-Pistol (plus spare pistol if you have one)
-400-500 rounds of ammo minimum
-(5) Magazines (or as many as you have, go ahead and load them)
-Eye and ear protection
-Mag pouches
-Clothing appropriate for weather (hand warmers if cold)
-Hydration/ nutrition
-Pen/ pencil/ notebook
-Anything else you normally bring to the range


-Carbine/ rifle (AR-15 preferred. AR-10, Ak47 and AK74 Also accepted)
-400-500 rounds of ammo minimum
-(5) Magazines (or as many as you have, go ahead and load them)
-Eye and ear protection
-Mag pouches
-Clothing appropriate for weather (hand warmers if cold)
-Hydration/ nutrition
-Pen/ pencil/ notebook
-Anything else you normally bring to the range



-Notebook and pen
-All tools and firearms will be provided


Machine Gun 101
Instructor: Ronnie Beal

Small ballpeen hammer (4-6 oz.)
Small soft faced hammer (plastic or leather)
Gunsmithing screwdriver set (Brownells Magna-tip or similar)
Pin punch set (1/16-3/16)
Safety Glasses
Ear Protection


• Glock frame
• Sig P320 Frame Please bring a complete Glock or Sig 320 pistol if you would like to shoot after class, we will be demonstrating the differences between a stock polymer frame pistol and a modified/stippled pistol. If you do not have a complete Glock or Sig to work on, that is fine, you can shoot the demo pistols.
• Dremel (preferably any model above a 200 series, but if that is all you have, we can work with it)
• Flex shaft to go with the dremel 27e7-403f-8460- de48b6e788fb&pd_rd_wg=UISus&pf_rd_r=1SV3T02QX5YTMPDQG94J&pd_rd_i=B0 000302Y8&pd_rd_w=S2bgy&pd_rd_r=ac9eddea-9c90-4702-87d7- 50562fbfa545&ie=UTF8&qid=1547449456&sr=2
• Sandpaper 120 grit, 220 grit, 320 grit, 400 grit, 600 grit, 800 grit, 1200 grit (don’t worry if all you can find is 500 grit or 1000 grit in lieu of 600 and 1200)
• Buffing wheel (dremel attachment that should come in your dremel kit)
• Scissors
• Pencils
• Masking tape
• Electrical tape
• Magazine to insert into your chosen Glock frame you bring to class
• Small flat head screwdriver
• A punch and a curved dental pick to aide in disassembling your frame
• ¼ inch drum rubber mandrels (qty: 8) 4&keywords=1%2F4%2BRubber%2BDrum%2BMandrel&th=1
• Dremel Keyless chuck 5&keywords=dremel+quick+change
• Soldering iron kit with a flat head tip and a fine tip
• For grip reductions:–prod1033.aspx (the 2 gun kit is fine)
• Stencils (if you want to hand engrave a SIMPLE design in your frame)
• Modeling clay
• Spare polymer back straps
• Disposable gloves
• Eye pro
• Dust Mask/Respirator
• Ear pro, eye pro, ammunition and spare magazines (if you plan to shoot)
• Notebook and pen


Tool and Material List for the student to bring to class
Two practice pieces of maple approximately 8″X 2″ or larger.
.040 or .050 thick sheet brass. Small pieces of scrap are OK if you can cut out a typical rifle inlay from them.
Brass or silver wire . 010 X.050 to.055 wide.This can be purchased from most Muzzle loader suppliers. I found some @Muzzle Loaders Builder Supply #25270 Fine silver wire .010 X 36″ $10.00 Brass wire would be cheaper for practice.
1 flat and 1 convex cabinet scraper.
6″half round coarse cut file. 1, 6″half round 2nd cut or smooth cut file, 1, 8″ or 10″ mill file, 8″ #4 cut pillar file. Also bring any files you normally use for wood work.
Sharp pointed scribe
medium and fine sharpening stones
1 pair of flush cut pliers. I found a small pair (4 1 / 2″ OAL) at Hobby Lobby that work great. Or a sharp pair of fabric scissors for cutting the wire.
1/16″ pin punch
light weight (2 oz )ball peen hammer
needle files
polished steel burnisher for sharpening cabinet scrapers
Sand paper 150,220,320, 400 grits
1/16″ ,1/8″ 1/4″ wood chisels and gouges for sheet metal inlay
Jeweler’s saw and blades for cutting .040 sheet metal.
pencil and paper


Instructor: Jacob Porter.

Gunsmith Screwdrivers: Brownell’s Magna-tip or equivalent
Pin Punches: 1/16th, 3/32nd, 1/8th, 3/16th, ¼”
Small ballpeen hammer: 4-6 oz.
Small soft faced hammer: Brownell’s or equivalent
6” mill smooth file
Small tweezers
Small needle nose pliers
Dental Pick
Small gun cleaning kit
Gun oil
Bench mat
Small plastic bench block
Clear plastic shoe boxes for storing parts while guns are disassembled
1 roll of shop towels
1-3 firearms for repair
Notebook and Pen for taking notes
Firearms assembly manuals (NRA or Gun Digest)
Exploded Drawing Manual
Roll Pin Punch set
Non-Marring Punch set (brass or Delrin)
Parallel Jaw Pliers
Pin Vise


1 Safety Glasses
1 60 Degree Center Gauge
1 Inch Screw Pitch Gauge
1 10” or 12” Adjustable Wrench
2 ½” x ½’ High Speed Steel Tool Bit Blank
1 #4 Center Drill (High Speed Steel)
1 6” Calipers
1 0-1” Micrometer
1 6” Steel Ruler
1 8” or 10” Mill Bastard Cut File
1 Inch and Metric Hex Key Set

