Gun Smithing School?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by kville79, May 26, 2008.

  1. kville79

    kville79 Active Member

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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?
     


  2. 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.
     
  3. Army 1911

    Army 1911 Well-Known

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    I think there is one in Colorado that is rated pretty good. Did you do a web search?
     
  4. SteveW

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  5. FlyinFast

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    For schools I know about Trinidad Community College in Colorado and Murray College in Oklahoma. I know of nothing in Texas.
     
  6. 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?
     
  7. Gpz1100

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    given the quality of some of the work if seen...
     
  8. zaraster

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    Why not ask a good smith where he went and I am sure he will help you
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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?
     

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