First class to be offered in the updated program of Short Term Gunsmithing classes will be Taming Wildcats, taught by Fred Zeglin at Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) in Kalispell, MT.
This class will be offered during the Christmas Break, January 2018. This is a one week class, non-credit. Students learn the particulars of designing a wildcat cartridge. Factors like the gun it will be used in, pressure, headspace, how to form brass are all taught. Students also make reamer and reloading dies for the cartridges so they can experiment with the information they learn.
If you are interested you need to know how to run a manual lathe and mill. Fred has taught this class many times and students always come away surprised at how much they learn in just one week. This class was the reason Fred wrote his book on Wildcat Cartridges.
This is just the first in a new Short Term Gunsmithing program to be offered in the summer of 2018 by FVCC. Watch the Continuing Education pages for more classes soon. This a fun way for both hobby and professional gunsmiths to build their skills and enjoy firearms even more.