Brownells GunTechs Teach 30 GunSmiths in AR-15 PGS Course

Brownells GunTechs Teach 30 ‘Smiths in AR-15 PGS Course

Brownells Gun Techs Pennsylvania Gunsmith School
Brownells Gun Techs Jon Wittwer and Dean Batchelder at Pennsylvania Gunsmith School

Des Moines, Iowa – -( Brownells, the world’s largest supplier of firearm parts, gunsmithing tools, equipment and accessories, recently sponsored and supplied expert technical staff for an intensive AR-15 gunsmithing class run by the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School (PGS) in Pittsburgh.

Brownells Gunsmithing Tech Staff members conducted the PGS “AR-15/M-16 and Variants” seminar held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. The four-day seminar teaches the participant how to solve problems on the AR platform.

Bob Thacker, PGS’s vice president, said, “There were approximately 30 participants at the AR-15 seminar, and there have been rave reviews over the quality of the educational experience offered. This will be talked about for many weeks and months.”

Brownells President Pete Brownell said, “The gunsmiths on our Tech staff are some of the best in the country, and it’s a core part of the Brownells mission to train new gunsmiths and update the skills of experienced gunsmiths.”

Brownells Gun Tech staffers Dean Batchelder and Jon Wittwer conducted the PGS AR-15 seminar, the third joint effort between PGS and Brownells. It was the second AR-15PGS/Brownells course; Brownells sponsored and their Gun Techs taught an “Alternative Finishes Seminar,” a four-day study of spray-on coatings, last year.

PGS is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC. PGS is situated in the Borough of Avalon, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania Gunsmith School was founded in February 1949 to meet the occupational demands of many returning World War II veterans who were in need of training.

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Thanks for the industry update.