Students can choose from a Gunsmithing degree, diploma or certificate in a daytime or weekend program.
The Gunsmithing curriculum is designed to prepare the student to diagnose malfunctions, determine the best methods of repair, and develop skills in the repair of firearms. Students are taught:
More than two-thirds of class time is spent in the shops applying what you learn in the classroom.
Because of the school’s NRA affiliation, students can take advantage of NRA short-term gunsmithing, knife-making and armorers courses taught by nationally-known experts. Firearms manufacturers such as Smith & Wesson, Sig Arms, Glock, Beretta USA and Sturm Ruger have all brought their armorers schools to the MCC.
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The gunsmithing labs and classrooms comprise 5,400 square feet of student workspace including:
The faculty has a combined total of over 60 years of teaching experience in gunsmithing. Students leave the program with 24 custom gunsmithing tools and 3 custom rifles they build themselves including a custom 1911. In addition, they will travel to the annual SHOT Show usually held in Las Vegas, and attend the Brownells Career Fair in Montezuma, Iowa. The staff has an excellent working relationship with Brownells, Incorporated who recently donated benches, vises, chairs and Kennedy tool chests to completely refit two of the gunsmithing classrooms.
MCC has a very good gunsmithing program, giving the students a well-rounded, very diverse knowledge of guns and gun repair. Students are recruited by top gun manufacturers and custom gunsmiths who know about the program.