2018 NRA Tool List

Shooting fundamentals/ Intro to pistol shooting

•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

AR-15: An Essential Guide for Owners

School and I supply training carbines to work on as well as tools. Students can elect to bring their own AR for the purpose of discussion and learning.

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

Custom Polymer Grip Stippling

Tools required:
• Dremel rotary tool –corded, any model will do as long as it is corded. https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-200-1-TwoSpeed-RotaryTool/dp/B002BAHF8W/ref=sr_1_10?s=power-handtools&ie=UTF8&qid=1513023240&sr=1- 10&keywords=dremel&th=1
• Dremel flex shaft https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-225-01-FlexShaftAttachment/dp/B0000302Y8/ref=sr_1_2?s=hi&ie=UT F8&qid=1513023498&sr=1- 2&keywords=dremel+flex+shaft
• Dremel 4486 MultiPro Keyless Chuck: https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-4486-MultiProKeylessChuck/dp/B0000302ZV/ref=bdl_pop_ttl_B0000302Z V
• ¼ Inch Rubber Mandrel Sand Drum Holder https://www.amazon.com/TEMO-Rubber-MandrelHolderCompatible/dp/B00IQJKPMK/ref=sr_1_2?s=hi&ie=U TF8&qid=1513023609&sr=1- 2&keywords=.25+dremel+mandrels
• Sandpaper 120 grit, 220 grit, 320 grit, 400 grit, 600 grit, 800 grit, 1200 grit, buffing wheel • Electrical tape
• Dremel sanding bits, and a polishing wheel. (I would recommend buying a kit but you can buy them individually.) Kit https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-710-08-AllPurpose-Accessory-160- Piece/dp/B00BHGJHMI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=15 13023742&sr=8- 4&keywords=dremel+kits+and+accessories
• Engraving bit for hard borders http://www.foredom.net/ap3.aspx
• Your own polymer frame pistol (Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson) If you do not have a pistol you can buy a Sig 320 frame (by itself) to practice on: https://www.sigsauer.com/store/p320-p250- compact-grip-module-9mm-40-auto-357sig.html
• Wood burner/Soldering Iron kit with a chisel tip and a fine point tip. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Apex-Tool-GroupLLC-Tools-WSB25WB-15-Piece-25-Watt-Short-BarrelWoodburning-Kit/19278167
• Stand for the wood burner (all kits come with one, but be sure to double check.
• Eye pro
• Mask
• Apron

Basic Lathe Operation

QTY Description
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 Repair: Understanding Basic Firearms Systems

Instructor: Wayne Coley | coleyw@montgomery.edu

•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

Stock Repair and Refinishing

Gunstock Finishing and Alterations
Instructor: Tim Carrick
Tool List

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

Optional items:
•Checkering tools
•Riffler file
•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


Build Your Own: AR-15

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.

Introduction to Bullet Casting

•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.

Water Transfer Printing " Hydrographics”

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:

Painted Finishes

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 porter.s.jacob@gmail.com to let me know what gun(s) you will be bringing.

-Jacob Porter

Gunmetal Bluing:

Tool List for NRA Gunmetal Bluing course:

•1 to 2 long guns of simple design, Ex: Bolt action rifle, Rem 870 or 1100/1187, H&R single shot rifle or shotgun, Win 94, Marlin 336. **No aluminum frames/ receivers please.**
•1 – 1911 pistol or similar - (optional). *No revolvers please*
•Brownells 115 Pc magnatip bit screwdriver set or equivalent.
•Punch set, Starrett or Grace equivalent
•1” Brownells Nylon/Brass faced hammer or equivalent
•Needlenose pliers with wire cutters
•Wire cutters (if not on needlenose pliers)
•Regular pliers
•6” single cut bastard file, Nicholsen or equivalent
•8 “ single cut bastard file, Nicholsen or equivalent
•Needle file set
•File handles and Box cutter
•3 wire coat hangers – non painted/coated
•20 alligator clips
•Rectangular eraser with square ends
•Roll of small wire
•5 sheets (9x11) each – Aluminum Oxide or Silicon Carbide Wet/Dry sandpaper – 180, 220, 320, 400 grits.
•Box of nitrile gloves
•3 – 4 Rolls of Blue shop towels
•Rig Universal Grease from Brownells - 3 oz
•Quart of Denatured Alcohol and a spray bottle


Metal Engraving

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
•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 – 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

Clay Target Shotgun

Instructor: Laurence Pylinkski

•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.

1911 Essentials

You should bring one or more complete 1911 pistols to work on. Problem pistols are welcome, they make for good classroom discussion. Please bring the sights you wish to install (if you plan to install sights). Please bring the hammers, sears and trigger job related parts you wish to install.
This class is about refining your knowledge and experience to make your own pistol improvements. Show and tell is encouraged. You will be supplied with operational theory, instructor support, a place to work, use of large machines, end mills, chamber reamers, hammer/sear fixtures, sight pusher and so forth. Please do not plan complicated sight installations unless you possess a bit of milling machine experience. Please feel free to contact instructor with questions or substitutions etc.

