EXCELLENCE! ~ One word says it all.
The Gunsmithing School at Trinidad State College has a long tradition of excellence. The first gunsmithing courses were designed and offered at Trinidad State in 1947 by P.O. Ackley. Since that time the program has developed into a two year Gunsmithing Degree program that is designed to train individuals with the basic concepts and skills needed by the professional gunsmith. Coursework at the basic and advanced level includes: bench metal, machining operations, gun repair and stockmaking. A wide variety of specialized courses such as checkering, revolversmithing, competitive rifles, shotgunsmithing and pistolsmithing are also offered.
Our affiliation with the National Rifle Association assures students that the TSC Summer NRA program is high quality. For nine glorious weeks, the finest craftsmen and artists from the Gunsmithing world gather in Southern Colorado to offer hands-on courses to students from all over the nation. Come enjoy the tradition. Immerse yourself in Excellence.
Welcome to America’s Premier Gunsmithing School.
~ TSC Gunsmithing Student ~
Gunsmithing Program Mission Statement
- To prepare our students for employment as a gunsmith; by providing them with a broad based educational experience, which includes a balanced curriculum and practical hands on education in the use of gunsmithing hand tools, gunsmithing machine tools, firearms repair, stockmaking, and customizing firearms.