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    Looking for a job involving firearms.

    Hey everyone, I am trying to find a job that involves firearms. Any ideas? No LEO positions. lol. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
    PS I live in Hampton Roads, VA
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    Job? What are your skills or experiences?

    Career? What is your education?

    This could be anything from sweeping floors at a range to reverse engineering for Ruger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    Job? What are your skills or experiences?

    Career? What is your education?

    This could be anything from sweeping floors at a range to reverse engineering for Ruger.
    Haha this is why I shouldn't post after bedtime

    My background is 2.5 years military experience (not dealing with weapons, I was an engineer)
    I have plenty of retail experience and customer service experience.
    As far as firearms are concerned, I grew up around them, and I like to work with them. I would need training, but I would like to learn more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esanders2008 View Post
    Haha this is why I shouldn't post after bedtime

    My background is 2.5 years military experience (not dealing with weapons, I was an engineer)
    I have plenty of retail experience and customer service experience.
    As far as firearms are concerned, I grew up around them, and I like to work with them. I would need training, but I would like to learn more.
    I recommend taking all the instructor courses from the NRA. Being an NRA-certified instructor will help in anything you do firearms-related.

    Gunshops are really just about retail and customer service. And they love having prior military salesmen.
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    What type of engineer? Do you have a degree? What type of mechanical skills do you have to go along with?

    I had a old German gentleman that worked for me for a while from South America. Give the man a set of plans and he could make it. You could be self employed gunsmith if you can operate machinery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    What type of engineer? Do you have a degree? What type of mechanical skills do you have to go along with?

    I had a old German gentleman that worked for me for a while from South America. Give the man a set of plans and he could make it. You could be self employed gunsmith if you can operate machinery.
    I was an electrician. and i do not have a degree yet.
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    Do you want to use your GI Bill to go to a gunsmithing school? There are not enough gunsmiths around, let alone good gunsmiths. Most gun shops have someone who has taken a few armorer classes and knows enough to tinker with the most common brands and models, but if you come in with a now-out-of-production favorite shooter that has busted some internal part and the few used-parts places do not have a replacement, you are SOL unless you can find a gunsmith/machinist who can make a part from scratch.

    Like good holster-makers, you will most likely quickly find yourself backed up with work waiting for you to get to it - and customers who think nothing of a 12-month wait for you to begin working on their project.

    In the interst of full disclosure, I am trying to convince you to learn how to be a gunsmith because there is a giant hole to be filled. No offense to the guys and gals out there already who are anywhere between tinkerers and full-fledged gunsmiths. It's just that most of them are already too busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Do you want to use your GI Bill to go to a gunsmithing school? There are not enough gunsmiths around, let alone good gunsmiths. Most gun shops have someone who has taken a few armorer classes and knows enough to tinker with the most common brands and models, but if you come in with a now-out-of-production favorite shooter that has busted some internal part and the few used-parts places do not have a replacement, you are SOL unless you can find a gunsmith/machinist who can make a part from scratch.

    Like good holster-makers, you will most likely quickly find yourself backed up with work waiting for you to get to it - and customers who think nothing of a 12-month wait for you to begin working on their project.

    In the interst of full disclosure, I am trying to convince you to learn how to be a gunsmith because there is a giant hole to be filled. No offense to the guys and gals out there already who are anywhere between tinkerers and full-fledged gunsmiths. It's just that most of them are already too busy.

    stay safe.
    Good advice. How long is gunsmithing school? and I would have to see if I can use my GI Bill. The new one has a lot of restrictions; I would have to check all the particulars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Do you want to use your GI Bill to go to a gunsmithing school? There are not enough gunsmiths around, let alone good gunsmiths. Most gun shops have someone who has taken a few armorer classes and knows enough to tinker with the most common brands and models, but if you come in with a now-out-of-production favorite shooter that has busted some internal part and the few used-parts places do not have a replacement, you are SOL unless you can find a gunsmith/machinist who can make a part from scratch.

    Like good holster-makers, you will most likely quickly find yourself backed up with work waiting for you to get to it - and customers who think nothing of a 12-month wait for you to begin working on their project.

    In the interst of full disclosure, I am trying to convince you to learn how to be a gunsmith because there is a giant hole to be filled. No offense to the guys and gals out there already who are anywhere between tinkerers and full-fledged gunsmiths. It's just that most of them are already too busy.

    stay safe.
    +1 Check your community college for a course. Keep in mind some people are not mechanically inclined, but I doubt this concerns you, as a electrician you had to have some mechanical skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    +1 Check your community college for a course. Keep in mind some people are not mechanically inclined, but I doubt this concerns you, as a electrician you had to have some mechanical skills.
    You would be surprised...
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    Looking for a job involving money.

    Hey everyone, I am trying to find a job that involves money. Any ideas? No BANKING positions. lol. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
    PS I live in Washington state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amzbrady View Post
    Hey everyone, I am trying to find a job that involves money. Any ideas? No BANKING positions. lol. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
    PS I live in Washington state.
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