Please bring the following tools and materials:

•1911 or 2011 style handgun(s)
•Sights for installation on your pistol (optional)
•Quality fire control parts for trigger job (hammer, sear, disconnector)
•Recommended parts: Cylinder and Slide, EGW, STI, Extreme Engineering
•Safety glasses for shop and shooting range
•Ear protection for range
•Ammunition for test firing your handgun
•Optivisor #5 255-005-000 (Brownells)
•Bench block
•Punches: 1/16, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32
•Hex wrenches: .050, 1/16”, 5/64”, 3/32”, 1/8”, 5/32”, 3/16”
•Rawhide mallet 672-196-003 (Brownells)
•Ball peen 4-8 oz. hammer
•¾ masking tape
•Black Sharpie pen
•Barrel bushing wrench
•6”calipers dial or digital
•Dremel type rotary tool with Cratex polishing attachments
•Files, small flat and small round
•Screwdriver set or equivalent 080-000-444 (Brownells)
•Stone fine aluminum oxide roughing 657-246-246 (Brownells)
•Stone medium fine ceramic finishing 080-721-604 (Brownells)
•Link set 965-142-000 or 100-003-281(Brownells)
•Recoil springs #9-11 for 9mm, #12-14 for .40, #14-18 for .45ACP
•Mainspring 18-20 lb.
•EGW extractor (optional)
•EGW extended ejector (optional)

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

M1A/M1 Garand Accurizing

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

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

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: http://4-dproducts.com/

Alternate Caliber AR Large Chassis

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

Suppressor 101

Suppressors 101
Instructor: Ronnie Beal
Tool List

- 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 1/2x28, .30 cal 5/8x24
10” adjustable wrench
Inch and Metric allen wrenches
Safety glasses


Suppressor raw materials may be supplied by instructor upon request (paid separately, please contact instructor at email below for pricing and availability). 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


Precision Rifle Reloading 

  • •(1) precision Rifle to specially load for and test accuracy
  • •eye and ear protection
  • •(25-50 count) empty brass to reload 
  • •(100 or more) bullets that properly match the barrel twist rate of your rifle
  • •(1 pound) gun powder as suggested from a reloading manual
  • •(100) primers


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.


Patch Box Class Tool List

Students , 

During the class we will be making all the brass mountings for a long rifle except the butt plate and the trigger guard. We will make a patch box, ramrod thimbles, muzzle cap, toe plate, side plate and inlays from sheet brass. The following list are tools and material that you should bring to class. I will provide a jig for making the hinge of the patch box and 2 mandrels for making the ramrod thimbles. These are for your use during the class or they can be purchased for $50. 

Please bring these things with you to class:

  • •.050 x 1 square foot of sheet brass
  • •1/16 diameter music wire( found at hobby shops)
  • •Needle files
  • •Assorted files 
  • •1/4" x 6" pillar file with safe edges
  • •Jeweler's saw with 0 blades
  • •Hack saw
  • •Pencil and paper
  • •Vernier calipers
  • •Scribe
  • •Dividers
  • •Scrap maple ( for making holding and forming jigs 2" X 2" X 8" and 3/4" x 2" x 12")  and other smaller scraps.
  • •Several # 8 x 3/4" wood screws
  • •1/2 round rasp and 1/2 round bastard file 
  • •Countersink
  • •Drill bits 
  • •Hammer, Ball peen or cross approx 10 oz.peen 
  • •Steel ruler 
  • •MAPP gas torch
  • •Small machinist square
  • •abrasive paper or cloth for polishing  120, 240.320, 400 grit 

I have had good luck getting metals form McMaster Carr,( https://www.mcmaster.com/ )

See you in class

George Suiter

Remington 700 Precision Barreling Tool and Parts List 

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


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: 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

-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

Introduction to Custom Kydex Holsters

(4) 12”X12” sheet of .080 Kydex. Color of your choice

Item #: N/A



$4.00 - $15.00

(20+) 8-8 rivets. Color of your choice

Item #: N/A



$4.00 - $10.00

(10) 8-32 Phillip Truss head screws (.250 X .375)

Item #:  832THP-SSBK-250-1



(1 pack) Slotted Steel post 3/8”

Item #:  AV-SP-375-BK-10



(4-10) TLMAB Washers Black EPDM (.500 x .180 x .125)

Item #: W-EPDM-500180125-1



(1) Kydex material drill bit #8 (Not Required)

Item #:  KYDRL8



(1) Automatic center punch

Item #: 62141

Harbor Freight


(1) Pencil with eraser



Tin snips

Item #:  592699 

Lowes Home Improvement


12” Combo square 

Item #: 69361

Harbor Freight


Steel Drill Guide

 ¾ on center

Item #: N/A



Heat resistant oven gloves

Item #: B013HVQ3T0



Painting/surgical masks

Item #: N/A

Lowes, Harbor Freight


Nylon Spring Clamps (2-4)

Item#: 69290

Harbor Freight



Optional but recommended tools

Heat gun

Item #: 96289

Harbor Freight

$15.00 - $30.00

Dremel Tool

Item #:  571072

Lowes Home Improvement


Drill press

Item#: 60237

Harbor Freight


½ Ton Arbor Press for making rivet press

Item #: 3551

Harbor Freight


CKK Rivet/Eyelet Flaring Dies - Master Series - #8 - (1/4)

Item #: KYRD-88



Bench grinder with cotton buffing wheel


12x12 pressure forming press homemade or purchased fromknifekits.com

Item #: KKSMP-12



Pressure forming foam

Item #: HLX-SMFV1-12



Flat baking pan


Dollar store


Disk sander