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Travel to Oregon and spend a week learning from the master! 

Hands-on Training with the master


"The best advice is to bring more than the minumum! The more guns they bring regardless of the class the better learning experience they and the rest of the class will have. Can’t teach what we don’t have in a Hands On Class. This is important. Often students will show up and not have enough guns to work on for the whole class. They bring the exact minimum and then work fast and get it all done early. If they have a gun and it isn’t on the required list that doesn’t mean they can’t bring it. Doesn’t mean it won’t be helpful to their learning. Bring all that you can."

“This was, by far, the best learning experience.  I highly recommend everyone take a class with Ken. There are nuances to this profession you can only get from an experienced instructor like Ken Brooks.” 

– Marc Sweet 


Basic Tools

  • Ball peen hammer 2oz if poss. If not 4 oz.
  • A dead blow hammer
  • Screwdriver set.   Any specialized screwdrivers for any special screw in the specific gun the student is bringing.
  • Punch set
  • Sense of Humor
  • Diamond needle files
  • Regular needle files
  • 8-inch flat file, more files are not a bad idea we will use them all
  • Allen wrench set, standard and metric
  • Torx wrench set
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Regular pliers
  • Welding goggles
  • Tweezers
  • Scribe
  • Sharpie marker
  • Safety glasses
  • Small flashlight
  • 6x ½ x ½ stone
  • Pencil & paper
  • Q-tips
  • Oil/lube….whatever is their favorite brand

Any special tool or tools needed to disassemble or reassemble the gun/guns you are bringing.



Firearms must be shipped to Ken Brooks prior to the class. 

Pack all firearms carefully and remember to insure them. Tie a note, to the gun itself, with your name, address, and telephone number, and indicate which Hands On Class you are attending. 

MAIL TO: PISCO Gunsmithing   

                 ATTN: Ken Brooks

                 140 E. Third St.

                 Coquille, OR  97243

Phone:  541.396.5558

Please always bring your firearms to class in some kind of box or case.


The nearest airport to Coos Bay is Southwest Oregon Regional Aiport in North Bend (OTH)  which is 32 miles from Coquille. Other nearby airports include Eugene (EUG) (125 miles) and Medford (MFR) (148 miles).

For questions regarding Hands-On Classes, please contact Jane Vandermyde at:

[email protected]