Thank you for visiting our site on this most interesting form of visual electronic communication. I feel privileged that you have taken the time to explore via the Internet your interest in PGS and Gunsmithing. Many exciting things have happened in the career field of Gunsmithing since our site was developed in 1996. It has been my hope that someone in the Sporting Goods retail field would recognize the need to service the firearms that they sell.
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For too many years only the factories offered service to the public on their firearms. I would compare this to buying a car from a dealer then having to drive to Detroit to have it serviced. Gander Mountain has pioneered the concept of placing Gunsmiths in each of their stores along with sales associates who are familiar with the firearms they sell. PGS graduates staff many of Gander Mountain stores that are expanding throughout the Northeast and Midwestern United States.
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Exciting Events

Upcoming Visits, Events and Seminars!


PGS Receives ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) "School of Excellence" Award, September 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Pictured left to right is Dr. Michael McComis, ACCSC Executive Director, PGS Director of Institutional Quality Carrie Wilson, PGS School Director Bob Thacker, ACCSC Chaiman of the Commission, Joel English



PGS Building Renovations August - October 2013


Approximately 3 years ago, PGS set out its 20-year strategic long range plan for building improvements. Phase 1 of this plan, which had been in process for years has been completed.

Building all finished but new sign has not arrived.


Night view.


Building prior to renovations.


Brownells offering state of the Gunsmithing art seminars at PGS for current students.

The Gunsmithing technical department at the prestigious mega Gunsmithing supplier, Brownells,, has agreed to conduct seminars on-campus for current PGS students. These seminars are still in the planning stages, however, two have already been conducted and with rave reviews by students.

The AR-15/M-16 and Variants seminar prepares the participant for any modification or problem on the AR platform. This is an intense 4-day seminar that concludes with Brownells certification of the participant. The participant must successfully complete a written and practical, hands on exam to receive the Brownells certification.

Dean Batchelder, Brownells Technical Support Department,

Seminar Leader, demonstrates a complex design to an

interested PGS student.

Brownells used sophisticated audio and visual equipment

to make this seminar outstanding and worthwhile to each


Do you have Questions about our Gunsmith Training Program?  Here are some of the answers that will help you choose PGS as the school for your future career in Gunsmithing.

Would you like more information about the Master Gunsmithing Program?
Please contact us and we will send you our PGS information packet.

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PA Gunsmith School is located at 812 Ohio River Blvd. in Pittsburgh PA 15202. You can call us at 412-766-1812 or visit our Contact Us Page.
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