A gunsmith student is carefully shaping a recoil pad on his bolt-action rifle project.Gunsmithing Training Program

Founded in 1947, the Colorado School of Trades (CST) has offered our gunsmith training program continually since its inception. As the nation’s largest gunsmithing school, our program offers you the opportunity to learn an artisan craft as old as America itself.

If you are interested in a career in Gunsmithing consider this:  there are an estimated 357 million guns in the United States with less than 12,000 legitimate Gunsmiths available to work on them. That equates to over 21,000 guns per Gunsmith. That shows favorable job security in a marketable career like few others!

The Colorado School of Trades begins a new class the second Monday of each month. The Gunsmith Training Program is 14 months of continuous training and teaches you to become a gunsmith. Our Program runs Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Upon completion, the graduate will receive an Associate of Occupation Studies Degree in Gunsmithing and will be prepared to explore a wide variety of jobs in gunsmithing.

Requirements for Gunsmithing Training Program:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or honorably discharged from the military.
  • Possess either a High School Diploma or a GED
  • Be physically and mentally capable of performing the projects and class work required for graduation
  • Be able to pass a background check.

Interested in learning how to become a gunsmith? Take your passion and turn it into a career by enrolling in our gunsmithing school in Lakewood, Colorado. Our admissions staff will help evaluate your level of desire and motivation to become a Professional Gunsmith, as well as your determination to succeed. For questions regarding the requirements for gunsmithing training program, contact our Admissions staff by clicking the button below or by calling (800) 234-4594 Ext. 11.

View our printable application form.