Firearms Technologies
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate

If you are looking for a firearms school, check out our hands-on program.

FVCC’s Firearms Technologies program is the only one of its kind in Montana.

Through a combination of hands-on training and classroom lectures, this firearms school program is designed to instill an understanding of the design and function of today’s firearms, as well as an understanding of metal finishing and stock finishing techniques. Emphasis is placed on the completion of several projects using hand and machine tools.

Opportunities

  • Graduates of the Firearms Technologies Certificate program may choose to pursue entry-level positions in the firearms industry or seek additional training to start a business as a gunsmith.
  • Graduates leave the program with a collection of specialty tools for the repair or customization of firearms.
  • In 2016, Montana ranked 3rd in the nation for firearms and ammunition manufacturing jobs per capita, according to the National Shooting Sports Federation.

Attributes of a Successful Firearm Technologist

  • Sharp attention to detail to ensure correct and effective builds
  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical problems and identify solutions
  • Respect for and understanding of necessary safety precautions

Want to learn more about our Firearms programs?

Firearms Technologies

Firearms Technologies

The Firearms Technologies Certificate program provides students with a clear understanding of firearms theory, function and repair, as well as metal and stock finishing techniques. Emphasis is placed upon the completion of several gunsmith projects. Using hand and machine tools, students learn to repair and build firearms from blueprints and schematics.

Firearms Finishing

Firearms Finishing

The Firearms Finishing certificate program is oriented toward metal finishing and work with gunstocks. This certificate will prepare the student for an entry-level position in the firearms industry or provide a building block toward owning a business as a gunsmith. The program contains both lecture and significant hands-on training designed to instill an understanding of metal finishing and stock finishing techniques. Practical application of knowledge in a safe and professional manner is stressed. Emphasis is placed upon the completion of several gunsmith projects using a combination of both hand and machine tools. The student will acquire the basic knowledge to get started customizing guns. Students who complete the program leave with a collection of specialty tools for the repair or customization of firearms.

Advisor
William Richards, Academic Advisor
OT 204
(406) 756-4862
wrichards@fvcc.edu
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