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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by TXCrossfire, Feb 8, 2009.
Anybody have experience with or input about online gunsmith courses/certification?
I've been asking the same question myself. I don't want to spend a bunch of money on something that won't work. I want to know how it works, I don't see how an online course would be practical for something such as working on a gun.
I am interested from the perspective of obtaining a gunsmith certification to protect my collection from future legislative changes. Being a certified gunsmith has perks that are not available to the average Joe when things change, and they WILL change.
What courses are you guys looking at?
Care to expound on that a little? I'm clueless....
Forget about FFL's and C&L's. It's true, a Federal Gunsmith certification has it's pretty powerful perks.
I for one, was looking at a class offered by Penn Foster online that offers gunsmithing, repair, customizing, stock refinishing, and custom ammo making.
Here's a link:
Gunsmith Online Course - eLearners.com
What we could see is policy that dates back to the Clinton anti-web, anti-home rules. These rules tried to shut down stores with weekend hours, home dealers and collectors via State tax licenses and hours of operation. Most home FFL’s and private sellers have already figured the tax angle out. However, any seller, including stores with “variable hours of operation” (meaning no hours for the public, hours by appointment, or weekend only hours) MUST include gunsmithing. If a seller does not have a gunsmith credential, they could be denied, shut down during their next audit, or refused renewal if they are not open during full regular retail hours.
So I figure I could get a little better at something I already enjoy doing, gunsmithing, and be able to give myself a better chance in the future if something like this hits.
Plus it can give me the ability to buy tools, equipment, gun parts, accessories and everything else wholesale, without having to prove I have a brick and mortar store.
Thanks for the link, I’ll check it out and post my thoughts.
I signed up for the online gunsmithing course through Penn Foster Career School. Cost is $798 everything is provided for the course including books, and sample parts to work on. They can't ship a complete weapon, but they will ship parts that pertain to the chapter(s) that you are currently studying. Seems pretty interesting and reasonable so I'm going to try it.
I still don't follow. How does having gunsmithing credentials help the average Joe protect is own personal, privately owned guns?