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BASKETMAKING

Please call 910-898-9672 for information about upcoming Basketmaking classes or to get your name on a waiting list.

Beekeeping

Beekeeping Basics for Beginners
Plus 3 Saturday field days TBD
This course will deliver proven methods that will get the beginning beekeeper off to a good start. Class is taught by local, experienced beekeeper, Shirley Harris. Shirley understands the region, what works for local beekeepers, what pitfalls to avoid, and what to do to make your hives productive and even profitable.
Beekeeping Basics for Beginners | 3/9-5/4 | M | 6-8 PM | $40

FITNESS

GetFit StayFit Kickboxing Beast
Looking forward to a winter workout that brings in a new year with a kick and a punch? Strengthen your heart and lungs with this no-contact, fat-burning routine that surpasses all other cardio workouts. You will not be disappointed. Classes held at Page Street Elementary Gym
GetFit StayFit Kickboxing Beast | 1/7-3/10 | TTH | 6:15-7:15 PM | $40

Yoga
Yoga is an effective method for managing anxiety and stress from daily life. In this class, emphasis will be placed on core strength, flexibility, and balance as well as breath control. For all skill levels.
Yoga | 1/13-3/2 | M | 6-7:30 PM | $40

GetFit StayFit Spring Bootcamp
New recruits and veterans–join Tammy in her 17th season of boot camp. This totally outdoor workout is like no other. Equipment needed: Boot camp stick & set of 8-10 lb. dumbbells.
GetFit StayFit Spring Bootcamp | 3/24-5/28 | TTH | 6:15-7:30 PM | $45

NRA Classes

NRA GUNSMITHING

For information about the NRA short-term gunsmithing classes please contact Alex Williams at 910-898-9744 or email williamsa4158@montgomery.edu.

Knife Making:

Tomahawk Forging
Forging a tomahawk is a great starter project for blacksmithing. Forging the head will introduce students to the basic practice of drawing & shaping steel as well as forge-welding and heat treating to harden the edge. Students will forge a traditional style “wrap-around” tomahawk head and will shape/ fit the handle form provided hardwood blanks. Then students will personalize & complete this “hawk” with traditional details & embellishments of their choosing. Open to all levels of experience. Instructor: John Hege *(SS) Self-supporting
Tomahawk Forging | 2/7-2/9 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $316.60

Basic Belt Grinding Skills
Students will set up and use a 2x72 belt sander. Learn when, how and why to use specific attachments/ tooling, belts, speeds and techniques for knife making and gunsmithing. Instructor: Jones Brothers *(SS) Self-supporting
Basic Belt Grinding Skills | 2/22-2/23 | SASU | 9A-6P | $204.60

Chef Knife Making
During this 3-day chef knife, class students will be instructed on how to make a chef knife. Topics that will be covered in class include: knife design, steel selection, heat-treating, knife grinding, blade finishing, handle the selection, handle finishing, blade sharping, and the use of equipment and tools used in making a knife. Materials and supplies will be provided to make a finished Chef knife using stainless steel. Simple wood handle material will be provided, but students are welcome to bring wood of their own choosing. Instructor: Ken Hall *(SS) Self-supporting
Chef Knife Making | 2/28-3/1 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $316.60

Basic knife making 101
This is a class designed to teach the proper techniques of freehand grinding, it will cover hollow grinding, flat grinding, and basic knife scale installation. It is open to all levels of experience. Student’s materials will be provided, all students will finish a fixed blade knife of the courses design. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy *(SS) Self-supporting
Basic knife making 101 | 3/5-3/8 | THFSASU | 9A-6P | $346.60

Basic Knife Sharpening
Learn how to properly sharpen and maintain your knife blades by hand using sharpening stones. This hands-on class will cover straight and serrated edges, honing and edge angles. There is no tool requirement for this class. Just bring your knives!!! Instructor: Jones Brothers *(SS) Self-supporting
Basic Knife Sharpening | 3/21 | SA | 9A-6P | $140.60
Basic Knife Sharpening | 9/19 | SA | 9A-6P | $140.60

Intermediate Knife Making 102
This class will cover all phases of fixed blade knife construction, students will finish one knife of their design, and designs will be approved with the level of experience. All materials for the class project provided. The class will be open to all levels of experience and it is preferable that student has some knowledge of knife making or having taken Basic Knifemaking 101 helpful although not required. Students fill-finish a completed knife. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy *(SS) Self-supporting
Intermediate knife making 102 | 4/2-4/5 | THFSASU | 9A-6P | $346.60

