We make it easy for you to learn from home, along with hands-on projects you’ll receive both printed and online access to your coursework. Our Basic Gun Repair consists of 31 lessons (405 clock hours). Our learning model is self-paced, open enrollment, allowing you up to 2 years to complete your program.

Program Outcomes

  • Explain the essential rules of safety and effective gunsmith handling
  • Identify the basic components of a gunsmith’s workshop
  • Understand the provenance and special features of significant firearms throughout history.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current gun laws, past legislation, and licensing conditions
  • Learn the fundamentals of starting a business, from bookkeeping to opening a storefront
  • Identify guns based on parts, and make customized modifications efficiently and effectively
  • Correctly price your services as a firearms repairer and gunsmith
  • Reconstruct and modify gun barrels based on make and model
  • Explain why common firearms malfunctions occur and how to repair them
  • Assemble and disassemble over 30 different principal firearms
  • Build a custom work bench
  • Differentiate between useful and unnecessary tools and materials
  • Bluing, jeweling, and checkering to develop your gunsmithing expertise

Program Overview

MGS’s Basic Gun Repair Course offers fundamental gun repair techniques for you to take your passion to the next level. Designed by industry experts, you will learn how to properly clean, adjust, and fine-tune a variety of firearms. It includes 31 lessons and 4 hands-on bench projects delivered right to your door.

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Hands-On Projects

Delivered right to your door


PLUS! Receive both Federal Firearms License & Class 3 (SOT) FFL License Guides


Finishing Kit
10 Piece File Set
Reloading DVD

The objective of this project is to acquaint the student with the basic materials, tools and procedures required to achieve production quality finish on hardwood gunstock

Project 1

Our program is self-paced meaning you can complete these projects whenever works

for you! Projects are released based on units completed.

1 – Stock Finishing – Unit 4
2 – Precision Filing – Unit 5
3 – Silver Soldering – Unit 6
4 – Hand Tool Fabrication – Unit 9

4 Projects Total


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Payment Plan I

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$ 69 Monthly
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  • Total $2,199
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Robert Miller, MGS Graduate

"...Having two giant binders with step-by-step instructions, exploded views, and interesting hacks at your fingertips is priceless..."

“I retired from a 32-year career in law enforcement in 2017. At 61 years of age, I felt there had to be more to life than just leisurely passing the time. I treated myself to a new S&W 686, and soon realized that the timing was a bit off. 

Rather than sending it back for repairs, I watch a few videos and not only did I sort out the timing issue, I made the revolver operate like a Swiss clock. I guess the bug bit me pretty hard, and soon enough, I was looking for a proper education to learn all the aspects of gunsmithing. 

Due to my location, a hands-on school was out of the question. After reviewing the online choices, I settled on Modern Gun School for a few reasons. The tuition was certainly reasonable enough, but it was the vast library of instructional information that clinched my decision. 

The amount of information is something that no one can fully absorb; having two giant binders with step by step instructions, exploded views, and interesting hacks at your fingertips is priceless in my opinion. 

The school operates very efficiently. Calls placed during business hours are always answered by a person, test scores are entered immediately after completing an exam, and the projects are fun and challenging and are graded the day they arrive at the school. I plan to start a business purchasing rusted old firearms, getting them back in firing condition, and selling them online for profit. Tools and machines will be bought as needed, and when I’m confident in my abilities, I will get my FFL and open a full service gunsmith shop.  Continue Reading >

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Training Gunsmiths since 1946

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Harry “Skip” Walters III

Master Gunsmith/Instructor

A graduate of the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School, Skip has worked as an Engineer, Technician, Model-maker, and Gunsmith for over 30 years. In addition to his role at Modern Gun School, Skip works as a gunsmith for Sarco, Inc., one of the world’s largest suppliers of gun parts, kits and accessories.

With his extensive education and real-world experience, Skip provides MGS students with unique insights into what it takes to be a successful gunsmith. Have a question about your course work or the firearm’s industry? Skip’s expertise and experience in the firearm’s industry is an invaluable resource.

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Zeke Stout


Zeke Stout is a certified firearms specialist with IFSA (International Firearms Specialist Academy). He has served as an executive at a large conglomerate of businesses in Nashville, TN where he honed many aspects of marketing to different demographics. He then started one of the most popular podcasts in the firearms industry, expanding his pre-existing gun knowledge. He then went on to help build one of the largest online gunsmithing schools in the nation as an Executive Vice President. In that role, he was certified as a Higher Education Professional in leadership through the DEAC and became an armorer in several platforms, including the 1911 and Penn arms grenade launcher. He was also the host and gunsmithing subject matter expert for the Discovery channel show Master Of Arms.



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