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Trinidad State's storied gunsmithing program featured on Outdoor Channel

Trinidad Campus / August 8, 2015 / by Greg Boyce


Trinidad State's gunsmithing program will be showcased on the Outdoor Channel in a program called NRA All Access scheduled to air on August 12 at 5 p.m. (Mountain Time).

A two-person crew from Warm Springs Productions in Missoula, Montana spent the day at Trinidad State last April and shot the segment, which will be about seven minutes in length in its edited form.

Featured will be student Jennifer Stevens, soon to enter her second year of the two-year program as well as Instructor Ryan Newport.

According to the show’s website, “NRA All Access connects stories of those who inspire the outdoor world with those who love the outdoors through entertaining and educational storytelling. Offering an insider view, this show highlights the outdoor traditions that millions of Americans and their families value and treasure.”

Trinidad State is also home to the only NRA Certified Training Center in the United States.

Trinidad State’s gunsmithing program began in 1947 and is the oldest gunsmithing school in the United States.  Only about one out of three students who apply are accepted to the two-year program.  Trinidad State gunsmith graduates work all over the world.

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