Advanced Knife Making 103
This class will cover more advanced methods of custom fixed blade knife making to include advanced grinding techniques and advanced handle installation including hidden tang. All materials for the class project will be provided. Class open to all levels of experience. Some knowledge of knife making or having taken basic knife making 101 and intermediate knife making 102 helpful although not required. Students will finish a completed knife. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy *(SS) Self-supporting
Advanced knife Making 103 | 5/7-5/10 | THFSASU | 9A-6P | $356.60

Basic Folding Knife Making
This class will cover the basic design and construction of a frame lock folding knife with exposed pivots. All materials for the class will be provided. Class is open to all levels of experience. Some knowledge of knife making or other classes in knife making helpful but not required. Students will finish a completed folding knife. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy *(SS) Self-supporting
Basic Folding Knife Making | 9/3-9/6 | THFSASU | 9A-6P | $356.60

D-Guard Bowie Knife
A “D Guard” Bowie was the traditional short sword carried by many confederate troops during the American Civil War. So-called because the closed handguard is shaped like a D, it is a large fighting Bowie featuring a blade about 16 or more inches long. While there are many manufactured versions, there are also many other versions made by local blacksmiths. Making a D Guard Bowie is a good project for someone new to bladesmithing. During the class, students will hammer out, harden and finish a blade and fashion and fit a steel guard and wooden handle. Instructor: John Hege *(SS) Self-supporting
D-Guard Bowie Knife | 9/11-9/13 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $316.60

Advanced Folding Knife Making
This class will cover the design and construction of a knife consisting of more advanced parts including the use of hidden pivots, bolsters, and liners. The class will be open to all levels of experience. All materials will be provided for the class, some knowledge of knife making helpful but not required. Students will finish a completed folding knife. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy *(SS) Self-supporting
Advanced Folding Knife Making | 10/1-10/4 | THFSASU | 9A-6P | $366.60

Mokume Gane: Precious Metal Damascus
Students will learn the ancient technique of Mokune Gane: Fusing together of layers of copper, silver, and nickel to create a billet of decorative Mokune. The Mokune is used for jewelry, knife guards and bolsters. Learn proper cleaning, fusing, and forge-welding techniques as well as patterning and design. Instructor: Jones Brothers *(SS) Self-supporting
Mokume Gane: Precious Metal Damascus | 10/9-10/11 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $268.60

Viking Long Beard Axe
In this class I will demonstrate how to make a Viking Bearded Ax. Each student will forge weld their ax from mild steel with a steel cutting edge. Then they will forge the ax to shape, do the initial grind and heat treat. Finish grinding and fitting a handle will be the final steps to a finished ax. Instructor: Tim Scholl
Viking Long Beard Axe | 11/13-11/15 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $286.60

Christmas Knife Making
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. Instructor: Ed and Tanya VanHoy *(SS) Self-supporting
Christmas Knife Making | 12/3-12/6 | THFSASU | 9A-6P | $375

Ferrier Rasp Knife Making
In this class, I will demonstrate how to make a knife from a farrier’s rasp. I will discuss and demonstrate both methods (stock removal and forging) and let each student decide which method they prefer to make their knife. Grinding, heat treatment and handle finish will be covered and each student will leave with a finished knife. Instructor: Tim Scholl *(SS) Self-supporting
Ferrier Rasp Knife Making | 12/10-12/12 | THFSA | 9A-6P | $276.60

SHOOTING INSTRUCTION:

Pistol Shooting Fundamentals
This course, taught by a nationally known IDPA and USPSA champion, will focus on the fundamental techniques necessary for fast and accurate handgun shooting. Topics will include: proper grip, stance, sight alignment, and trigger control. Other topics such as drawing from a holster, performing magazine changes, and controlling recoil will be discussed at length. Instructor: Gary Byerly *(SS) Self-supporting
Pistol Shooting Fundamentals | 3/21 | SA | 9A-6P | $160
Pistol Shooting Fundamentals | 9/19 | SA | 9A-6P | $160

AR-15 Shooting Fundamentals
This course, taught by a nationally known IDPA and USPSA champion, will focus on the fundamental techniques necessary for fast and accurate AR-15 shooting. The firearms platform that will be focused on will be the AR-15. Topics will include: proper grip, stance, sight alignment, and trigger control. Other topics such as rifle manipulation, performing magazine changes, and controlling recoil will be discussed at length. Instructor: Gary Byerly *(SS) Self-supporting
AR-15 Shooting Fundamentals | 3/22 | SU | 9A-6P | $160
AR-15 Shooting Fundamentals | 9/20 | SU | 9A-6P | $160

