TO: NRA School Participants
FROM: Lassen Community College NRA Gunsmithing Schools
SUBJECT: GSS 117 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Gunsmiths

Welcome to the NRA Gunsmithing School for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Gunsmiths!

During the next 2 weeks, orientation, demonstration and laboratory sessions have been scheduled covering the fundamentals and application of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), an aerospace quality welding process. The intent of this seminar is to present information about the GTAW process which is relevant to the gunsmithing profession. Fill metal, finishing and heat treat will also be studied.

Projects which provide practical application of the GTAW process are encouraged. Individuals wishing to bring and work on personal projects during the seminar are welcome to do so.

We look forward to an enjoyable and productive week.


The following equipment list contains the items needed for the gas tungsten arc welding area. It is recommended that all personal equipment be clearly marked for identification:

Safety Glasses
Thin Leather Welding Gloves
Pliers/Wire cutters
Stainless Steel & Small Wire Brush
Welding Helmet (#10 shade or quick-change type)
Long Sleeve Shirt or Welding Leathers
Hacksaw (10-12) and Five (5) Blades
Notebook with Pen/Pencil


Any firearm parts you may have that are broken or you would like to challenge yourself at welding repair.

Live ammo is not permitted in the classrooms or lab.