MGS Trade School provides quality education to students seeking to prepare themselves for a career in gun repair or entry level position in the gun-repair industry.

Master Gunsmith Skip Walters
Modern Gun Trade School Materials

⋅ No Deadlines for any course exams or projects

⋅ Hands-On Projects Included

⋅ VA Certifying Representatives available on site to help you

⋅ Instructor Posts, Feedback and Guidance

⋅ Project Video Instruction

⋅ FFL Kit Included

⋅ Over $300 of Tools and Materials Included

Hands-On Projects

Delivered via UPS 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

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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

MGS Trade School Project 4 PictureProject 1 MGS Trade School
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MGS Graduate, Cody Parker

“I would like to thank everyone at Modern Gun Repair for the course material and feedback during the course. I enjoyed the material and the experience in taking the Basic gun repair course. It has helped me further my position in my career. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking to get in the gun repair career field or just for a hobby. This course is very helpful in bettering your knowledge of guns and how to get started in your diagnostics in repairing them successfully and safely. As for me, I’ve been employed at Nosler Bullets Inc. for the last 6 1/2 years.” Continue Reading >

Training Gunsmiths since 1946

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.

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.

3 Payment Plan Options

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Best Value – Pay In Full

$1,690 Total Tuition

When you pay in full you, all of the online units will automatically unlock as you complete the exams in order. All printed lessons are mailed upfront.

Plan B – $89 Monthly Payments

$1,790 Total Tuition

Pay just $99 down and 19 Low Monthly Payments of $89.

Plan C – $69 Monthly Payments

$1,890 Total Tuition

Pay just $99 down and 25 Low Monthly Payments of $69 with a final payment of $66.