USPSA for Beginners
This course, taught by a nationally known IDPA and USPSA champion, will focus on the fundamental techniques necessary for USPSA competition shooting. This course will be focused on the rules and techniques needed to shoot USPSA. We will discuss and shoot several stage layouts. Topics will include: proper grip, stance, sight alignment, and trigger control. Other topics such as drawing from a holster, performing magazine changes, and controlling recoil will be discussed at length. Instructor: Gary Byerly *(SS) Self-supporting
USPSA for Beginners | 4/4 | SA | 9A-6P | $160
USPSA for Beginners | 10/3 | SA | 9A-6P | $160

Precision Hunter shooting
This great two-day course will be focused on making that critical shot when it counts. Learn from a retired Marine Sniper and Professional deer tracker how best to make that shot. This course will cover basic shooting fundamentals as well as live shooting from many angles and positions. Come learn how to drop that deer every time. Instructor: Jesse Houser
Precision Hunter shooting | 8/15-8/16 | SASU | 9A-6P | $201.60

INTRODUCTORY LEVEL CLASSES:

While these classes are listed as introductory, do not mistake the high level of instruction that will be given. This simply means that prior experience is not a requirement.

AR-15 Armorers Course
Our AR15 armorer course is a two day comprehensive course covering the assembly/disassembly, cycle of operations, nomenclature, gas system, barrel twist and length, barrel replacement, aftermarket parts and modifications, ballistic issues, brands, cleaning and maintenance, sights/optics, headspace, firing pin protrusion, along with service and repair of the AR15 platform. Instructor: Jacob Porter *(SS) Self-supporting
AR-15 Armorers Course | 2/1-2/2 | SASU | 9A-6P | $205
AR-15 Armorers Course | 6/6-6/7 | SASU | 9A-6P | $205
AR-15 Armorers Course | 10/3-10/4 | SASU | 9A-6P | $205

Custom Polymer Grip Stippling
Learn how to professionally stipple polymer-framed handguns. Instruction will include creating features like hard borders, undercuts, polishing, engraving and developing your own patterns. You will learn how to properly stipple by learning how to remove old texture, cutting in lines (hard borders), removing material on the trigger guard and polishing it beyond factory smooth to a mirrored finish. Everything that separates a novice stippler from a professional will be addressed in this class. Students will get to feel and see the difference between factory offerings, and custom professional quality work. Instructor: Olivia Clark 
Custom Polymer Grip Stippling | 2/20-2/23 | THFSASU | 9A-6P | $201.60
Custom Polymer Grip Stippling | 9/3-9/6 | THFSASU | 9A-6P | $201.60

Machine Gun 101
This course will introduce students to the design, function, and history of machine guns. Several historically significant fully-automatic firearms will be presented, disassembled, and discussed. Function theory and mechanics will be the main focus of the class. Several of the classroom examples will be test-fired on the MCC range on the last day of class. Cost includes a class lab fee for ammunition. Instructor: Ronnie Beal *(SS) Self-supporting
Machine Gun 101 | 3/3-3/6 | TWTHF | 9A-6P | $399

Basic Stock Repair and Refinishing
The focus of this course will be on the repair and refinishing of wooden rifle and shotgun stocks. Repair of cracked or broken stocks, repairing dents, repair of checkering, refinishing, and matching of finishes will be topics of this course. The instructor will provide masterful instruction on the repair of stocks. Techniques to produce a beautiful, classic style finish on wood in a time-saving manner will be covered in-depth. Instructor: Tim Carrick 
Basic Stock Repair and Refinishing | 3/3-3/7 | TWTHFSA | 9A-6P | $201.60

Smith and Wesson M&P Customization
Smith and Wesson M&P course: This class will concentrate on the operation and customization of the M&P pistol design, original model and 2.0 both to be covered. Students will learn general maintenance, disassembly and reassembly, trigger tuning and aftermarket trigger installation, aftermarket barrel fitting, sight installation, and frame stippling. The machining of the slide will be covered but not performed. Instructor: Ryan Flynn *(SS) Self-supporting
Smith and Wesson M&P Customization | 3/20-3/22 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $201.60

Muzzleloader Wire Inlay
Wire and Sheet metal inlay Techniques. The student will learn the techniques for designing and inlaying decorative sheet metal and wire into the wood, with several simple tools the student will make in class. Inlays were commonly used to decorate firearms of the 18th and 19th centuries. Instructor: George Suiter *(SS) Self-supporting
Muzzleloader Wire Inlay | 3/30-4/3 | MTWTHF | 9A-6P | $495

Stock bedding: Bolt Action Accurization
This course is intended to teach the purpose and various techniques for bedding of stocks. Centered around bolt action rifles as this is where bedding is most critical in regards to accuracy but can be extended to any stock of wood or synthetic material for any action type. Multiple forms of bedding and the materials used will be cover. Instructor: Ryan Flynn 
Stock bedding: Bolt action Accurization | 4/3-4/5 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $201.60

