Is there any gun related job for a minor?
Posted 13 February 2019 - 02:09 PM
You need to have significant skills before you can really be of any use in a gunsmith’s shop.
Keep in mind that a gunsmith that is training you is not getting much of his own work done.
Be patient and persistent......FWIW
Posted 13 February 2019 - 02:54 PM
In addition to Bob's advise above, If you find you can excel at shooting sports, rifle, pistol or shotgun, you might be able to get an industry job.
A local girl ,who was a former member of my wife's youth trapshooting team, an excellent trap shot, was recently hired by Browning Arms.
Unfortunately, you will probably require either skill or knowledge and sometimes both .
Life is so unfair.
Posted 13 February 2019 - 05:58 PM
Working for APEX Gun Parts part time.
I have had high school students working here during the summer.
Plenty of sorting to do in the warehouse!
Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:29 PM
I started a 22 million dollar a year (gross) business in this industry by cleaning the range and selling the brass. I used to go every night and clean and they let me keep the brass. I spent 35 years in this business before i sold it 6 years ago.
Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:37 PM
Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:41 PM
Just asking probably worng forum sorry
Lord you guys are just stiff.
I started shows at 12, yeah selling guns off my own table next to Dads
by the late 70s I was full retard and still not 18
These days some vendors are long in tooth, in wheel chairs & on Oxygen
They all have young guys driving their panels or trucks to shows, loading and unloading. Mostly 17+ year olds
Typical wage up here is a couple hundred for a weekend gig. Room and grub paid
Others make more managing internet sales & shipping during the week
one of my old pals passed a couple years ago
left his entire business to a 21 year old protégé
Daughters got his home, everything else but that kid ended up with tens of thousands in inventory
Understand he pretty much doted upon his employer, never expected the end grand slam
Kid got all choked up with me talking about it. Totally blindsided by it all
anyways it depends on your skill set
Many Men 50 or older are not really web savvy
nor do they understand valuation on modern military sporters that are no longer imported
Understand you land a gig like this you will be part care giver, gun related employee, buddy and maybe even butt wiper depending on the level of disability
Posted 23 February 2019 - 03:36 PM
move next door to Bob Naess and be his apprentice for free....in 10 years charge double every other smith, but get the repairs done 2x faster.....work less/make more
good smiths are hard to find now....many are older....these guns are getting older and more expensive...parts are disappearing...
i think a good gun smith for FA will be a very wealthy man in the future.
with the average wait over a year now from most known smiths. i think there is a market for a specialty guy with fast turn around...so frustrating waiting 12 months to get a gun, then wait 12-24 months for a repair.
Edited by huggytree, 23 February 2019 - 03:37 PM.