Professional Gunsmithing 101

This comprehensive course teaches the fundamentals of gunsmithing.

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This comprehensive course teaches the fundamentals of gunsmithing and prepares the student for career as a professional gunsmith. The Professional Gunsmithing Level I Course includes 152 hours of detailed, step-by-step video instruction by Master Gunsmith Robert (Bob) Dunlap.

  • Course Perk Icon 152 Instruction Hours.
  • Course Perk Icon Certificate upon completion.
  • Course Perk Icon Distance education delivered online with video instruction and testing. Instructor support and interaction online or by email or phone.


Upon completion of this course the student will be able to analyze problems encountered in common firearms, including Handguns, Shotguns, Rimfire and Centerfire Rifles, being able to identify the failure points with feeding, lock-up, extraction and ejection, firing, safeties and other mechanical aspects, with the knowledge to then make the appropriate repairs. Students will have the knowledge to demonstrate work ready skills.

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Robert (Bob) Dunlap


Instructor Emeritus, Master Gunsmith Robert "Bob" Dunlap was recognized nationally as the top instructor in his field and was an expert witness in firearms court cases. His unique and personally developed Design, Function, and Repair system is at the core of ATI’s Professional and Consumer courses. Throughout his career, as a state-accredited college gunsmithing instructor, Bob also ran a fully staffed gunsmithing shop performing warranty work for Colt, Smith & Wesson, Charter Arms, Hi-Standard, Remington, Browning, Winchester, and numerous other well-known manufacturers. Bob has been personally responsible for the repair of well over 250,000 guns. At the Accelerated Training Institute we work to carry on Bob's legacy of teaching Design, Function, & Repair, and growing current and future generations of gunsmiths and firearms enthusiasts.

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