Basic Lathe Operation
This class will provide students with an introduction to the operation of the most common machine tool found in gunsmithing shops, the lathe. Students will perform standard operations such as turning, facing, drilling, reaming, and cutting precision threads. Emphasis will be on safety and on operations that are relevant to the gunsmithing trade. Instructor: Tim Sheffield 
Basic Lathe Operation | 5/5-5/8 | TWTHF | 9A-6P | $201.60

Basic Mill Operation
This class will provide students with an introduction to the operation of the Milling machine. Students will perform standard operations such as facing, drilling, edge finding, and cutting precision parts. Emphasis will be on safety and on operations that are relevant to the gunsmithing trade. Instructor: Tim Sheffield 
Basic Mill Operation | 5/11-5/14 | MTWTH | 9A-6P | $201.60

Basic Gunsmithing: Shotgun
This course will provide students a unique opportunity for students to learn to apply basic knowledge of the Shotgun function to actual repair projects. Instruction will stress a comprehension of the basics of how Shotguns function on a mechanical level. Students will then be presented with broken firearms exhibiting common problems found within that particular model. This series of exercises will allow a real-world look at the steps of diagnosis and repair under the supervision of a professional gunsmith. Students are encouraged to bring Shotgun repair projects. Instructor: Wayne Coley 
Basic Gunsmithing: Shotgun | 6/26-6/28 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $146.60

Basic Gunsmith Tool Making
The purpose of this class is to help students advance their lathe and mill skills while building useful gunsmithing tools and jigs. Instruction will help with new lathe and mill techniques as well as tool uses. Students will be given access to MCC’s large tooling blueprint collection as well as being able to reverse engineer our tooling and fixtures. Basic lathe and mill skills required. Instructor: Jacob Porter 
Basic Gunsmith Tool Making | 7/27-7/31 | MTWTHF | 9A-6P | $201.60

Restoration of Doublegun Stocks and Forends
This course would teach the proper procedures to repair and refinish the wood on double-barrel shotguns. The instructor will guide the students through the complete process of disassembly of the gun into major components, removing old finish, drawing out damaging petroleum-based oils, sanding and steaming out dents and scratches, making necessary repairs, cleaning out old checking, applying a hand-rubbed stock-oil finish, and refitting the metal parts into the wood. The instructor will demonstrate the process at each step and assist the students on their individual projects. Using pictures of damaged stocks and forends, the instructor will show students the repair process for the most common problems encountered with the wood on vintage double shotguns. He will thereafter assist students in the repair of the specific problems with their guns. Instructor: Steve Wesbrook 
Restoration of Doublegun Stocks and Forends | 8/3-8/7 | MTWTHF | 9A-6P | $201.60

Ruger Single Action Revolver
Basic tuning theory, troubleshooting, simple custom modifications, and related metalworking techniques will be demonstrated and performed. This class is geared toward popular Ruger single-action revolvers. While the course is based on revolvers for field use, some alterations for other uses will be discussed as well. Instructor: Hamilton Bowen *(SS) Self-supporting
Ruger Single Action Revolver | 8/10-8/14 | MTWTHF | 9A-6P | $399

Basic Gunsmithing: Pistol
This course will provide students a unique opportunity for students to learn to apply basic knowledge of pistol function to actual repair projects. Instruction will stress a comprehension of the basics of how pistols function on a mechanical level. Students will then be presented with broken firearms exhibiting common problems found within that particular model. This series of exercises will allow a real-world look at the steps of diagnosis and repair under the supervision of a professional gunsmith. Students are encouraged to bring pistol repair projects. Instructor: Mark Dye 
Basic Gunsmithing: Pistol | 8/14-8/16 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $146.60

Basic Gunsmithing: Rifle
This course will provide students a unique opportunity for students to learn to apply basic knowledge of rifle function to actual repair projects. Instruction will stress a comprehension of the basics of how rifles function on a mechanical level. Students will then be presented with broken firearms exhibiting common problems found within that particular model. This series of exercises will allow a real-world look at the steps of diagnosis and repair under the supervision of a professional gunsmith. Students are encouraged to bring rifle repair projects. Instructor: Jacob Porter
Basic Gunsmithing: Rifle | 9/4-9/6 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $146.60

Muzzleloader Pistol Build
In this five day class, the student will assemble a pistol from a kit and have a functioning pistol to shoot by the end of class. I recommend starting with one of the two kits offered by Jim Chambers Flitnlocks Ltd.( www.flintlocks.com) A long-barreled Kentucky style or an English style with a shorter barrel is offered for order.The student will learn to inlet the components into the stock, shape the stock and decorate the stock with relief carving. The metalwork will be polished and instruction will be given for bluing or browning the iron parts. Instruction will be given on engraving, relief carving, staining, and finishing to make your pistol truly unique. If the student has a current pistol project underway or a collection of parts they are encouraged to bring them to class for instruction. Instructor: George Suiter *(SS) Self-supporting
Muzzleloader Pistol Build | 9/14-9/18 | MTWTH | 9A-6P | $495

