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Gunsmithing Faculty

Chad Mercer
Program Chair

(580) 387-7482

Education: Murray State College (A.A.S.)

Steven Epple

(580) 387-7488 

Education: Murray State College (A.A.S.)

Raymond Self

(580) 387-7486 

Education: Murray State College (A.A.S.)

John Tremblay

(580) 387-7485

Education: Murray State College (A.A.S.)
Certification: Armorer's Certification, AR-15, AK-47, HK MP-5, S&W, M&P


John F. Tremblay, a full-time instructor in Murray State College’s Gunsmithing Department since 2017, served as an Adjunct Gunsmithing instructor at MSC from 2014 to 2017. After serving in the US Army from 1990 to 2012, Tremblay enrolled in MSC’s Gunsmithing program, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2014.  He routinely teaches courses in firearms repair, machine shop, handloading and ballistics.  

Tremblay has also owned and operated his own business, L & J’s Custom Guns and Repairs, since 2013. His hobbies and interests include gunsmithing, machining, welding, reloading ammunition and ballistics. 

Robert Webb


Education: University of Arizona-Tucson (B.A., M.A.)
Certification: Armorer's Certification, AR-15, AK-47, MP5, Master Welding

Sandi Hopson

Office Assistant 


Education: Murray State College (A.S.); University of Oklahoma (B.A.)