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I hope to learn a great deal here.

I'm an Army Reserve vet (combat engineer) prior to 2K and then decided to go AD Air Force (f-16 crew chief) where my last duty station was Aviano, AB Italy. I had a motorcycle crash that resulted in 4 surgeries to my knee so I opted to get out and not be on a career profile. With the economy and all, maybe I should have stayed...even with a profile.

After that, I ran landscape/lawn care business. I did well but it tapered as people cut back on luxuries in 07. That's when I decided to do what I'd do for free. I went to the School of Automotive Machinists in Houston. I doubled up on courses and got done with a 4.0 in 13 months. Even so, and moving to NC, I couldn't find an opportunity with NASCAR.

After that year of NC...I moved back to Ky where I live now. I'm still looking for a way to spend the rest of my GI Bill to pursue a different career path and I'm curious as to whether I'd be gifted at gunsmithing since I did so well in block machining/cyl head machining/cyl head porting....finite measurement tools...perfectionist in general.

Anyone know if it's a viable path? I wouldn't think I'd make the $$ doing it but can it make an "ok" living. I'm mainly looking at liking my job. My wife makes the big $$, lol. I'm currently a dispatcher at a local trucking company making damn good money for being part time but I need more and would rather work a full week.

Do any of you have any words of wisdom/recommendations for this industry? Good or Bad idea?

I was hoping my machining knowledge could correlate to me being a good student for gunsmithing possibly.

Thanks for your time.
 

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Welcome and thank you for serving! Lots of great ppl here!
 

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Welcome!

Where in Central KY? I'm in Louisville, but lived in Lebanon for four years right after the War of 1812. Lovely country.
 

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to the FTF community. We are glad to have you as a new member!


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Thanks for the welcome and I'll refer to the acronym list, for sure!
 

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Welcome to FTF. I'm from lexington. Will be moving to Louisville in a few months.
 

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Welcome to FTF

Welcome from Georgia. Glad you found us. Enjoy. Thank you for your service to our country.
 

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Welcome Sapper! I'm also in Louisville and glad you found us.
 
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