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  • kville79

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    I'm been tinkering with the idea of getting into gun smithing... is there any good schools in Texas for this field? or maybe an apprenticeship program?
     

    Gpz1100

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    too bad this hasn't gotten any responce. i was thinkin the same thing for a part time keep busy job when i retire...

    maybe someone that knows will speak up. hope so.
     

    kville79

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    Well I don't plan on going out of state for gun smithing school... as much as I want to do it. OK, how do people here in TX get their gun smithing education?? does everyone go out of state, or can you apprentice with someone?
     

    FlyinFast

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    There are self taught smiths. Kind of like a tattoo artist you have to do alot of work before people will let you loose on their's.

    I know the Murray college has week long classes in the summer. Some gunsmiths like the great Bruce Gray http://www.grayguns.com/
    have classes you can take. In fact Bruce is starting a 1911 armour's course that travels.

    Sadly there are just not enough good smiths in Texas to have the opportunity to apprentice with.
    Also check with The American Pistolsmith Guild http://www.americanpistol.com/ They might have some good info.
     

    andre3k

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    There are no gunsmithing specific schools located in texas. I would look in a machinist program at a local community college. Thats the route I took and I got my manual machinist certificate in three semesters. Going for CNC now. I would then find a gunsmith to apprentice under. But a strong background in manual machining will definitely be a plus when you look for someone to work under. Will you specialize in pistol or rifle or just do general gunsmithing?
     

    GUNSLINGER

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    Closest one I know of is the:

    Murray State College [FONT=arial, helvetica]
    Dean Arnold, Coordinator
    Tishomingo, OK 73460
    (580) 371-2371

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    [FONT=arial, helvetica]I wish there was a closer one.
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