Build Your Own: AR-15
This course will supply students with the tools, knowledge, and techniques necessary to assemble a match quality AR-15 from components. Instruction will cover the function of the firearm, steps for proper assembly, the tooling necessary for these tasks, and troubleshooting help. Alternate calibers, detailed malfunction diagnosis, and modifications for top-level accuracy and reliability will be discussed at length. A detailed discussion will be devoted to the myriad of aftermarket components available for this platform. Students should take away a thorough understanding of this firearm system. Instructor: Jacob Porter 
Build Your Own: AR-15 | 12/4-12/6 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $146.60

RELOADING CLASSES:

Basic Metallic Cartridge Handloading 
This is an extended version of the NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course that will provide the basic knowledge, and skills, necessary for safely reloading metallic cartridges. Reloading experience is not necessary. Students will learn the fundamentals of metallic cartridge loading for both pistols and rifles on a single-stage press, with each step being covered in detail. Students will have the opportunity to load 50-100 rounds of ammunition. Instructor: Frank Stephenson *(SS) Self-supporting
Basic Metallic Cartridge Handloading | 2/29-3/1 | SASU | 9A-6P | $185

Basics of Bullet Casting
The course will provide an in-depth look at the process of casting lead bullets. Selection of molds and alloys, bullet styles and sizing, safety practices, and casting procedures will be covered exhaustively. Handloading variations pertaining to cast bullets will be addressed in detail. Instructor: Pat Weaver *(SS) Self-supporting
Basics of Bullet Casting | 3/20-3/21 | FSA | 9A-6P | $185

Basic Rifle Reloading 
The basis of this class will be to expound upon the reloading curriculum included within the Gunsmithing Program at MCC. In simple terms, this class will serve as instruction and practice in developing and perfecting a “load” catered specifically to each student’s individual rifle. The class will include a basic understanding of reloading terminology and practices, as well as the more intricate details and tooling associated with creating ammunition and perfecting a specific cartridge/projectile combination to best suit the student’s rifle. Instructor: Billy Athay 
Basic Rifle Reloading | 7/21-7/24 | TWTHF | 9A-6P | $201.60

Handloading for Precision Rifle
This course will provide techniques for rifle reloading success, whether the goal is the production of more accurate hunting hand loads, long-range precision ammunition, or benchrest quality loads. Techniques and equipment will be discussed. Ammunition will be loaded, and then tested on the range. Results will be analyzed and changes applied to loads to be re-tested for improvements in accuracy and consistency. Instructor: Frank Stephenson 
Handloading for Precision Rifle | 10/26-10/30 | MTWTHF | 9A-6P | $201.60

Firearms Finishing:

Basic Painted Finishes
Spend a weekend at MCC learning the basics of the most popular firearms finish available in the industry, Cerakote. Topics will include surface preparation, application procedures, curing, and post-application treatment, as well as reassembly of the finished products. Students will supply their own firearm and Cerakote colors. Students are encouraged to choose firearms that are typically simpler for disassembly and reassembly like Glock pistols, AR-15 pattern rifles, and pump shotguns like the Remington 870 or Mossberg 500. Instructor: Jacob Porter *(SS) Self-supporting
Basic Painted Finishes | 3/7-3/8 | SASU | 9A-6P | $205
Basic Painted Finishes | 6/13-6/14 | SASU | 9A-6P | $205

Restoration of Fluid-Steel and Demascus-Steel Shotgun Barrels
This course would teach the proper procedures to recondition barrels of side-by-side shotguns, including fluid steel and Damascus steel barrels. Approximately half the time would be spent on metal preparation, including correct procedures for filing and sanding to base metal; raising dents; removing pits from the exterior of barrels; honing bores; and, as desired, opening chokes. The remainder of the course time would be focused on using the slow-rust-blue process to refinish fluid steel barrels, and for Damascus steel barrels the traditional process of bluing (or browning) and etching. As time permits, the Belgian rust-blue process may also be taught. Instructor: Steve Wesbrook 
Restoration of Fluid-Steel and Demascus-Steel Shotgun Barrels | 7/27-7/31 | MTWTHF | 9A-6P | $201.60

Metal Engraving
This class is designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced engravers using traditional hammer and chisel, bruin, and power assist tools. Students will be exposed to a variety of current engraving tools and techniques. This ten-day class will be taught at an individual level. Students are supplied with an engraving vice and workbench but are required to bring additional tools, supplies, and projects. Instructor: Jesse Houser 
Metal Engraving | 7/27-8/7 with 8/1-8/2 OFF | MTWTHF | 9A-6P | $256.60

