aboutGunsmith Training Program

The Colorado School of Trades (CST) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). CST is also approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS).

CST’s gunsmith training students come from all across the United States. Our gunsmithing school is located in Lakewood, Colorado, (10 minutes from Denver and less than 90 minutes from Colorado Springs) and is situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains.  Our facilities are in a 20,000 square foot building in which 18,000 square feet is devoted to our lab. The school is also fully equipped with 27 engine lathes, 7 vertical milling machines, drill presses, a bluing department, bead blaster, complete Oxy-Acetylene and TIG welding equipment, band saws, disc sanders, polishing machines, and a Snail test firing booth. CST also has computers with high-speed internet access that are ideal for research.

Colorado School of Trades has a CNC lab equipped with a ProtoTrak lathe and mill and a Haas lathe and mill. Specifically for the CNC lab, CST has 6 computers designated to run Mastercam software.

Our curriculum is unique among gunsmithing schools in that our students learn gunsmithing through the repair of customer firearms in the largest Gunsmithing shop in the U.S. To learn more about our gunsmithing school, contact us today for more information.