The Basic Gun Repair Course is an introduction to the firearms industry. It’s designed for anyone with an interest in gun repair, gun maintenance, and gun design. It includes 31 lessons and 4 hands-on bench projects. You will learn how to properly clean, adjust, and fine-tune a variety of firearms.

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Includes: 4- Hands-on Projects
FFL123 Starter Kit*
AR15 Lesson & Gun Digest AR15 - Gun Cleaning Lesson
$100+ Worth of Merchandise
*(received after completion of Unit 9)
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The Basic Gunsmithing course is comprised 31 Lessons, and 4 projects, offering a general education on the 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


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.

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

  • 31 lessons
  • 4 hands-on bench projects
  • Exploded gun diagrams
  • A binder to organize course material
  • Firearm Industry Glossary
  • "Gunology" a supplemental resource
  • Reloading DVD with bench plans
  • MGS Gunsmith Apron

  • Micrometer
  • 12-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


Features
Includes: 4- Hands-on Projects
FFL123 Starter Kit*
AR15 Lesson & Gun Digest AR15 - Gun Cleaning Lesson
$100+ Worth of Merchandise
*(received after completion of Unit 9)
Request Info
Plan A
$1,442
$1,142
Receive the Best Value when you PAY IN FULL
Savings of $300
ENROLL NOW
Plan B
$1,442
$1,242
Pay just $49 down and 15 Low Monthly Payments of $79 with nominal $8 final payment
Savings of $200
ENROLL NOW
Plan C
$1,442
$1,342
Pay just $49 down and 21 Low Monthly Payments of $59 with nominal $54 final payment
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 Basic Gunsmithing tuition fee includes:
  • 9 Units that include 31 complete, clearly illustrated Lessons
  • Four projects that provide hands-on training
  • Tools and materials
  • All instruction, exam evaluation, and grading of homework assignments
  • Full student services and support during your program
  • 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
  • A certificate upon completion of the program

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.
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