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Find organizations to join and increase your networking abilities. Many of these organizations and associations have their own newsletters or magazines, job databases, and gunsmith certification exams. You will also find links to other relevant web sites for gunsmithing careers, as well as books, software or journals that can help as you build your professional knowledge.


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MGS Graduate, Hector Rivera

"This course allows me to retain the know-how and content well beyond the course itself. As a gunsmithing reference alone, it is worth the investment."

As a Retired Veteran and a Federal Firefighter with plans to retire in 8  years, I need to plan for a small part-time to keep my hands busy. MGS Trade School’s Advanced Gunsmithing courses will enable me to prep for my very own gunsmithing business. 

I am not currently employed within the gunsmithing business, but I have always been a gun(s) enthusiast. This course allows me to retain the know-how and content well beyond the course itself. As a gunsmithing reference alone, it is worth the investment. 

I learned a lot and am looking forward on continuing education with MGS. Excellent customer service, knowledgeable staff and online student services all produced an outstanding job mixing up theory, practical applications, and video demonstrations.”

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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.