Stencil Painted Finishes
Spend a weekend at MCC learning the more advanced techniques of the most popular firearms finish available in the industry, Cerakote. Topics will include stencil application, Stencil creation, camouflage patterns, battle-worn and other techniques. Students will supply their own firearm and Cerakote colors. Students are encouraged to choose firearms that are typically simpler for disassembly and reassembly like Glock pistols, AR-15 pattern rifles, and pump shotguns like the Remington 870 or Mossberg 500. Instructor: Jacob Porter *(SS) Self-supporting
Stencil Painted Finishes | 8/22-8/23 | SASU | 9A-6P | $205

Hydrographics: Water Transfer Printing
This course will cover all the basics and techniques necessary to produce professional-quality hydrographic coatings on firearms. Topics will include an introduction to the water transfer process, sample exercises, surface preparation. Further instruction will cover the actual dipping process, top coatings, and finishing options. Advanced techniques such as masking, touch-up, and double-dipping will also be covered. Students will provide projects for coating. Instructor: Jay Byrum *(SS) Self-supporting
Hydrographics: Water Transfer Printing | 10/2-10/4 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $146.60

Painted Finishes: Open Lab
The goal of this class is to give a student who has learned the basic skills access to the equipment needed to apply Cerakote. An experienced instructor will be present if a question arises or guidance is needed but no formal lectures will be held. Only good old fashioned shop time. Think of this class as a Cerkote play zone for the weekend. If you want to try it, take a shot at it. Students will supply their own firearms, stencils and Cerakote colors. To take this course students must have one of the following: Completed the basic painted finishes class, completed the Stencil painted finishes or be a student or recent alumni of the MCC Gunsmithing degree program. Instructor: Jacob Porter *(SS) Self-supporting
Painted Finishes: Open Lab | 10/17-10/18 | SASU | 9A-6P | $205

ADVANCED CLASSES I:

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

M1A/M1 Garand Accurizing
This class will provide the information necessary to build a national match grade M1A or M1 Garand. Re-barreling, trigger jobs, stock bedding, as well as gas system and sight modifications will all be examined in detail. Instructor: Isaac McCaskill 
M1A/M1 Garand Accurizing | 2/3-2/7 | MTWTHF | 9A-6P | $201.60

Smith and Wesson Double Action Revolver
This course will provide an overview of custom work commonly performed on Smith and Wesson K, L, and N frame revolvers. Action tuning and timing of these revolvers for competition or field use will be examined in detail. Also included in the class is instruction on barrel installation, shortening, and various sight installations. Advanced topics such as caliber conversions and metal finishing theory will be discussed if time permits. Instructor: Mark Dye 
Smith and Wesson Double Action Revolver | 3/3-3/7 | TWTHFSA | 9A-6P | $201.60

Precision Barrel Fitting for Auto-loading Pistols
This course will offer students an opportunity to learn about the precision fitting of barrels from one of the premier makers of pistol barrels in the firearms industry. Theory and methodology will be covered for precision fitting of barrels for 1911 style pistols, Glocks, S&W M&Ps, as well as Springfield XD pistols. Students will fit barrels to their own pistol(s). Instructor: Irv Stone III *(SS) Self-supporting
Precision Barrel Fitting for Auto-loading Pistols | 5/5-5/7 | TWTH | 9A-6P | $415

Glock Customization
This course will offer students an opportunity to learn advanced Glock customization techniques from one of the top Gunsmiths in the industry! Techniques for barrel fitting, trigger work, reliability modifications, sight installations, and many common customization practices will be taught. Instructor: Irv Stone III *(SS) Self-supporting
Glock Customization | 5/8-5/10 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $300

Clay Target Shotgun
This class will cover custom gunsmithing work commonly performed on shotguns for competition skeet, trap, and sporting clays. Topics include installation of fixed and adjustable recoil pads, cutting stocks for adjustable combs, forcing cone lengthening, installation of recoil reducers, and fitting a shotgun to the individual shooter. Also included will be a detailed analysis of trigger, ejector, and safety systems used on over/under shotguns. Instructor: Wayne Coley 
Clay Target Shotgun | 6/22-6/25 | MTWTH | 9A-6P | $201.60

Tactical Shotgun / 3 Gun Shotgun
Many people still appreciate the usefulness and flexibility a shotgun provides for tactical defense & 3-gun sporting competitions. Popular modifications for both overlap in many areas. Subjects will include: sight mods, opening up of the loading gate, barrel work to include lengthening forcing cone, back boring, choke installation and porting. Stock replacement, magazine extension, side saddle, match saver, & other accessories installation. Models focused on will be Rem 870, Versa Max, 1187, Mossberg 500/590, Mossberg 930, Benelli(s) and any others. Instructor: Jacob Porter
Tactical Shotgun / 3 Gun Shotgun | 9/18-9/20 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $146.60

ADVANCED CLASSES II:

(Machining experience is required for the following classes.)

