Gunsmithing

Intro to Gunsmithing ~ 128 hours

Students must have a valid concealed carry permit. No prerequisite is required for this class. This course introduces students to hand tools, blueprints, and basic machines. Emphasis is placed on the completion of simple gauges and tools used in the Gunsmithing trade. Upon completion, students should be able to produce from blueprints, tools and fixtures for use in Gunsmithing, using hand tools and basic machine set-ups.

  • REQUIRED: Valid concealed carry permit; Safety Glasses
  • Books are available at JCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • Class is held at the Britt Building Room H100 on JCC's main campus on Monday & Wednesday evenings listed below from 6:00pm-10:00pm.
  • No class: September 4, 2023 or November 22, 2023
  • Registration fee = $185
Course Code Date(s) Registration Deadline
GSM-3010-56F August 15-December 7, 2023 August 8, 2023

Gunsmith: Firearm Refinishing ~ 128 hours

Students must possess a valid concealed carry permit. No prerequisite for this course. This course introduces the student to refinishing operations as they relate to the gunsmithing industry. This class focuses on the aesthetics of metals, woods and synthetics of firearms. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate competencies in current gunsmith techniques of synthetic bedding of stocks, polishing and bluing of metals, heat treatment of various metals, and follow safe practices in these manufacturing processes.
Additional cost for books and other fees.

  • REQUIRED Items: Valid concealed carry permit
  • Books are available at JCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • Class is held at the Britt Building Room H100 on JCC's main campus on Tuesday & Thursday evenings listed below from 6:00pm-10:00pm.
  • No class: November 23, 2023
  • Registration fee = $185
Course Code Date(s) Registration Deadline
GSM-3010-53F August 16-December 11, 2023 August 9, 2023

Basic Gunsmith Maintenance ~ 48 hours

Students must possess a valid concealed carry permit. No prerequisite is required for this class.  This course is designed for the entry level firearms student. This class consists of basic firearm safety, firearm anatomy, basic and functional inspection of parts, disassembly and assembly of weapons, and the concepts of cleaning such weapons.

  • REQUIRED: Valid concealed carry permit, Safety Glasses; Firearm Cleaning Kit
  • Class is held at the Britt Building Room H100 on JCC's main campus on Tuesday & Thursday evenings listed below from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
  • Registration fee = $130
Course Code Date(s) Registration Deadline
No course available at this time    

Gunsmith: Toolmaking ~ 128 Hours

Students must be able to obtain a pistol purchase permit from the local Sheriff’s office or possess a valid state issued concealed carry permit.
This course introduces the student to machining operations as they relate to the gunsmithing industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, blueprint reading, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion the student will manufacture tools necessary for the gunsmithing trade, and will perform basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling as well as follow safe practices in these manufacturing processes. Additional cost for books and other fees.

  • REQUIRED: Valid concealed carry permit or be able to obtain a pistol purchase permit
  • Books are available at JCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • Class is held at the Britt Building Room H100 on JCC's main campus on Tuesday & Thursday evenings listed below from 6:00pm-10:00pm.
  • Registration fee = $185
Course Code Date(s) Registration Deadline
GSM 3010 51P 1/9/2024 - 5/2/2024 1/5/20204

Gunsmith: Fundamentals ~ 128 Hours

Gunsmith Toolmaking is the prerequisite for this class. Students must be able to obtain a pistol purchase permit from the local sheriff’s office or possess a valid state issued concealed carry permit.
This course introduces current materials and gunsmithing techniques as they relate to gun manufacturing. Emphasis is place on material characteristic, applications, and tooling requirements pertaining to modern CNC “Computer Numerical Controlled” machinery. Upon completion student should be able to demonstrate competencies in current gunsmith techniques such as synthetic bedding of stocks, polishing and blue various metals, heat treating of various metals as well as manufacturing a firearm to SAMMI “Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute” standard. Additional cost for books and other fees. 

  • REQUIRED: Safety Glasses; Gunsmith Toolmaking class
  • Books are available at JCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • Class is held at the Britt Building Room H103 on JCC's main campus on Monday & Wednesday evenings listed below from 6:00pm-10:00pm.
  • Registration fee = $185
Course Code Date(s) Registration Deadline
GSM 3010 52P 1/8/2024 - 5/6/2024 1/5/2024

Gunsmith: Welding & Metallurgy ~ 102 Hours

This course is designed to prepare gunsmiths to operate welding and heat treat equipment for firearm repairs. Students will practice different types of welding and soldering processes as well as differences in types of materials. Additional cost for books and other fees.

  • REQUIRED: Safety Glasses
  • Books are available at JCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • Class is held at the Britt Building Room H100 on JCC's main campus on Monday & Wednesday evenings listed below from 6:00pm-10:00pm.
  • Registration fee = $185
Course Code Date(s) Registration Deadline
No course available at this time    

For more information on Gunsmithing, contact:

Dexter Edwards
(919) 464-2289
dwedwards@johnstoncc.edu