Originally Posted by dynastyofnext
I have lots of questions hope you guys dont get annoyed with me. Like for starters how does one become an apprentice? Do I have to slaughter little padawans at the jedi temple again?
LOL - Well, the first thing to consider is if you want to go to school, or apprentice.
I started by booking a rifle with a local smith that was highly recommended.
Over time, we became friends and when I was between contracts, I would go to the shop, hang out, learn a thing or two.
It just kind of evolved from there. Learned some stuff, became halfway useful on certain things and soon I was answering the phones, placing orders, scouring the internet for parts, stripping guns, turning muzzle breaks, bluing, all sorts of stuff...
I think if you have a good gunsmith in your area, you can probably go talk to them about spending some time and learning the trade. They won't pay you, but they will teach you stuff and that is better in my opinion. Every shop has a couple of shop rats that hang around, learn a few things, you just have to find the right shop for you.
As for the questions - ask away, everybody loves to help out...