10/22 Accurization
This class will focus on modifying the extremely popular factory Ruger 10/22 rifle for improved accuracy and function. These modifications would be suitable for both Appleseed events and NRL 22 events. This is a machining intensive course that will utilize the vertical milling machine, surface grinder, and engine lathe to complete the chosen modifications. These modifications will include bolt head spacing, firing pin mods, chamfering the rear of the bolt, factory barrel setback, muzzle crowning, machining the receiver for a cleanout hole, drilling/tapping for 8-40 scope base holes, bolt release mods and trigger work. The student will use the covered techniques and procedures to produce a reliable and accurate 10/22 that will be test-fired on the MCC range. NOTE: This class will be limited to 10/22’s chambered for .22LR only. Instructor: Len Fagan *(SS) Self-supporting
10/22 Accurization | 2/21-2/23 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $226.60

Mil-Serp Sporterization
From WWII through the 80’s the golden age of modern gunsmithing could be described simply as Mil-Serp Sporterization. Gunsmiths faced the challenge of streamlining battle purpose bolt rifles to elegant classics. Take 3 days and work on the beginning or completing a sporter project. Caliber conversion, barrel shortening/ crowning of existing barrels, safety modifications, aftermarket trigger installation, scope mounting, action alterations, and bolt modifications. Approved models include: large and small ring Mausers, p-14/17 Enfield, Arisaka and Springfield 1903. Other Models may qualify. Instructor: Jacob Porter *(SS) Self-supporting
Mil-Serp Sporterization | 7/17-7/19 | FSASU | 9A-6P | $146.60

Remington 700 Precision Barreling 
Learn how to build a precision Remington 700 (or 700 clone) barreled action. Receiver truing, bolt truing, barrel chambering, barrel fitting, and muzzle crowning will be fully covered. The student will chamber their match barrel utilizing the “through the lathe headstock” method. Upon completion, their barreled action will be shot for accuracy. Loaner chassis will be available. *Working knowledge of the metal lathe and mill is required. Instructor: Len Fagan *(SS) Self-supporting
Remington 700 Precision Barreling | 7/27-7/31 | MTWTHF | 9A-6P | $499

AR-15/ AR-10 Custom barreling
This course details small and large chassis (AR-15/ AR-10/ LR-308) rifle alternate caliber conversions such as 6.5 Grendel, .50 Beowulf, .458 SOCOM, .243, 6.5 Creedmoor and .358 Winchester. Precision barrel chambering, proper assembly and gas tuning will be fully covered. Upon completion, the student will have fully machined their barrel and assembled a functioning rifle that has been range tested. *Working knowledge of the metal lathe and mill is required. Instructor: Len Fagan *(SS) Self-supporting
AR-15/ AR-10 Custom barreling | 8/3-8/7 | MTWTHF | 9A-6P | $449

Custom 1911 Pistol Build Class (10 DAYS)
Students will be guided through the entire process of building their own precision 1911 type pistol. Students will receive instruction in techniques, procedures, proper use of tools/jigs and theory required to build an exceptionally reliable and accurate 1911 pistol. They will then apply these methods, under supervision, to build their pistol. Class lectures will cover troubling shooting and in-depth discussions on the function and the why of specific methods and modifications of the 1911 pistol. At the end of the course, each student will have built and test-fired their 1911 pistol and will have been provided various informational papers and a build checklist. Students will be required to purchase a “kit” provided by the instructor. This kit will provide all the parts required, less sights and grips, in order to keep the class instruction standardize and to prevent excessive time spent fixing and modifying substandard parts. The parts in the kit will be sourced from several quality manufacturers and will include a Nighthawk frame, slide, and Kart Precision barrel. Students will receive a letter that details options and procedures for ordering and payment for their kit. Out of state residents will be required to coordinate with an FFL in their state of residence to receive and transfer the frame to them. The instructor will provide the kits at cost plus NC sales tax. Instructor: Tim Davis *(SS) Self-supporting
Custom 1911 Pistol Build Class (10 DAYS) | 8/3-8/14 | MTWTHF | 9A-6P | $699

