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What is an NRA Gunsmithing School?

An NRA Gunsmithing school is a school approved by the NRA to conduct a gunsmithing program. 

How much does an NRA Gunsmithing Course cost?

Each school determines the cost of their program. Please visit the school's individual website for more information. To find all NRA Gunsmithing schools, visit our Find a School page. 

What can I expect to learn from an NRA Gunsmithing Course?

All NRA Gunsmithing Schools vary in curriculum, however, they all provide a basic introduction the art of gunsmithing. You will gain valuable new skills and insight into the tools of a gun enthusiast's passion. You will be able to work on, modify and improve your own equipment. 

What do I get for completing an NRA Gunsmithing Course?

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion from the school. However, you must complete a long-term gunsmithing school to receive an official certification as a gunsmith. 

How does one become an approved NRA Gunsmithing School?

Becoming an NRA Gunsmithing school is a highly selective process. All schools must have an existing gunsmithing program, minimum three years, with full-time students currently enrolled in classes, knowledgeable and experienced instructors, and proper facilities to host potential students. Upon meeting this criteria, the school must submit a formal application and will be vetted and verified by the NRA team. 

If you are interested in becoming an NRA approved Gunsmithing school, contact Sean Thornton at 703-267-1496.

Want To Know More 

For questions regarding NRA Gunsmithing School courses or curriculum, please contact the school directly. Visit our Find a School page for contact information. Any additional questions, contact the NRA at 703-267-1496 or email sthornton@nrahq.org for more information.

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