2018 NRA Schedule

Shooting Instruction:

Shooting fundamentals/ Intro to pistol shooting
Cost: $149
Dates: Feb. 24th, July 13th or Oct. 6th
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Gary Byerly

This course, taught by a nationally known IDPA and USPSA champion, will focus on the fundamental techniques necessary for fast and accurate handgun shooting. Topics will include: proper grip, stance, sight alignment, and trigger control. Other topics such as drawing from a holster, performing magazine changes, and controlling recoil will be discussed at length.

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Introductory Level Classes:

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

 

AR-15: An Essential Guide for Owners
Cost: $101.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: Feb. 15-16, July 12-13 or Nov. 8-9
Capacity: 16
Instructor: Jacob Porter

Our AR15 armorer course is a comprehensive course covering the assembly/disassembly, cycle of operations, nomenclature, gas system, barrel twist and length, barrel replacement, aftermarket parts and modifications, ballistic issues, brands, cleaning and maintenance, sights/optics, headspace, firing pin protrusion, along with service and repair of the AR15 platform.

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Machine Gun 101
Cost: $301.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: March 6-9
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Ronnie Beal

This course will introduce students to the design, function, and history of machine guns.  Several historically significant fully-automatic firearms will be presented, disassembled, and discussed.  Function theory and mechanics will be the main focus of the class.  Several of the classroom examples will be test fired on the MCC range on the last day of class. Cost includes a class lab fee for ammunition.

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Custom Polymer Grip Stippling
Cost: $175 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: March 6-8 or Oct. 12-14
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Olivia Clark

Learn how to professionally stipple polymer framed handguns. Instruction will include creating features like hard borders, undercuts, polishing, engraving and developing your own patterns. You will learn how to properly stipple by learning how to remove old texture, cutting in lines (hard borders), removing material on the trigger guard and polishing it beyond factory smooth to a mirrored finish. Everything that separates a novice stippler from a professional will be addressed in this 2 day class. Students will get to feel and see the difference between factory offerings, and custom professional quality work.

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Basic Repair: Diagnosis and Repair
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: April 16-20
Capacity: 12
Instructor:Jacob Porter

This course will provide students a unique opportunity for students to learn to apply basic knowledge of firearms function to actual repair projects. Instruction will stress a comprehension of the basics of how firearms function on a mechanical level. Students will then be presented with broken firearms exhibiting common problems found within that particular model. This series of exercises will allow a real-world look at the steps of diagnosis and repair under the supervision of a professional gunsmith.

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Basic Lathe Operation Full / Waitlisted
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: May 7-11
Capacity: 10
Instructor: Chris Jackson

This class will provide students with an introduction to the operation of the most common machine tool found in gunsmithing shops, the lathe. Students will perform standard operations such as turning, facing, drilling, reaming, and cutting precision threads. Emphasis will be on safety and on operations that are relevant to the gunsmithing trade.

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Basic Repair: Understanding Basic Firearms Systems
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: May 8-11
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Wayne Coley

A firm grasp of the mechanics of firearms systems is a key element of gunsmithing. This course will demonstrate how this knowledge can be used to diagnose and repair firearms. Instruction will include design and function theory of firearms as it pertains to repair or modification. Trouble shooting and critical thinking will be key components of the class. Instructor will assist students in understanding how various firearms systems function and how they are likely to malfunction.

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AR-15 Armorer and Customization
Cost: $200 class includes (1) meal
Dates: May 14-18
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Dean Batchelder/Brownells

The object of this course is to familiarize the student with the AR-15 platform.  Instruction will include function, disassembly of main and subgroups and reassembly, troubleshooting and function testing, proper use of specialized tools, and the installation of many aftermarket custom parts.  Also covered will be some different cartridge offerings in the AR-15 format.  The .308 AR will also be covered and the different manufacturers and the compatibility between them discussed.  Students are encouraged to bring their own firearms as a whole rifle or in various states of assembly for completion during the class, and any parts they may wish to use to customize their rifle.  The customization part of the course will be dependent on the firearm and parts that students supply.  

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Stock Repair and Refinishing
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: June 11-14
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Tim Carrick

The focus of this course will be on the repair and refinishing of wooden rifle and shotgun stocks. Repair of cracked or broken stocks, repairing dents, repair of checkering, refinishing, and matching of finishes will be topics of this course. The instructor will provide masterful instruction on the repair of stocks. Techniques to produce a beautiful, classic style finish on wood in a time-saving manner will be covered in-depth.

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Build Your Own: AR-15
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: Aug. 27-31
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Jacob Porter

This course will supply students with the tools, knowledge, and techniques necessary to assemble a match quality AR-15 from components. Instruction will cover function of the firearm, steps for proper assembly, tooling necessary for these tasks, and troubleshooting help. Alternate calibers, detailed malfunction diagnosis, and modifications for top level accuracy and reliability will be discussed at length. Detailed discussion will be devoted to the myriad of aftermarket components available for this platform. Students should take away a thorough understanding of this firearm system.

