The Advanced Gunsmithing Course is our most popular training program. It covers everything from the basics of gun repair to the business of professional gunsmithing. The Advanced Gunsmithing course is comprised 65 Lessons, and 7 projects, offering a comprehensive education on the entire firearm’s industry.

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Features
Includes: 7- Hands-on Projects
FFL123 Starter Kit*
AR15 Lesson & Gun Digest AR15 - Gun Cleaning Lesson
$200+ Worth of Merchandise
*(received after completion of Unit 9)
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The Advanced Gunsmithing course is comprised 65 Lessons, and 7 projects, offering a comprehensive education on the entire firearm’s industry.

Unit 1

Introduction

  • Course introduction
  • Glossary of Gunsmithing Terms


Lesson 1

  • Gunology
  • Where and How to Begin
  • 38 Smith & Wesson Chief Special


Lesson 2

  • Safety- First, Last and Always
  • .45 Colt M-1911


Lesson 3

  • Beginning Your First Project
  • .38 Smith & Wesson Military & Police
  • Gun Laws & Gun Repairmen




Unit 2

Lesson 4

  • Completing Your First Project
  • Ruger Bearcat
  • Sources of Supply


Lesson 5

  • Basics of Stock Finishing & Refinishing
  • Ruger Automatic
  • Your Workshop


Lesson 6

  • How to Get Professional Stock Finishing Results
  • Charter Revolver
  • Bookkeeping-Legal and Financial





Unit 3

Lesson 7

  • Fitting Custom Recoil Pads
  • Colt Single Action Revolver
  • Buying & Selling Firearms


Lesson 8

  • Butt Plates, Swivels and Pads
  • Hi-Standard Sentinel Revolver
  • Gun Laws & Legislation


Lesson 9

  • Checkering Fundamentals
  • Daisy Air Rifle
  • Your Federal Firearms Records





Unit 4

Lesson 10

  • Checkering Extras and Carving
  • Crosman 760
  • Public Relations and Advertising


Lesson 11

  • Setting Up Your Own Shop
  • Remington M-550
  • Firearm Service Records


Lesson 12

  • Setting Up Your Workbench
  • Remington M-572
  • Gunpowder and Ballistics
  • Project 1 – Stock finishing





Unit 5

Lesson 13

  • Your Guide to Hand Tools
  • Remington Nylon 66
  • History and Development


Lesson 14

  • Your Guide to Measuring Tools
  • Remington M-514
  • National Rifle Association


Lesson 15

  • How to Choose the Right Power Tools
  • Marlin M-39A
  • Beretta M-92F


Lesson 16

  • More About Power Tools & Their Use
  • Remington M-580-581-582
  • Building Your Library
  • Project 2 – Precision filing




Unit 6

Lesson 17

  • How to Choose Your Lathe
  • Savage M-88
  • How to Read Precision Instruments


Lesson 18

  • How to Use (Adjust) Your Lathe
  • Savage M-24 Combination
  • Sights: Repair and Installation


Lesson 19

  • Step-by-Step Soldering
  • Winchester M-290/200 Series
  • Telescope Sight Mounting
  • Project 3 – Silver soldering





Unit 7

Lesson 20

  • Step-by-Step Welding
  • Marlin M-49 and 99 Series
  • Butt Stock Alterations, Recoil Pads and Refinishing Stocks


Lesson 21

  • All About Sights
  • Winchester M-94
  • Bluing Equipment, Tools, Polishing, Cleaning and Failures


Lesson 22

  • Sights and Scopes
  • Savage M-99
  • Advising Your Customers on Selecting Shotguns, Rifles & Handguns


Lesson 23

  • Keep It Clean – A Most Important Lesson
  • Remington M-700
  • Introduction to Hand Loading




Unit 8

Lesson 24

  • Cleaning Supplies, Equipment and Lubricants
  • Remington M-740-742
  • Pricing Your Service Work


Lesson 25

  • Basic Repair Methods Pt 1
  • Remington M-760
  • Actions


Lesson 26

  • Basic Repair Methods Pt 2
  • Remington M-788
  • Blowups and Cartridge Nomenclature


