One of the hottest careers lately, thanks to new TV reality shows, is gunsmithing. As a gunsmith you’ll be responsible for repairing and even creating guns. Often older guns are extremely hard to work on and finding parts is difficult. As a gunsmith you’ll track down parts and be responsible for fixing and repairing revolvers and rifles that some could be 100’s of years old.
Online Gunsmith Schools
You’ll learn all about guns during your training. The most common type of training is online which several schools offer nationwide online training programs in gunsmithing. Training programs focus on both new and old guns including triggers, barrels, calibration, and safety aspects of guns and even complete restoration. Since there are very few schools that offer training it is recommended that you choose one that has the lowest tuition cost. Most programs are self-paced which will allow you to potentially finish your training in less than 6 months. Find gunsmith schools near you or online to begin your career training.
The job growth overall is expected to be around 5% over the next 10 years. The average median salary is $15-18 per hour if you work for a shop or gun manufacturer however more specialized services you can charge clients up to $50/hr. and up. Many gunsmiths hold their U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives license. This license will allow you to not only work on guns but an FFL license allow you to buy and sell guns. Every state has their own rules and regulations regarding guns and what types of guns you can own and work on. It is important that you first check with your state. States such as California, Illinois and New York have some of the toughest gun laws in the nation.
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