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Introduction to Custom Kydex holsters
Cost: $175 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: Oct. 13-14
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Sam Tate

The goal of this course is to teach the basics of forming, sanding, shaping and riveting of Kydex thermoform plastic into a usable sheath or holster. Upon completion, students should have a completed Kydex sheath or holster fitted to their personal knife or handgun, and basic knowledge of the materials and techniques used to complete them. Discussion and examples will be provided on different forming presses for molding and recommended tools for at home holster making.

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Reloading classes:

Introduction to Bullet Casting
Cost: $101.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: Feb. 16-17
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Pat Weaver

This two-day class should provide students an introductory look at the casting of lead bullets. Selection of molds and alloys, bullet styles, safety practices, and procedures will be stressed. Students will have an opportunity to learn to cast bullets under the tutelage of a seasoned veteran caster and reloader.

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Basic Metallic Cartridge Handloading:     
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: March 19-20
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Frank Stephenson

This is an extended version of the NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course that will provide the basic knowledge, and skills, necessary for safely reloading metallic cartridges.  Reloading experience is not necessary. Students will learn the fundamentals of metallic cartridge loading for both pistols and rifles on a single-stage press, with each step being covered in detail.  Students will have the opportunity to load 50-100 rounds of ammunition.

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Handloading for Precision Rifle
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: March 21-24
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Frank Stephenson

This course will provide techniques for rifle reloading success, whether the goal is the production of more accurate hunting handloads, long range precision ammunition, or benchrest quality loads.   Techniques and equipment will be discussed.  Ammunition will be loaded, and then tested on the range.  Results will be analyzed and changes applied to loads to be re-tested for improvements in accuracy and consistency.

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Bullet Casting
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: April 9-13
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Pat Weaver

This course will provide an in-depth look at the processes of casting lead bullets. Selection of molds and alloys, bullet styles, safety practices, and casting procedures will be covered exhaustively. Students will learn to cast their own lead bullets in a safe, professional manner in a controlled environment.

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Firearms finishing:

Water Transfer Printing " Hydrographics”
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: March 6-9 or August 13-17
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Jay Byrum

This course will cover all the basics and techniques necessary to produce professional quality hydrographic coatings on firearms. Topics will include an introduction to the water transfer process, sample exercises, surface preparation.  Further instruction will cover the actual dipping process, top coatings, and finishing options.  Advanced techniques such as masking, touch-up, and double dipping will also be covered.  Students will provide projects for coating.

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Painted Finishes
Cost: $205 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: March 17-18 or June 2-3
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Jacob Porter

Spend a weekend at MCC learning the basics of the most popular firearms finish available in the industry, Cerakote. Topics will include surface preparation, application procedures, curing, and post application treatment, as well as reassembly of the finished products.  Students will supply their own firearm and Cerakote colors. Students are encouraged to choose firearms that are typically simpler for disassembly and reassembly like Glock pistols, AR-15 pattern rifles, and pump shotguns like the Remington 870 or Mossberg 500.

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Gunmetal Bluing
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: june 4-8
Capacity: 12
Instructor:Ryan Flynn

This course covers both basic and some advanced principles of metal refinishing and bluing. Students will cover correct polishing using hand and mechanical polishing equipment, as well as other surface prep techniques including media blasting. Emphasis will be placed on hot salt bluing. If time allows, rust bluing and nitre bluing will be demonstrated.

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Metal Engraving
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: July 30-Aug. 10
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Jesse Houser

This class is designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced engravers using traditional hammer and chisel, bruin, and power assist tools. Students will be exposed to a variety of current engraving tools and techniques. This ten-day class will be taught at an individual level. Students are supplied with an engraving vice and work bench, but are required to bring additional tools, supplies, and projects.

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Advanced Classes:

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

 

Muzzloader Patchbox Fabrication
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: April 23-27
Capacity: 12
Instructor: George Suiter

Students will fashion a brass patch box and other brass furniture for the American long rifle and pistol. The student will learn to design and make an authentic period brass patchbox from forming the hinge to making the release to engraving. Instruction will also include the production of ramrod thimbles, side plates, muzzle caps, pistol butt caps and barrel loops to fasten the barrel to the stock. Students will work under the supervision of one of the foremost experts in the production of period muzzleloaders in the United States.

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Precision Barrel Fitting for Auto-loading Pistols
Cost: $499 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: May 8-11
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Irv Stone III

This course will offer students an opportunity to learn about precision fitting of barrels from one of the premier makers of pistol barrels in the firearms industry.  Theory and methodology will be covered for precision fitting of barrels for 1911 style pistols, Glocks, S&W M&Ps, as well as Springfield XD pistols. Students will fit barrels to their own pistol(s).

