In Piedmont Technical College's Gunsmithing Program, you'll learn the skills you need to be a professional Gunsmith. The Gunsmithing program consists of an introductory and an advanced certificate, and is the only one of its kind in South Carolina.

Program Information

The introductory certificate is designed to introduce the novice gunsmith to the hand tools, blueprint reading skills, schematic understanding, basic machine tool operations and the nomenclature used in Gunsmithing.

The advanced certificate covers advanced metal finishing, custom barrel fitting, modern stock refurbishing and manufacture, rifle and shotgun trigger and firing mechanisms, and the design and function of handguns.

Both certificates include a variety of hands-on projects, offer real-world experience with gun repair and construction, and provide access to a well-equipped 6,000 square foot machine shop. 

Students completing the program will have gained the knowledge and confidence to set up a Gunsmithing shop or become employed by a company that requires this type of skill.


Piedmont Technical College would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of our gunsmithing program: 

  • National Rifle Association
  • NRA Foundation
  • Brownells
  • Midway USA
  • FN Manufacturing
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Hornady Ammunition
  • Charter Arms
  • Friends of NRA, Greenwood Chapter
  • South Carolina Arms Collector Association
  • Blue Press Publishing
  • Mark Novack inc.
  • Hunters Headquarters
  • Montana Rifle Company
  • ER Shaw Barrel Company
  • Hogue Stocks
  • MJT Customs
  • Doug Turnbull Mfg.
  • Kokopelli Products
  • Legacy Arms Works