When you look at a gun, do you see more than a simple firearm? If you view each and every one of these weapons as a work of art, you may have what it takes to become a gunsmith. Of course, if you decide to pursue this career path, you’re going to want to look into taking gunsmithing courses through technical training schools.
Once you finish your gunsmithing education, you may decide to embrace your inner entrepreneur and open up your own shop, just as Wisconsin resident Frederick Prehn did this past August. According to the Wausau Daily Herald, business at Prehn’s gun store, Central Wisconsin Firearms, is booming. In fact, it’s doing so well, the business owner is looking to move into a larger space.
When the store first opened, there was one employee and fewer than 50 customers. Today, seven workers are ready to assist the hundreds of customers who flock to the business.
Central Wisconsin Firearms’ website says that gunsmithing is among the services the business’ staff provides. Furthermore, the store can track down whatever custom firearms and accessories customers need.
At a new location, Prehn would be able to expand the gunsmithing services he currently provides and, as a result, please Central Wisconsin Firearms’ growing list of clients.
“This is way bigger than I thought it would be,” Prehn told the news source. “We’ve started to do a lot of internet sales for a lot of clothing and [rifle scopes].”
All Prehn needs in order to take his store to the next level is approval from the Wausau Plan Commission, which is necessary for those who wish to service and repair guns in the city.
Can you see yourself enrolling in gunsmithing schools and opening a store like Prehn? Let us know in the comment space below.