Optional prefered: (will make your life much easier)
1 60 Degree threading tool
1 T10293 Grizzly 7 Piece Indexable Carbide Set 3/8″



Instructor: Wayne Coley |

Gunsmith Screwdrivers: Brownell’s Magna-tip or equivalent
Pin Punches: 1/16th, 3/32nd, 1/8th, 3/16th, ¼”
Small ballpeen hammer: 4-6 oz.
Small soft faced hammer: Brownell’s or equivalent
6” mill smooth file
Small tweezers
Small needle nose pliers
Dental Pick
Small gun cleaning kit
Gun oil
Bench mat
Small plastic bench block
Clear plastic shoe boxes for storing parts while guns are disassembled
1 roll of shop towels
1-3 firearms for repair
Notebook and Pen for taking notes
Firearms assembly manuals (NRA or Gun Digest)
Exploded Drawing Manual
Roll Pin Punch set
Non-Marring Punch set (brass or Delrin)
Parallel Jaw Pliers
Pin Vise



M&P class tool list:
Needle file set
Stone set, Arkansas and ceramic
Hammer with nylon and brass faces
Punch set
Screwdriver set
Wood burning iron and tips – if wanting to stipple frame
8 or 10 inch round file, bastard cut
8 or 10 halfround file, bastard cut
File handles
6 or 8 inch chainsaw file
Bench block
Rubber faced vise jaw covers
220, 320, 400, 600 sandpaper, 1 sheet each
4 inch x ½ inch round dowel rod
Rectangular rubber eraser, square sides
Aftermarket barrel, KKM precision or Storm Lake – Optional
Aftermarket trigger and spring kit, Apex Tactical **Springs to be included should be striker safety block spring, sear spring, trigger return spring, and striker spring, which is the complete kit**.



Instructor: Tim Carrick

Optivisor 2.5 Power

Checkering Set (Gunline or W.E. Brownell brand) (NO Dem-Bart tools!)
18 LPI!

Marks on Anything Pencil

Checkering Cradle (optional)


6” ruler

Practice Stock (Scrap Stock)
Bench Light

Possible Sources
Boyds 605-996-5011
Gun Parts 914-679-2417
Brownells 800-741-0015
Midway USA 1-800-243-3220
We Brownell 858-695-2479

If you have any questions call Tim at 1-336-859-5273




This course is taught with a particular emphasis on the use of simple hand tools. Elaborate fixtures and specialized tooling are nice but not necessary. The course revolves around the New Model Ruger Blackhawk family of single-action but Old Model Rugers and Colt SAAs or similar guns are welcome. The list below will enable students to tackle most any basic single-action revolver tuning and repair project. These tools are available from a variety of sources including:

200 South Front Street
Montezuma, IA 50171
(800) 741-0015

Midway USA
5875 West Van Horn Tavern Road
Columbia, MO 65203
(800) 243-3320

MSC Industrial Supply
75 Maxness Road
Melville, NY 11747-3151

****Safety goggles/glasses

Basic hand tools:
1.) Brownells Mag-Na-Tip screwdriver set or similar. Try to get a set with medium-thick blades.
2.) 4 oz. Crosspane hammer
3.) Nylon bench block
4.) Small pin vise such as the No. 90 from Brownells
5.) General-purpose set of drift punches including 1/16, 3/32 and 1/8 in. starter and longer plus a prick punch
6.) Brass/nylon-tipped drift punch
7.) 6-in. Needle nose pliers with/side cutter
8.) ball-hex/Allen wrenches and ball drivers in .050, 1/16 and 7/64 sizes
9.) General purpose tweezers
10.) Tungsten-stipped scribe
11.) Small machinist square
12.) Lowe-power (10X0 jeweler’s loupe
13.) cheap 1 or 2-in hardware store C-clamps

1.) 8-in. American pattern hand files, bastard and smooth cut
2.) #0 cut 8-in. Narrow pillar file about ¼ wide
3.) 6-in. #2-cut Barrette file
4.) 1/8 in. dia. 6-in. Round (parallel-sided, chain-saw pattern) file #0 or medium cut
5.) 1/8X1/4 EDM stone 180, 320, 600 grits. Should be about 6 in. long; need two or three of each as they are fragile.
6.) A few sheets (9X11) ea. Wet-dry 10, 150, 220, 320, 400, 600 grits
7.) EZ-Lap diamond stone 3/4X2 pad fine, medium and course (from MSC)
8.) 1/2X6 fine and medium India stones
9.) file card
10.) If you have a Dremel/Foredom tool, by all means bring it with some 1/4X3/4 Cratex cylindrical bobs in medium/fine grades

Measuring/machine tools:
1.) 1-in. Micrometer, if possible
2.) 6–8 in. dial caliper
3.) thread pitch grade
4.) 3–4 ¼ or 5/16 in. HSS lathe tools
5.) 60 deg. Center gauge

Odds and Ends:
1.) Q-tips
2.) Gun oil
3.) 1 ½–2 in. masking tape
4.) small black indelible magic marker
5.) internal lube/grease such as Tetra-Lube or BreakFree
6.) Bench lamp with clamp
7.) Kuhnhausen Ruger and Colt SA books if you can find them
8.) Any parts you wish to install. Be a good idea to bring a couple sets of the small internal parts: hammer, trigger, trigger return springs, bolt, hand, plungers and springs. Grip frame install demo if one shows up. Custom parts welcome; some available at the class.


