Whether you are a military history buff, hunter, or gun hobbyist, one of the gunsmithing schools available could be for you. With a gunsmithing career, you can turn your passion into a profession!
Gunsmithing is a form of manufacturing. A gunsmith designs and builds firearms. A gunsmith can also repair and renovate weapons at the factory level, doing things like adding different metal finishes, carvings, or modifications for special uses. To be involved in all aspects of gunsmithing, the gunsmith should have knowledge of mechanics, chemistry, metalworking, woodworking, and mathematics. Courses in gunsmithing can range from a few weeks to several months, can be taken online or at specific community colleges and technical or trade schools and can lead to professional certification in the field.
What will I learn at gunsmithing schools?
Some of the things you can learn at one of the gunsmithing schools available are firearm basics, gun repair, and custom work. You can learn about several gun styles such as handguns, rifles and shotguns - learning about several styles can help make you more marketable to employers.
What can I do after attending a gunsmithing school?
As a specialist in manufacturing and maintaining a specific product, gunsmiths can find work with law enforcement or the military, or they can be their own boss and run their own business. In addition, gunsmiths can find work in factories that manufacture guns in large volumes. Salaries for at least one aspect of gunsmithing, metal and plastic machinery, averages over $31,000 annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov). Law enforcement pay rates vary by region, but generally range from just above $26,000 to over $61,000 annually. Military branches have their own pay rates and job titles, but tend to be comparable to civilian areas. While job outlook is not as positive for general factory machine workers in this field, serious gunsmiths with just a little business sense and training can be entrepreneurs.
Within the United States, we have a constitutional right to own and keep guns. As such, the need for competent gunsmiths to create, customize and repair firearms is not likely to go away any time soon. Some choose to learn gunsmithing as a hobby and find that it can then be turned into an interesting and flexible career. With as little as a few weeks training, you too can get started on this interesting and possibly lucrative stuff.
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