Lesson 27

  • Basic Barrel Repair
  • Browning Hi-power
  • SAAMI; Unsafe Arms and Ammo Combinations




Unit 9

Lesson 28

  • Barrel Rebuilding
  • Winchester M-88
  • Glock 17


Lesson 29

  • Learn Antique Restoration
  • Marlin M-336
  • Public Relations


Lesson 30

  • Antique Restoration in Depth
  • Mauser M-98
  • Table of Measurements


Lesson 31

  • The Fine Art of Polishing and Jeweling
  • Ithica M-37
  • Luger Pistol
  • Project 4 - Hand Tool Fabrication




Unit 10

Lesson 32

  • The Fine Art of Polishing and Jeweling Part 2
  • Remington M-11
  • Winchester M-61


Lesson 33

  • Learn Custom Finishing and Plating
  • Winchester M-12
  • Winchester M-62A


Lesson 34

  • All About Bluing
  • Remington M-1100
  • J.C. Higgins M-30


Lesson 35

  • Choosing Inletted Stock
  • Remington M-870
  • Remington M-141
  • Project 5 – Stone polishing
  • Project 6 – Bluing preparation




Unit 11

Lesson 36

  • Fitting and Shaping the Inletted Stock
  • Winchester M-1400
  • Remington M-8 and 81


Lesson 37

  • Customizing
  • Winchester M-1200
  • Winchester M-05-07 and 10


Lesson 38

  • Customizing and Sporterizing
  • Stevens M-311
  • Remington M-721-722


Lesson 39

  • Accessorizing
  • Mossberg M-500
  • Remington M-31




Unit 12

Lesson 40

  • Full or Part Time
  • Stevens M-94
  • Winchester M-97


Lesson 41

  • Business Administration


Lesson 42

  • Headspacing


Lesson 43

  • Shotgun Chambers
  • Project 7 Micromeasurement




Unit 13

Lesson 44

  • Shotgun Bores, Chokes, and Ribs


Lesson 45

  • Parker Double-Barrel Shotgun


Lesson 46

  • Savage Model 24 Combination


Lesson 47

  • Installing Rifle Barrels




Unit 14

Lesson 48

  • Installing Shotgun, Handgun, and Rifle Barrels


Lesson 49

  • Ruger #1 Single Shot Rifle
  • Ruger .44 Magnum Carbine


Lesson 50

  • Ruger #3 Single Shot Carbine
  • Winchester Model 55


Lesson 51

  • Private Brand Names and Serial Numbers




Unit 15

Lesson 52

  • Tricks of the Trade


Lesson 53

  • Servicing and Building Muzzle Loaders


Lesson 54

  • Accurizing the Colt .45 Automatic


Lesson 55

  • U.S. M-1 Carbine
  • Ruger M-10/22 Carbine
  • Winchester M-100


Lesson 56

  • Noble Shotguns




Unit 16

Lesson 57

  • Crosman M-130 Pistol
  • Crosman M-140 Rifle


Lesson 58

  • Remington Pocket Pistol Model 51
  • Browning Model 1922 Pistol


Lesson 59

  • Savage M-110 Rifle (CF)


Lesson 60

  • Remington M-11/48


Lesson 61

  • Browning.22 LR Semi-Auto Rifle (RF)




Unit 17

Lesson 62

  • Remington 552 Semi-Auto Rifles, (RF)


Lesson 63

  • Beretta Semi-Auto Shotgun


Lesson 64

  • Springfield M-1903 Rifle


Lesson 65

  • Colt Frame Models “E” and “I” Revolver
  • Colt Double Action Revolver
  • Colt Official Police Revolver
  • Colt Double Action New Army and New Navy Revolvers


This course includes valuable hands-on projects using several different techniques relative to gun repair.


Project 1Stock finishing The objective of this project is to acquaint the student with the basic materials, tools, and procedures required to achieve production quality finish on a hardwood gunstock.

Project 2Precision filing The objective of this project is to acquaint the student with the metal removal characteristics of common hand files. Promote awareness of the requirements for precision in the repair or alteration of metal gun parts.