Student Supply and Equipment List for MCC Course in Reconditioning Vintage Side-by-Side Shotguns

1. Vintage side-by-side shotgun.

2. Wet-dry sandpaper: one pack (3-5 sheets/pack) each of 120, 240, 320, 400, and 800 grit.

3. One 6-piece set of Wood River large contour sanding pads and one 4-piece set of Wood River angle sanding pads, which are available at (items 145959 and 145960).

4. Ramelson Flexcut 1/4” or 3/16” width micro-chisel, or equivalent.

5. Exacto knife.

6. Fisher octagon inletting scraper, which is available at (item 310-150-003WB), or equivalent.

7. 6” metal ruler.

8. Small forceps, approximately 5”; found in most pharmacies.

9. One package of cotton balls (large or jumbo size).

10. One box of disposable gloves.

11. One can of compressed air.

12. Small plastic bottle, 2-4ounces.

13. Spray bottle, 8-12 ounces.

14. Small glass bowl, approximately 3” in diameter, with cover.

15. Paper towels.

16. Gunsmiths screw driver set (optional).

17. Micrometer (optional)


Instructor: Jacob Porter.

Student needs to provide ALL AR parts, components and accessories for the class. Suggested tools include basic roll pin and dowel pin punches, hammers, pliers, driver bits and handles (Brownell’s Magna Tip) Adjustable wrench and Allen Key set. Ar specific tools will be available but student can bring any that they have including upper/lower receiver vise blocks, barrel nut / multi- wrenches, torque wrenches (Ft AND In) Strap Wrench and selection of files.




Handloading for Precision Rifle
1. What is your experience in reloading?
2. Will you be bringing a rifle or will you need a loaner?
3. What rifle will you be bringing?
4. Do you have Dies for your rifle?
5. Will you be bringing a trimmer for your caliber?
6. On the equipment list, is there any equipment that you will need that you are having trouble finding?
7. What powder(s) will you be bringing and where did you get to load data?

1. Have students list what firearms each will be bringing:
a. For the Basic class, what rifle (and action type, i.e. bolt, semi or lever) and pistol calibers they are bringing
b. For Rifle class, what caliber and action type, i.e. bolt, semi or lever
2. Dies – will the student be bringing his/her own dies or will he/she need to borrow school dies. We need to know this ASAP to ensure that we have enough of each type for the action being used. If the student is shooting a newer cartridge, a wildcat cartridge, or a rare cartridge (25 WSSM for example), it may be something that cannot be obtained too easily and other accommodations will need to be made.
a. If the student does not have dies, would they like some advice prior to class on dies to get?
3. Shell holder for the caliber
4. Bullets (100 each firearm)
5. Cases (100 each firearm)
6. Primers
7. Powder – if they would like some advice on powder choice for his/her cartridge
8. Priming tool with its shell holder
9. Scale
10. Powder trickler
11. Load manuals (or a device to connect to the internet to get data from Hodgdon or Alliant for example)
12. Cleaning equipment
13. Clean at home after class each day, if you are cleaning during the day, leave the firing line and clean in a “Safe Area” that will be designated.
14. Fine tip sharpie and large sharpie.
15. Anyone that cannot get items need to let me know a minimum of 2 weeks prior so I can either point him/her in the right direction to get the items or try to get the items for them.
16. Calipers
For help with any of this please email:


safety glasses
notebook (prefer 3 ring binder as my handout(s) will be in this format)
student may bring any molds (in good repair) that they’d like to use to cast bullets to fit their firearms. I’ll bring others along in case no students bring any molds.



Tool List
Work clothes or apron

Safety glasses

Disposable paint respirator (3M or similar)

1, 3 Meter roll of hydrographic film in student chosen pattern

16 oz. bottle of Hydro-Vator activator

8 oz. bottle of DTP base coat paint in color recommended for chosen film

Nitrile Gloves

1 Package of 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper

1 roll of ¾” 3M masking tape

8 oz. bottle of Cerakote matte or gloss clear-coat (for students planning to do handguns)

Tools necessary to disassemble and reassemble project firearms:

Screwdriver set (Brownells Magna-tip or similar)
Pin punch set
Small ball peen hammer (4-6 oz)
Small soft-faced hammer
Any specialty tools that your specific firearm requires

Suppliers for film, activator, etc.:

Supplier for Cerakote

Technical questions regarding supplies can be directed to the instructor, Jay Byrum:


Restoration of Fluid-Steel and Demascus-Steel Shotgun Barrels

Student Supply and Equipment List for the Course in Reconditioning Barrels of Vintage Double-Barrel Shotguns

1. Two sets of barrels.

2. Wet-dry sandpaper: two packs (5 sheets/pack) each of 120 and 240 grit; one pack each of 320 and 400 grit.

3. One 6-piece set of WoodRiver large contour sanding pads and one 4-piece set of WoodRiver angle sanding pads, which are available at (items 145959 and 145960).

4. One package of BRIWAX oil-free steel wool, extra fine (#0000), which is available at or Amazon.

5. Flat bastard cut mill file, 8” or 10” with handle, available at True Value and most other hardware stores.

6. Wire file cleaner, which is available at True Value and most other hardware stores.

7. Small forceps, approximately 5”; found in most pharmacies.

8. One package of cotton balls (large or jumbo size).

9. One box of disposable gloves.

10. Paper towels.

11. Small glass bowl, approximately 3” in diameter, with cover.

12. Scissors.


Instructor: Jacob Porter

1 or 2 guns to paint (contact instructor for suitability of individual make and model)
basic screwdrivers (prefer Brownells type)
Pin and roll pin punches in necessary sizes for supplied firearms
small ball peen and soft-faced hammers
Cerakote paint in desired color(s)
respirator if desired (only dust masks will be provided)
masking tape
exacto knife
safety glasses

Please e-mail me at to let me know what gun(s) you will be bringing.

