2020 NRA Tool List

KNIFE MAKING:

Tomahawk Forging

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

Basic Belt Grinding Skills

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

Chef Knife Making

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

Basic knife making 101

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

Basic Knife Sharpening

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

Intermediate Knife Making 102

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

Advanced Knife Making 103

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

Basic Folding Knife Making

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

D-Guard Bowie Knife

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

Advanced Folding Knife Making

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

Mokume Gane: Precious Metal Damascus

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

Viking Long Beard Axe

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

Christmas Knife Making

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

Ferrier Rasp Knife Making

• Eye protection
• Hearing protection if you have sensitive ears
• None flammable shoes preferably leather.
• Work apron
• Notebook

SHOOTING INSTRUCTION:

Pistol Shooting Fundamentals

• 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
• Holster
• Clothing appropriate for weather (hand warmers if cold)
• Hydration/ nutrition
• Pen/ pencil/ notebook
• Anything else you normally bring to the range

AR-15 Shooting Fundamentals

• 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
• Holster
• Clothing appropriate for weather (hand warmers if cold)
• Hydration/ nutrition
• Pen/ pencil/ notebook
• Anything else you normally bring to the range

USPSA for Beginners

• 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
• Holster
• Clothing appropriate for weather (hand warmers if cold)
• Hydration/ nutrition
• Pen/ pencil/ notebook
• Anything else you normally bring to the range

Precision Hunter shooting

• Hunting rifle
• Several boxes of ammo
• Eye and ear protection
• Clothing appropriate for weather (hand warmers if cold)
• Hydration/ nutrition
• Pen/ pencil/ notebook
• Anything else you normally bring to the range

 

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.

Custom Polymer Grip Stippling

• 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) https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-3000-1-24-AttachmentAccessories/dp/B005JRJE56/ref=sr_1_2?s=power-handtools&ie=UTF8&qid=1547449418&sr=1-2&keywords=dremel+3000
• Flex shaft to go with the dremel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000302Y8/
• 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) https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-RubberMandrels-SandingSleeve/dp/B07KWXJRZK/
• Dremel Keyless chuck https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-4486-MultiPro-KeylessChuck/dp/B0000302ZV/ 
• Soldering iron kit with a flat head tip and a fine tip
• A-P3 Engraving burs Qty: 5 (PLEASE ORDER THESE AT LEAST 2-3 WEEKS BEFORE CLASS, THEY MOVE SLOW) https://www.foredom.net/product/ak65-high-speedfluted-bur-kit-5pc/
• For grip reductions: https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/stockwork-finishing/stock-bedding-adhesives/acraglas--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

Machine Gun 101

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

Basic Stock Repair and Refinishing

Gunstock Finishing and Alterations
Instructor: Tim Carrick
Tool List

1. Gun stock(s) for refinishing (no military style stocks)
2. Recoil pad(s) (no Limb Saver Brand pads)
3. Sandpaper: 180, 220, 320, 400, and 1000 grits, 400 and 1000 can be wet/dry paper, all others should be wood sanding type
4. Brownells FFF rubbing compound
5. Rubber erasers
6. Scribe
7. 12” square
8. Ruler or measuring tape
9. 3M brand: Blue Painters tape for Delicate Surfaces
10. X-acto knife
11. Coat Hangers
12. Cotton T-shirt material for shop rags
13. Gunsmithing Screwdrivers
14. Punches
15. Small Hammer
16. 1 can of Gun-Sav-R Hunter Satin Aerosol stock finish
17. 1 bottle Gale Lock Co. 1776 Antique Walnut Stain

Optional items:
18. Checkering tools
19. Riffler file
20. Recoil pad grinding fixture

Most of the items on this list are available from Brownells. Remainder can be obtained from a local hardware store or wood working specialty store. Contact instructor with specific questions: Tim Carrick, 336-859-5273

Smith and Wesson M&P Customization

•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**.

 

Muzzleloader Wire Inlay

•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

Stock bedding: Bolt Action Accurization

• Rifle
• Acetone
• Q-tips
• Popsicle sticks
• Playdough/ clay/ packing tape
• Sponges
• Painters tape
• Wood chisels
• Fischer Stock scrappers
• Gunline Barrel inletting scrappers
• Screwdriver set
• Punch set
• Drill index
• Allen keys
• Wheeler Fat wrench or lynman torque wrench
• Starrett 134 and 135a levels
• Nitrile gloves
• Dremel tool
• Paper towels
• Razor blades/ exacto knife
• Putty knife
• Johnson floor wax/ brownells release agent
• Little chizler

Basic Lathe Operation

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"

