Weapon and safety engineering

Ballistics: students learn about ammunition technology, components and the structure of ammunition. Ballistic processes are described and calculated.

Weapon Optics: electromagnetic waves, spectrum, interference, deflection, polarisation, photometry, terrestrial telescope, light amplifier, radar, infrared devices etc. are only some keywords of this area’s content.

Weapon Engineering: in this field of education, the structure and functionality of various hunting weapons, pistols, revolvers, semi and fully automatic guns and firearms are taught.

The practical relevance of our educational programmes manifests itself in the realization of different projects with the economy, the various visits to companies, presence at fairs and exhibitions as well as in lectures of extracurricular experts. Internships foster an insight into technical, company-organizational coherences as well as into the social setting of the working environment.


The education for gunsmiths takes place in a 4-year VET School. The ratio of practice and theory amounts to approx. 75% (workshop lessons and accompanying subject theory) to 25% (general education).

A drop barrel rifle is produced by students in the course of the training years. The emphasis is to provide students with a practice-oriented education in the trade of the gunsmith. For the purpose of designing vocational training according to economic demands, students are also trained to work with CNC-machines and CAD-work stations. In the course of the 4th school year, the self-made drop barrel rifle is furnished with a tailor-made stock, mechanical sights, a gunsight and a Suhler fitting, and is then put into operation and adjusted in the very well equipped school shooting duct.

The 4-year education ends with a final examination which is in fact and law put on an equal footing with the journeyman's examination.

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