-Jacob Porter


Metal Engraving (Beginner to Advanced)

Power assist air tool or 7/8” to 1” engraving (chasing ) hand held hammer

Some form of magnification – #7 optivisor or similar.

*Engraving tool bits – momax cobalt, momax m 2, Glen Steel or other engraving tool of high speed steel. 1/8” round or 3/32 sq. (3 minimun)

*Some means of holding the size tool steel (Air Tool or Tool Holder) you purchase.

Sandpaper 220, 320, 400, wet or dry

Pencil, note pad

A live project (an object of value to be engraved)

Bench Light

9. Tape Clear – 1”

* The Instructor will have some engraving tool bits and tool holders on hand for purchasing if needed.

Bring any reference material, engraving tools, vices, or other relevant material you think you might need.


Lindsay Tools –, Click on red tool list
Rio Grande – 800-545-6566
GRS Glendo – 800-835-3519
Jantz Suppl – 800-351-8900
MSC – 800 645 7270
Brownells – 800-471-0015

Questions about acceptable tooling or purchasing,
call Jesse Houser ph. 910-428-3444 or 910-975-3984


Machining experience not required, but some familiarity with the material is extremely helpful.


Precision Barrel Fitting for Auto-Loading Pistols
Instructor: Irv Stone
Tool List
Students will be practicing fitting of supplied “scrap” barrels to supplied pistols. This will include instruction on Glock, Sig, Beretta, and Smith and Wesson M&P. 1911 barrel fitting will only be covered if time permits. If students also wish to fit “good” barrels to their own pistol, they will need to purchase the appropriate barrel(s) from Bar-Sto. This will be limited to Glock, Sig, or XD. You can order direct, and will receive special pricing.
Required Tools:
Gunsmith Screwdrivers: Brownell’s Magna-tip or equivalent
Pin Punches: 1/16th, 3/32nd, 1/8th, 3/16th, ¼”
Small ballpeen hammer: 4-6 oz.
Pillar Files Regular
Length of cut: 6”
Size: 1/2“ x 11/64” No. 2 or No.4 cut
We get ours from Gesswien: No. 2 Part# 637-0620, No. 4 Part# 637-0640
Plastic Mallet:
Gesswein Part# 821-8795 or something comparable.
Measuring Tools:
Micrometer – 0”-1”
Caliper – 0”-6”
Pair of clear safety glasses
Recommended Equipment (strongly recommended)
A good set of Optical Magnifiers, we suggest:
1. Donegan OptiVISOR DA-10, 3-1/2 Power with a 4” focal distance. Or something
o Gesswein Part# 270-100 Blue, or 270-1180 Black
Gunsmith Fit Bar-Sto barrel for the model of firearm that you plan on fitting.
Test-fire ammunition (if you plan on fitting a barrel to your pistol)
Instructor contact info:


Glock Customization Class tool list.

I plan on showing how to use most of the factory parts to give a nice safe trigger job. Do some slide work and sight cuts depending on the model. Grip work and barrel install.

Things needed will be:

Small carbide drills 2 or 3 Dia. .0625,small carbide 60 Deg. Cutter for serrations,ball end mill carbide .250 or .312, nice #4 cut file.Will need a .250 carbide 4 flute end mill for cutting in the sights,or a .375 carbide for cutting in the dot and whatever size carbide drill for the attachment screws and tap. Some basic gunsmithing pin punches and a soft mallet. I also would like no set screw set triggers or bars. I would recommend a Ranger Proof replacement trigger only and a ghost rocket 3.5 connector. For the sights I would recommend a set of Dawson adjustable 1911 style sights or if wanting to low mount a dot the firearm needs to be full size to mid size only. No sub compacts. I will show our barrel install also if wanted.

I will give some recommendations on the modifications of the frames and how to grip texture. If there is tools to use for this I would demonstrate if wanted.

Special pricing available on the Ranger proof trigger use code : mcc/barsto this will save 25.00 also on our barrel purchased for the class we offer a 30% discount.

If there are any questions please call or email. Instructor contact info:


· *Shop apron and Safety glasses*
· *6″ Rule and 6″ dial calipers*
· *Cordless driver with #1 Phillips bit*
· *Rib center drilling fixture Brownell’s # **962-368-990*
· *#31 Drill bit Brownell’s # **891-431-120*
· *#45 Drill bit Brownell’s # **891-445-082*
· *Bench Block Brownells # **080-000-492** or **928-100-000*
· *Brownell’s screwdriver set # **080-112-081*
· *Brownell’s gunsmith punches Brownell’s # **587-474-000**, *
· *354-007-000**, **080-685-000** & **354-007-000*
· *6-8 oz hammer Brownell’s # **541-000-014** or **541-000-015*
· *Small T handle tap wrench 0-1/4″ size Brownell’s **827-000-004*
· *3-56 Tap # **748-202-352** & **748-202-353*
· *6-48 Tap # **748-202-642** & **748-202-643*
· *SAE Allen wrenches Brownell’s # **123-109-000*
· *Metric Allen wrenches Brownell’s # **123-110-000*
· *Small Dremel corded rotary tool with keyless chuck*
· *Padded vice jaws*
· * Assortment of bench files from Mill Bastard to Fine (flat and 1/2 round)*
· *Guns to perform barrel work on and mechanical repairs on.*
· *Preferred guns are Beretta, Blaser, Browning, Kolar, Krieghoff, Perazzi, Winchester……*
· *Verify with instructor if you have any other than what is listed above.*