Basic Mill Operation

1. End mills HSS or Coated HSS .250, .375, .500
2. Drill bits (1/16th thur ½)
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@ montgomery.edu

 

AR-15 Armorers Course

Notebook and pen
All tools and firearms will be provided

Basic Gunsmithing: Shotgun

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

Basic Gunsmith Tool Making

• Safety Glasses
• 60 Degree Center Gauge
• Inch Screw Pitch Gauge
• 10” or 12” Adjustable Wrench
• Center Drills (High Speed Steel)
• 6” Calipers
• 0-1” Micrometer
• 6” Steel Ruler
• 8” or 10” Mill Bastard Cut File
• Inch and Metric Hex Key Set
• 60 Degree threading tool
• T10293 Grizzly 7 Piece Indexable Carbide Set 3/8"
• End mills HSS or Coated HSS .250, .375, .500
• Drill bits (1/16th thur ½)
• Edge Finder
• Starret 135 A Level
• Dykem
• 6” Rule
• Safety Glass

 

Restoration of Doublegun Stocks and Forends

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 WOODCRAFT.com (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 Brownells.com (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)

Ruger Single Action Revolver

Ruger Single-Action Revolver Course
Instructor: Hamilton Bowen
Student Tool List

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:

Brownells
200 South Front Street
Montezuma, IA 50171
(800) 741-0015
www.brownells.com

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

MSC Industrial Supply
75 Maxness Road
Melville, NY 11747-3151
www.mscdirect.com

 

****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

 

Files/abrasives:
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.

Basic Gunsmithing: Pistol

Instructor: Jacob Porter. porter.s.jacob@gmail.com

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

Basic Gunsmithing: Rifle

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

Muzzleloader Pistol Build

Tool list coming soon

 

Build Your Own: AR-15

Instructor: Jacob Porter. porter.s.jacob@gmail.com

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 a 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.

RELOADING CLASSES:

Basic Metallic Cartridge Handloading

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

 

Basics of Bullet Casting

gloves
safety glasses
pen/pencil
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.

 

Basic Rifle Reloading

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
OPTIONAL MATERIALS
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

 

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: rfrank.stephenson@gmail.com

 

FIREARMS FINISHING:

Basic Painted Finishes

 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
 stencils
 safety glasses
 notebook

Please e-mail me at porter.s.jacob@gmail.com to let me know what gun(s) you will be bringing.

-Jacob Porter

 

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 WOODCRAFT.com (items 145959 and 145960).

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

 

Metal Engraving

Metal Engraving (Beginner to Advanced)

 

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

2. Some form of magnification - #7 optivisor or similar.

3. *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)

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

5. Sandpaper 220, 320, 400, wet or dry

6. Pencil, note pad

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

8. 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.

 

SUPPLIERS,

Lindsay Tools – airgraver.com, 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

 

Stencil Painted Finishes

 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
 stencils
 safety glasses
 notebook

Please e-mail me at porter.s.jacob@gmail.com to let me know what gun(s) you will be bringing.

-Jacob Porter

 

Hydrographics: Water Transfer Printing

o Work clothes or apron

o Safety glasses

o Disposable paint respirator (3M or similar)

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

o 16 oz. bottle of Hydro-Vator activator

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

o Nitrile Gloves

o 1 Package of 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper

o 1 roll of ¾” 3M masking tape

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

o Tools necessary to disassemble and reassemble project firearms:

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

Suppliers for film, activator, etc.:

www.kansashydrographics.com

www.northstarhydrographic.supply

Supplier for Cerakote

www.cerakotefirearmcoatings.com

Technical questions regarding supplies can be directed to the instructor, Jay Byrum:
jay.byrum@gmail.com

Painted Finishes: Open Lab

 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
 stencils
 safety glasses
 notebook

Please e-mail me at porter.s.jacob@gmail.com to let me know what gun(s) you will be bringing.

-Jacob Porter

ADVANCED CLASSES I:

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

Smith and Wesson Double Action Revolver

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
dyem@montgomery.edu

 

Precision Barrel Fitting for Auto-loading Pistols

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.
Files:
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”
Safety:
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
comparable
o Gesswein Part# 270-100 Blue, or 270-1180 Black
Optional:
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:
605-720-4000 barstoinfo@uia.net

Glock Customization

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:
605-720-4000 barstoinfo@uia.net

