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C573
Gunsmithing (GNSM)
WVC 
Prior to enrollment in this program, background checks are required. Valid FOID cards are also required for Illinois residents only.

Gunsmithing provides training in custom gunsmithing and gun repair, and develops the basic knowledge and skills needed to become a professional gunsmith. Laboratories that support the gunsmithing instruction are the Machine Tool Lab, Welding Lab, Gunsmithing Instructional Lab, Bluing Lab, Metal Finishing Lab, and firearms vault. Completion of the program includes coursework in firearms design and function, stockmaking, bench metal work, machine metal work, and gun bluing and metal finishing. The program also includes gun safety, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms background checks and licensing, state and federal rules and regulations, ethics, etc. Student age limits and limited class size.

Employment – Small business ownership; retail and sporting goods’ stores, firearms manufacturers, governmental agencies, and hobbyists.

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Semester 1
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FA2014
SP2015
GNS 1201
Gunsmithing I
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Provides an overview of tools, tool design, gun and school safety, orientation to gunsmithing, firearms history, ammo history, gunpowder history, firearms locking systems, operation cycles, basic trouble shooting, basic cleaning procedures, regulations, ethical issues, and business considerations. Also covers advanced disassembly, assembly and repair procedures of popular firearms.

GNS 1202
Gunsmithing II
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Course introduces the student to Lathe operations, milling, drill press, surface grinding, shop designs & layout, shop safety, use of hand tools, use of measuring tools, layout and building parts and tools, basic metallurgy, heat treatment, and soldering and brazing, and barrel liner installation.

GNS 1206
Model 1911 Pistol Build
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Student will applyknowledge and skills learned in Gunsmithing I to build a fully functional Model 1911 semi-automatic pistol. Firearm must meet all tolerances set forth by the instructor and operate reliably.

Term Total
16
Semester 2
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FA2014
SP2015
GNS 2201
Gunsmithing III
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Introduces special machining processes for blueprinting actions, scope mounts, sights, accessories and parts. Introduces barrel fitting, threading, and contouring.

GNS 2202
Gunsmithing IV
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Provides an overview of choke tubes, forcing cones and other shotgun enhancements. Introduces wood stock design fit and finish. Introduces glass stocks, including painting and bedding. Introduces metal working that includes, polishing, finishing, bluing and painting.

GNS 2205
AR15 Rifle Build
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Student will applyknowledge and skills learned in Gunsmithing I to build a fully functional AR15semi-automatic rifle. Firearm must meet all tolerances set forth by the instructor and operate reliably.

GNS 2206
Alternative Finishes
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Student will applyknowledge and skills learned in Gunsmithing I to build a fully functional Bolt Action rifle. Firearm must meet all tolerances set forth by the instructor and operate reliably.

Term Total
18
Program Total
34


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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