*This list is not all-inclusive. Do not be alarmed if you don’t have all the tools listed. We are always able to help out or substitute as needs arise.*


Smith & Wesson Action Jobs
Required tools:
Screwdriver set (preferably already fitted to S&W screws)
Drift pin punches : 1/16, 3/32, 1/8
Gunsmither Tools Visesmith Extractor Rod Tool S&W J, K, L, N Frame Revolvers
cup tip pin punches: Brownell’s #6 and #3
Fine india stone: 6”x ½”x ½
Small needle file set (not diamond files)
Feeler Gauge set
6” Barrette file (available from MSC supply)
6” or 8” mill or hand file w/ safe edge
Wet/Dry sandpaper: 2 sheets each 180, 240, 320, 400, 600
Small ball peen hammer 4-6 oz.
Small soft faced hammer
Wolff 14 lb rebound spring(s)
Smith and Wesson K, L, or N frame revolvers (1-4)
Test fire ammunition for firearms used in class
Brownell’s S&W hand window file
S&W rebound spring removal tool
Gun oil
Sharpie type marker

Optional tools:
Unfitted Double Action Sear for the appropriate S&W model that student brings to class
Forcing cone gauge
Forcing cone cutters
Headspace gauges
Dremel tool with accessories (particularly fine cratex tips)
Endshake bearings, hammer and trigger shims, crane endshake bearings
S&W crane stretcher
Crane alignment gauge
Oversized Power Custom competition hand
Barrels and/or sights for installation on student’s gun (contact instructor prior to class)
Endmills, drills, reamers, taps for installation of specific sights (contact instructor prior to class)

The “action job” portion of the class usually lasts through the first 3 days. On the second two days, students may wish to tune additional revolvers or attempt more advanced projects. Students who wish to install a new front sight, install a barrel, cut a barrel to a shorter length etc. should get approval from the instructor in advance.
Please feel free to contact the instructor with questions or for recommendations about tools, accessories, or modifications that you would like to perform during the class.

Mark Dye
910-898-9600 ext. 740


M-14/M-1 NM Class
M-1 Garand Commercial M-14 or Complete Parts Kit
M-1 or M-14 Commercial Barrel short chambered if you plan to change barrels
Please give me a call if you should have any questions. Available 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time Isaac McCaskill 803-713-8762
Part Number
* M-14 NM Gas System

Part Number
(2) Solid Carbide Burr

Part Number
Marine Tec
Modeling Clay
Hand File
Ceramic Stone
Grace Screw Driver
India Stone
Hard Arkansas Stone
Triangle Stone 4 x 1/8

Part Number
Loctite Hysol/Epoxi-Patch

Ammo for Test Firing
Small Nylon Cutting Board
Dremel Tool – Handi Grinder
Wooden Q-Tips
Wire Clothes Hanger
30 Cal Patches (100)
1″ Masking Tape
Acetone (Pint)
Safety Glasses
Putty Knife
Sand Paper (Medium)
Vise Jaw Pads (Wood, Carpet or Car Floor Mats)

General Gunsmithing Tools
Screw Drivers
Plyers, etc.

* Note: Only need if building a National Match Rifle


*Machining experience required


Items Needed For Class
1 – Factory Remington 700 rifle – no VTR models please.
1 – Good set of rings and base/bases for scope used. EX: Warne, EGW, Leupold, Burris, Talley
1 – Quality varible power scope for shooting groups, at least 3-9×40 or higher power.
40 rounds of quality factory ammunition, EX: Hornady, Federal, ect. Match ammo if available. **NO HANDLOADS PLEASE**
1 – Aftermarket Trigger, Timney is recommended as they are simple. **Optional**
1 – Agra Gel bedding compound kit – #081-014-004 and release agent, preferrably areosol release agent – #081-028-000. **Devcon Steel Putty compound is also acceptable**.
1 – Can of Brownells TCE #083-060-024
1 – Exacto knife and 10 – #11 blades
1 – 6” mill file, smooth, or second cut and handle
1 – 6” round file and handle
1 – 6” dial or digital calipers
1 – Brownells MagnTip screw driver kit or equivilent – #080-101-081
1 – Steel punch set – 1/16” and up.
1 – 8oz ball peen or brass faced hammer or equivilent.
1 – Barrel bedding tool – Brownells #364-700-687, might not be available, it not, don’t worry about it.
1 – Set of lathe tool bits, ¼” or 3/8” grindable, ¼” or 3/8” carbide brazed tip, or ½” shanked carbide insert indexable, must have a right to left cutting bit. – Available at MSC tool supply
1 – Brownells bedding tape #084-092-101
1 – stock scraper, Brownells #310-150-001
1 – ¼” end mill, 2 or 4 flute
1 – 1/8” drill bit, if rifle has synthetic stock
1 – ½” flat wood chisel
1 – ¼” flat wood chisel
1 – 2” roll of 3M painters tape – standard adhesive, not delicate surface.
5 – 100 yard targets
1 – steel straight scribe, non carbide
1 – Rifle cleaning kit, solvent and oil.
1 – Roll of blue shop towels – auto zone, advance auto, Lowes Home Impov.
1 – 10 inch long 5/8 Inch dowel rod, wood.
1 – Standard center punch, non automatic.
1 – A good attitude, open mind, well rested, and ready to learn

