Stockmaking / Design & Function 1 Course

A gunsmith student preparing to install a recoil pad on his wood stock.

Course Objective: This stockmaking for firearms course teaches the concepts, techniques and skills which will enable the student to diagnose and repair firearms. During this course students learn the practical application of Gunsmithing skills. The course also covers aspects of different stockmaking materials, metal preparation, business class, ballistics, stock finishes and hand loading (theory only).

Upon completion, students will have inletted a wood stock to fit their barreled bolt action. Students will understand how to make a gun stock as well as begin diagnosing and repairing firearms per customer order from the Repair Department.

  • Stock Finishes
  • Stockmaking
  • Design & Function 2 Theory
  • Business Class Training
  • Ballistics & Handloading

Learn more about how to inlet, bed, fit, shape and finish a gun stock at Colorado School of Trade. Contact our admissions office and we can answer any additional questions you might have.