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Does anyone know about and Smith and Wesson Revolver gunsmithing schools. I know Cylinder & Slide has one.

I was enrolled in a NRA school at Murray State College in Tishomingo Oklahoma.

Does anyone know of any other ones. Both of these schools have been shut down due to COVID-19.


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Try American Gunsmithing Institute for gunsmithing. They are top notch and you learn their method of Design, Function and repair. I have taken several courses from them and the Gunsmithing club of America is great for questions and answers you may have with guns you are working on and questions in general. Their Instructors are top notch and are there for the student. You work on your own schedule in your home and progress on your speed. The final written test is quite difficult and makes you think about the gun's design for the answer. The instructors will help you review the information but will not give you the answer. You have to work for it reviewing the lesson. The tools you use, for starters, are very nominal and can be purchased at Harbor Freight. You can supplement better tools after you assess the tool you are using the most for longevity. They have the first several lessons for free and give them a try and see how the program works.

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There used to be a very good program at the community college in Susanville, CA. I don't know how much the Covid-19 thing has impacted it, I suspect substantially. They did summer programs as well as a 2-year gunsmithing program.
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The Susanville school is Lassen Community College which when I attended in the 70ís was a full curriculum gunsmithing college like Trinidad. You could not just enroll and take a S&W segment.

Looking for a S&W Revolver specific class may be hard but back in the early 90ís Ron Power offered such at Montgomery Community College in Troy, NC. No longer as he has hung it up but I think Hamilton Bowen and perhaps another has stepped in.

I would quiz the legitimate schools on their classes and who is teaching them. Itís not hard to offer a class on S&W routine assembly, disassembly and minor repairs if that is what you want. Performance work and techniques are a specialty and you wonít learn this from a factory armorers class. You need to find a gunsmith who teaches such if that is your interest.

I canít tell you strongly enough that none of these classes are worth a damn if you canít dedicate the time and effort to train and learn the fundamentals of machining, hand fitting with stones and files and the temperament for this kind of work. I came through three classes each with 15-20 students and like high school or college only a handful turned out competent. There are no quick easy shortcuts to real gunsmithing despite what Midway tells you

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