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Affordable Gunsmithing school online

Gun ownership is a part of life—and sometimes a way of life—across the United States. But handguns, rifles, and other firearms need regular maintenance, repairs, and adjustments. These tasks are usually best handled by qualified professionals.

When you enroll in our Gunsmithing school online, you can transform your firearm hobby into a rewarding career. Studying online at your own pace, you'll learn how to alter triggers and safeties, diagnose accuracy problems, bed an action or barrel, and perform important self-check procedures. With these skills and knowledge, you can take a big step toward your professional goals as a gunsmith.

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  • Easily afford this API Program Name program with no interest monthly payment options
  • Fit study around your life with our flexible online study model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and achieve your goals


What you get

  • Textbook: Gunsmithing: Pistols and Revolvers
  • Textbook: Gunsmithing: Rifles
  • Textbook: The Gun Digest Book of Shotgun Assembly/Disassembly
  • Binder™ mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Job opportunities

Did you know that there are almost 57,000 licensed gun dealers in the U.S.*? It's true—a growing number of people are employed in the firearm industry, and many of these people require a specific set of practical, hands-on skills and frequently updated knowledge. In addition, skilled gunsmiths aren't necessarily self-employed. They're in high demand at firearm manufacturers, rifle clubs, firearm dealerships, hunting and sport shops, and more.


Start gunsmith training online as soon as you enroll and graduate in as little as four months.


Gain hands-on techniques for troubleshooting, repairing, and reassembling a variety of firearms.


This program includes instruction on basic shop setup and effective business practices.

Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Our gunsmith training online makes sense for people who want to understand the precise methods, tools, and techniques for repairing and maintaining a variety of guns. This training is ideal if you are interested in learning for your own personal satisfaction or as the first step in starting a career.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth EDGE , an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth EDGE throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to complete your course. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many benefits of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

We offer gunsmith training online, but that's not the only practical, career-focused trades program available at Ashworth. Our other programs include:

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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