Project 3Silver soldering The objective of this project is to develop the skills to produce effective, serviceable solder joints as a means to repair damaged parts or as a technique used in pattern making.

Project 4Hand tool fabrication The objective of this project is to fabricate a disassembly tool for a Ruger Security Six Revolver or a Ruger GP 100 Revolver using common materials and hand tools.

Project 5Stone polishing The objective of this project is to acquaint the student with the metal removal characteristics of polishing stones.

Project 6Bluing preparation The objective of this project is to acquaint the student with the level of surface cleanliness and polish required to produce a production-quality bluing job.

Project 7Micromeasurement The objective of this project is to provide the student with the hands-on training in micro-measurement using a digital caliper measuring various gun parts to a tolerance of three decimal places.

Here is a comprehensive list of everything that you will receive with the Advanced Gunsmithing Course (included in your tuition):

  • 65 lessons
  • 7 hands-on bench projects
  • Exploded gun diagrams
  • Binders to organize course material
  • Firearm Industry Glossary
  • "Gunology"- a supplemental resource
  • Reloading DVD with bench plans
  • Firearms Assembly: The Official NRA Guide – Pistols and Revolvers
  • Firearms Assembly: The Official NRA Guide – Rifles and Shotguns
  • MGS Gunsmith Apron
  • Micrometer

  • 10-piece file set
  • Universal gun cleaning kit
  • Trigger pull gauge
  • Gunstock
  • Finishing kit
  • Round metal stock
  • Common steel
  • Emery cloth
  • Acid core solder
  • Steel Rod
  • Flat metal stock
  • India stone
  • Rifle barrel piece
  • Metal pipe
  • Digital caliper
  • Assorted Shim stocks
  • Bore-light
  • The Mainspring Vice


Features
Includes: 7- Hands-on Projects
FFL123 Starter Kit*
AR15 Lesson & Gun Digest AR15 - Gun Cleaning Lesson
$200+ Worth of Merchandise
*(received after completion of Unit 9)
Request Info
Plan A
$1,742
$1,442
  Receive the Best Value when you   PAY IN FULL
Savings of $300
ENROLL NOW
Plan B
$1,742
$1,542
Pay just $49 down and 18 Low Monthly Payments of $79 with a final payment of $71
Savings of $200
ENROLL NOW
Plan C
$1,742
$1,642
Pay just $49 down and 27 Low Monthly Payments of $59
Savings of $100
ENROLL NOW


Remember to use promo code AIM when you enroll!



If you choose a payment plan, your lessons will be released once your monthly payment is received and you have completed your exam. Our payment plans are designed to make your life easier. You can graduate debt-free with 0% interest!

    The Advanced Gunsmithing tuition fee includes:
  • Seventeen Units that include 65 complete, clearly illustrated lessons
  • Seven projects that provide hands-on training
  • MGS Glossary of Gunsmith Terms
  • Reloading DVD accompanied by Reloading Bench Plans
  • All instruction, exam evaluation, and grading of homework assignments
  • Full student services and support
  • Access to MGS’s Student Advisors and Master Gunsmith Mentors
  • Comprehensive study guides prepared and reviewed by subject matter experts
  • Exam grade reports with references for incorrect answers
  • Automatic six month time extension—a $250 value
  • Official MGS school transcript
  • An Advanced Gunsmithing certificate upon completion of the program requirements
  • A MGS gunsmith Apron
  • Lessons on how to set up your work bench
  • Lessons on business administration that present how to run a freelance business or open your own shop
  • Two Modern Gun School three ring binders to store your Lessons on your work bench
  • Two Volume Set: The official NRA Guide- Pistols and Revolvers, The Official NRA Guide- Rifles and Shotguns

Methods of Payment You may use your Visa, Discover, Master Card, or American Express Card to securely enroll online. You may also pay your school tuition fee in full by money order, corporate check or personal check. A returned check fee of $35.00 will apply. If you choose a monthly payment plan, you can make a payment online through our payment portal here.

MGS’s No-Risk Refund Policy We offer a student tuition protection policy that covers cancellations and refunds. Review our policy here.