Student Spotlight

Creating the next generation of gunsmiths since 1946.

Student of the Month

September 2023

Student Spotlight

Peter Hay

I’m almost 54 years old, and was a firefighter for my main career. I now work in the fire investigation field for an insurance company. I had tinkered with my own firearms in a very basic way; cleaning, and some customization, but didn’t have any exposure to much else in the gun world.

The reason I wanted to get into working as a gunsmith was the need for extra money. I was able to secure an apprenticeship at a neighborhood gun shop, but figured I needed more information and a broader knowledge base, which is why I signed up for Modern Gun School.

I was very pleased with the curriculum, and will be using exploded diagrams and other materials as reference material moving forward. I found the projects challenging and useful, and the tools provided by MGS will be very helpful in my future work. My overall experience with MGS was great, and I would recommend it to anybody wanting to get into the world of gunsmithing, or just expand their own knowledge for their personal gunsmithing. Thanks, MGS!

-Peter Hay