Optional Tools – not necessary but makes life easier
Wood or rubber 6” vise blocks – optional
1 – Dremel tool with ¼” and ½” sanding drums – optional
1 – Test indicator, 0-15-0, 0.001” or 0.0005” value, and a indicator holder, preferably Noga brand type holder or similar style – optional – Can find at Enco Tool Supply
1 – Letter N drill bit – optional

Any questions please contact Ryan Flynn at ACGW,LLC
336-414-3675 Cell
336-699-2708 Shop


AR-10 Class Tool and Parts List 2017

You will be building a large chassis AR rifle or complete upper. You can start with a complete rifle or just the parts…..Keep in mind there are basically two patterns DPMS and Armalite.

Here are some of the caliber choices: .308 Win, 7.62 Nato, .260 Rem, .243 Win, and 6.5 Creedmoor. Let me know which caliber(s) you intend on chambering. If the caliber that you would like to do is not on the list then contact me. You are welcome to bring your own reamer.

Note: This is an advanced course and some reasonable machine experience is required. You will be indicating, threading and chambering a barrel on a lathe. You will be using a milling machine, grinder, blast cabinet and other machinery.

The parts that you will need include:

-A good quality barrel blank. (Which must be 1.200” at the breech end and have enough meat at the gas port location for the diameter of the gas block that you are using. I like a .875” diameter gas block. You can look at the barrel contour chart of your favorite maker and determine what will work.)

-Bolt (Note: If chambering anything smaller than a .30 caliber bore then you need a bolt with a smaller diameter firing pin. DPMS are around .080” and an Armalite is around .068”. RCA and JP offer a bolt with a smaller firing pin. If using an Armalite bolt then you need to use a complete Armalite bolt carrier group. )

-Lower receiver
-Upper receiver
-Barrel extension (I suggest a Bat Machine from Brownells)
-Ccarrier assembly
-Charging handle
-Lower receiver parts kit
-Gas block (Minimum .750”, .875” suggested)
-Gas tube proper for your gas port location
-Buttstock assembly
-Pistol grip
-Free float handguard assembly that is compatible with height of the upper receiver that you are using.
-Muzzle device with 5/8-24 threads
-Factory loaded ammunition for test firing

Basic Tool List:
6” Dial Caliper
6” Steel Ruler
Depth Micrometer
1” Micrometer
Lathe Bits- For Turning, Threading, Crowning (I would look at Arthur R Warner Co.)
Hex Key set- Standard and Metric
Drill Bit Set
Edge Finder
60 Degree Thread Gauge
Thread Pitch Gauge
Feeler Gauges
Reamer and Headspace Gauges for calibers other than specified in the class description
Roll Pin Punches
Standard Punches
Roll Pin Holders
.0001” Indicator (Can use a .0005” but the .0001” is preferred)
Safety glasses


-AR-10 Barrel Wrench
-M4 Stock Wrench
-Strap Wrench
-Torque Wrench
-Barrel Extension Wrench
-Bench Block
-Upper Receiver Blocks
-Red Loc-tite
-Blue Loc-tite
-1/8” drill bit
-1/8” reamer

Keep in mind that I will be bringing my tools for the class to use and the college has their tools. Don’t worry with purchasing all the required tools if your budget will not allow it. I will also bring pins, Loc-tite, and extra AR-15 related parts.

Please contact me with any questions that you may have.

I’m looking forward to the class.

-Len Fagan
910-898-9600 ext. 743


Remington 700 Precision Barreling Tool and Parts List 2018

You will be truing and barreling a Remington 700 action in this course. You may choose to start with an existing rifle or obtain just the action.

It is very important that you email me so that we may talk about your build. Let me know which caliber you intend on chambering. I will advise twist rate and other pertinent info. The school has many chamber reamers that we can use, if the caliber that you would like to do is not in their inventory you are welcome to bring your own reamer or rent one.

Note: This is an advanced course and reasonable machine experience is required. You will be indicating to .0002”, threading and chambering a barrel on a lathe. You will also be using a milling machine, surface grinder and other machinery. We will be on a tight schedule with lots to get done.

The parts that you will need include:

-Complete Remington 700 action suitable for the caliber that you desire. Note: You need to confirm that that the bolt face and action length are suitable for the cartridge length.

-A good quality barrel blank with the proper bore, twist, length and contour. The blank must be 1.200”-1.250” at the breech end and. You can look at the barrel contour chart of your favorite maker and determine what will work for the stock or chassis that it will eventually be going in.

-Quality Recoil lug .200”-.330” thick

-Rem 700 Trigger. I would suggest a Trigger Tech or Timney.

-Talley picatinny scope rail for the action length that you are using. Ask them to open the base for 8-40 screws.

-If you are threading the muzzle then the intended device must have a minimum of 5/8-24 threads.

-5/16-24 TPI bolt knob if desired
-Factory loaded match ammunition for test firing and initial grouping.

