GUN What are some good jobs in the firearms industry?

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  1. springy101

    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    Besides the obvious working in a gun shop and stuff like that, what are some good careers that would be easy to get into? This is one of the few fields that really interests me and I think I could be happy working for the next 40 years if it had something to do with guns.
     
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    gunsmith or assembler at a firearms co. You'll have to live in a free state though. Move to Ohio, plenty of gun co's there.
     
  3. springy101

    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    That would be pretty cool to be able to put a gun together from nothing and know exactly how it all works. Do they make decent money, it doesn't really sound like it.
     
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    Yea, I dont know to be honest, just an idea. I don't know your qualifications, but you could look into the big companies like winchester/remington/ etc.
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    There are?
     
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    ohio rapid fire/AIM/... some big distributors anyway
    shit like that. Remington is in the north east right?
     
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    dixie works for STI... I think he's more into the general fab than firearms work, but I :dunno:
     
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    You probably won't make much money in it. :dunno:
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    I just watched that movie tonight. :wavey:
     
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    Get into some outside sales if you have ambition to make money. That is if the company doesn't already have its products sold in every store already.
     
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    Army's Special Forces: Weapon Sergeant(18B)
     
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    250 times a day . . .no thanks. Take away firearms from the equation, it is a hyper repetative manufacturing job.
     
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    Except that dude's in jail now, so maybe not the best firearms career.
     
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    It can be a difficult industry to get into, especially entry level. It's one of those industries where people lucky enough to get into it seem to stay and then kind of swap around between companies. I was friends with the guy that had my position at XS, when he got a .gov job and was leaving he recommended me for the position and after an interview I got it.
     
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    I have thrown the idea around of talking to Glock USA about a position as a materials analyzer (I am a chemical engineer). They are located about 5 miles from where I currently work.
     
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    A dream carreer in the firearms industry to me, would be to become a sponsored shooter like Max Michael, Julie G, Travis Tomasie, Todd Jarrett and TGO.

    Being flown around the globe, competing in matches in Asia, Venezuela, Italy and now even Russia kickin ass would be awesome. Your day to day job is going to the range and shooting 1000's of rounds you didn't have to purchase or load your own would be pretty sweet.

    Then in my latter years, turn into an instructor like Matt Burkett or something. Being flown around the globe to teach, and selling DVD's is also very cool.

    Realistically, I can see myself in either Bullet manufactuering as an Engineer, or Sales Director going to the SHOT show every year for an outfit like Magpul, Springfield or Glock.

    There are also careers, outside of the "industry" that's weapons related. Like being a firearms instructor for a local police station would be nice too.

    I know a few sales directors of some big companies in the industry. and all I can say is, it wouldn't be for the money. I do pretty well in my career.
     
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    Lightsped Glockaholic

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    Glock of Smyrna has contacted me twice for two different positions. As much as I love Glocks (those who know me know I am obsessed with them) I had to turn both positions down. I am making more money where I am, and am quite happy. My current place is a shorter commute....
     
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    What positions, if I may ask?
     
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    yeah and what kinda money? wonder if i'm qualified :p
     
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    Lightsped Glockaholic

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    First position was helping to maintain their website (which is often outdated and rarely changed). The other position was inputting data and working with their database that maintains workorders done on incoming repairs and/or rebuilds.

    Both of these positions were like six or seven months ago. I forgot the exact money, but it was something around $60k-$65k or so for either job.... People there seemed friendly, but I didn't want a longer commute, or a pay cut.
     
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    well damn, are you just a pimp, what do you do now up in ksaw?

    and for that money i might make a switch... :p
     
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    That's almost mid point pay scale for our Jr. systems Analyst up here.
     
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    i would like to design guns, thats about it. looks like a hard market to make a lot of money due to all the barriers to enter. show me a gun job that will pay +$75k yearly then maybe. no job for a geophysicist in gun industry
     

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