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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 the online Gunsmithing program through our sister school, Penn Foster, you can take the first step towards transforming your firearm hobby into a rewarding career. Studying online at your own pace, you'll learn how to identify and evaluate firearms by type, disassemble and reassemble various firearms correctly, and identify the correct replacement or customization parts required to fix issues. With these skills and knowledge, you can take a big step toward your professional goals as a gunsmith.

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  • Customize your payment plan for this API Program Name program with 0% interest monthly payment options
  • Fit studying around your life with our flexible online learning model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and work towards your goals


What you get

  • Book: Modern Gun Values
  • Textbook: Firearms Assembly: The NRA Guide to Pistols and Revolvers
  • Textbook: Firearms Assembly: The NRA Guide to Rifles and Shotguns
  • Textbook: Reloading Manual
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Over 50 short how-to and instructional videos
  • Learning Aids including, Cartridge Wall Chart, Using a Micrometer, Customizing Shotguns
  • Discounted rates for the Personal Defense Network online videos
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries
  • An active online community of fellow students 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 few as three months.


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


In addition to our experienced faculty, you’ll have access to a library that includes industry-standard resources and access to the NRA-issued disassembly guide.

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.

Ashworth College has a relationship with Penn Foster, a leading online educational provider, to offer accredited online programs in areas outside of Ashworth’s extensive offerings.

Ashworth College is no longer accepting new students into their online Gunsmithing program. You will enroll, study, and graduate from Penn Foster Career School. Penn Foster will issue your career diploma.

Penn Foster offers personal career and success coaching to students to help them take their next step after finishing their program.

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 Penn Foster Career School.

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Online gunsmith training online isn’t the only practical, career-focused trades program available. 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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