GRINNELL – For the new or experienced firearm owner, learn the proper procedure for taking care of your firearm from a professional gunsmith including gun safety while performing maintenance, disassembly, cleaning, minor maintenance and parts inspection, reassembly, and post-reassembly function and safety checks. Firearm Maintenance will be held on Tuesday, June 10.
Training will be followed by cleaning of student guns. Guns will be treated as tools - no politics in class! Absolutely no live ammunition on campus, bring your gun only for cleaning and maintenance. Students should bring a cleaning kit appropriate to caliber or gauge of their firearm including appropriate cleaning rod, bore brushes, cleaning patches, and solvent and gun oil. Kits and components can be purchased locally. Students should also bring screwdrivers to fit the screws on their handgun or choke tube wrench, choke tube lube, and pin punch for their shotgun. Finally, bring solvent resistant gloves and rags for cleaning up loose grime and wiping hands. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Optional products to bring include gun scrubber, aerosol brake cleaner, or aerosol.
Instructor David Kaiser is a graduate of the Lassen College gunsmithing program in Susanville, CA. He has worked as a Machinist, Gunsmith and Technical Support Gunsmith in California and Iowa, and has numerous tool and product designs as well as process adaptations to the gunsmithing industry to his credit. Although his specialty is in repair work, he's also comfortable with stock making and other aspects of custom gun building.
Firearm Maintenance will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Class will be held at Iowa Valley Grinnell, 123 6th Avenue West, room 115. Cost of the class has been reduced to $35. Register for course IND 9010(2) by Friday, June 6.
Registration can be completed by contacting Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 1-800-284-4823 or 641-752-4645. Find more information and register at www.IowaValley.com. Contact Jordan Scheibel at Jordan.Scheibel@iavalley.edu or 641-269-2208 with questions.