2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

GST 100 - Apprentice Gunsmithing

Description: Basic gunsmithing skills including shop and general firearms safety, machine tool skills, stockmaking, metal refinishing, shotgun design, application and function. Rifle systems and ballistics. Integration of computer applications.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Gunsmithing Program.

Credits: 10
Lecture: 4
Lab: 18

Course Content:
  1. Safety standards and liability
  2. History, design, function and repair of rifle systems
  3. History, design, function and repair of shotgun systems
  4. Measuring instruments, hand and power tool operation
  5. Metal finishes used on firearms

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Operate firearms, machine shop and bluing equipment safely. (1)
  2. Identify and repair various rifle and shotgun designs. (2)
  3. Fabricate to specifications various projects using hand and power tools. (3,4)
  4. Disassemble firearms, identify different metals, prepare parts, apply finishes, and reassemble firearms. (5)