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Old 03-25-2012, 06:53 AM   #11
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Exactly correct axxe. Im a certified smith w experience in all them tools/skills. It took me almost exactly 6 years to even THINK about makin my test rifle to get my certs. I made it too as most on here know, that rifle is my pride and joy. As it should be.

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So to get certified you have to make a rifle? That's pretty sweet.! What did you make?
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So to get certified you have to make a rifle? That's pretty sweet.! What did you make?
I did. I dont know what anyone else has to do to get the certs. Look up 7.82 warbird build.....i need to update it.

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i think Sig wants to be a gunsmith but doesn't realize the sacrifices, work and time involved to become one. when i wanted to do it as a living many years ago, and found out the what it entailed to become one, and what i would sacrifice in the pursuit of becoming one, i decided i had better just stay doing what i do instead, and just enjoy it as a hobby.
Ya it takes ALOT of time and sacrifices. Im still gonna do it but im lookin for other work still

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I did. I dont know what anyone else has to do to get the certs. Look up 7.82 warbird build.....i need to update it.

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Cool. I'll give it a gander.
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Ya it takes ALOT of time and sacrifices. Im still gonna do it but im lookin for other work still

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Yea well the plan is that im going to the acedmy in june to be a police officer, and I would like some smithing experience under my belt so I could do both part time and still live good. After two years on the force I can join a special unit; swat, detective, homicide, ect. I really want to get into swat and it would be nice to build the weapon I need for certain jobs. Eventually id like to open my own shop, who knows maybe even my own line of weapons.
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Ya it takes ALOT of time and sacrifices. Im still gonna do it but im lookin for other work still

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And that marlin is why I wanted to do all those diffrennt things to my pistol, so I could build something that I could call my own. Even if it doesent make sense to anyone it makes perfect sense to me. I have a certain type of pride about myself that I can enjoy, you gotta understand that
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And that marlin is why I wanted to do all those diffrennt things to my pistol, so I could build something that I could call my own. Even if it doesent make sense to anyone it makes perfect sense to me. I have a certain type of pride about myself that I can enjoy, you gotta understand that
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Idk about anywhere else but in Tennessee its 8000 hrs before you go from apprentice to journeyman and certified. Also nobody up here wants to take on a apprentice even for free .

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Idk about anywhere else but in Tennessee its 8000 hrs before you go from apprentice to journeyman and certified. Also nobody up here wants to take on a apprentice even for free .
Damn...i love texas
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Yea the only way to be a gunsmith is online and only one I know of where you actually have any hands on at all is Sonoran Deserts Institute

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