools offer. There are a variety of programs available to meet the needs of an aspiring gunsmith. These programs rang from course at a reputable college witch may offer tranferable college credits to trade schools and online gunsmithing classes.
A long term hands on course from a technical school is recommended for the aspiring hard core gunsmith as it will teach all the basics of gunsmithing. In addition, students will receive hands on training with machinery such as lathes, CNC machines and other various pieces of equipment. With these pieces of machinery a student will learn how to make custom barrels, receivers, bolts and other parts of modern firearms and recreate parts for repairing collectable firearms. Woodworking is another important area of gunsmithing that is in taught as there is a need to refines and repair the stocks and forearms of many older shotguns and rifles as well as building new custom firearms.
Check with your local colleges to see if they offer courses in gunsmithing. These courses will vary from college to college. You will have to give them a call to find out what they offer. Regardless, depending on your goals you may find their gunsmithing course to be satisfactory according to your need. Many should offer a level of quality hands on training along with the basics of gunsmithing.
On Line Courses
An online gunsmithing course would not be my first choice of training. The biggest disadvantage of an on line gunsmithing course is that you will not receive any hands on training which is a vital part of any education to become gunsmith. The advantage is that all your training will be from the convenience of your own home and gives you the flexibility to do the course on your free time. Most on line training courses will offer access to online training videos as well as other material.