Basic Tool List:
6” Dial Caliper
6” Steel Ruler
Depth Micrometer (Will have available to borrow)
0-1” Micrometer (Will have available to borrow)
1”-2” Micrometer (Will have available to borrow)
Lathe Tools – For Turning, Threading, Crowning (I would look at Arthur R Warner Co.)
Small carbide boring bar
Hex Key set- Standard
File- Smooth cut
9/64 Carbide Endmill
Royal 8-40 Taper Tap
Edge Finder
60 Degree Thread Gauge Fish Tail
Thread Pitch Gauge Set
Feeler Gauge Set
Reamer and Headspace Gauges if using your own
Standard Punches
Ball Peen Hammer
.001” Dial Indictor
.0001” Test Indicator (Can use a .0005” but the .0001” is preferred)
Noga style Indicator Base
Safety glasses
Cleaning Rod and cleaning equipment
Range Rod or gage pins suitable for your bore diameter

The school has a couple of chassis and a scope that we can use for test firing. If you have a stock or chassis that you intend on using please bring it. You can also bring your scope, rings and any range equipment needed.

Keep in mind that I will be bringing some of my tools for the class to use and the school has their tools. Don’t worry with purchasing all the required tools if your budget will not allow it. I am sure that we can make it work.
Please contact me with any questions that you may have. Email is best.

I’m looking forward to the class.

-Len Fagan

*Bolt Action Threading and Chambering
Bolt Action Threading & Chambering
James Messer
Student Tool List

Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection

High Quality Rifle Barrel (Kreiger, Brux, Bartlein, Shilen etc.). Barrel should not be threaded, chambered or crowned, and should be tapered the way you want it to finish.

Rifle Action (preferably Remington 700 type, in that this type of action lends itself to a greater number of accuracy modifications. Other types of actions may be used, but the student should be aware that a limited number of modifications may be applied to Mauser type actions.)

Screw driver, hammer, punches, and assortment of files for firearms disassembly/reassembly
Roughing Reamer, no throat (In lieu of roughing reamer, a piloted drill may be used.)

Vise Jaw Material (example rubber, plywood, aluminum, lead etc.)

Finishing Reamer with throat in chosen caliber (live pilot preferable)

Bench Mat
Piloted center drill with proper pilot (This specialized toll can be purchased from Clymer Manufacturing Co., Inc. MCC has common calibers (MCC has a set you may borrow)

Lapping Compound, Course 240 Grit
Lapping Compound, Medium 320 Grit
Dial Caliper
60 degree Center Gauge
5/16 lathe tool bits ground for 60 degree threading and general facing and turning OR indexable tooling to substitute for ground 5/16 bits
Ammo for test firing
Allen wrench sets in both inch and metric patterns
10” adjustable wrench
6” mill file
Note: Montgomery Community College will provide lathe and associated equipment. It will be the student’s responsibility to provide all other materials and equipment.

Chambering reamers may be rented from:



Suppressors 101
Instructor: Ronnie Beal
Tool List

ALL Students Must have an approved ATF Form 1 to attend the class. NO exceptions.
– left and right hand turning tools for lathe, preferably indexable carbide
– parting tool for lathe
– a good small(.250dia) and long(2”-3”) boring bar, preferably carbide
– drill index (bit sizes between .250 and .500)
– center drill set
– most all work will be done on the lathe but if you plan on making cuts on the mill, bring end mills
– dial or digital calipers
-1” micrometer
– taps are supplied and are optional. .22 cal 1/2×28, .30 cal 5/8×24
10” adjustable wrench
Inch and Metric allen wrenches
Safety glasses

Suppressor raw materials will be supplied by instructor. Each student will be given enough material to make (1) Suppressor. If the given material is compromised bny the student they may purchase additional material from the instructor at their own cost. If you intend to supply your own materials, contact the instructor to make sure that they are suitable. Please also use this email for general technical questions about the class.

Contact Ronnie Beal:


Materials Vendors
>25pcs NEW Brass Lake City, Star-Line, Lapua, Nosler, Hornady, Remington UMC, Winchester, Norma,

100 Projectiles (Based on Caliber and Weight) *Any questions regarding the recommended bullet weight/style can be directed to instructor (336) 470-4114* Barnes, Lapua, Hornady, Berger, Nosler, Sierra

100 Primers (Based on cartridge requirements) *Any questions regarding recommended primer selection can be directed to the instructor (336) 470-4114* Winchester, Federal, CCI

Reloading Die Set (Full Length is recommended for any semi-auto rifles, neck sizing is recommended for bolt-action rifles *when getting neck sizing die set, ensure that you also get a body sizing die as well, whether it is included in the set or not*) Forster, Dillon, Redding, Hornady, RCBS, Lee

Decapping Die (This is a separate die from the sizing die) Lee, RCBS, Redding

At least 1lb of powder (This will be determinate based upon the cartridge, bullet selection and desired load data) *Any questions regarding powder selection can be directed to the instructor (336) 470-4114 Hodgdon, IMR, Hornady, Alliant, Vihtavouri, Accurate, Winchester

Calipers Any brand with .001″ graduations

Case Lube Hornady ONE-SHOT, Redding Imperial Sizing Die Wax, I recommend making your own case lube if possible. If you wish to do so, I recommend Lanolin Oil (specifically the oil, not paste or
cream) and 99% Isopropyl. Typically in a drug store you can find 93% Isopropyl in rubbing alcohol, however for best results you need 99%. The simplest answer to this is ISO-HEET (in the red bottle) this is often on clearance at Wal-Mart, but can be found in any auto parts store. You will likely need at least 2 bottles.

Loading Block Frankfort Arsenal, Lee, RCBS, etc

Powder Trickler Frankfort Arsenal, Redding, Hornady, etc

Rifle Cleaning Supplies Cleaning Rod, multiple brushes, patches, copper solvent bore cleaner, CLP

Ammo Box/Case MTM seems to have this market under its thumb, although Amazon may have some better deals.

