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Pennsylvania Gunsmith School

812 Ohio River Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15202
Phone(s): 412-766-1812
Fax(s): 412-766-0855
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SCHOOL PRESIDENT: G. Robert Thacker, School Director


Director: Mary Thacker
Date for Applications: Open
Application Fee: Yes $50
Matriculation/Registration Deposit: No
Interview/Visit Required: No
Tests Required: No
High School Diploma/GED: Yes


# of Students: 70 full-time
# of Faculty: 6 full-time
Student/Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Transfer Credit: No But will be considered
Accreditation/Approvals: ACCSC, VA, OVR Courses Offered: Weekdays


Aid Available to Qualified Students: PHEAA, Pell grants, Stafford Loans, VA
% Full-time Financial Assistance: 75%
Job Placement % Most Recent Year: 81%


Pennsylvania Gunsmith School (PGS) is a private vocational school, training students exclusively in the field of Gunsmithing. Students graduate as a Sporting Arms Ordinance Technician with a diploma in the Master Gunsmith Program. Located in Pittsburgh, PGS was founded in 1949 and meets rigorous licensing and accrediting standards by state and national agencies. It is also approved to participate in federal financial aid, veterans education and training and vocational rehabilitation and OVR funding programs.


Title Length Type of Degree Tuition
Master Gunsmithing
16 mos
$ 23,400

The Master Gunsmithing Program requires that students become skilled in a wide variety of areas cutting across several different disciplines: bluing and heat treatment; stockmaking; welding, soldering and machining; and firearm-specific skills such as barrel fitting, reloading, simple ballistics and sight mounting; and repairing and custom alterations. Contact school for most recent tuition and program information. All information current as of December 2014.

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