Factory Bolt Action Accurization
This course will explore procedures that can be used to improve the accuracy of the factory Remington Model 700 rifles. Students’ factory rifles will be shot to establish a basis of accuracy. The rifles will then be subjected to a battery of accurizing techniques and re-shot to measure improvement. Topics will include setting back and re-chambering of factory barrels, action truing, crowning, bedding, scope mounting, and trigger tuning. Lathe experience is required for this class. Instructor: Ryan Flynn *(SS) Self-supporting
Factory Bolt Action Accurization | 8/10-8/14 | MTWTHF | 9A-6P | $326.60

Suppressor 101
This class will take students through the necessary steps to build their own legal suppressor. A portion of class time will be devoted to laws and regulations regarding suppressors and other NFA items. Suppressor design theory will be explored in detail. Students will have the opportunity to build a legal suppressor. (IMPORTANT: Students must have an approved ATF Form 1 in order to be officially registered in the class.) Lathe experience is required for this class. Instructor: Ronnie Beal *(SS) Self-supporting
Suppressor 101 | 10/9-10/13 | FSASUMT | 9A-6P | $399

Specific age restrictions apply. 

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

POTTERY PRODUCTION

MCC’s nationally recognized Pottery Program is known for its state-of-the-art facility, accomplished alumni, and talented staff. Now, this program is being offered for the first time to students through short-term Continuing Education (non-college-credit) classes. Learn all the skills taught in the degree program from the same instructors, but take only the courses convenient for your schedule and your pocketbook! Additional topics in pottery production may be scheduled at the students’ request. Please call us at (910) 898-9675 for more information.

Studio Pottery
For beginners and advanced students. Build skills and share knowledge in this open studio class that includes both wheel throwing and hand-building.
Section 1: 1/7- 4/28 | T | 9 AM-4 PM | $182
Section 2: 1/9-4/30 | TH | 9 AM-4 PM | $182
Section 3: 1/10-5/1 | F | 9 AM-4 PM | $182
Section 4: 1/9-4/30 | TH | 6-9 PM | $127

Beginner Handbuilding Pottery
This 16-week class aims to teach students about different hand-building and decorating techniques. Learn to pinch, coil, slab build, and use slump molds as you make functional pots and sculptures. Beginner and advanced students welcome.
Beginner Handbuilding Pottery | 1/7-4/28 | T | 6-9 PM | $127

Beginner Wheel Throwing Pottery
This 8-week course is for students with little to no experience on the potter’s wheel. Always wanted to try your hand at the wheel and learn more about North Carolina’s rich history in clay? This may be the class for you. The 8-week sessions are designed to be introductory and non-committal, take one or both! Advanced students welcome.
Session 1: 1/6-3/2 | M | 6-9 PM | $72
Session 2: 3/9-4/27 | M | 6-9 PM | $72

Beginner Raku Pottery
Open to beginner and advanced students, this course introduces students to the firing process, Raku. Learn how you can burn horse hairs, emu feathers, and sawdust to create dynamic surface effects. Though Raku pottery is non-functional, it is as close to instant gratification as you can get with firing techniques. The fast turn-around will give students more opportunities for experimentation!
Beginner Raku Pottery | 1/6-5/4 | M | 9 AM-4 PM | $182

Gas and Salt Pottery
During this 16-week course, students will have the opportunity to learn about gas and salt firing as they work to fill each kiln. This class will have an emphasis on utilitarian stoneware, with the option to fire your work in our high fire gas reduction kiln, our large salt kiln, or midrange electric kiln.
Gas and Salt Pottery | 1/8-4/29 | W | 9 AM-4 PM | $182

Beginner Pottery Design
Feel like you could brush up on your design practice? Fear not! This 8-week course is here to help you think through your process of making. Technical skill and an eye for design go hand-in-hand when making pottery. Learn to be more purposeful when working in the studio as you develop from sketchbook to clay.
Beginner Pottery Design  | 1/8-2/26 |W | 6-9 PM | $72

Working Artist Wednesdays - Keep an eye out for WAWs; returning in March and April 2020!

TAXIDERMY

Mammal Taxidermy
An introduction to mounting game heads and life-size mammals. Emphasis is on proper measuring, skinning, form selection and mounting procedures.
Mammal Taxidermy | 1/6-2/11 | MTW | 8:30 AM-5 PM | $206.60

Deer Taxidermy
A closer look into mounting deer heads and life-size deer bodies to build skills and achieve a natural likeness.
Deer Taxidermy | 2/12-3/24 | MTW | 8:30 AM-5 PM | $206.60

Small Game Taxidermy
Emphasis on detail and life-like reproduction of small game mammals including construction of habitats.
Small Game Taxidermy | 3/25-5/4 | MTW | 8:30 AM-5 PM | $206.60

Woodworking

Please call 910-898-9672 for information about upcoming Woodworking classes or to get your name on a waiting list.

 

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