Medium Sized Adjustable Wrench Any Brand


Single Stage Reloading Press For starting out, any single stage press will work well, look for the most bang for your buck. Lee anniversary kits seem to have everything you need to get the ball rolling in
reloading. As you progress, if you enjoy the process and begin to get serious, you can step up to the Forster Co-Ax. This is the best single stage press, short of a benchrest style press that will run into 4 digit prices.

Case Tumbler I personally recommend a rotary tumbler for wet tumbling, however have had great results using an ultrasonic cleaner followed with vibratory tumbling.

Ultrasonic Cleaner Harbor Freight sells a pretty competitive ultrasonic cleaner, use with Lyman Turbo Sonic case cleaning solution

Tumbling Media Walnut Shell for cleaning, Corn Cob for polishing

Small Food Dehydrator For drying brass after ultrasonic cleaning or wet tumbling.

Hornady Bullet Comparator Attachments for your calipers to accurately determine bullet seating depth

Case Trimmer Forster Collet Style is the most reliable, however any case trimmer that can also turn necks as well will work.

Reloading Scale Either a beam or electronic scale that weighs in grains (gn) I would recommend either the RCBS 10-10 or the Hornady Lock-N-Load bench scale (unless you wish to use a scale/powder dispensing unit.)

Powder Measure/Thrower Any unit will work ok, as we will be trickling to our final charge.

Primer Pocket Uniformer Any brand

Meplat Trimmer Any brand


Equipment list for Basic Cartridge reloading

 Rifle and pistol (if you cannot bring one, please let the instructor know prior, one can be provided and please specify what you have so something comparable will be brought)
 Dies (The school has a selection of dies, if you are not bringing your dies, confirm that the school has the dies available
 Shell holder
 Brass (50 rifle, 50 pistol)
 Powder (1 lb can each for rifle and pistol)
 Bullets (50 each, rifle and pistol)
 Reloading manual (or internet capable device that can get load data from website)
 Scale
 Powder measure
 Powder trickler (for rifle cartridges)
 Powder funnel
 Dial/Digital Calipers (for rifle cartridges)
 Metallic case trimmers
 Chamfering/deburring tool

 Case Lubrication: Lube, Pad, and Neck Brushes
 Primer pocket Cleaner
 Case Loading Blocks
 Primer Tray
 Priming tool


I have attempted to limit the tool list to those tools that are common use tools for working on 1911 pistols and have general use in gunsmithing. I will bring my personal tools and my growing collection of “sets” of tools and measuring devices for use by the class. This will require some sharing across students of specific tools. Tools marked optional in the below list perform a specific function when building or rebuilding a 1911 and are advisable if the student intends to continue work in the 1911 universe.

I will offer for purchase a kit containing stones and rotary tool burrs, bobs, polishing and grinding wheels that are commonly used when working on 1911 pistols. This kit is available for $60.

Some of the tools/fixtures I will bring are:

Chamber reamers
Lug cutters for barrel fitting
Sear stoning fixtures
Measuring tools specific to the 1911
Instillation jigs and fixtures


(Source) MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. ( or 800-645-7270)

Tapered feeler gages – 00150607
Extra narrow pillar file #0 – 60207404
Extra narrow pillar file #2 – 60207321
Dykem blue – 00264036
.018″ feeler gage – 85668614 (becomes a sacrificial filing guide)
3/16″ round files (any source)
3/32″ sharp tip diamond point – 90606393
(optional) Extra narrow pillar file #00 – 60207339
(optional) Extra narrow pillar file #1 – 60207313
(optional) Micrometer standard – 06407019

BROWNELL’S INC. (800-741-0015)
Opti-visor with optional opti-loupe (I like #3, 1.75X) – 255-003-000
Opti-Loupe – 255-001-600
Nylon/brass punch set – 080-475-100
JB compound – 083-065-100
Very extra narrow pillar file #0 – 360-312-021
10-8 Bench block – 100-004-369 (we will modify in class)
1911 steel bushing wrench -206-000-043
(optional) Slide/frame rail file – 080-753-000
(optional) Very extra narrow pillar file #2 – 360-312-041
(optional) Pin reamer set – 080-000-699 Individual reamers could be ordered from MSC or other
machine supply company
(optional) Beavertail installation jig – 087-145-886

Good quality dial calipers

Good quality 1″ outside micrometer
Good quality needle file set
Quality small Allen wrench and screw driver sets
Pin punches (1/6″ to 5/32″)

Cleaning items, patches, pipe cleaners, Q-tips
Eye protection
Dremel or other brand rotary type tool OR
(Optional) Foredom SR rotary tool with chuck type handpiece – Amazon


Safety glasses
Respirator – 3M 6300 (Brownells stock number 100-004-597) or equivalent THIS IS
Tools necessary for the disassembly/assembly of their firearms


Safety glasses
If you have purchased a handguard to install on your AR, and it comes with or uses a proprietary barrel nut wrench, please bring the wrench needed.

You can bring your own tools, but the instructor will have tools that the students can use such as punches, armorer wrenches, vise blocks, disassembly/reassembly tools, torque wrenches, and such. This enables the student to try various tools then they can decide what they want to purchase at a later time.


1. End mills HSS or Coated HSS .250, .375, .500
2. Drill bits
3. Edge Finder
4. Starret 135 A Level
5. Dykem
6. 6” Rule
7. 6” Calipers
8. Safety Glass
9. 10” Adjustable Wrench
10. Personal projects for last few days of class Email Instructor for approval
Tim Sheffield sheffieldt3641@