Clay Target Shotgun

• Shop apron and Safety glasses
• 6" Rule and 6" dial calipers
• X-Acto knife
• 1" & 2" masking tape
• LOP measuring gage Brownells #080-033-000
• 1/8" brad point drill bit
• Cordless driver with #1 Phillips bit
• Small brake cylinder hone (2 stone version) Brownell's # 531-108-002
• 3/8" corded drill
• Ear muffs
• Rib center drilling fixture Brownell's # 962-368-990
• #31 Drill bit Brownell's # 891-431-120
• #45 Drill bit Browenll's # 891-445-082
• LFC reamer (optional) Brownell's # 184-010-012 (12 ga.) or 184-010-020 (20 ga.) depending the gauge barrel you bring to lengthen the forcing cone(s) in. (Optional)
• T handle to fit Long Forcing Cone reamer (Optional)
• Bench Block Brownells # 080-000-492 or 928-100-000
• Brownell's screw driver 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

• Stock to install pads and comb on.
• No synthetic stocks (we will discuss the difficulties with these stocks though).
• Guns to perform barrel work on and mechanical repairs on.
• Preferred guns are Beretta, Blaser, Browning, Kolar, Krieghoff, Perazzi, Remington, SKB......
Check 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 tools listed. We are always able to help out or substitute as needs arise.

Tactical Shotgun / 3 Gun Shotgun

Tool list coming soon.

ADVANCED CLASSES II:

(Machining experience is required for the following classes.)

 

10/22 Accurization

• Your preferred ammo to shoot (40gn match ammo is suggested)
• Bolt buffer similar to brownells 100-003-804WB or 713-000-100WB
• Volquartsen hammer or hammer sims or trigger kit similar to the brownells 930-122-010WB, Power custom Model: PC-HB hammer bushing
• Lathe turning tools
• Depth micrometer
• Dykem
• 6” calipers
• Indicator (dial or test)
• Screwdriver set
• Hammer (brass or nylon)
• Punches
• Dremel with stone and sanding attachments
• Scope base + optic
• Machinist square
• Small level
• Standard 10/22 or bull barrel 10/22 (takedown variants not suggested)
• 8-40 tap
• Center drills
• Drill index
• Volquartsen extractor similar to the brownells 930-000-010WB
• Small carbide boring bar
• Needle files
• Stone set Medium and fine

 

Mil-Serp Sporterization

Tool list coming soon.

 

Remington 700 Precision Barreling

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
Dykem
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
faganl8321@montgomery.edu

AR-15/ AR-10 Custom barreling

AR-15/AR-10 Barreling Class Tool and Parts List 2020


You will be working on either an AR-15 or large chassis AR in this class You may choose to build a complete rifle or a 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 for the AR-15: .204 Ruger, .223 Wlyde, 5.56, 6.5 Grendel or .458 Socom. For the large chassis you may choose to chamber for .308 Win, 7.62 Nato, .260 Rem, .243 Win, and 6.5 Creedmoor. Let me know which caliber that 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 finish reamer.

Note: This is an advanced course and 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. I prefer to use a cut rifled barrel for AR work. (The blank must be 1.000” at the breech end for the AR-15 and 1.200” at the breech end for the large chassis and have enough meat at the gas port location for the diameter of the gas block that you are using. In most cases 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 Use a good quality bolt that has the proper bolt face diameter for the cartridge that you are using. (Large Chassis Notes: 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 purchasing a Bat Machine barrel extension. Don’t purchase the oversize extension.)
-Bolt Carrier 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.
-Trigger
-Muzzle device with 5/8-24 threads
-Magazine
-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
Files
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
Hammer
.0001” Indicator (Can use a .0005” but the .0001” is preferred)
Safety glasses

Optional:

-AR-15 or 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
faganl8321@montgomery.edu

 

Custom 1911 Pistol Build Class (10 DAYS)

2020 NRA Short Term Gunsmithing - Custom 1911 build class – Montgomery Community College
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 $65.
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 Installation jigs and fixtures
TOOL AND INSTRUMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CLASS
(Source) MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. (www.mscdirect.com 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
1911 Screwdriver set - 080-000-444WB or 1911 bit set - 080-000-448WB (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 (optional) Marvel Precision – Ultimate Sear JIG – 588-000-003WB (optional) Single-Stack Trigger Stirrup Die - 080-710-045WB (optional) Trigger Track Stone - 080-721-230WB
DEEP RIVER CUSTOM https://deeprivercustoms.com
(optional) Plunger tube staking tool (optional) Slide measuring tool – standard (optional) Barrel leg cutter set of 3 + pilot/handle
VARIOUS SOURCES 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") Good quality screwdriver set 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

 

Factory Bolt Action Accurization

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 3-9x40 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

 

Suppressor 101

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
-1/2” carbide endmill
-5/8” Carbide endmill
- taps are supplied and are optional. .22 cal 1/2x28, .30 cal 5/8x24
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: B-Barms@hotmail.com