NRA Gunsmithing


Montgomery Community College is one of four schools in the nation to offer NRA approved, affiliated short-term gunsmithing courses. Classes are taught by nationally and internationally known gunsmiths and craftsmen who share their expertise in courses from basic to advanced techniques. Most classes combine a hands-on and lecture format and range from three days to two weeks in length. MCC also offers a two-year associate degree program in Gunsmithing. Discover more about our quality facilities, experienced instructors, and comprehensive curriculum by clicking here.

2020 NRA short-term gunsmithing class schedule will be released Monday, December 2, 2019. Classes are added throughout the semester so check back often.



2020 NRA Short-Term Gunsmithing Registration


The 2020 schedule will be posted Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM.

Registration by credit card may be made online (click for instructions)

Or download and complete a registration form and

  • Call 910-898-9672 with your complete registration and credit card information OR
  • Email completed registration form and credit card information to OR
  • Fax completed registration form and credit card information to 910-576-5162 OR
  • Mail completed registration form with payment to: MCC, Attn: ConEd Registration, 1011 Page Street, Troy, NC 27371 OR
  • Visit us in the NC Works Career Center / Workforce Development Center located adjacent to Blair Hall (Bldg. 100) Monday through Thursday, 8 AM - 5 PM or Friday, 8 AM - 3 PM.

Refunds: No refunds will be made for classes with a self-supporing (SS) designation. Self-supporting classes are non-refundable except in the case of cancellation by Montgomery Community College. Classes without a self-supporting designation are eligible for a full refund if the registrant withdraws prior to the class start date. Partial refunds may be made up to the 10% point of class meeting hours. Please click here to view Montgomery Community College's Continuing Education Refund Policy.

NRA Classes


For information about the NRA short-term gunsmithing classes please contact Alex Williams at 910-898-9744 or email





(Machining experience not required for these classes but a working knowledge of the subject matter is helpful.)


(Machining experience is required for the following classes.)

Specific age restrictions apply. 

Knife Making:

Christmas Knife Class
Just in time for a great Christmas Gift! MCC is proud to present our annual tradition of the Christmas Knife class with the legendary Ed Vanhoy. In this class, you will learn how to complete a knife from scratch including how to make a custom leather sheath. Students will design, shape, heat treat, cut custom grips, hollow grind, polish, and sheath their own knives. Whether the class is a present for a loved one, a chance to make a present for a loved one, or just a present for yourself you can’t beat this annual tradition. All Materials will be provided.
Christmas Knife | 12/5-12/8 | THFSASU | 9 AM - 6 PM | $375

*(SS) Self supporting classes are non-refundable except in the case of cancellation by the college.

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