If you are interested in a job in the firearms industry, there are many routes you can choose. Gunsmithing is the most obvious one, but there are other ways to make a career out of lines of work that deal with guns.
Above all, it’s helpful to have a passion for the history and honor that go into having a career that deals with preserving the importance of the Second Amendment for generations to come. Let’s look at a few careers you can explore if you want to be a part of a job with a great heritage.
If you are great at math and have an eye for design, you can become an engineer to create different types of guns. You can earn a bachelor’s degree in this field of mechanical engineering, but it’s also helpful to go on and get your graduate degree. There are many universities that specialize in this kind of technology work, like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or the California Institute of Technology. Then you can get hired by some of the more well known gun companies, like Sig Sauer or Ruger.
Are you skilled at building things or welding? Then you may want to go into the field of manufacturing guns. That way you can actually be the one who creates and builds different types of firearms — or supporting products. More than likely, you’ll want to attend a trade school that has some type of metalwork or welding program to take. You can become a skilled machinist who gets to create customized work that stands out from the automated process in factories.
With the gift of gab and a love of talking about different types of firearms, you may want to go into sales. You can work for a variety of different gun stores or outdoor stores that have an extensive sales area with all different types of weapons for hunting and shooting sports. Retail sales can be a tough game if you aren’t driven by this type of work, but for those people that like explaining things and chatting with others, this is an ideal field where you can make a lot of money.
Marketing and PR
Working in the corporate office of a large firearms company in their marketing department might be for you if you want to get a general business or marketing degree from a university. It’s helpful to be outgoing and have a comfort level with public speaking if you want to be in public relations as well. With gun grabbers constantly suing manufacturers for mass shootings, this field doesn’t look like it’s going out of style any time soon.
Gun Range Owner
With investment start-up money, you can become a gun range owner. This will allow you to be in the business of training and shooting sports. In order to find out if this would be the ideal situation for you, it’s helpful to have some experience working at a shooting-range. You also want a background in business and finance in order to be able to run a successful company.