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Glock Customization
Cost: $199 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: May 12-13
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Irv Stone III

This course will offer students an opportunity to learn advanced Glock customization techniques from one of the top Gunsmiths in the industry! Techniques for barrel fitting, trigger work, reliability modifications, sight installations, and many common customization practices will be taught.

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Clay Target Shotgun
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: July 9-13
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Laurence Pylinski

This class will cover custom gunsmithing work commonly performed on shotguns for competition skeet, trap, and sporting clays. Topics include installation of fixed and adjustable recoil pads, cutting stocks for adjustable combs, forcing cone lengthening, installation of recoil reducers, and fitting a shotgun to the individual shooter.  Also included will be a detailed analysis of trigger, ejector, and safety systems used on over/under shotguns.

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1911 Essentials *Full / Waitlisted
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: July 23-27
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Tim Davis

This class will focus on the most essential aspects of custom 1911 tuning. Tuning the pistol for absolute reliability will be the first priority. Modifications to permit reliable feeding, extraction, and ejection will be performed. Top quality custom trigger work will be examined in detail, and will include an extensive look into hammer and sear geometry. Professional quality sight installations and included machining will be another focal point of the course. Related 1911 topics such as barrel fitting, slide machining, and slide to frame fitting will be discussed if time permits, but will not be performed during the class. Students wishing to install sights should have basic milling machine experience.

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Smith and Wesson Double Action Revolver
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: Aug. 6-10
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Mark Dye

This course will provide an overview of custom work commonly performed on Smith and Wesson K, L, and N frame revolvers. Action tuning and timing of these revolvers for competition or field use will be examined in detail. Also included in the class is instruction on barrel installation, shortening, and various sight installations. Advanced topics such as caliber conversions and metal finishing theory will be discussed if time permits.

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M1A/M1 Garand Accurizing
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: Sep. 10-14
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Isaac McCaskill

This class will provide the information necessary to build a national match grade M1A or M1 Garand. Re-barreling, trigger jobs, stock bedding, as well as gas system and sight modifications will all be examined in detail.

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Advanced Classes

*Machining experience required

 

Build your own Precision Rifle (6-8 weekends)
Cost: $560 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: Saturday and Sundays Running March 17-May 8
Capacity: 10
Instructor: Ryan Flynn

In this exciting class, students will be guided through the entire process of building their own precision rifle over the course of several weekends!  Students will blueprint and true their rifle action, precisely thread and chamber a barrel, professionally bed the barreled action into a stock, mount optics, and shoot for accuracy. Groups will then be analyzed for troubleshooting and fine tuning processes.  Lathe experience is required for this class.

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*Bolt Action Threading and Chambering *Full / Waitlisted
Cost: $399 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: May 21-25
Capacity: 9
Instructor: James Messer

Learn precision action work, threading, chambering, and other accurizing techniques from a top benchrest gunsmith and competitor. Threading and chambering will be done utilizing the “between centers method”. The primary objectives for this class will center on action trueing, threading and chambering. Bedding methods will also be discussed. *Working knowledge of lathe operation is required.

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Remington 700 Precision Barreling *Full / Waitlisted
Cost: $399 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: July 30-Aug. 3
Capacity: 9
Instructor: Len Fagan

Learn how to build a precision Remington 700 (or 700 clone) barreled action. Receiver truing, bolt truing, barrel chambering, barrel fitting and muzzle crowning will be fully covered. The student will chamber their match barrel utilizing the “through the lathe headstock” method. Upon completion their barreled action will be shot for accuracy. Loaner chassis will be available. *Working knowledge of the metal lathe and mill is required.

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Alternate Caliber AR Large Chassis *Full / Waitlisted
Cost: $299 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: Aug. 6-10
Capacity: 10
Instructor: Len Fagan

This course details large chassis AR-10/LR-308 rifle alternate caliber conversions such as .243, 6.5 Creedmoor and .358 Winchester. Precision barrel chambering, proper assembly and gas tuning will be fully covered. Upon completion the student will have fully machined their barrel and assembled a functioning rifle that has been range tested. *Working knowledge of the metal lathe and mill is required.

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Suppressor 101
Cost: $201.60 *class includes (1) meal
Dates: October 12-15
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Ronnie Beal

This class will take students through the necessary steps to build their own legal suppressor. A portion of class time will be devoted to laws and regulations regarding suppressors and other NFA items. Suppressor design theory will be explored in detail. Students will have the opportunity to build a legal suppressor. (IMPORTANT: Students must have an approved ATF Form 1 in order to be officially registered in the class.) Lathe experience is required for this class.

 

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