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Montgomery Community College, Troy, N.C.

I want to start a small gunsmithing business, and initially I want to focus on the AR. I've been wanting to get into some sort of career in firearms for awhile, but the idea of gunsmithing is fairly new to me, so I don't know a lot about what all I need to do to get started. I've been around ARs my whole adult life, and I would feel pretty comfortable building one from scratch or doing whatever maintenance needs to be done on one.

In starting my business, though, what type of schooling should I look into, if any at all? Right now I'm a stay at home dad with 3 boys under the age of 5, so traveling anywhere for more than a couple of days would be out of the question, so I've been looking into taking an online course. 2 of the ones I've been looking into are Penn Foster and Ashworth College. Does anyone have any experience with these 2 courses, or know of any that are better? I talked to a lady at Penn Foster, and the program seems a little weak. I'm just not really sure if I'll get a lot of it. I'm just kind of thinking that some sort of certificate hanging on my wall will give me some sort of credibility as I offer my services.

By posting this, I guess I'm looking for anyone's thoughts on my idea, or if you think I'm going about this the wrong way. I'd appreciate anyone's input.
Has a very comprehensive gunsmith course..Huge facility complete with big lathes, milling machines, and has taxidermy, engraving, gun finishes, blueing, welding, etc....I took Ron Power's revolver class(2 weeks) and learned enough to work on about anything...This class is no longer as Ron Retired..
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