TO: NRA School Participants
FROM: Lassen Community College NRA Gunsmithing School
SUBJECT: GSS 79 Basic Correctional Armorer School


Attached is a copy of the required tool and materials list for your school. Please arrange to have these tools with you when you arrive at the school. If you have other tools that you are accustomed to working with, bring them also.

It is important that you bring a good number of service firearms to the school to work on. When choosing firearms to bring to the class, look for ones that are in need of repair. The more firearms that you fix with the instructor looking over your shoulder the better off you are. Bring any fixtures or gages you have and we will make every effort to cover their use!

If you have firearms that you want or need to replace parts on it is important that you bring these parts with you.

Required Firearms
* S&W Revolver
* Remington 870 shotgun
* Ruger Mini-14 rifle

Please bring at least one of each of the above firearms and if you have more that are in need of repair bring them as well.

Live ammo is not permitted in the classrooms or the lab. You may bring live ammo to test fire your guns. It should be kept in your car. Firearm lockers are available so bring an extra padlock or two.

We are looking forward to an enjoyable and productive school.

Basic Correctional Armorer School Recommended Tool and Materials List

Toolchest or Toolbox with lock
Ballpeen hammer- 2 or 4 oz.
Revolver Fitter's bench block
India stone 1/2 X 6 inches. Med (quality)
India stone 1/2 x 6 inches. Fine (optional)
Hard Arkansas 1/2 X 6 inches (optional)
Pin punches 1/16 to 1/4 inch by 1/16 inch increments
Dial Caliper- 0-6 inch
Screwdrivers- 6 assorted sizes one piece (Craftsmen or Stanley 100)
Rawhide mallet – 8oz or heaver
Drift punch - brass
1” paint brush
Safety glasses
Stainless steel toothbrush
File cleaner
File # 0 cut 8 inch
File #2 cut 8 inch
File round #4 cut 6 inch
S&W rebound tool
S&W tool kit (optional)
“44-40” cold blue
Shop apron (optional)
File handles to fit files you bring
Dremel or Foredom tool with attachments (optional)
Optivisor- (optional- very useful)
Brownells Remington 870 Armorer’s Kit
Brownells S & W Revolver Armorer’s Kit
Ruger Factory Mini-14 gauge Kit
Piece of carpet for bench pad
Clamp on desk lamp
Extra padlocks for firearms lockers
Dummy ammo for your firearms
Any parts you need to replace in your firearms
Feeler gauge set
12 gauge headspace gauge (optional)
Any other gauges, fixtures or special tools your institution has for the firearms you bring!

Each student should have at least one each of the following new parts to fit S&W revolvers: cylinder stop, sear and hand. Please bring the correct size to fit your revolver frame size.