Only 5 simple steps to use your Post 9/11 or Montgomery G.I. Bill®

At Modern Gun School, we proudly offer accredited, quality gunsmithing programs to military members, veterans, and their families. There are several reasons why military servicemen and women find our courses appealing: our gun repair courses align well with the benefits you have earned, your interest in firearms, and our flexible scheduling which allows you to study when and where it suits you!

  1. Click here to enroll online and get started online today!

  2. Enter in Promo Code “AIM”

  3. Select your course – 65 Lesson Advanced Gunsmith

  4. Select Full Payment Plan – G.I. Bill Plan $1,999

  5. Enter in your military service branch, social, DOB, etc.

How to verify your benefits

1. Verify GI Bill® Eligibility
Access the GI Bill® website or call 1-888-442-4551 to verify your eligibility and get assistance with the application process.

2. Apply for GI Bill® Benefits
Apply for GI Bill® benefits online. For assistance, please contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551.

3. Contact Modern Gun School
Contact a MGS Military Enrollment Advisor at 1-800-493-4114 with any questions or enroll online. Please select GI Bill® benefits as your payment option. In order to enroll with Modern Gun, you will be contacted to submit a copy of your GI Bill® certificate of eligibility.

MGS Graduate, F. Basham

“I am the owner and operator of Basham’s Gun Services LLC. I am medically retired United States Marine and I am a retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Office of Inspector General, who choose to attend Modern Gun School to get certification in gunsmithing, I have worked as a firearms instructor and with firearms for 35 years. I worked as an apprentice with my father Gerald Basham who was a Master Gunsmith and firearms dealer. My father taught me a lot about gunsmithing, but I never became an official gunsmith. After he passed away in 2015 several of his clients were coming to me wanting to continue providing the services my father had provided and saw a demand for the services my father had provided. I began looking into schools to become a gunsmith and found the high reputation of MGS to be an appealing school for my needs. I enrolled in the Advanced Gunsmithing Course and found the information to be vast and usable…” Continue Reading

You are eligible if you served a minimum of 90 days on active duty after September 10, 2001. This covers active duty served as a member of the Armed Forces or as a result of a call or order to active duty from a reserve component (National Guard and Reserve) under certain sections of title 10. The Department of Veterans Affairs is the only resource that can answer your personal and specific GI Bill® entitlement questions. Call 1-888-GIBILL-1.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® will pay the full tuition to MGS for the Advanced Gunsmithing program.

Yes. The Department of Defense (DoD) is authorized to allow individuals who, on or after August 1, 2009, have served at least 6 years in the Armed Forces and who agree to serve at least another 4 years in the Armed Forces to transfer unused entitlement to their Spouse. The Department of Defense may, by regulation, impose additional eligibility requirements and limit the number of months transferable to not less than 18 months. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Public Health System (PHS) personnel are also eligible to transfer their entitlement to eligible dependents.


NOTE: The ability to transfer benefits is limited to those currently serving in the military.

Yes, like the MGIB you are generally entitled to 36 months of educational assistance. You may not receive benefits under more than one VA education program at the same time. If you are entitled to more than one GI Bill® program you may be eligible for a maximum of 48 months of entitlement when using benefits under two or more GI Bill® programs.

Note: Individuals eligible under MGIB (Chapter 30) who elect to receive benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® are only entitled to the number of months they had remaining under MGIB (Chapter 30) (including any revoked months of transferred entitlement) up to a maximum of 36 months.

You can apply online for VA educational benefits. Below are some helpful links to help you get information about your benefits:

VA Education Benefits Application  https://www.vets.gov/education/apply/#modal

VA Benefit Rate Tables: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/resources/benefits_resources/rate_tables.asp

VA Regional Offices: http://benefits.va.gov/benefits/offices.asp

VA E-Benefits site: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Modern Gun Trade School Materials

Over $300 worth of tools and supplies included!

⋅ 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

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