In general, how did these guys start their own buisness. I would love to start a big company and manufacture guns. I know being a plain gunsmith there is hardly any money involved. But if I had a good idea and wanted to manufacture a line of new products, how would I go about that? should I get a buisness degree or some type of degree in college and then go to gunsmithing school. Or just go to gunsmithing school and then try to work for a little and then try to start making your products? If I were to start one I dont want to be a huge companie like remington or colt etc. Something like ed brown is kinda what im looking to do. He does 1911 and rifles and thats it. Could I start off small and progressivly get bigger and still make money and not go broke? I will take anyone opinion and help they could give me. thanks for your time!!