TO: NRA School Participants
FROM: Lassen Community College NRA Gunsmithing Schools
SUBJECT: GSS 95 Basic Law Enforcement Armorer School


Attached is a copy of the required tool and materials list for your class. 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. The following list is recommended whether they are your personal firearms, your departments’ firearms, or those of your fellow officers. We recommend that you bring as many firearms as you can. Especially those your department uses regularly even if not listed below. If time permits we will touch on them briefly.

When choosing firearms to bring to the class, look for ones that are in need of repair. The more firearms that you repair with the instructor looking over your shoulder, the better off you are.

If you have parts for these repairs, bring them along with the necessary tooling for installation.

Brownell’s is the definitive source for gunsmithing tools when you have trouble finding what you need in the local hardware store. They are readily accessible on the web or by phone (800) 741-0015 and will send you a catalog free of charge if you advise that you are attending this school.

Required Firearms

One or more Colt AR 15 series
One or more S&W semi-auto pistols
One or more Colt auto pistols (1911 Style)
One or more Remington 870 shotguns

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 security lockers are available so bring a padlock or two.

We are looking forward to an enjoyable and productive school.

Recommended Tool and Materials List

Notebook and pen
Tool chest or tool box
Bench block
Ballpeen hammer (6” or 8” oz )
India stone 1/2 X 6 fine
India stone 1/2 X 6 med quality
Hard Arkansas 1/2 X 6
Pin punches 1/16 -1/4” by 1/16
Small spring pin punches
Dial caliper 0-6”
Screwdrivers to fit your guns
Rawhide mallet
Drift punch brass
Small paint brush
Safety glasses
Stainless steel toothbrush
Gun cleaning material
File cleaner
File, # 0 cut 8” inches
File, # 2 cut 8” inches
File, barrette, # 1 cut 4” inches
File, round, # 4 cut 6” inches
S&W tool kit (optional)
Shop apron (optional)
File handles
Dremel tool or Foredom tool with attachments (optional)
Remington stock bolt wrench (optional)
Remington forend nut wrench (optional)
Remington ejector and spring riveting tool
Remington shell latch staking tool
Optivisor (optional)
Bench light (optional)
Extra padlock

All these tools are listed in Brownell’s current catalog

If you are unsure of which tools to purchase (like the expensive AR-15 tool kit), don’t buy it. You will be advised on which tools are needed and which aren’t during lecture.

Bring any and all of the firearms tools and gauges that you may have. We are especially interested in anything that you are not sure of its use.

Each student needs to bring the following parts:

Sear safety lever S & W double action pistol
Ejector spring
Ejector rivets, Remington 870