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Hey guys i need some help trying to find a career with firearms.. i am lost.

I really want to get a career to make good money and to do something i love. I love everything about guns and im always craving for knew knowledge about them.. Maybe start my own shop after i get my FFL. Maybe work for a company.. bushmaster, stag arms.. whatever .. but i don't know what kind of jobs are in the trade. I know gun smiths make okay money in my area but nothing too much. I just want to know where to start.. what college classes i should be taking.. or go to a technical school.. some where to get my feet off the ground.

I am 19.. i know a little young.. But VERY respectful and responsible with guns. I think i know a lot about firearms for my age. I own 2 AR's, a mossberg, AK47, and im looking to pick up a m14 ebr very shortly. I know a lot about the guns i have now. I do all the work on them myself.

Also price ranges for job titles would be awesome!

Thanks guys for taking the time to read this!! Any information would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Start by attending training. Schooling in Armorer's courses, shooting, and business. Learn as much as you can about the differing uses of firearms by actually going out and doing it.

Stay away form the online correspondence type courses. Go to the real school and learn it hands on and in real time.
 

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Smith and Wesson Academy

Sig Academy

Beretta

Colt

Glock Armorer's schools

There are a couple gunsmithing schools that are solid but I cannot recall the names.....anyone?
 

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Some armorers courses are limited to law enforcement or military (HK for one). If you did not want to go the military route you could look into the Law Enforcement. As a civilian you are limited, but it is not impossible. You might look into relocating and learning the trade in a friendlier environment working for a manufacturer for a while.
 

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I was looking at a technical school in Pittsburgh PA.. they teach you everything there is know about firearms.. they even teach you how to build them from scratch using machinery. But i was thinking ARMY ROTC for a while. I've already been in the process, I've been working with a SGT a lot.. real cool guy, hes been helping me with this process also. I already took my ASVAB and did quite well. All i have to do is swear in. But the reason why i am looking for an alternative is because there are no gun smiths in the military. Coming from him.. he said they have armorers but all they do is keep tabs on all weapons and stand guard.. BORING! All guns that have major malfunctions are sent back to the factory to be repaired. If i was to join i wouldn't do something like that, id want to be where the action is.. Infantry. He also stated that if i was to do ROTC Most of the time they dont see much combat, engineers mostly have desk jobs or baby sit other technicians.. besides combat engineers.. they deal with landmines and IED's. wouldn't want to do that either.
 

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Make some phone calls to Colt etc and see if they know where you can start.

You will need Auto Cad as well so think about school.

If you don't have the money for school then Military may be the way for you.

You do basic, AIT and then school.

To build them you have to know them. Weapons specialist Army is what you may want to start with.

Basic isnt as scary as it sounds. Hell, they give you pizza now I heard.

I would of shot my dog for a slice of pizza when I was in.
 
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